YSL lippies are widely raved about by beauty bloggers and vloggers alike, and now that I've finally purchased my first one, I can happily join the club as well! After mulling over the YSL counter for ages, I finally decided on the Rouge Volupté Shine in #15 Corail Intuitive, which caught my eye since I'm a sucker for corals (case in point).
When it comes to packaging, I really do think its hard to beat YSL. Seriously, how pretty is the gold tube with embossed logo? The lipstick feels expensive... and it is, at $39 CAD a pop. But fans swear it's worth it and I have to admit that I'm starting to buy in too.
Unlike the more opaque Rouge Volupté lipsticks, the Rouge Volupté Shines are more shiny (obviously) and fairly sheer. On my pigmented lips, Corail Intuitive imparts a faint hue that is slightly lighter than my natural lip colour, making it an easy-to-pair shade and perfect for minimal makeup days. The formula feels hydrating and applies well, plus it smells like tropical fruits which is a big bonus in my books.
Personally, I do prefer more pigmented lipsticks on an everyday basis since I like a bit more colour so I will be trying the regular Rouge Volupté line next. Don't get me wrong though - I do love this one too... and it was the perfect introduction to what feels like the start of a very expensive new habit!