Those who know me well, know that I’m not a lipstick kind of girl. I like my gloss. Part of my love affair with gloss has been the consistency. I found lipsticks too drying, while glosses offered so much more moisture and shine. Now, like any woman, my selection of gloss still read like goldilocks and the three bears. Too wet and it bled, too sticky and I’d get my hair caught in it. But that’s a story for another time.
Recently I’ve been buying more lipstick. I think it’s my new love of the matte look but I’m enjoying all the new options I have. After trying many a brand, I’ve found a lipstick whose formulation is juussst right.
I had to share, I’m so happy about it. Yves Saint Laurent.
The consistency of this product is so amazing. It goes on smooth and velvety, definitely moist. Then the product dries ever so slightly (still moist but not dewy) which has ensured a days worth of wear with minimal re-application and without the over drying of the “long lasting” lip colors on the market. It smells amazing, like rose water, and who wouldn’t love the bright polished packaging (so shiny it doubles as a mirror for an touch ups after eating).
Retailing at 36.00 dollars US, it’s higher on the price scale than its competitors. But I’m a firm believer in quality over quality. I think with good advice from a makeup artist you trust goes much further than trial and error down the aisles of Walmart.
Pictured below is my Rouge Pur Couture #27 (Fuchsia Innocent) and my Rouge Volupte #30 (Faubourg Peach).