YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick #11 Rose Culte Review

YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick #11 Rose Culte Review

Summer season has dawned unannounced, and with it summer vacations – absolute nightmare for a mother of 2 kids! How the hell do you entertain 2 precocious kids for 14-16 hours of their awake time? What happens when all you wanna do is curl up somewhere with a book and your kiddo wants to play Ludo? If you don’t know the answer to this one, let me enlighten you – You play Ludo!!! 😛

YSL rose culte lipstick

Moving on from the woes of a mother – back to the beauty world and my running series on all things YSL. I bring to you another lipstick from the YSL Rouge Volupte arsenal. Let’s see how this one fared on my beautymeter.

Product Details (from the official website):

An object of desire, this award-winning lipstick is wrapped in a romantic, elegant gold case that exudes luxury. Each signature shade saturates lips in captivating color that’s intensely pigmented, and imparts an irresistible glossy shine. The long-lasting, comforting formula is highlighted with a unique Color-shine Complex that leaves lips visibly smoother, plumper and more radiant. Light, silky texture smoothes on a veil of satiny, sensual color that’s altogether alluring.


US $35 / INR 1900 for 4 gm.


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This probably sounds like a broken record now, but YSL Rouge Voluptes (and Volupte shines) are probably some of the most gorgeous looking lipsticks in the market today. Golden casing with beautifully placed golden YSL logo amidst the strip of colour identifying the shade inside. You can just sit and ogle at it! This one comes packaged in a cardboard golden box.

YSL rose culte lipstick

My Experience with YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick #11 Rose Culte:

Color: The shade is best described as Red Fuchsia – it’s a bold shade with a nice glossy and creamy feel. Unlike the shade Opera Rose reviewed earlier, I believe that this shade would suit almost all skin tones. This is so bold a shade that rest of the makeup needs to go light and not vie for attention with this.

YSL rose culte lipstick

Texture: The texture is extremely creamy and slippery and it glides on so smoothly. Actually, it glides on so smoothly that it is very easy to lose control and go off the lip lines – which can be an issue when the shade is so bold. A slight miss off the lipline would also be clearly visible. It has a lot of slip and does transfer easily. The lipstick keeps the lips hydrated for as long as its there. For this shade, the lipstick does not settle into the fine lines.

YSL rose culte lipstick

Pigmentation: Superb pigmentation, about 95% colour deposits in one swipe and one swipe is enough to make the colour stand out.


Staying Power: The lipstick lasts for about 4 hours+ on my lips and leaves a soft stain behind. The stain is not drying on my lips, which is a welcome change! So all in all, you get about 6 hours of colour with this – lipstick and stain!

YSL rose culte lipstick

To sum this up for you:

YSL rose culte lipstick

Pros of YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick #11 Rose Culte:

  • Fantastic colour, one of the brightest and boldest red fuchsia!
  • The colour would suit all skin tones as long as you are comfortable wearing a bright colour.
  • The lipstick glides on like butter – no tug, no pull.
  • Considering the bright colour and how softly it glides on – there was no feathering or bleeding.
  • Hydrates the lips while on.
  • The colour stains which lasts for good 2 hours on lips.
  • Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.
  • Luxe and practical packaging.

Cons of YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick #11 Rose Culte:

  • The lipstick transfers easily because of the soft texture.
  • Applies easily from the tube but with a colour this strong, one needs to be careful not to go out of the lip line.
  • Availability of YSL products in India!

IMBB Rating:


It’s a fabulous colour and looks so pretty. Why have I not rated it a 5/5? Well, when the colour is this bold, I personally prefer it not to transfer easily because it looks horrible when it stains cutlery and glassware because the makes it obvious.  And the fact that one has to be careful while applying it considering how creamy this is. But if you love bold lips and have not tried YSL yet, Rose Culte would be the colour to pick!!

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17 thoughts on “YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick #11 Rose Culte Review

  1. The shade is lovely KK though rightly said it is bold….very detailed review *clap* and transferability…. *cry*

  2. Its a nice pink color *drool* *drool* i vl try this for sure, KK plz show us all ur lipsticks plz, how many times we describe, how many times we look at the packaging, it is a pleasure, i love these YSL lipsticks packaging, these make my vanity look luxurious, and i feel great to have them *woot* *woot* I am completely love these lipsticks, this i am going to try for sure *jogging* *jogging* it looks great on u,

  3. Ooh this is quite a pretty fuchsia! Thanks for your suggestion on the shades KK, I’ll check out no. 9 and 15. 🙂 I’m more into daily/soft colors these days.

    And also, Ludo! *happydance*

    1. Yes, its a hot shade! I have a feeling you will like both 9 and 15! Do keep me posted which one you ultimately pick…

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