Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick Exquisite Plum


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Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick Exquisite Plum

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick ($34) is a lovely, wine-coloured lipstick. This is my first YSL and I am totally loving it!

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick #22 Exquisite Plum

The YSL website describes it as – “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. Companion mirror on top of case ensures easy application any time, SPF 15.”

The lipstick comes in a classic, gold, heavy metal case.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick #22 Exquisite Plum

I am currently going through a wine berry-colour-phase, so most of the lipsticks that I am buying now are in these shades. I figured they brighten my face and depending on how lightly I use, it actually gives a good, everyday, wearable shade. I have swatched this lipstick lightly on the top and heavy on the bottom:

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick #22 Exquisite Plum

This lipstick is the only one I have personally found that is actually hydrating. I have insanely dry lips and this lipstick actually acts close to a balm for me. It doesn’t give the feel that you are wearing a lipstick. This color is really pigmented in the sense that it lasts pretty long.  I can’t say the same for all the shades of this product since wines and reds tend to last longer by default. This fades slowly to a lovely stain over the day. As described by YSL website, I would not say it is glossy, more like a satin finish.

You could try it with a lip gloss on the top for a good color and gloss combination. I love wearing it often when I use it lightly since it gives a nice subtle color. I think this color also makes for a great wedding-time lipstick since it lasts for a pretty decent time and the color matches the Indian bride’s wardrobe shade.

To sum it up-

Pros of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick – #22 Exquisite Plum:

  • Lovely gold classic packaging.
  • Great color for brightening the face.
  • Good long-lasting wear.
  • SPF 15.
  • Really moisturizing.

Cons of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick – #22 Exquisite Plum:

  • Expensive.
  • Fragrance might be strong for people with sensitive nose (smells like those hard-boiled candy to me).
  • Colour might be too strong for some people.
  • Wine colour settles in fine lines if your lips are dry.

Conclusion:

This is personally the most expensive lipstick I have purchased.  I thought it would be one-time indulgence, but this lipstick truly delivers all the hype around it. This is the most non-drying lipstick in my personal experience.  I have decided to now try to buy one good lipstick in place of buying 3-4 low-end experimental products since it adds up to the same amount spent.

Will I Recommend Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick – #22 Exquisite Plum?

I would definitely recommend this product.

IMBB Rating:

I would rate it 4 out 5, only because it is expensive.

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16 thoughts on “Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick Exquisite Plum

  1. hmm..nice review Nikki..even I buy only one lipstick every month..but an expensiv one..like MAC..that gives us satisfaction :yahoo:

  2. Nice Review Nikki :waytogo: :waytogo: …Even I have a love hate relationship with YSL.Some i absolutely Love :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: , some disappoints :headbang: :headbang: … I loved the shade reviewed. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

  3. Hi Nikki, gud to c ur review after long 🙂
    dats a really pretty shade 🙂 i am yet to try any lipstick from YSL tho :worship: :worship: :worship:

  4. I just want to buy these lippies coz of the packaging. :woot: .. I always droool over their classsic packaging. :pray: :love: .. nice revu Nikki.. i already hav this shade but 1 lippi frm this range is definitely on my wish list :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  5. vooooooooooooow :woot: :woot: :woot: ….i just loved the packaging…it looks so elegant n classy…n the shade is also pretty nice…i liked the lighter look more….looks like a perfect day wear lippy…. :-*

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