MY REVIEW Of YSL ROUGE PUR COUTURE LIPSTICKS IN #9 ROSE STILETTO AND #19 FUSCHIA
I received two Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks in #9 Rose Stiletto and #19 Fuschia for testing and review from Influenster.
The colors are so very beautiful; not glaring or gawdy, and neither seemed too harsh, sallow or too blue or orange, for any skin tone or complexion. They are extremely flattering colors, universally.
The base color on the lipsticks make them appear almost neutral based, hard to do with any color, let alone two drastically different pinks.
Rose Stiletto being a more medium dusty rose-brown; while Fuchsia is a bright pink – not shocking or neon; this isn’t your 80’s Fuschia – with a natural feel, like you would see in a garden. A succulent bright bold pink.
The texture is very creamy, smooth, silky, sensuous; very moisturizing. Almost too moisturizing.
And, there, lies my only problem with these lipsticks.
Being so moisture-rich, the lipstick doesn’t stay in place, but rather tends to smear beyond the lipline the minute your lips touch one another.
I am used to and prefer wearing matte lipsticks that stay put; I am not fond of lipsticks that travel or leave a trail anywhere: let alone everywhere.
Especially everywhere around my mouth, which is something I had never experienced with my prior YSL purchases or expected to experience with these beauties, but perhaps that is because my prior YSL lippies were matte finish. I am not quite sure.
I tried several different applications and techniques: with lip liner, colored and clear; lip balm, wax and long lasting formulas, lip primer and without, concealer, foundation, using a lip brush or applying directly from the bullet, blotting, the tissue and powder trick, but none of it helped keep the lipstick from smearing outside my lipline within seconds.
Honestly, the lipstick is so moist from the whatever oil is infused in it for anti-aging properties that it felt very oily and too soft, smearing and disappearing fairly quickly. So I canot say I found the lipsticks to be long lasting, as others did.
Although, the Fuchsia did fare a bit better than the Rose Stiletto, but not enough to call it long lasting.
Therein, I did not find the formula drying in the least, as some reviewers did. In fact, were the lipstick clear it would have made an excellent lip conditioner.
The colors, however, are magnificent: beautifully soft and awesomely bold. I loved all the other colors I saw on Sephora’s website as well; they really are an excellent mix of both feminine and edgy.
And the scent of roses from the lipstick is so heavenly; I loved it.
It was like a whiff of a decadent Parisienne perfumery or a floral shop filled with the most delicate blossoms; luxurious, lush, exquisite… roses.
Perhaps it was just me that had the problem with the lipstick running, as I believe everything about this collection is luscious and full-bodied.
I had swatched the lipsticks on my hand when I received the #YSLVoxBox as I do when reviewing any lipstick. The swatches (pictured above) wore beautifully; lasting quite a while with a great deal of color intensity, along with being creamy, and satiny smooth.
Unfortunately, everytime I tried to apply the shades to my actual lips, the lipstick melted away like butter, smearing everywhere outside my lipline.
Still, given all that, it is pretty fair to say these lipsticks are beyond luxe; they are amazing. The scent, the colors, the absolutely stunning gold packaging; everything about YSL Beauty screams this is a high-end, luxury experience you won’t soon forget!
I do have to disagree with some of the other reviews: these lipsticks are very emollient-rich and far from being drying to the lips, as some stated… your lips will be happily and amply moisturized. Unfortunate for me, but wonderful for so many lipstick lovers.
And this really is a lipstick to love! YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick is a far beyond high quality collection of luscious, mouthwatering, glamorous lip colors, ranging from bold and edgy to soft and feminine, so 4 stars from me. At least, for now.
But, I am not giving up on YSL Rouge Pur Couture #9 and #19!
I will keep working with these lipsticks until I get them to stay in their place and can revise this rating to a deserved 5 stars.
Why? Because I love YSL Beauty.
Although, I will admit that the YSL Rouge Pur Couture ‘The Mats’ Collection would have been a much, much better product fit for me.
YSL can dress my lips in their sensual lip colors anytime they wish. 💋
Angels, Love and Light,
5 Stars! ☆☆☆☆☆
Not one to give up, I figured out how to make the lipstick stay in place.
The problem was treating this lipstick like any other lipstick. And, believe me, it is not just ‘another’ lipstick.
This is Luxury! Beautiful, Bold, Feminine… Seductive, Edgy, Uncompromising, Dangerous Luxury!
It Wears You; It Clothes You. It Is Couture.
Thus, applying the primer, foundation, concealer, lip balm, powder, etc., made the lipstick move around like crazy, causing all the smearing! These techniques are needless, because of the quality of the ingredients in the product.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture is moisture-rich, eliminating the need for primer. It is, also, deliciously creamy and thick, eliminating the need for foundation, concealer or powder for it “to cling to” as other lip products recommend you do before application.
When I went simple, just using lip liner and applying the lipstick in sections of thin layers of color; and THEN, waiting about 2-3 minutes before applying a second and third layer for depth… it made all the difference in the world.
The first coat, I started by applying the lipstick to left half of my top lip, then right half of top lip and moving on to refine the cupid’s bow; then I applied the lipstick to my lower lip in brief strokes. After waiting for the color to set about 2-3 minutes, I followed with a second and third coat of color, as you would normally, starting with my bottom lip. I waited again, a brief time, before bringing my lips together to blend!
Although, lipliner probably could have been skipped altogether, I really like a defined lip and prefer to use liner. I used ColourPop Cosmetics’ lippie pencil lip liners. They have a matte finish with a long-lasting formula I love.
So, it is ☆5 Stars☆ from me! YSL Rouge Pur Couture is definitely a lipstick addict’s dream come true!
If I could choose another YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick to try in the future? I would love to try one from YSL Rouge Pur Couture – The Mats Collection; a gorgeous deep matte red – any color between #202 Rose Crazy through #206 Grenat Satisfaction.
My favorite of those? All of them, lol!
Ok, Ok… If I must choose just one, then it would be #203 Rouge Rock. 💋
Angels, Love and Light,
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