This review was supposed to come to you 2 weeks back, but looked like it was jinxed…something keeps delaying this one – first the lipstick disappeared, between my stash, my display vanity, my “to-be-reviewed next” box – it just disappeared. Only to resurface in my bag. I started the review again, only to have my little one falling miserably ill, running extremely high fever, this week has been an absolute washout for me.
Anyway, I thought I might as well take a break and divert my mind. So, I decided to pen down this elusive review while my cherub is taking a nap (thanks to all the medication pumped into him!) Poor thing! I am back with a lipstick from one of my favorite brands again – a nice summery coral for you. With this, I declare the summers have begun!
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Introducing Rouge Volupte Shine. Give in to the temptation of dazzling color. Succumb to a unique sensorial experience with extreme comfort and luminous shine. Hyaluronic acid microspheres help seal in moisture for 8 hours of hydration. Anti-oxidants and emollients help condition and soften lips.
What it is:
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An innovative and comforting lipstick enhanced with fruit extracts rich in vitamins and antioxidants that leave lips visibly softer and smoother with up to eight hours of hydration.
What it does:
Succumb to a unique sensorial experience with dazzling color, extreme comfort, and luminous shine. The luscious, hydrating texture glides on your lips leaving a lightweight aqua shine effect, while Back Injection Technology offers extreme comfort and pleasure upon application. This innovative lipstick is formulated to protect lips from free radicals and seal in moisture for up to eight hours of hydration.
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What else you need to know:
Antioxidants in natural extracts of pomegranate and rosemary reduce the look of fine lines, while candellila resin forms a thin, protective layer to help lock in moisture and magnify color and shine. Mineral pigments provide bright, vibrant color and a melting formula (instead of a solid stick) enabling smoother glide-on application and an ultrafine lightweight film on lips. Hyaluronic acid spheres hydrate and soften lips to help seal in moisture for up to eight hours of hydration.
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$34 in US / In India @ INR 1900.
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You know the drill by now, the YSL Voluptes and Volupte Shines have similar packaging – one of the most breathtakingly beautiful packaging which are also functional, thanks to the colour indicator on it; however, by the time you have as many of these as I do, it does become difficult to identify one pink from another. The lipstick has a golden casing with the YSL logo running in the middle within a coloured strip – colour reflects the shade of the product in the tube. Comes packaged in a cardboard golden box, which makes photography a nightmare!
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My Experience with YSL Rouge Volupte Shine – #12 Corail Incandescent:
Color: The colour is a perfect coral – not pinkish coral, not orangish colour, but true coral – perfect mix of pink, orange and red. In my opinion, the colour would suit all skin tones. Love the volupte shines for their glossy luminosity – an aqua shine effect. No shimmer or glitter here, it makes the lips look luminous and luscious with glossy colour.
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Texture: The texture is very glossy – more glossy than creamy. It glides on like a dream with buttery softness. You do not need a lip balm below this. It’s fairly moisturizing and you definitely don’t need a gloss above it! However, there is no stickiness which is generally associated with glosses.
Pigmentation: It packs on the pigment. A single swipe deposits 60-70% color, you do need to build it with 2-3 swipes. However,with Corail Incandescent, you are not able to build up to the colour on the tube. The colour though actually opaque on the lips appears translucent because of the glossiness.
Lasting Power: The product lasts about 3-4 hours, which in itself is not too great; however, it leaves behind a pretty stain, which sticks on for hours, till you actually remove it with a remover. Since the lipstick is moisturizing, the stain itself is non-patchy and even.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of YSL Rouge Volupte Shine – #12 Corail Incandescent:
- A beautiful bright summer color.
- The color would suit most skin tones.
- Amazing glossy shine, make lips look fuller, more attractive.
- Good pigmentation though it does not build up to the colour in the tube.
- Easy to apply from the tube.
- The lipstick is moisturizing and applies like a dream – no tug or pull – far from it!
- Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.
- There was no feathering or bleeding.
- Luxurious beautiful packaging, you can sit and stare at it for hours.
- Functional packaging.
Cons of YSL Rouge Volupte Shine – #12 Corail Incandescent:
- YSL products are not as easily available in India.
- Transfers fairly easily.
- Does not build up to the colour in the tube.
YSL products leave you wanting for more – from their eye-catching packaging to the quality of products. You should definitely try this. I have a feeling I might actually finish a lipstick this summer – this one! What was the last beauty product you finished?
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