Boy, I really do not get the buzz about these YSL lipsticks. Yes, the packaging is pretty..luxurious, feminine, pretty!! But to me, all frills and no performance, no thank you.
First off, I notice a really odd scent and taste with these. Taste? Yes, when a lipstick is on your lips, you can't help but taste it, especially one that has an odd taste. I can't explain it, maybe a chemical taste..? But to me, there is no place in a lip product in the year 2016 for odd taste or smell, especially when you factor in the price.
This does not dry my lips, which I can appreciate with the terrible drying matte lip trend. However, while it is not drying, it actually feels greasy and slippery on my lips. And again, for the price, why..?
To me this is just a poor performing product with bad attributes that do not merit the hefty price tag, not when you can find similar shades out there, that look and feel and perform better, even though they do not come with the pretty packaging.
Lastly, I just did not care for this shade on my lips. It looks pretty in the tube, totally like a MLBB (my lips but better) shade, but for whatever reason, on my lips, it pulls a weird surprising shade of orange tinge to it. And again, for the price, why does it not look like it should..? I don't like bringing up the price over and over, but for the price tag, I just find this performs very poorly, is not a pretty shade on me once it is on (for reference, I am NC20) and the odd taste and smell are the final turn-offs for me. It also turns an even more bizarre, unflattering garish shade on me as the day wears on. Also, I only get about an hour or so wear-time out of this.
I would recommend swatching and testing these on your lips (not the back of your hand) to see how these truly look and feel on you, and how they wear on you, before plunking down the $$ for these. I did swatch a couple other shades at Sephora, to give the product another chance, and the shades all pull bizarre, unflattering colors on me.
I am jealous of those whom this looks gorgeous and natural on. I wish it looked as pretty on me. But I won't re-purchase any of these. Disappointed. :(