My Most Prized Lipstick

Words can't explain how much I love my Yves Saint Laurent lipstick! The formula is amazing, the pigmentation is strong, and don't even get me started with the packaging. It took me a while to purchase my first Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine because it was hard to justify a $35 lipstick. I bought #3, named Violet Incognito since I love dark colors and this is my most prized lipstick in my entire collection!

Let's start with the breathtaking packaging that I can't get enough of! It's all gold, which feels so luxurious and it's accented with the color of the lipstick. I think this is a great idea because you can see what color the lipstick is before popping off the top. The color accent is an idea Mac Cosmetics should look into because let's be honest, we all own a few of those babies and because it's all black (minus the limited edition ones,) it's hard to tell what color is which, so I really appreciate the design on the YSL lipsticks. The middle of the lipstick has the intricate details of the YSL logo so it ties the gold look together. Not only is the lipstick beautiful to use, it's also great to stare at when it's sitting on your vanity.

Next, the smell. So refreshing! I love it when lip products have a scent because it bring me back to the 90's and idea of Lip Smackers again. I'm not sure if all of the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine smell differently depending on color, but this one smells like fresh berries. When a lipstick goes to the next level to appeal to senses beyond the norm, I end up falling in love with the product so much more!

Last, and most important, the formula. The application of the lipstick feels so luxurious - it glides on smooth and the color is very pigmented. The reason why it feels unbelievably smooth is because it's a melting formula, rather than a solid stick like normal lipsticks, thus creating the smoother and lightweight feel. Although it's lightweight, the color is by no means under-pigmented - it can get richer to your liking with multiple applications. Something else I love most is the hydration the formula provides - I tend to reach for matte colors often, which are on the dryer side so the burst of hydration with YSL was refreshing. YSL says the formula of the lipstick is "enhanced with fruit extracts rich in vitamins and antioxidants that leave lips visibly softer and smoother with up to eight hours of hydration," which I stand by. The color doesn't last for eight hours but the hydration definitely does.

My one complain of the YSL lipstick line is they don't come in a lot of dark colors, which is more of my style. Don't get me wrong, their pink and nude colored lipsticks are very beautiful - I personally reach for darker colors more regardless of the season. I want to say 80% of my lipstick collection consists of dark colors.

I'd love to hear your favorite Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine colors because I am in the market for more!


  1. 😍 this color! I swear you rock the dark lips way better then I do!

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this colour!! The Rouge Volupté no. 17 Red Muse is my go to red lipstick and now Violet Incognito is in my wishlist! :D

    Sail Away to Neverland ♡

  3. I just checked out your suggestion and it looks amazing! Glad to hear I was able to add #3 to your wishlist because you'll love it!

  4. The shade is gorgeous! It looks lovely on you. I own one of these lipsticks but don't reach for it as much as I like, definitely going to wear it more x
    han // emandhan xo

    1. Thank you for the compliment Emily <3

      I know how you feel about not reaching for it often! Not sure if we share the same reason but I tend to reach for it less because it's just too beautiful to use. I get satisfaction by just seeing it on my vanity.

  5. Wow you look great with the lipstick colour! x

  6. Great in depth review :) that colour really suits you :) also your blog header is so cool :) x

  7. Oh my goodness this lipstick looks gorgeous !!!