YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in Pink in Devotion

I am a little hungover as I write this. Hopefully, it shouldn’t affect my writing too much. Let’s see what happens!

I hauled this gorgeous lipstick a few months back and thought I’d review it. It’s from the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine range which carries sheer moisturizing lipsticks. The packaging is very similar to the Rouge Volupte range, which are the creamier ones. I think you can tell by the colour of the YSL design which is silver for the Shine range and gold for the regular Rouge Volupte range.

Anyway, this particular lipstick is No. 6 called Pink in Devotion. It’s a bright warm pink which will look good on anyone. You can add just a wash of this for a natural colour or build it up to give a more bright look. I’d say this gives sheer to medium coverage. I always tend to pick brown rose pink kinda shades but this time I thought I’d go for something bright! I love wearing this in the evenings when I’m going out, I also like to add a more unconventional lip gloss over it like orange or purple. This a more warm toned pink but it looks a bit blue toned on me due to my natural lip colour.

This feels amazing on the lips, literally like you’ve got nothing on. If you live in a hot climate, the last thing you need is that feeling of something heavy all over your lips (I hate it!!). These are very light on the lips even with with full build up. They have a little bit of slip but they don’t bleed and gather around the edges.

It gives the lips a very even appearance. I had slightly chapped lips when I took the pictures below and you can’t see any sign of that. It doesn’t settle into lines either. The finish is glossy but not as much as a lip gloss.

I would say that the lip butters are very similar in the finish they give but the textures are slightly different. This one is more balmy but light whereas the lip butters feel more slippery and creamy (especially the more pigmented shades). Still, if you’re not too picky, lip butters are a good alternative.

Like most sheer lipsticks, the con is that these don’t stay on too long. I’d say around 4 hours if you don’t eat or drink too much. If you plan on wearing this all day, you would need to reapply. Another tip would be to use a lip liner underneath to help this stay on longer. It fades pretty evenly leaving a little stain behind.

I feel fine wearing these even without a moisturizer. When they do fade, it doesn’t dry out my lips, they just feel normal. They keep your lips moisturized while they’re on. These also have a subtle Mango scent which is yummy!

Now we come to the packaging. Obviously, it’s gorgeous and a more like a show piece even without the lipstick. But practically, there are some things I’d like to mention. First, this is very sturdy. It feels weighted which is good, the cap is not flimsy and sits tight. They show a good representation of the colour outside which really helps to locate it easily. I hate it when high end brands don’t show the shade outside. I’m looking at you Mac and Chanel! The finish is also reflective and easy to clean, doesn’t get too many fingerprints. I’m looking at you Nars! It’s just pretty to look at. I am aware of how incredibly shallow that sounds, but it does… ^_^

This costs $34 which is around Rs. 2200 now. Yikes! I will say this. If you like sheer lipsticks and wear them more often, this is a nice lipstick to treat yourself. Also, it’s a fabulous gift to give.

Photos and swatches below!

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Name: Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in

Brand : YSL

Colour : Pink in Devotion (No. 6)

Product Amount :

Pigmentation : Sheer to medium coverage

Consistency : Balm like but not sticky

Finish and Texture : Glossy

Durability : Lasts 4-5 hours

Fragrance : Subtle mango like scent

Price :  $34 ~ Rs.2200

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

Overall : 4/5


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  • Poo@beautyandmakeupmatters

    The shade is such a pretty pink.. I am loving YSL packaging..the glossy finish is a plus..!!
    Lovely lip swatches dear.. :)

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thank you! I love it to bits!! ^_^

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

    Quite lovely and pretty shade :) Glossy.. Love it :)

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Yep yep… ^_^

  • Aditi Y

    I want this! This looks so pretty in the pictures, I am getting it this week pakka se!

    Love the review!

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thanks! Let me know if you like it! 😉

  • Shreya

    This is such an incredible color. I have YSL concealer cum highlighter pen which I’m addict to :)

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Yea, I like that one too. Doesn’t give me full coverage but I like using it over a corrector. :)

  • Krystle Kouture

    Ahhh this looks amazing. It reminds me a lot of the Strawberry Shortcake Lip Butter. The packaging on this is wayyy amazing adding to my wishlist!

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Yea, the colours are similar. ^_^

  • http://www.magalic.com/ Magali

    The packaging looks so luxurious! I’d be reluctant to spend that much on a lipstick, but the lovely review coupled with the swatches is seriously tempting me!

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Lol I spent 10-15 minutes at the counter just fighting with myself; to buy or not to buy. Then my mom came there and said buy it.
      Problem solved. 😉

  • Tejinder Kaur

    wow..love the shade..grgs lip swatches …<3

    my recent one :http://www.indianbeautyforever.com/2013/10/nail-polish-aqua-shimmer-and-lolita.html

  • adriana m

    this looks gorgeous… very pretty!! :)

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thanks, I just love using it! :)

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  • fiee

    omgee! Such a gorgeous pink looks absolutely awesome on you…Im totally hooked on to these YSL babies!

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      As am I! I need to stop! 😉

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