The packaging alone should have its own reviews. A seriously gorgeous, luxurious tube with all the special details that make it feel high end. Don't get me wrong, I love my minimalist Chanel and Burberry packaging but sometimes it's nice to have that obvious, ornate beauty in a cosmetic product.
I bought this in 13 Pink in Paris and quickly fell in love with both the color and the formula. It's a medium rosy pink, slightly brightened like strawberry pink rose petals. It has a subtle shimmer that simply looks shiny not shimmery. I have fairly pigmented lips and this covers it entirely but doesn't look like a fully opaque lipstick. It feels very silky and glides on so comfortably. It feels moisturizing like it's really nourishing my lips not just coating them in a cushy formula. But for the record I do tend prefer lipsticks that feel like a balm over the drier, more long wearing types. I'd rather reapply a couple extra times than have my lips feel dry.
This has a lovely, lingering fruity fragrance too.
I spotted a few other colors that I'm going to have to add to my ongoing makeup wish list.
I was in Sephora at the Yves Saint Laurent section, looking at all the Rouge Voulptes there. I ignored the Rouge Volupte Shines because... well, I don't know why.
Anyways, the woman who worked at Sephora asked if I needed help. I told her that I wanted to purchase a YSL Rouge Voulpte, but I didn't know what colour I wanted. I told her I wanted a rather natural-looking colour as opposed to a bright colour. The woman grabbed a Rouge Volupte (I don't remember the number or name of the shade), and she also grabbed a Rouge Volupte Shine in #9- Nude in Private.
When the employee applied the Rouge Voulpte, I hated how bright it looked, despite the shade being a rather "neutral" shade. I quickly took it off and the woman applied the Rouge Voulpte Shine. I loved it the minute I saw my reflection in the nearby mirror! It was neutral, but the colour was still noticeable on my lips (my lips are a natural light pink if you're wondering). The scent was good, and it didn't feel sticky. I bought it that day and wore the lipstick the rest of the day. Even as I'm typing I'm wearing it! I'm not even kidding- I love it that much.
Though the price is quite high, I do recommend it if you want a hydrating lipstick. The colour #9- Nude in Private is a beautiful neutral, but I'm sure all the colours are beautiful! For me, it's a definite must-have! :)
this lipstick is worth the price. I spend numerous hours in Sephora looking for perfect pink that was MLBB color. I have pigmented lips that are kind of pink already so lot of lighter color lipsticks do not even show up on me or look more pink that they really are. So its really a struggle. I finally stumbled on the color which I unfortunately can't remember a name of, only that it had "pink" in the name..Sorry, the names are only printed on the packaging which i threw away...my lipstick itself has #8 on it if that any help.
Its medium brownish pink with rose tones, like the natural color in your lips. and it looks incredibly natural on. On me it basically looks almost like my own lips, just better lol
Formula is fantastic..I usually prefer opaque full coverage but I love this-its shiny, incredibly moisturizing and definately not opaque but I still love it. It goes on smooth as silk, needs no gloss or balm under it. But yet, its long wearing. I wore it all morning, had lunch and still had some color on my lips. I am very impressed.
And of course, packaging is very luxirious and heavy. all in all, I can justify the price because of formula and how well it performs
AMAZING! At first when I was paying for it at the till I though I wouldn't like it because it looked really weird but OMG I'm inlove with it! Defiantly RECOMMEND IT!
Just like all other high end lipsticks, I don't like these at all! I have no idea why lipsticks like YSL, Chanel, Guerlain, Dior, all dry my lips out, while much cheaper stuff works so much better!
Initially I bought #12 Corail Incandescent, and I purged it because on me it looked almost bright red, way too bright for me.
Then I bought #15, the peachy one. Better for me color-wise, although it barely shows up, but it still looks decent for about half an hour. It's glossy and upon application feels balmy and moisturizing.
However after 30 minutes or so, it just disappears from my lips (without me eating or drinking), and my lips look parched. It's just useless.
I have at the moment 4 YSL lipsticks, and I dislike all of them :s
These are just divine! Gives a himt of color to your lips, goes like butter, add a healthy shine. Smells great too and I love the packaging!
I'm doing this review of one specific Rouge Volupté Shine - here in Canada it's #13 Pink in Paris. Another reviewer said Pink in Paris was a different number - not sure if that's a mistake or not.
First thing to note, I'm a longtime MUAer and have an entire filing cabinet full of makeup, and this is both my first YSL lipstick and the most expensive ($43 CDN) lipstick I've ever bought I was at Sephora swatching my life away, looking for the perfect warm, rosey pink without a hint of coolness (my lips are naturally cool and turn anything with a hint of cool mauvey/purple). I went in thinking I would get the new UD revolution in Fiend or Streak, but both of them had a slightly brown undertone that turned me off, although the finish and colour were lovely. So I kept swatching....LM, Tarte, Bite Beauty (loved the Lush Lip Tint in Watermelon, but was too balmy), etc. Then the YSL caught my eye and as soon as I swatching Pink in Paris the game was over. The colour is so true - a lovely pure warm pink with no undertone of brown or mauve or coral (they do have a LOVELY coral selection too that I will probably end up giving in and buying a few of) and the pigmentation and shine are amazing. I never swatch on my lips in Sephora but after seeing this compared to the other swatches on my hand I knew if was perfect. When I got to the car and ripped open the box to put on a swipe, I was caught off guard by the amazing smell of this product - it's light and fruity in the best way, although it doesn't taste like anything. The wear is pretty decent, and a bonus is the lovely matte stain it leaves behind on your lips that is really, really long lasting. This lipstick is by far the best quality, most luxurious lipstick I've ever tried and I'm HOOKED! I honestly think that these are worth their huge price tag.
I received this as a gift in the shade 12 Corail Incandescent. It was my first high end lipstick and it killed me, because I will never be able to wear a MAC lipstick or Maybelline Color Whisper ever again without feeling like I have garbage on my lips compared to the wondrous, silky, moisturizing, long lasting beauty that is YSL Rouge Volupte Shine. It is shiny without being obnoxiously sticky, and smooths out the lips. The shine lasts for hours. I have yet to wear out the shine on its own, only when eating/drinking has the shine disappeared, but it leaves a beautiful stain that a make up wipe can't remove and has even lasted overnight for me. I know other products can do this, but this made my ever peeling dry lips feel smooth and moist, and even with just the stain they did not dry out. It is a miracle, I woke up feeling like sleeping beauty with soft lips tinted a beautiful bright pinky-red coral. The packaging makes me feel like a real housewife of Miami and I love it, it is probably one of the most luxurious looking things I own.
So, if you can afford to pay $34.00 for a lipstick or have the ability to convince someone else to pay it for you, and you hate waxy or sticky lip products, go get yourself some Rouge Volupte Shine. It will change your lipstick experience.
Think carefully before picking up your first one -- bc you're likely to come back for more ! I know I will. Echoing what everyone else here has said -- incredibly moisturizing, beautifully glossy and pretty pigmented for such a glossy lipstick, and unbeatable texture. Only con is that lasting power isn't great, probably no more than an hour on me, plus the incredible shine wears down even faster than that. And don't care for the grandma like packaging, but that's just my bias. Most, if not all of the shades aren't very unique, and chances are you already have similar colors (especially the various pinks/pink corals/beiges, even the bluish pink that everyone is raving about is very similar to Mac Girl About Town when it's on), but believe me when I say that once you try them on, you will find a reason to purchase.
I got #10 (chocolate in style). I didn't compare side by side but it reminds me of Chanel Glossimer in Praline(the Euro version of Giggle), which I have. I have slightly mauvy lips and this is MLBB on me (I think it'll be even prettier/a bit more drama and contrast on women w/paler natural lips). In fact, I didn't even think about the MLBB idea until after this exchange w/my guy -- I told him I'd just splurged on a YSL lipstick, and he said, great, let's see it. Me--I have it on now. Him--uh, but it just looks like your lips . . . you spent that much just to look like you have nothing on? LOL Needless to say, I gave up trying to explain the natural look etc to him. In short, I don't think any of the colors are a must have, but it's a worthwhile splurge.
Boy oh boy, when I first tried on this lipstick at the cosmetic counter I could hardly believe I had found a lipstick so pigmented and moisturizing at the same time. I have darker lips so finding the right lipstick has always been a headache for me. Most lipsticks that seem to work for others fail to show the same result on my lips.
I am not a fan of gloss or shine in lipstick, so it surprised me that this lipstick works for me. It's a subtle shine that gives your lips look healthy and natural. I should say I am not much of a makeup person and I always go for the natural look. I bought 07 Rose Infinite which is such a nice subtle plum rose colour.
It's the first time I feel a purchase is splurge-worthy. Just a slight complaint: the gold packaging might look glamorous for some but I find it a tad tacky.