If you follow my random ramblings on Twitter you've probably already heard me profess my love for this lip product. So here it goes again, with better photos!
This fall season I've embraced a makeup look that deviates a bit from my usual "cool toned purple taupe eyeshadow and nude lips" comfort zone. I've been wearing (and loving) lots of warm brown/bronze shades on the eye and embracing a slightly more defined lip. I started getting into lip liners - and a post on that will come soon - and I wanted an easy everyday "red" type of lipstick that was low maintenance and perfect for fall.
Ding ding ding, enter YSL into the ring.
I was perusing the aisles of Sephora last month and finally decided to take a closer look at their Volupte Sheer Candy range. They are, as the name suggests, very sheer yet buildable tinted lip balms with a very highly glossy finish. They are less pigmented than YSL Rouge Pur Shine lipsticks and even glossier. When they first came out I remember trying a pale shade on and I was very disappointed, so I never really went back to check them out. They are also less pigmented than Revlon Lip Butters but glossier and more hydrating.
This time I felt "adventurous" and decided to actually give the darker shades a whirl. I tried a couple of shades in store and walked out with #7 "Sweet Fig". This, my friends, is my perfect easy red for fall :)
The packaging is to die for, as expected from YSL. The colour is lovely and warm, not too bright, and works well on my naturally pigmented lips.
These aren't exactly marathon lipsticks (they are marketed as lip balms after all) so longevity isn't something I expect, but it does leave a nice stain behind and wears well, but they are meant to be reapplied throughout the day and they're so pretty and go on so smooth, I happily oblige :)
It's low maintenance and something I enjoy using throughout the day, thus worth the splurge in my opinion.
Hope your week is going well!