I have this in #7, Sweet Fig. This is a beautiful color, a nice, neutral red on me and the packaging is definitely decedent. However, for being a balm, it's not moisturizing at all. That's why I'm subtracting 2 lippies. I'll enjoy the beautiful packaging while I have it because I won't be purchasing again.
I had a Sephora 20% off coupon, or I might never have taken the plunge... I don't care so much about the fancy packaging, but it probably is the thing that convinced me to try it, because it might be amazing...
And I just love it. I have Sweet Fig (a nice red) and Mouthwatering Berry (a nice berry) and I use them constantly. The sheer color has enough presence, and I find that the moisture lasts a really long time, even if the color doesn't seem to. I have always gone for sheer lipsticks (still in mourning for LORAC Just Kissed, but this is helping me get over it). The scent is light and doesn't bother me at all; in fact it's kind of enjoyable (and I'm Ms. Unscented Everything). A winning splurge.
Buying this product was a HUGE splurge for me.. HUGE. I would NEVER buy products this expensive but the packaging was what caught my eye! It is SO pretty and has such quality to it. Usually I don't get fooled into buying YSL products because it is so expensive but I caved in to buying this. I bought it in #2 Dewy Papaya. Honestly, when I was at Sephora trying this, they didn't have #2 as a tester for me to see how pigmented it was on my skin. When I asked the SA, she opened a NEW lip gloss just for me to test it and to put it as the tester on display! I felt guilty that if I tested it and didn't buy it, it would've been such a waste. The other colors were very pretty as well but when I tested #2 out, I thought it is very natural and neutral that it would suit me as I don't wear heavy pigmented lipsticks nor do I like a lot of color. I like hints of color, which is exactly what this lip balm/gloss did for me. It is very smooth and glossy and gives me a subtle hint of color on my lips which is exactly what I wanted. In terms of moisturizing/hydration, it's not the greatest as you'd need to reapply it, but I wear this on top of chapstick anyway. I believe it cost me $39CAD so that's a splurge for a lip balm/gloss.But since I do enjoy this, I'd repurchase or buy another color when mine runs out.
I have this in #5 Mouthwatering Berry. I love almost everything about it - the color - amazing. The shine, perfect. The smell - my god, the smell - like real tropical fruits, light but not overpowering. Glamorous packaging. It's silky texture makes lips feel very moisturized. So why won't I be buying this again? Because it flies off my lips. I've never seen anything like it. It lasts maybe 10 minutes. I have no idea where it goes, but it sure doesn't stay put. Of course reapplying is somewhat enjoyable, since it smells so good. But not enough as this would require. I'm extremely disappointed because it is almost the perfect lip product, if only it stuck around.
I have this in #1 Lush Coconut
I have to say...like most, I was looking for a simple quality glossy lip balm in a natural color. When I originally put this on, it's all of those adjectives, however, after a couple of hours, it's faded and dry looking and none of that. I am not sure if it's the formula or that I am having a reaction to it and it's drying my lips out. Needless to say, I really am not happy with it and I'm not sure what to do. I kind of hate returning lipsticks but at $32 bucks, I can't just have it sit in my makeup bag.
I have this in #10 - Tangy Mandarine.
I have dry lips and of late has been using only Chanel's lipgloss which keeps my lips very very moisturised.
I wanted a sheer glossy lipstick for easy touch up on the go, in a restaurant after a meal. One can't apply lipgloss (at least for me) in a hurry.
So, I bought YSL Sheer Candy, thinking it will give me glossy moisturised lips.
Alas, it's none of these. An hour or less after application, my lips feels dry, dull and looks dull and dry!
I should had listened to this review, as I read it before deciding to buy. I thought it could not be that bad, but it is. Will not repurchase once this is used up. Back to Chanel Vitalumiere.
This is gorgeous! I was looking for a lip balm that was not only moisturizing but had great color payoff and was long lasting. This fits the bill. Yes, it is expensive but it's worth it! The packaging is gorgeous and the colors are beautiful. I bought Iced Plum (No.8) but I plan on buying more in the future!
- Packaging is absolutely beautiful. Stands out from all of my other lippies.
- Sweet, fruity smell and taste.
- Color is sheer but buildable; have to be reapplied throughout the day.
- My lips are prone to dryness but using YSL Sheer Candy topped with a simple lip balm keeps them nourished and free of reactions.
- Recommended to swatch; some colors barely showed up on my lips. (I'm pale with naturally pink lips, and the pink colors did nothing.)
- Expensive, but you are paying for mostly packaging and name, but nonetheless, a great product that does what it claims to do.
THIS STUFF IS AMAZING! For some it's an over priced lip balm - but this stuff is so smooth on the lips. A great balm that lasts for hours. Great before applying lipstick or on top of a matte lipstick to give it a little bit of moisture. I have it in 4 (#2, #3, #9 and #10) colors and have already repurchased one color - #2 in a peachy/coral shade. Great packaging - does not melt in your bag during the summer months. Definitely worth your while and $$. For reference: I am a NC45 at MAC.
I have to admit: I bought this only because of the package. It is so beautiful, and makes the super high price somewhat understandable.
The product is just fine, too. I have dry, chapping lips and most of the tinted lipsticks/lip balms look ugly on my lips, but this one really moisturized my lips and looked good! The smell is ok, itīs like papaya or mango, or some tropical fruit. Itīs quite strong and Iīm kind of fed up with it already (after a couple of weeks).
This product has only one big downside: It becomes very fast worn out! I have used it now for maybe three weeks every day (maybe 4 times a day?) and only half of the stick is left! This has never happened to me, usually my lip balms last for almost a year, and lipsticks last forever.
So, considering the super high price (35e) and how fast it runs, itīs not a very good buy.