I know it is somewhat cliché for a girl to be seriously in love with pink, but I can’t help myself when I see the color. I’d seen a YouTube beauty guru review her YSL Lipstick collection – she was raving about these lipsticks, enough to tempt me to get some for myself. So, I scouted through a lot of reviews of different colors and decided on a few that I was going to try. I dragged my friend and we went lipstick shopping. I tried some reds and beiges, but I fell head-over-heels for a pink lipstick – Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Rose Dahlia -17. I got as much as my poor card would permit and we all lived happily ever after. Why? Read on to be tempted!
1950 INR for 0.13 oz.
Rouge Pur Couture is a high fashion lipstick for women who speak YSL. Yves Saint Laurent introduces the new generation of emblematic colors: orange, red and fuchsia in a collection of vivacious lipsticks. This luminous satin texture is presented in a sophisticated golden case for the ultimate in luxury. SPF 15 protects the lips while hydrospheres and natural extracts provide all-day comfort and hydration.
YSL lipsticks have the most beautiful, elegant and heart-melting packaging. This lipstick was no different. The gold tube has the YSL Logo embossed on it in a deep red color. This packaging is completely worth showing off and will make your vanity case look very pretty.
The color is a bright coral pink. The moment I have this on my lips, I have to grin because this somehow reminds me of the lip color of my dolls when I was a kid. It is the perfect prink color – great for parties or wearing everyday. I mostly love wearing this with Indian Wear, but if I feel like getting dolled up for the day – this is my go-to color! These lipsticks are one of the most pigmented lipsticks I own, so I don’t have to do multiple swiped to get this color on.
The texture of this lipstick is seriously SO GOOD. It feels like I’m using a super-moisturizing lip balm. It is very creamy, almost liquid-y and glides on your lips perfectly. I have never used a lipstick that is as moisturizing as this one.
My Experience with YSL Rouge Pur Couture – Rose Dahlia 17:
When I first used this lipstick, I instantly noticed how moisturizing it was. My lips were well exfoliated, but I put it on without lip balm. The lipstick literally highlighted the lines of my slightly dry lips. I understood that I have perfectly smooth moisturized lips to use this, just one swipe on lip balm and I’m good to use this.
Another thing I want to mention is the fragrance of the lipstick. It smells good – mildly sweet and floral scented. I actually wish there was a body lotion that smelled like this. This is a little high priced, but for its moisturizing quality and pigmentation, along with the brand value, I really didn’t mind spending on it.
The color stays on for quite a long time – about 5-6 hours. Every time I pursed my lips, I could feel the creamy texture of the lipstick. I felt so bad for taking it off because this was as moisturizing as an awesome lip balm. This is another lipstick that comes off quite easily. Just use soap and water or cotton and cream. After removing it (if you use makeup remover), your lips will not look or feel dry at all.
As you can see, my skin tone is very fair, I have given this to my cousin who has a darker skin tone; she didn’t prefer the color on her. One important thing to note about this is that as moisturizing as this is, it will look TERRIBLE on dry or even minor cracked lips. So do remember to exfoliate and moisturize your lips.
All in all, this is great lip color from Yves Saint Laurent. It is my favorite coral-pink lip color and I want to hug it every time I look at it 😛
Pros of YSL Rouge Pur Couture – Rose Dahlia 17:
- Beautiful gold packaging which is also travel friendly.
- Super moisturizing lipstick.
- Gives your lips a great shine.
- Highly pigmented – spreads like a dream.
- Great for both everyday use and party wear.
- Goes with Indian and Western wear.
- Lasts for a reasonably good time.
- Does not leave lips dry on removal.
- Does not look pasty.
Cons of YSL Rouge Pur Couture – Rose Dahlia 17:
- The price may be a little too much for some.
- Does not go well with lips that are not moisturized properly.
- May not go well with dark skin tones.
I rate this product a 4.8/5. I definitely would recommend this to a friend 🙂
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