YSL Rouge Voluptes are highly praised by many beauty bloggers, due to their creamy, smooth finish and gorgeous packaging. This was a purchase from a blog sale a couple of months ago which I snapped up in an instant. So what did I think?
YSL Rouge Volupte in Rose Paris is a member of YSL’s permanent collection and features the standout packaging that is common to the YSL line. The main aspect of the packaging that I love is that they put the colour on the side of the lipstick, meaning that is very easy to quickly identify which lipstick you are after. I wish more companies such as Mac did this as it always takes me forever to find the Mac lipstick I am hunting for in a morning, and you can guarantee that it is the last one I will pick up!
The colour in the tube looks to be a pinky coral and extremely vibrant. As with all Rouge Voluptes, the lipstick is extremely soft so you need to be very careful when winding it up and down to ensure you don’t squish it against the sides of the tube.
When swatched, the colour goes on opaque in one pass and I actually found it almost too opaque! It is very creamy and glides on easily, although due to its softness and vivid colour, I would recommend using a lip liner to avoid any potential bleeding issues, and you may find it easier to apply with a lip brush for more accurate application.
The lip swatch below is done with one slick of the tube and it is VERY bright and almost a cross between a bright coral and a neon pink! I tend to blot it down a little after applying so that it is within my comfort zone but it still maintains its vivid, eye-catching brightness.
Lasting power is superb and much better than the other Rouge Volupte Pink Caress that I own (reviewed here). I apply it first thing in the morning and it is still there 5 hours later after numerous cups of tea and mid morning snacks! It has even lasted through a two-course lunch!
This is currently one of my favourite bright lipsticks and it goes very well with a simple neutral eye. If you like corals, such as Mac’s Crosswires, and fancy trying something a little pinker, this may be a good option and I could certainly see it working very well on those with darker skintones due to the high pigmentation. The only negative I can see is that it isn’t a ‘swipe-and-go’ lippy and it does require careful application, but once it is on your lips, it will stay there for several hours. Highly recommended!