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.
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!
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
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!