“Flowers in the city are like lipstick on a woman — it just makes you look better to have a little color.”, said Lady Bird Johnson, The First Lady and the wife of 36th President of United States. No one can deny the beauty of flowers, and, as Johnson says, few will deny the beauty of colored lips.

Lipstick has the power to transform your mood, the right lipstick can make you feel and look confident. So it is very important to have the right color and formula that enhances your natural beauty and your lips. I am not into beauty or makeup industry professionally, but a girl who loves makeup and has some knowledge about it after few hits and misses. I like keeping my makeup very natural due to my office job and I am very conscious of overdoing anything. In this post, I am sharing the very much hyped and loved YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick which I have bought myself over the period of last 6 months by trying and loving them more and more.

If you have followed me for a little bit on the blog or Instagram , you might know that I have dry lips which peel very easily, so i have to be very careful while choosing the formula of the lipstick. I need something moisturizing for my lips which should not peel them after application. These lipsticks are not something I bought on a whim but very carefully chosen after I started loving the formula.

From the Sephora website, An oil-in-a-stick, medium coverage lipstick with an innovative texture that provides high-performance color and irreverent shine while it conditions the lips. Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick is oil-infused to impart seductive color and high shine while hydrating your lips. Formulated with 65 percent oils, the deeply hydrating texture instantly melts into lips, creating a pop of color, instant moisturization, and all-day comfort. After four weeks, lips appear healthy and more nourished. This lip formula delivers six oils for six benefits: hydration, high shine, comfort, ultra-melting, luminosity, and smoothness. Infused with Yves Saint Laurent’s additive, signature mango scent, these lipsticks are good enough to eat. 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. 

These lipsticks are very moisturizing and the color payoff is very nice. The color is buildable and the finish is shiny(not overly shining) hydrating lips with no peeling. The only issue for some might be the staying power which is around 3 hours, for which I am totally fine with re-applying. The other thing I love about this is the fragrance, which might be an issue for some. I love the mango fruity scent of this lipstick, every time I open this to apply, just the smell of it makes me so happy.

So you know now how much I love this lipstick and every now and then I have this on my wishlist/loves list so that I do not forget to check this out for a shade that I might like. Not sure if the quote is true or not “Women can never have enough lipsticks” but I just have this quote in my mind and forget everything else when I see some nice product which suits me well. Now, I am not going to have you wait for more for the swatches of all the lipstick I have on this line.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick 6 – Pink in Devotion (bright hibiscus pink)

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick 45 – Rouge Tuxedo (cherry red)

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick 9 – Nude in Private (spicy warm beige)

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick 5 – Fuchsia in Excess (Bright pink)

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick 48 – Smoking Plum ( juicy plum)

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick 46 – Orange Perfecto (poppy coral)

I use them as a lip balm as well as a lip color. This lipstick retails for CAD $42 excluding taxes.

Which is your favorite lipstick that is moisturizing?