Thursday, 24 January 2013

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Exquisite Plum

You know those products that you always admire but you never buy because they are stretching your budget a little too far? Mine was always a YSL lipstick. I would also look at them in Boots, but at £23.50 they were just a little too expensive. I would never ever pay that much a lipstick (unless I won the lottery of course, which sadly has not happened). However, having a few points vouchers for Boots along with Christmas really boosted my points, and I thought why not? So I took a gamble and ordered this from their online store.



This lipstick comes in beautiful gold casing with the YSL logo inscribed around it, with the lipstick shade in the background. The packaging is probably the most beautiful I've ever seen for a lipstick. You absolutely wouldn't be embarrassed to take this out of your handbag! It certainly looks and feels expensive. It feels a little weightier than your average lipstick. I think you can imagine my horror when I was opening this when it first arrived and I managed to drop it onto my tiled floor! Fortunately no damage was done, but I think I came pretty close to having a heart attack...


I read a few reviews before I bought this, and they gave the impression that this lipstick was incredibly dark, one of those 'wear if you dare' kind of shades. I'm not normally one to be scared of something being too dark, but I was anticipating a really deep plum like MAC's Cyber. I was surprised when this came and I realised that it really isn't that dark and unwearable at all! It's probably the most wearable of all my plum lipsticks; it reminds a bit of a darker Rebel. It's a wonderful dark berry/plum.

This lipstick has a creamy, almost buttery texture. It's so soft and moisturising that when I when I first applied it I wasn't expecting it to last very long! It applies very smoothly. The only thing that I don't like about this lipstick is the scent. It has a very fruity smell. Fruity scents really aren't my sort of thing, I much prefer sweeter scents, but it's not a big deal.



I can wear this for over four to five hours or so before it begins to fade a little. It survived coffee, but I'd still recommend keeping this in your bag to touch up. I was impressed with the lasting time considering how creamy this lipstick is!

Overall, it's a nice luxury. It's great if you have Boots points to spare or gift vouchers, but I think I'd still cringe at the thought of spending that much on a lipstick.

This lipstick costs £23.50 and can be purchased from Boots or Debenhams.

Discloure: I bought this product with my Boots points.

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    1. It's so nice! I'm really pleased because I had no idea what it looked like before I ordered it!

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  2. I've being eyeing them, just like you for ages, they are too damn pretty *.*
    And that shade it's glorious, they look creamy and better then that, you seem to agree with every review i seem so far, they last some hours, not normal for such a creamy lipstick, now i want them even more :D

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    1. They are really beautiful! I'm so tempted to not use it and just look at it! I'm tempted to buy another one in the same colour because I think I'm going to use this one to death. I love it!

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  3. Wow what a gorgeous shade on you!

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    1. I'm really pleased with it, it's such a beautiful colour!

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  4. Beaut! :) It's so pretty I'd never use it :') x

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    1. I have an urge to save it because it's so expensive but I know if I do that I'll sit in my box for the next few years and never be worn!

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  5. This has been on my wish list for ages - such a gorgeous colour! Think I'll save my Boots points up for it :) xx

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    1. I love the Boots points system, because you buy things that you wouldn't usually go for! It was on my wish list for ages too, I'm glad I went for it in the end!

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  6. that is a rich color! very beautiful on pale skin!

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    1. It's lovely, I think it really suits my skintone too, it's quite difficult to find lipsticks that suit my pale skin sometimes!

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  7. Wow thats such a beautiful shade, I love the tubes that YSL lipsticks come in because they are so ornate.

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    1. Me too, I'm not sure that I would've been so interested in it if it wasn't so lovely! I'm so easily tempted by anything beautiful.

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  8. That's actually a really nice colour! I've actually stumbled across your blog looking for Illamasqua's Diablo, as I couldn't find it on the website any more.

    But this is rich!

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    1. I think Diablo has unfortunately been discontinued, it's such a shame as it's a lovely colour!

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  9. That's a beautiful plum shade - I've been looking for the perfect plum shade myself. I've been wanting to try Poisonberry by Lime Crime but it's been sold out for a while. Glad I found your blog!

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    1. I've been waiting ages to get Poisonberry too! I love plum lipsticks. Thank you!

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