Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick Shade Beige Ultimate Review

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick
yves saint laurent rouge volupte lipstick
Hi friends, today I’m going to review my one and only Yves Saint Laurent lipstick! I’ve had a love-hate relationship with this lipstick, but it was mostly love. First, I was hunting for a good nude shade that didn’t wash me out. Second, the moment I set my eyes on ysl counter I couldn’t help but marvel at the packaging of these lippies; It was love at first sight! And the rest is history!

Quickly jumping to the review:
Please note that the lipstick case may have it share of scratches. It has travelled with me a LOT and rubbed against a lot of other cosmetics in my vanity pouch. It still looks beautiful and scratches aren’t that visible, but the harsh flash has exaggerated it a wee bit more 😛
ysl saint laurent rouge volupte lipstick
This is what the company says:
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.

It comes with a price tag of rs.1750 for 4gms

My Experience With Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick

The packaging, oh my god! I drool over it and give it some one minute of staring each time before applying! It’s so beautiful, romantic, luxurious and elaborate; it’s brilliant gold and then the intricate looking ysl overlay below which you can see the true shade of the lipcolour it holds inside! It has a very tiny mirror on top, but it can be usefull for hurried touch ups, and trust me doing touch ups with this lippie is quite a matter of pride! Also, the lid snaps shut very satisfactorily.

The formula, texture,colour, pigmentation, staying power etc:

What I loved About Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick

    • It’s incredibly smooth, soft and silky; it’s literally sensual! It glides silk, seriously!! It’s pure luxury to apply this lippie..
    • The formula, texture: it really buttery smooth and looks moisture rich on application. It just glides on lips!

rouge volupte lipstick

  • I would have been happy to show the entire length of the lipstick shaft, but that all thats left of it 😛 its about to get over 🙁
  • Colour pigmentation: it’s extremely pigmented, and one swipe get the true colour out. The colour is very difficult to explain and whats more difficult; is to photograph it! It changes colour all the time! The colour is a very beigy pinkish and slightly peachish nude. The hint of peach is very little, all this small hints of pinky peachiness helps in not washing me out Although its mostly a nude shade it photographs bright pink and sometime brownish pink under white tubelights .. peach in yellow lights and beigy nude in sunlight!!

It was really difficult getting the right colour. I’m sorry, I won’t be putting swatch on the hand because it was photographing terribly wrong. So I decided against putting it up, but the lipstick picture and lip swatch will give you a fair idea hopefully.
beige shade
This is what it looks like under white light- tube light.

lip swatch
This is what it looks like in natural light. This is its true colour that its supposed to be.

What I Hated About Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick

Staying power: It has a very low staying power, and here comes the reason why I have a hate relationship with this lippie. It starts to fade within half an hour and it fades very weirdly! It starts losing its pinky peachy accents, leaving only a beige layer on lips. Due to which I end up looking extremely washed out. poor me after a lot of experiences and photographs later, I realised what this lippie was doing. And after about an hour even that beige wash is gone leaving bare lips in the open 😛

Also it leaves my lips extremely dry by the end of an hour. I know I know, I said that the lippie starts with intense moisture and buttery feel, but it leaves my lips parched! I unconsciously start peeling off the dry layer. 😛

Summing it up.

What I Love About This Lipstick

  • beautiful intricate packaging that literally leaves others envious!
  • the small band in the middle of the case that show the true colour inside. So it easy to locate incase u have many ysl’s 😛
  • easy for touchup, due to the small mirror on top
  • glides like silk!
  • such a formula gives an illusion of fuller poutier lips
  • amazing pigmentation
  • although it’s very creamy, this lipstick doesn’t melt or break in the case at all like nyx or lakme lippies respectively.
  • mildly scented. It’s not heady like some other perfumed lippies..! i just hate them!
  • has spf 15
  • is a ysl 😉

What I Don’t Love About This Lipstick

  • it fades quickly and weirdly. First the pinky, peachy tones dispappear leaving just the beige behind which makes me look ghastly and washed out. Then even that beige starts to disappear leaving completely bare lips.
  • within an hour and a half its gone and if you eat then god help you; it disappears without a trace.
  • smudges and smears a bit if you are not careful in applying.
  • it’s very drying in the next hour
  • it’s a very subjective colour, it may either wash you out ; or it may serve as a my lips but better shade for fair, medium and dark skintones alike.. depending on your undertones. For me its a my lip but better.
  • the pricetag 😛

It does have its share of cons. But I had a great experience with this lippie as it was a very wearable mlbb shade for me. And it’s my 1st 😛 (yeah literally 1st ) lippie in my life thats about to get over! I’ve applied it that much! And I will never ever throw away the case. 😛

Would I buy this again?
OH YEAH! but in some other colour.

Would I recommend it to others: umm i think yeah! try it once… if you don’t mind spending this one time on a beautiful ysl 😉

My rating: three stars out of five

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62 thoughts on “Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick Shade Beige Ultimate Review

    1. Haha yaa.. It may not be perfect or 100 percent worth the hype.. But it was a good shade.. It was completely my go to lipstick.. :p
      And I feel it may not b drying for others.. My lips are just too dry generaly

  1. I like such mauve shades……so wearable..and this looks lovely….great review Neha!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

      1. but neha/.. spending so much on a lippi means it shud atleast stay for 3-4 hrs on a stretch.. eht the fun then just to buy YSL.. :specs: :specs:

        1. Haan woh toh hai nids.. Par mainu pata nahi tha na… Meri 1st ysl lippie thi.. Tab I never used to see reviews and stuf.. Just used to buy things on impulse.. Woh toh much later I chanced upon imbb like. Not evn a year ago.. Hihih… Now I hope others benefit from this revooo of mine 😀

          1. hahaha.. very very true 😀 .. i’m gonna benefit n prefer buying mac or estee lauder if going for the higher end brand than ysl.. :clap: :pigtail:

  2. i know neha.. this is like melted butter on lips.. drying kya.. i havent tried it much.. 🙁 so dunnoo. :(( bt i like the shade. i picked up a gloss in this color. It’s a beautiful shade. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. yahoo: Exact same colour mein u have gloss kya :yahoo:
      It will ba good nude shade for gloss! Sachi! U know iv used this shade soo much to tone down some bright lippies.. Its works so well that way too.. Good I got a wearable shade in such an expensive lippie… I got full use out of it 😉
      Ya the texture is the best part about this lippie…!!
      :woot: :woot: :woot:

    1. Ya the shade is a very awesome nude bee… Good for smokey eyes… :yahoo: :yahoo:
      Ya bakwaas staying power.. But I feel it may depend shade to shade also.. Its stays decent hrs with a lipliner underneath.. But me used it very less that way as I dint have a matching shade in the lipliners :((

  3. YSL…………. :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: Neha bahut nainsaafi hain….today, it is more than atyaachaar here……and the lipstick looks so damn creamy…….. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

    1. Hahaha jomuuu main bhi wahi soch rahi thi… Its raining expensive lipsticks today at imbb…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
      Haan jomuu its unbelievably silky.. But not melty or gooey at all hehehe

    1. Thankoo ritikaaaa … Yaa the colour is mast.. But not unusual…:p next time after some years when I feel rich again I might take an unusual wala colour.. And probably darker.. Maybe that will stay longer.. Let’s see I’m waiting for ratis revooo of her ysl rouge volupte ka shade :waiting:

      1. haaan point – sometimes i get so bugged with even the mac lipsticks – esp the lustre ones … but yaa if im paying so much i need it to be a product I can use and not one I have to think about… like oh im going to eat .. it wont survive :yuck: :yuck:

        1. Exactly..when you pay for something of that price,you want to use it to the most .The colour might be nearly dupable..but YSL would be YSL..there would always be a ‘feel good’ factor whenevr you use it :toothygrin:

          1. Haha texture and feel good factor ki wajah se toh I don’t regret this buy…otherwise toh I said na.. Have a love hate relationship with this lippie 😀 😀
            Its dupable ya.. But me got coz it was one of the nicest mlbb shade for me..

  4. Aieeee if the staying power is so bad id rather stay away … or get a cheaper MAC lippie that would do the job just as well :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: Thanks for this review :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

    1. Haan lski longevity toh bad hai janhavi… Max two hours.. But a lipliner elongates it staying pwer to decent hrs.. But I just dun have a matching shade 🙁
      Ya its too expensive a lippie… Its better to invest in it if ur ready to bear its lil cons :p

  5. Aw too bad it didn’t work for u Neha, I had done a review of this in a bright peach, last year. I loved it so. It’s staying power was in fact great for me…

      1. ya gaea… i afeel that sometimes diffrnt colours require different formula.. so within the same range also diffrnt shades ka staying power and all differs..to some extent
        so in that sense this isnt long lasting…
        im happy that atleast urs lasted long :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: O:) O:)

  6. oh woowoowowowo….. nehaaa… :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
    YSL ki libishtick :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
    i louvv such shades :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

    1. haann nufurrr ek iklauti ysl libishtic :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa: :jalwa:
      me lou such shades too…
      aur na maina na jab liya tha na tab na mujhe na pata nahi tha k drugtore brands mein bhi achhe nude mil sakte hain… i thought khali pinks wagaira honge…
      but koi nahi usi bahane ysl lippie aa gayi :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

      1. oye teiko yad hai jo loreal ki colour juife lipstick u wer asking me kaunsa shade hai, tht also like dis naaa… wooh bhi tabhich teiko pasand aayi thi :victory2: :victory2:

        1. haaan !!! aree nufurrr!! when u said na u like uch shades abhi comment mein.. toh maine bhi wohi loreal lipstick ko yaad kiya.. k tabich nufurr k paas bhi aisa shade tha
          sachiiiii muchhiiii same thinking.. :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

  7. Looks nice! :woot: But too luxurious for me atm. :specs: I am satisfied with my current lippies. O:)
    And I love the feeling of finally finished a product :toothygrin: … that is often followed by gloom. :((

    1. haha ya it is..!! maine bhi mom se bahut idd karke liya tha.. my sis edding was coming up..so pataoing was easy…

      ya finally finishing a product gives immene happines.. especialyy itna mehenga wala product :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:

    1. :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: yeahh khatam hone aayi hai
      my 1sht lippie getting over :silly: aadhi se zaada toh expire ho jati hai :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

  8. Hi Neha! Good Review!! I love YSL lippies…more for their packaging…but I guess the price now is 1820 INR ( i bought like 2 weeks ago from lifestyle)….

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