The YSL Rouge Volupte was my first high end lipstick, and I had a love-hate relationship with it. Loved it because it’s so beautiful and so creamy, hated it because it accentuated every line and flaw of my lips. Unless my lips were perfect, I couldn’t wear the Rouge Volupte without hating myself. As a result, I couldn’t wear that nearly as much as I would’ve liked to.
Give in to the temptation of dazzling color. Succumb to a unique sensorial experience with extreme comfort and luminous shine. Hyaluronic acid microspheres help seal in moisture for 8 hours of hydration. Anti-oxidants and emollients help condition and soften lips.
The Rouge Volupte Shine is very similar to the Rouge Volupte – gorgeous packaging, rich creamy texture, and applies like a dream. But unlike the Rouge Volupte, this one hides the flaws on my lips rather than accentuate them! Even with dry lips, I can apply the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine without any worries. The finish is just as it claims: rich colors with a luminous shine – almost gloss-like, sans the tackiness. In other words, this makes your lips look elfin’ amazing.
The color I chose was #17 Rose in Tension, a beautiful berry rose color. The color in the tube looks a darker, but when applied the color is lighter and more flattering. You can definitely layer the color to build intensity, but for everyday wear I find 1 light application gives me just the right amount of color. Due to it’s richer hue it’s a lovely fall/winter color or if you’re looking for an alternative to the classic red lips.
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine
This has become one of my favorite lipsticks to wear, hands down. I'm a sucker for beautiful packaging, and this obviously scored 100% in that aspect, but it's rare when you find a product that's beautiful inside and out. Whether you're looking to invest in your first high end lipstick or just looking for a new lipstick, you can't go wrong with the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine. Needless to say I will definitely be adding more colors to my collection.