Lip Swatch Below!
During the Sephora VIB sale I wanted to treat myself to an item I have been wanting but not willing to pay the STEEP price tag. And I did. I used my 20% off coupon to get a YSL lipstick. This one is a "Rouge Volupte Shine" in No. 5 Fuchsia in Excess. It retails for $34. It is described as "bright luminous pink." It is a Sephora exclusive. According to the Sephora website:
What it is:An innovative and comforting lipstick enhanced with fruit extracts rich in vitamins and antioxidants that leave lips visibly softer and smoother with up to eight hours of hydration.
What it does:
Succumb to a unique sensorial experience with dazzling color, extreme comfort, and luminous shine. The luscious, hydrating texture glides on your lips leaving a lightweight aqua shine effect, while Back Injection Technology offers extreme comfort and pleasure upon application. This innovative lipstick is formulated to protect lips from free radicals and seal in moisture for up to eight hours of hydration.
What else you need to know:
Antioxidants in natural extracts of pomegranate and rosemary reduce the look of fine lines, while candellila resin forms a thin, protective layer to help lock in moisture and magnify color and shine. Mineral pigments provide bright, vibrant color and a melting formula (instead of a solid stick) enabling smoother glide-on application and an ultrafine lightweight film on lips. Hyaluronic acid spheres hydrate and soften lips to help seal in moisture for up to eight hours of hydration.
I absolutely love this color, consistency, and staying power! It is very smooth almost buttery. It is very hydrating and had minimal feathering on the lips after a long wear time. It has a fruity almost fruit candy smell which is divine. I absolutely love everything about this lipstick. The color payoff is great and long lasting (your lips will still have color after a meal/drinks). It is a build-able color (medium to full) and the shine takes down some harshness. I would definitely purchase another color or another YSL lip product. And come on that packaging is to die for!
My only con on the product is your lips do dry out if you do not reapply. They felt a bit tight when you don't reapply every about 4 hours.
Lip Swatch: "Rouge Volupte Shine" No. 5 Fuchsia in Excess