Tuesday, May 8, 2012

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in 27 Rose Paris

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Lipstick is "an extremely smooth and creamy lipstick with a formula that transforms into a fluid veil of radiant color when it touches the lips". The shade that I purchased, 27 Rose Paris, is a bright pinky coral shade that is perfect for spring and summer.

Now I am slowly stepping out of my MAC and drugstore comfort zone by trying out other brands. I am a YSL newbie, and my first impression of the packaging was WOW! It looks so glamorous and chic and it can dress up your purse just by carrying this around! The packaging comes in a gold box and a gold tube with a strip of the lip color in the middle with the YSL logo surrounding it.

The first time I tried a couple of the lipsticks at my local Sephora, I was so impressed! It literally glides on like butter and is so creamy and moisturizing. It does have SPF 15, and I feel like it is a 3-in-one lip product! You can apply this without lip balm since it is moisturizing. The lipsticks are very opaque with one layer of application and they are one of those WYSIWYG kind of colors. They also give a glossy finish, which means that you don't need a lipgloss to apply on top of it.

However, since it is so creamy and moisturizing, it does have the tendency to move around and the wear does not last for very long, so I suggest using a lipliner underneath to prevent bleeding.

I had dinner with my friend last week. I was wearing this lipstick at dinner and she did point out to me that it looked like something that I already own. And she was right! MAC Watch Me Simmer lipstick is very similar, but slightly more coral and has a more satin finish. MAC Force of Love lipstick is actually a slightly less brighter dupe and has a matte finish. Since these two lipsticks are limited editions, I don't have to worry about finding a backup since the YSL Rose Paris is a permanent shade. This shade is flattering for all skin tones and is perfect for the upcoming summer months.

I am showing swatches below so you can see the comparison. Pardon my lighting, though. I am still experimenting with cameras and lighting and I do want to improve my photos for this blog later on. I am trying to save up for a new DSLR or a compact DSLR before July for when I go to the Philippines, so hopefully the one I get will produce better quality photos!

 L-R: YSL Rose Paris / MAC Watch Me Simmer

L-R: YSL Rose Paris / MAC Watch Me Simmer 

 L-R: YSL Rose Paris / MAC Watch Me Simmer

YSL 27 Rose Paris on lips

This lipstick retails for $34 USD. It is a permanent shade, so if you want to rock this shade, grab one at your nearest Sephora or YSL counter! It is definitely something you could skip since it is an expensive lipstick, but if you have the guts to splurge on something so glam like this, then be my guest! I will definitely be purchasing more shades in the future because the formula is just great!


  1. Love this color! I feel like this would look great with a lot of skin tones. 

  2. I just bought it, buti have difficulties to find matching lip liner! Any suggestions?

  3. lasting sensation by mac would be a good one