Wednesday, October 17, 2012

YSL Rouge Volupte #12 "Forbidden Burgundy" Swatch + Review

Ah! Yves Saint Laurent. This is easily the most expensive lipstick I own. Heck. It's the most expensive makeup product I own. Period. Coming in at $34 it is quite a chunk of change. So when I decided that I wanted to get one of the YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks that everyone and their uncle was raving about I thought that if I was going to spend that much money I was going to make it count. I looked for the boldest shade in the range and snatched it up. P.S. It's appearing slightly more purple in this picture than in person. The swatch below is a more accurate idea of what the shade actually looks like.

Say hello to this beautiful deep plummy red. This swatch is what the product looks like at only 3/4 opacity. In one swoop you get this deep, opaque color to the lips that is VERY editorial but not exactly perfect for everyday life. One the of the best things about this product is its ability to build. I dab it onto my lips and then use my finger to spread it out, giving myself the most soft and delicate wash of color. Almost like I've been eating berries.

It is also the softest lipstick I have ever used. It glides on without any tugging. It is true luxury. The packaging feels heavy and expensive. There is a tiny mirror at one end of the lipstick, it is so small but considering this product is so bold I wouldn't dream about putting it on without a mirror. Gosh. It is heaven in a lipstick. The only problem is about a month or so ago the lipstick stopped twirling down. I don't know if this is a fluke because I got another YSL Rouge Volupte around the same time and haven't experienced any problem with that. I roll it up when I apply it but it won't go back down. I have to use my finger to push it back down. Considering how expensive this lipstick is, I'm very disappointed. Is there any way to fix it? Please leave any suggestions in the comments below.

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