Last week I was sent my first ever YSL lipstick. I have tried one of their foundations in the past and really liked it, and like millions of other ladies I have owned one of the Touche Eclat highlighters, but for some reason or another I never got as far as even trying one of their lipsticks.
Oh how I have been missing out!
These are iconic for a good reason. The colour is divine, the packaging is pure luxury and the formula is somewhere beyond comfort. It's probably the luxury aspect that had always intimidated me a bit in the past. I tend not to splurge on uber high-end makeup for myself unless I am picking up something for my professional kit.
The lipstick I received is part of the growing 'Rouge Pur Couture' range (fronted by a beautiful and naked but-just-about-covered Cara Delevingne)
It is one of 4 featured shades which include;
No.1 Le Rouge (True intense red)
No.13 Le Orange (My Shade, a rich orange based red)
No.19 Le Fuchsia (Bright rose pink)
No.70 Le Nu (Soft beige)
There is an impressive 48 shades in total available in the range.
These 4 featured shades have also joined the 'Vernis a Levres' range (Lip glosses) and the 'La Laque Couture' (Nail varnishes) range for a limited time.
|No.13 Le Orange|
|No.13 Le Orange|
|No.13 Le Orange without any lip liner or primer. |
Applied from the bullet and shaped using a lip brush.
Back to the lipstick I was sent..
It is warm orange-red in colour, not massively dissimilar to the renowned 'Lady Danger' lipstick by MAC in shade but with a much more luxurious feel to the formula. It has a high shine finish that feels moisturising when applied to the lips. Considering this is the first time in a week I've worn makeup after a bad head dose with lots of coughing and sneezing, it's exactly the kind of formula I needed for my dehydrated lips. It's is described as 'Pure colour, Satiny Radiance' which pretty much nails it.
Everything about this screams luxury, the highly reflective gold finish box and packaging, the YSL emblem on the lid as well as on the bullet itself, and the formula as well. The only other lipsticks I own that I could closely compare to this formula are my Tom Ford lippies.
Sometimes you do get what you pay for, and for €33 per lipstick, I would expect nothing less!
What other shades from the range have you guys tried that I should have a look at??