Friday, 18 October 2013

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Review

The Rouge Volupté lipsticks collection by Yves Saint Laurent have been out for quite some years now and today I thought I'd share my thoughts on the one I have which is number 27 Rose Paris, as I've had it quite awhile now and these are quite on the pricey side so I can give you guys my honest opinion. 

Since the release of Rouge Volupté there are newer additions such as the Rouge Volupté Sheer Candy which is more of light sheer flush of colour to the lips and less of a lipstick type finish. And then there's the newest addition which is the Rouge Volupté Shine which is probably a middle ground of the three ranges, a very glossy finish but still opaque enough to be a lipstick.  

So you ready to hear the price? Here it is...these little numbers come in at around 31.90 (euros) here in France so I'm guessing it's around the end of the 20's mark in pounds, I know pretty expensive! Now the price shock is over I can move on to tell you why/why not it's worth it. If you are looking for a luxurious lipstick then look no further. We all love our drugstores lipsticks which we could by nearly 3 of for the price of one of these but this definitely has a certain "je ne sais quoi" as the french would say. First of all these lipsticks glide onto your lips like butter, they are so creamy it's really hard not to fall in love with it when you first try it. I have the shade Rose Paris which I think is a very misleading name for this colour as to me it's an almost neon coral/pink shade whereas "Rose Paris" sounds more like a dusky pink, but anywayy I'll let that one slide. I would recommend testing the shades in store before you buy anything if you can find these cheaper online.

The colour is very opaque, you really only need one coat to get full impact of the colour, which is a plus as they will last that little bit extra. They have an spf of 15 which I personally like and find that they are very hydrating to the lips, if you have any dryness they don't attract any unwanted attention to those areas. 

The colour range is quite generous, there are plenty of nudes to pink to coral and deep plum shades to chose from in the collection. I would say however that because they are so butter-like on the lips that you have to be careful when applying and maybe use a lip brush to get nice and precise lines. The lipstick does stay put once applied and has a sheen finish, but if you blot your lips you can get more of a matte finish. The lasting power is very good on the one I have, you might only need to reapply once during the day to keep the colour as after about 4 hours it does fade a little but still leaves a stain on the lips.

Overall, I think if you're looking to treat yourself to a really special lipstick with a great formula and beautiful packaging that makes you happy to take out of your handbag to reapply then the Rouge Volupté is definitely worth it.

I'd love to hear if you've tried any of the Rouge Volupté ranges too, and if not do you think you might give them a try?

See you soon! 


  1. This colour is Amazing! I really have to buy it!
    Timeless Mode

  2. I love the packaging and the colour! When I tried these at the YSL counter here, they only had sheer shades, though :(
    My Beauty Junction

  3. Lovely colour! I have Corail Intuitive which is from the shine range. I like it but it's not worth the money! Xx

  4. I like this color ! It's beautiful ♥

    Maêva du blog:

  5. Pretty color!
    xx Stephanie (

  6. This looks so beautiful! xx

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  8. i adore these lipsticks, so adorable and so luxerious such an amazing colour too, great choice I hope you can check out my blog, please follow thank you