Yves Saint Laurent • Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm • Lips
|Would buy this product again.||86%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight Eyes: Black
- 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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought some of these and they are soooo pretty, but such a guilty splurge because they cost a lot (to my mind) for a lipstick. I have this in No.1 Lush Coconut and no.7 Sweet Fig, and just love both. They wear beautifully, yet are very light. They last a decent length of time before reapplication and the colors are gorgeous. Definitely a luxury item, but so, so lovely. I would repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have this in #7, sweet fig. It's a warm, bright, clear red that doesn't "pink up" on my pale yellow toned skin. It's hard to find a really good sheer, warm-toned lipstick (not gloss) that isn't sticky, doesn't smell bad, doesn't turn fuschia, and/or doesn't dry out my lips. The color looks reddish-brown in the tube, but on the lips is a bright, clear, warm apple red. Not at all brown. It's so sheer, that the brightness of the color really works, it adds a dewy pop of color which isn't garish at all. The texture is like butter or carmex - very moisturizing, like the best lipbalms. Though I generally prefer my lipstick to have no taste or smell, I can make an exception for this product. It does have a subtle smell but it's very pleasant and not at all in-your-face. This shade reminds me a lot of my old favorite discontinued lipstick from Clinique, Almost Lipstick in Honey Red. I would also compare it to NARS flamenco, but less bright, and slightly warmer. I'm really happy I found this. It makes my lips look so juicy and fresh, in a nice subtle way, so I can just swipe it on without a mirror. I don't wear much makeup so it's nice to have a color that's both noticeable but extremely comfortable and moisturizing to wear. At $30, it is extremely expensive. But the packaging is absolutely gorgeous. I'm not one to get excited about packaging, being way more interested in product function, but this case is so pretty I think I will keep it after the lipstick is gone... wish I could jam some other l/s in there! So overall, I love this luxurious product, and I think it's worth every penny.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I had a Sephora gift card and have been eyeing this for a while so I thought I would just pull the trigger finally. I got Juicy Grapefruit. Now keep in mind I don't like lipstick, or anything super-pigmented. Never have, not sure why. This is a super-super sheer pink, which just gives my lips a slight lighter tint. This is perfect (albeit expensive) for me for every day. Would I buy this shade again? No. Not for 30 bucks. I can get the same look with a bunch of different products. However I love the feel, how it hydrates my lips and the packaging is just gorgeous. Next time I decide to buy one I will get a different shade for sure. But I will buy this product again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have the Lush Coconut and the Cool Guava Sheer Candy's and i love both sooooo much. They smell so good and they feel and look great on the lips!! One thing that irked me is that I went to apply my Lush Coconut one and it fell apart! The black liner in the lid came completely out and fell on the floor and i was O.O. Then after i got over the shock I looked inside the lid and saw 4 little dots where the liner had been attached to the inside of the lid by hot glue! I am so disappointed right now. I am just going to take this one back and get another in the same color in it's place and hope that one doesn't come apart on me, because I really do love these things. They are so nice..My Cool Guava has not had a packaging problem like this..yet. So I'm just gonna write this down to say that maybe the one that fell apart is defective and call it a day. Will update if I have any more problems.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Gah! I wanted to dislike this because of the price, but I love it. It's so natural and easy to wear- this is an HG for me. The first tube I bought, I was literally scraping out the very last bit of product (which NEVER happens to me with lipsticks/treatments, aside from Fresh's Sugar balm) because I kept forgetting to repurchase. I'm only glad (well, my wallet is) that there's just one shade that really works for me- Dewy Papaya (#2, a very sheer peach-pink with no shimmer).
I would like if it were just a *little* longer lasting, but that's a minor complaint as the color is just so lovely (MLBB), and the texture is luscious and moist- not sticky at all. The pleasant scent reminds me of the peach Bonne Bell lip stuff I wore as a kid. The packaging, of course, is as luxurious as they come- elegant, hefty, and expensive-looking.
This is something I always have in my bag, and wear nearly every day. Definitely my go-to lip gloss!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I've never purchased a YSL product before, so this is my first experience with the brand. I picked up number 1 Lush Coconut and it's a super sheer nude balm with shimmer. The shimmer is definitely noticeable when you rub your lips together- there is a slight gritty texture to the balm, but it is so moisturizing that I barely noticed it. The best part about this balm is that it did not cause any white residue to form around the mouth, even hours after application. The balm smells like fruit and the packaging is gorgeous. I think at 30$, this is definitely a luxury splurge, but it really is enjoyable to wear and I wear it so often. I take off 1 lippie for wear and texture- the wear is only about 1.5-2 hours at best and the slight gritty texture of the shimmer ones may deter some balm lovers.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Can i just say OMG!!! Why haven't I tried these earlier? I don't know but i've always been uninterested in YSL, until now. These lipsticks are wonderful. Its truly a HG of all the lipsticks out there even superior to my beloved Chanel Rouge Coco and Rouge Coco Shine. I love the fact that its the perfect texture with the perfect tint of colour and its buildable if you want more colour. Not to mention its very balmy and smooth on application. The smell is also very nice (typical YSL smell of mangoes, not offensive at all), and I do not taste anything which is great. Also, i've noticed that it stains my lips when it wears off. I have #10 which is a very nice warm coral orange colour. I wear this with a natural eye and coral/orange/nude blush and it looks great. Very fresh and youthful. I'm so getting more in different colours. I don't know what I'll do with the other zillions of lipsticks I already own - probably gift them away because I love these so much. Oh btw the packaging is to die for too! YSL please please please do NOT discontinue these ever. These are $38 Cdn (before taxes). If I could i would give it 20 lippies.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this in 02, which is a light peach/pink. Really like this because the colour is so subtle and natural looking. Also because I have dry lips I use this as a balm underneath lipsticks and it works great.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have this in number 10. Tangy mandarin. it's a sheer warm coral orange and gives my lips a lovely hint of colour. It smells lovely but not over powering and it tastes good. It doesn't last very long on the lips, but it's easy to reapply without the need of a mirror, which is a plus.
The quality of this tinted balm is amazing; the colour pay off, the texture and the finish is perfect. it's not greasy, shiny, it doesnt slip off the lips or cake up round the edges.
Go check it out!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Out of all of the lip products I've used, this is most certainly one of the more versatile of hem all. #1 the product is already desirable just by eyeing it, the design of the tube is quite opulent. #2 the scent is sweet and not like certain products that just smell, well lipsticky or balmy. #3 it's quite easy to find a shade of this glossy balm the you find best suits your skin tone, my skin is medium/tan with golden undertones so really I'd like most of the shades, however I chose shade 04-succulent pomegranate because it's my fave fruit and I like anything that incorporates pomegranate lol. Anyway the first few swipes of the products is great for simply moisturizing with a tint of color, and this product is buildable! If you continue to layer it on, the color and luster multiplies for more of an opulent lip. I'd say the only problem I'd have is that the longer its worn, although the moisture lasts, as the gloss wears off, the color stays, so if you re-apply the product, the color will be twice as intense than it was when you originally put it on, even if you only used a sheer application. The bright side (no pun intended) is that this only begins to happen about 4 to 5 hours later, so technically it would be working against the time passing by, instead of wearing off entirely <3 As I said, this product is quite versatile, one of my new favorites in my collection! Of course, I would recommend it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this lip product! The color stays on the lips well. I bought 09 from Nordstrom online and don't see it when I go to the counters instore. Love love love! The packaging is beautiful, too!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Yes, despite the price, I would buy this product again, definitely! Though I'm more for the simple, sober style, I must admit that the luxurious packaging is very captivating and this is what captured my attention in the first place.
The content is even better: an ultra-light, "juicy", super hydrating, moisturizing formulation (it contains fruit extract, vitamins and antioxidants). Nice smell and the color is fantastic (I have no. 6 luscious cherry) very brilliant and sheer. You can build up the color from almost transparent to vibrant. One swipe and it instantly lights up my face and eyes and I often get compliments when I wear it (not for the lipstick, but for the "radiant look").
I especially recommend it to women in my age group (mid 40s) as I strongly believe that the sheer, light veil of brilliant color gives a touch of youth.
As for the staying power, it doesn't last as long as a mat lipstick, this is obvious. At my age I have become an expert in preserving lipstick color (personally even after having eaten a whole meal) and it lasts for several hours.
Bonus point: a mat lipstick dries out your lips after a certain time, you don't have this problem with this sheer formulation.
I don't know about the other hues, some look too light (in the swatches) and probably don't "light up" the complexion as much. I'd like to try a newer hue no. 7 sweet fig, but I have only seen the swatch....
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight Eyes: Brown
I can't describe how much I love this product. It's been about 2 weeks since I bought it, and I've worn it everyday since then, which I've never done with a lip product before. I have the shade Succulent Pomegranate, which is the perfect everyday color - it's sheer enough to give your lips a rosy pink tint, and you can always build it up. The texture is amazing, more watery-smooth and not oily-smooth like most lipstick/balm products. It has a light fruity scent and taste. The packaging is just amazing - I feel so luxurious whenever I take it out, haha. If I could afford to, I would repurchase this a million times!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I bought this in #5, Mouthwatering Berry. I'm someone who loves buying lip products but really rarely wears them - for special occasions and nights out, yes, but I usually only wear balm at home or work. That said, I can see this being something I'd wear at work. It's easy to apply and the color is pigmented enough that it is noticeable but sheer enough that you don't need to take great care applying it. The packaging is very nice (I like the gold packaging on their other lip products better, personally, but the silver is fine), but with the price tag, anything less than beautiful packaging would really be unacceptable. I don't especially like glossy lip products, so I was pleased that this has a bit of shine but does not look like a lipgloss either. I also like that the packaging is mirrored! Very handy.
As far as the negatives, I don't really think this is moisturizing enough to be a "balm" in any sense of the word. It feels light, smooth and a little bit glossy going on, but it makes me lips feel a little rough and uneven. I also don't like the smell or taste. It's an artificial, fruity smell and slightly chemically taste. Neither are horrendous or intolerable but they could certainly be improved. I would definitely use this with an additional balm.
I could see myself purchasing more of these if they had a better color selection. Two of the six looked virtually transparent. The price point is also a little over the top - $30 might be reasonable for a very pigmented lipstick that will last you a long time, but since these are a very soft, balmy product, I don't think you will get as many uses as you would other YSL lip products. I like this, but with everything considered, I think next time I'd rather just buy a YSL lipstick.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My favourite lipstick ever!!! I reckon YSL does the best lipstick..This is more of a balm than a lipstick. The colours is sheer but pigmented enough and looks sooo beautiful. I have this in #6 Cool Guava and its a gorgeous bright pink. The best thing about this lipstick is how it feels on your lips. Hands down for the best texture and smell. Ah I can't rave enought about how nice it feels on your lips and how delicious the smell is! The packaging is gorgeous too.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am in dreamland. Love this product. My boyfriend bought me the Sheer Candy No. 5 while we were shopping in SF. He even likes the flavor and enjoys a light kiss on my lips when I apply it. I went back and bought two more in different colors. Love the smell, flavor, luxurious silky, senuous feel of the balm. I even bought one for mom and she loves it! Wish they were $20 instead of $30 but I guess that's the price you pay for YSL.