Thursday, October 4, 2012

Lip Product Of The Moment

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!

xx

Sandra


46 comments:

  1. Beautiful shade choice, looks fab on you x

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  2. It looks amazing on you!

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  3. It looks great on you. I was tempted to pick one of these up when I was at the airport last month but for some reason just didn't bite the bullet! I love the packaging though x

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  4. I love this colour, and I think the bronzy warm tones suit you very well! It almost looks like makeup blair waldorf would sport LOL.... I think I'm just over anticipating season 6 to start, am I the only one still watching that show?

    -Alma

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  5. woww i want a YSl lipstick badd! Gorgeous colour on you!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  6. that is a gorgeous autumnal look and the shade looks lovely, i'm going to check it out
    ali
    measuresofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  7. Very pretty color,and yes the packaging is to die for

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  8. this seems so lovely - been keen to try the sheer candy's for a while now, everyone seems to be loving them! :D x

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  9. Sweet Fig looks great on you and really compliments your skin tone! I will check it out next time I'm in town.

    BTW, I have total hair envy. Loving the colour and curls! <3

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  10. This is such a lovely colour, really different:)

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  11. Looks beautiful on you! It's always nice to switch things up a bit. xx
    bohoglow.wordpress.com

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  12. This shade really suits you...looking polished as always :)

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  13. awww..u look so pretty..the lip color is gorgeous for fall i guess...have a great day.xoxo

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  14. Wow, this lip color looks absolutely stunning on you! It's extra fun following your blog, because you have very similar coloring to me, so I get lots of ideas for colors to check out :)

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  15. this shade is gorgeous... I must try it on myself :)

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  16. Beautiful shade, I have to give it a try!

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  17. it's a gorgeous shade and it looks great on you!!! i have been dying to get a ysl lipstick! ;)

    <3, Mimi
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  18. Ooh, I love this! It deepens your lip color with just the right hint of red - perfect fall lippie. I'm headed to Sephora today so I will have to investigate further :)

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  19. wow what a great color! looks amazing on you!!

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  20. lovely color! it looks fantastic on you!! thanks for the pics easier to see if I like something this way before purchasing. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  21. I've instantly fallen in love with this lipstick!

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  22. This colour looks so good on you!x

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  23. This shade really suits you :-) I love your blog and your youtube videos :D

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  24. So pretty! I think this shade really suits you ;)

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  25. I'm a neutrals girl myself and am also looking for something a bit darker for fall, this looks like a great option! xx

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  26. Thanks to you, and other beauty bloggers I made a splurge and bought one of this in #5 Mouthwatering Berry, and I am in love! I reach for this all the time, and the smell is divine. Thanks for rating!

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  27. This looks fab on you! :)

    I adore the packaging on these lipsticks :)

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  28. I love all your makeup tutorials! I like this YSL color cause it's not in your face "red"!
    XOXO
    Ty

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  29. This colour looks suit on your lip. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. This looks gorgeous on you :) x

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  31. This colour looks so nice and gorgeous on you!

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  32. That color looks great on you! I am also a big fan of my red YSL lipstick, which is a Rouge Volupte. I spotlighted your lipstick in my "Kiss and Makeup" collection on Socialbliss. Check it out! http://www.socialbliss.com/spring-wedlund/kiss-and-makeup-GI2TGOJW/15-steps-then-a-beauty-blog-lip-product-of-the-moment-GI2DIMZWG4

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  33. I love your style.
    I follow you, I really liked your blog.
    Ire.
    whileinspireme.blogspot.com

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  34. I love this lip color on you...I like darker reds....brighter reds look weird on me. RoRos World

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  35. This is absolutely gorgeous! I haven't tried any of the Volupte Candy shades yet because I've heard they're quite sheer, but this is just pigmented enough to pack a bit of a punch without being over-the-top. You really have found the perfect, easy-to-wear red :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  36. I love that lip colour. The product and the packaging is worth it all :)
    LaceyLoves

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  37. It looks great on you,I haven't tried this kind of shades but it is definitely worth trying get out of your comfort zone and be bolder! :)

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    Borislava

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    much love,
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  39. That is a really pretty colour, it looks alot brighter on the stick. Is that usually the case with YSL?

    xx

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  40. That colour is absolutely gorgeous! I'm not a huge fan of the range, but I love this! I've got a pinky colour and I find it quite drying xx

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