I’ve known my lips to be allergic to chemical sunscreens since I was 11. Apparently, that fact was not enough to discourage me from lemming Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte SPF 15. Raves for YSL Rouge Volupte have caught wild fire within the online beauty community. Everyone has been singing praises for its buttery texture, completely opaque coverage and unique formula. But never mind that, I was a fool looking up Youtube reviews on Rouge Volupte simply to catch glimpses of its beautiful lipstick case. A picture is worth a thousand words so I’ll show you just that. Hopefully that’ll suffice in communicating how stunningly gorgeous this lipstick is.
The case exudes such glamour, it’s sickening. I’m particularly smitten with the case for Lingerie Pink, which is the shade I purchased. The creamy bubblegum pink on the outer case matches the lipstick color and it is such a stark contrast against the nearly gaudy gold case. I LOVE it! The Cherry on top is the dainty little mirror on top of the case cap. Going through the motions of whipping this baby out of my purse just oozes pure sass.
And of course I tried the lipstick- you think I’m going to acquire a $34 lipstick and not touch the lipstick? That’s crazy talk! Upon first swipe, my jaw dropped at its consistency: ultra-creamy, ultra-plush and ultra-opaque. It was like the lipstick had well-oiled wheels underneath; it glided on effortlessly. The pale cream pink looks great when swatched but it showed a lot of white on my lips, despite my having pale, cool-toned Asian skin. The coverage was more opaque than many concealers I’ve seen, it was insane.
Lingerie Pink is perhaps the most reviewed color on the internet. To be honest, the shade looked mostly unflattering because it was overused and abused. Even so, I can see why it’s popular. The shade has zero shimmer and looks absolutely beautiful when it’s sheered out and worn strategically. I dotted on a tiny bit of lip stain unto the center of my lips and applied this very lightly to my outer lips (where you would wear lipliners) and blended the lines. I’ve never liked wearing lipsticks because I just don’t understand the concept of it. It always looks so made-up and unflattering. But this shade somehow defines and brightens lips without looking artificial. It’s a very strange effect coming from this synthetic shade of pink, but I like it.
So now I’m starting to like this $34 lipstick that I’m allergic to- great. It’s launched this lipstick kick I’m in, I just want to find the same shimmer-free shade but in a less artificial formula. It’d be nice if the formula is long-lasting too. Any recommendations for me?
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