It goes without saying that Yves Saint Laurent does luxury well. Something YSL does REALLY well? Lipstick.
At first glance, there’s the obviously beautiful packaging, which does look great showcased on your dressing table. Then, there’s the fantastically smooth and pigmented product inside that will truly steal your heart. YSL isn’t joking when they describe their lipsticks as silky. They are, in fact, smooth as silk and loaded with color. I’m so in love with these lipsticks that I thought today, why not sing their praises?
As a lipstick obsessed freak, these are the creme de la creme – and you, like every girl, deserve the very best lipstick in your handbag!
My first YSL lipstick was a Rouge Volupte in the gorgeous shade Forbidden Burgundy, which is a deep burgundy (duh) shade that’s supremely rich. It can be worn in its full-coverage glory, or blended out for a less intense look. I fell in love immediately with this buttery smooth lipstick and over time that love has only grown stronger. I love how consistently these smooth over your lips, not dragging in the least – and not settling into lines and crevices. Yes, I do love the MAC lipsticks as well – but trust me when I say, these are so much better!
Perhaps my favorite thing about the Rouge Voluptes is how evenly they wear. You know how many lipsticks wear from the center out, leaving you with a line around your lips? That doesn’t happen with the YSL lipsticks. The color wears off evenly so you don’t have to worry about walking around with glaring, darkly lined lips (which look kind of freaky).
Last summer, I branched out to the Rouge Volupte Shine lipstick range – which quickly became an everyday staple. Like most, in the summer I go a little bit less on the lips…but still like a whole lot of color! YSL unsurprisingly offers up the perfect solution in the YSL shines that appear like a very pigmented gloss on the lips, but have that same smooth consistency I grew to love in the traditional lipsticks.
Rouge Volupte Lipsticks ($35)
8 Fetish Pink
12 Forbidden Burgundy
13 Peach Passion
Rouge Volupte Shines ($35)
13 Pink in Paris
6 Pink in Devotion
Have you tried a lipstick from YSL?