YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Ultimate Beige

I have a new holy grail nude!! I feel like I’ve been on a lipstick craze lately and it needs to stop! It all started with this YSL lipstick and umm… kind of spiralled out of control there onwards!

So today I’m reviewing the YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in the shade Ultimate Beige or no. 3. It’s also sometimes called ‘Silky Sensual Radiant’. But anyway, Rouge Volupte is the range of creamy, very pigmented lipsticks.

Ultimate Beige is a really pretty pinky brown colour. It looks more peachy brown when you swatch it but definitely more pink on the lips.

In comparison to other lipsticks (see photo below), Maybelline My Mahogany is close but more peachy, Lakme 129 is a lot more pink and darker. Lakme Coffee Command and Mac Touch are also more brown.

It’s a bit of a warmer pink and will suit most Indian skintones. Even for lighter ones it’ll be a nice rosy pink because it’s not very brown.

The lipstick itself is amazing in quality except for the wear. It’s very pigmented, you only need one swipe. It’s also very creamy and light.

It has some slip and can move around if you apply a lot but you never feel it on your lips or that kind of heavy creamy feeling. It’s very comfortable to wear even with chapped lips.

If you have smooth lips it’ll have a very glossy and smooth finish. Even with chapped lips it kind of covers the area and not really noticeable from afar. But yes, overtime it will settle a bit into lines. In the swatch photos below I do have chapped lips along the side. It still looks creamy and glossy though.

It’s also very hydrating and doesn’t make your lips feel dry at all. It also has a nice mango scent like the other YSL ones. I know not everyone is fond of it, but I actually like it! ^_^

This will last 5 hours if you don’t eat or drink but will fade quite rapidly if you do. It’s fine for daywear but not if you’ll be eating a lot. I generally just wear this when I’m going out like maybe shopping or just hanging out and also sometimes for office.

The packaging is very luxurious and drool worthy. You’ll love keeping these on display. I also like that it displays the colour on the outside.

Overall, I really do feel like giving this a 5 rating but the wear time isn’t as good. I’m quite happy with it, but it’s a treat or splurge purchase at $34.

Photos and swatches!

ysl rouge volupte ultimate beige lipstick 1

ysl rouge volupte ultimate beige lipstick 2

ysl rouge volupte ultimate beige lipstick 3

ysl rouge volupte ultimate beige lipstick 4

ysl rouge volupte ultimate beige lipstick 5

ysl rouge volupte ultimate beige lipstick 6

ysl rouge volupte ultimate beige lipstick 7

ysl rouge volupte ultimate beige lipstick 8

ysl rouge volupte ultimate beige lipstick 9

lakme 9 to 5 lipstick coffee command 9

L-R | Lakme 9 to 5 – Coffee Command | YSL Rouge Volupte – Ultimate Beige | Lakme Satin Enrich – 129 | Maybelline Colorsensational – My Mahogany | Mac – Touch




Name: Rouge Volupte  Lipstick

Brand : YSL

Colour : Ultimate Beige (No. 3)

Product Amount : 3.4g

Pigmentation : High coverage

Consistency : very creamy but light

Finish and Texture : Creamy and glossy

Durability : Lasts 4-5 hours

Fragrance : Subtle mango like scent

Price :  $34 ~ Rs.2200

Available at :  Some Shopper’s Stop stores, Sephora, StrawberryNet, Nordstrom

Overall : 4/5


I’m afraid my love for YSL is just growing stronger. I did another YSL haul for my birthday, I need to be stopped!

Let me know what your holy grail nude lipsticks are!

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  • http://www.beautyfrontline.com/ Beauty Frontline

    Beautiful shade for daily wear!

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Also good for winters when I want something more hydrating. :)

  • http://www.beautyswish.com/ Sangeeta G

    The shade looks lovely. But seems like there are cheaper options to this.

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Yea, it is a very dupeable shade. But a good choice of colour if you wear nudes often and want to make a purchase like that. :)

  • Swarnali

    i love ysl lippies so much! :) my absolute favourite :)

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Definitely in my top 5! ^_^

  • adriana m

    its so lovely. it looks great :):)

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thanks!! xx

  • Vipra S

    Its a Beautiful shade <3 .. Looks Lovely on you :)

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thanks Vipra! ^_^

  • Manasi
    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      It’s very wearable! ^_^

  • Krithi Marla

    looks like a nice color
    I have number 10 and number 13 from this range and i so love YSL lipssticks :)

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      I love them too! I don’t have 10 but it’s really pretty! ^_^

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