Whenever I travel I always swear blind that I will not indulge in any duty free shopping but of course, as soon as I get to the airport, this idea goes out of the window. Back in August when we went to Turkey, I found several fantastic buys including some repurchases of my favourite perfumes Deep Night by Ghost and Deep Red by Hugo Boss which had a massive 40% off the already duty free price for the 100ml bottles. Bargains. This time though, I was being much more careful with my money. With Christmas coming up, it would have been a great idea to buy a lot of presents in Duty Free but since this trip was a last minute trip, I had actually bought all of my Christmas gifts already, so I wasn’t looking to buy anything in the airport. Until I spotted this gorgeous lipstick in the YSL section and I just had to buy it!
YSL Rouge Volupte in no. 19 Frivolous Pink
The packaging of this lippy is gorgeous, i am in lipstick heaven. Ive read a few blogs who have said that the packaging looks tacky but I think its amazing. So classy and expensive looking, which I suppose it is anyway. I bought this for £17.50 in the duty free section at Newcaslte Airport but I they retail in UK stores for £21.00.
This cool toned pink has a silky smooth texture that is a joy to apply. It glides on effortlessly with fantastic colour pay off. This is just the perfect colour me. Its a creamy light pink that is so girlie. I’m really pleased that I swatched this lippy as at first glance, it looks quite dusky in the packaging but when swatched its a gorgeous, what I call, baby Barbie pink. For a lippy that is so moisturising, it lasts forever. When I first applied it, I was worried that it was going to just slide straight off but it lasts for a surprisingly long time.
I’m really impressed with the Rouge Volupte range at YSL and cant wait to try some more shades. They are highly pigmented and have a lovely thick consistency that, despite being a little put off at first, I now love.
Although this is probably targeted towards being a summer lippy, I would wear it all year round. I’m going out tonight and intend to wear it with light cheeks and a dark smokey eye.
Can you recommend any other shades in the YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick range?