Review: YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Nude Beige

I have been eyeing off YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks (RRP $55.00) for a long time. I resisted and resisted, until I could resist no more! It’s the lipstick of queens, and it’s mine, all mine *evil laugh*. But in all seriousness, this lipstick cost a BOMB, and frankly, I thought I better do a full review on it to let you know the ins and outs of this royal-worthy lippie.

What Yves Saint Laurent Says

An extremely smooth and creamy lipstick with a formula that transforms into a fluid veil of radiant color when it touches the lips.

What The Minted Beauty Says

To not mention the luxury packaging of this lipstick first would be silly. It was easily the key selling point for me and, I am sure, many of you. A gorgeous, gold coloured metal tube with the signature YSL logo around the middle (with the colour of choice behind it). This makes it super easy to know what is inside your tube (should you be lucky enough to own more than one, like me! Haha).

The scent is a light, fruity scent which is a nice change from the vanilla or mint scents that most lipsticks tend to have. It’s almost like a berry scent, which is one of my favourite fruits to smell (and eat!). Application is a dream, as it applies silky, smooth and has great pigmentation. You only really need one coat of this, and it won’t dry your lips out at all. It does tend to feather a little on my lips, so I’ve been using a nude lip liner to combat this happening.

The longevity of the lipstick is okay - not amazing, but not the worst either. I probably reapply this lipstick every 2-3 hours, and it definitely needs to be reapplied after eating.

I purchased the shade Nude Beige, mainly because it’s timeless. I really didn’t see the point in spending over $50 on a lipstick that was a trend item. It’s a pinky-nude shade that would suit most complexions, and doesn’t make you look ‘dead’ like some nude lipsticks tend to do. I can wear this lipstick as an everyday look, or as a glammed up night look.

Do I love this lipstick? Yes! Would I buy it again? Yes! In Australia, for $55? NO! I really don’t think that spending $55 on any of the other colours is on the cards for me, and frankly, I don’t really think that ANY lipstick is worth $55. That may be because of the amount of money I earn, and if you have the means to spend that much on lipsticks, I’m all for it. But I really don’t think that it will be on the cards for me again. If I were to purchase another, it would be from the US for $35.

Have you tried the YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick Range?

  • Tasha

    Aah, this shade looks so gorgeous on you! I hope one day I’ll be able to own a YSL lipstick, but for now they are WAY out of my budget (considering I don’t even have a job…). They do sound so luxurious, and from swatching them they are so pigmented and creamy! I can see that they wouldn’t be the most long lasting though because they are so creamy.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Kate Flint

      Thanks Tasha! It’s so lovely to use, a real treat :) but yes, they are quite expensive (even when you have a job!!) Xo

  • Beauty Lyme

    This is my all time favourite lipstick!

    • Kate Flint

      It’s fast becoming a favourite for me too! :) Xo

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