Tag: Yves Saint Laurent


Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté range has been around since 2008 and it has been growing since then – be it the limited edition launches or new additions to the range – it has become a cult favourite. The gorgeous melty shine finish and an array of fresh colours, it has been one of my favourites since the first time I tried it a few years back. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock’n Shine is the new addition to the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté range and it is itself a star already.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock'n Shine review swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock’n Shine has a silvery cap that sparkles and inside is a lipstick bullet with a silver star that contains plant-sourced glitters running through its middle which makes the lips sparkle with rock star glitters, bringing a high-sparkling shine and intense shine. The lipstick glides smoothly and comfortably on the lips, the thin glitter film feels moisturizing, and at one with lips. The formula of the lipstick is intensely hydrating and nourishing – even the driest lips like mine. The lips are soft and supple while the coverage is medium and buildable – the dreamy smooth formula with the signature mango scent is just too good to be without.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock'n Shine review swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock’n Shine is available in 16 shades of vibrant colour. From a pinky-nude beige to a rocking coral, each shade is perfectly set off by the added sparkle in the formula. The shades swatched in the picture below are:

No 6 – Orange Speaker- Burning woman intensity.
No 8 – Rock’N Red – The power of red, a star performer.
No 10 – Pink Bass – Bold pink, a pop-shot of pink.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock'n Shine review swatches

There is a wide range of shades available in the new Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock’n Shine. The inspiration behind the playful, fresh shade range of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock’n Shine, per Tom Pecheux, the Creative Director of Makeup, YSL Beauty, “This is definitely a lipstick that everyone can relate to. I created a colour to please every woman, from young to older, to more mature, to very pale, to very dark skin. There are elements of disco and modern punk; there’s a colour to suit every mood from happy to moody – pop a layer of lipstick on and the colours will give you joy. It’s truly a lipstick that everyone can use at any age, any time of the day and any time of the night.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Rock'n Shine review swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty is available at yslbeauty.ca, Sephora Canada, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net A Porter, Hudson’s Bay, and Nordstrom.

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Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has launched a new matte lipstick with sheer lightweight colour called Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Sheer Matte. The formula is very lightweight and comfortable to wear. It is not drying and glides on nicely on the lips while giving the desirable coverage – it is easily buildable. The unique square bullet design makes for a neat and precise application.

New ysl Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Sheer Matte review and swatches

The slim silver and black packaging look very elegant and the unique square bullet design makes for a neat and precise application. There is a light scent to the lipstick which dissipates quickly. The sheer formula is perfect for everyday use and is easily buildable with more swipes. The shades look very natural on the lips with one swipe.

New ysl Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Sheer Matte review and swatches

Below are the shades I have swatched in this post:

101 Rouge Libre – Vibrant Cool Red

109 Rose Denude – Vivid True Pink

111 Corail Explicite – Tropical Coral

112 Raw Rosewood – Soft Rosy Nude

New ysl Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Sheer Matte review and swatches

The staying power of the lipstick is pretty nice for sheer coverage and matte finish, just that it looks very natural and sheer with one swipe. It does not dry my lips. The lipstick looks beautiful in the bag or on the vanity with the slim bullet gives an edge of sophistication. The formula is smooth and light.

New ysl Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Sheer Matte review and swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty is available at yslbeauty.ca, Sephora Canada, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net A Porter, Hudson’s Bay, and Nordstrom.

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Water Stain, the name alone makes my dry lips feel comfortable. Yves Saint Laurent has launched a new formula for lips called Vernis à Lèvres aka Water Stain. Water Stain is a water-enriched, lightweight stain that comfortably drenches lips in a brilliant, high-shine colour that feels fresh and non-sticky.

Yves Saint Laurent new lip stain gloss Vernis à Lèvres aka Water Stain review and swatches of 602, 605, 609, 612, 615, 618

Water Stain has 40% water-enriched formula applies effortlessly to the lips while hydrating and delivering buildable vivid colour. The YSL exclusive applicator, inspired by the curve of a wave, precisely applies this weightless formula for a luxurious look and feel without the sticky texture.

Yves Saint Laurent new lip stain gloss Vernis à Lèvres aka Water Stain review and swatches of 602, 605, 609, 612, 615, 618

The lip stain has a mango scent as other YSL lip products and I love it personally, very subtle yet delicious. The lip stain feels very bouncy, lightweight, and comfortable on the lips. It does not feel sticky on the lips at all. The formula is easily buildable, one coat gives me a sheer hint of colour, two coats give a medium coverage, while three coats work nicely to give full coverage to the lips and intense bright colour.

Yves Saint Laurent new lip stain gloss Vernis à Lèvres aka Water Stain review and swatches of 602, 605, 609, 612, 615, 618

I have dry lips and this lip stain did not make them drier but kept them comfortable. The staying power of the water stain is okay, I can not compare with other water stains that may be available in the market as this is something new for me. The stain stays okay for over an hour or two before I feel the need to reapply. The finish of the water stain is glossy. Personally, I apply the water stain on my lips and then budge it with my finger to give a very natural hint of colour when I am not in the mood for glossy lips. I have noticed that it does make my lips look fuller.

Yves Saint Laurent new lip stain gloss Vernis à Lèvres aka Water Stain review and swatches of 602, 605, 609, 612, 615, 618

I have swatched six shades of this water stain in a mix of pink, coral, and red

602 Vague de Rouge – fresh strawberry red

605 Bain de Corail – vivid orange-red

609 Submerged Coral – deep pink coral

612 Rouge Deluge – vivid pure red

615 Ruby Wave – deep cool blue red

618 Wet Vermilion – blood orange-red

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty is available at yslbeauty.ca, Sephora Canada, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net A Porter, Hudson’s Bay, and Nordstrom.

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