23 July 2011

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks | Are They Worth The Price?

The YSL Rouge Volupte's are probably one of the most raved about lipsticks in the beauty blogging world right now, but they are also one of the most expensive, coming in at £22 each. So are they really worth that price...here are my thoughts:

I have 1 Rouge Volupte and I bought it off Cheapsmells, as they are a little cheaper off there, coming in at £15.95.

Meet My YSL Rouge Volupte in #7 Lingerie Pink.
YSL Rouge Volupte in #7 Lingerie Pink
YSL Rouge Volupte in #7 Lingerie Pink
First of all the packaging is amazing, it's incredibly well made and I love the attention to detail, like the little YSL logo, it's so cute.

Now on to the lipstick itself, the formulation is incredibly creamy and pigmented. In fact I think they are too pigmented, you literally have to do half a swipe. I actually find this colour really difficult to wear, I have to blend it out with my finger every time. Also, as they are so creamy they don't last that long on the lips, which is very disappointing, so I hardly ever use it. It does look cute on my dressing table though, but that's not a good enough reason to buy it lol.

Here it is swatched
YSL Rouge Volupte in #7 Lingerie Pink
I prefer lipsticks like the Mac Creamsheens.

Unfortunately for me personally, I don't think they are worth £22. Yes they are gorgeously packaged, but I just find them too hard to work with, so I don't think I would purchase another one at that price.

Update: because I never used it, I sold it in a blogsale.

What are your opinions of theses lipsticks, Do you think they are worth the price?

XOXO Claire


  1. I love the YSL lipsticks, I've been given a few as gifts and i'm in love but i'm not sure whether i'd pay £22.50. Eek. x hivenn

  2. Ouch, fairly pricey! I'm not sure I would spend that much on a lipstick. The colour is lovely though x

  3. @Jazzy E (hivenn)

    Oooh lucky girl, I know they are soo expensive.

  4. @Stefany

    I know I dont think I will be buying another one :-)

  5. I have number 7, which I reviewed and although I loved it I also hardly ever reach for it too! I can't fault the packaging though, beautiful! I've seen another colour that I want so I'm debating with myself whether to buy it!! x

  6. thanks so much for following my blog chick! Iv wanted a ysl lipstick for so long! think i just get sucked in with lovely packaging but definitley cannot justify paying £22 for one! ah well a girl can dream! xx


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