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Friday, October 24, 2008

Review: Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15 ($34) - A long-lasting, comfortable lipstick that transforms into a fluid veil of radiant color when it touches lips. Shades drench lips with densely pigmented color and a unique shine complex. Lips are visibly smooth, plumped and radiant with luminous, satin color.

I read Christine at Temptalia's raving review of this lipstick and had to try it. Yes, it was indeed the most money I've ever spent on a single tube of lipstick. I tried 9 Caress Pink (muted raspberry pink), which was much cooler than I expected it to be. I usually stick to warm shades, but I do think this color looked awesome when I was on my honeymoon and I was all tan. I will admit that the texture of this lipstick is amazing. Never seen before. It seems to melt onto the lips and you're left with a a slightly creamy, very thin layer of color. (Thin as in texture, not color intensity.) It FEELS like a gloss. I don't think the lasting power is very impressive, I reapply a lot. I also enjoy the fruity smell. I'm in love with the tube packaging itself. It's sleek, sophisticated and completely luxurious, plus there's a tiny mirror on the bottom for touch-ups. SO, all in all, I really, really did like the lipstick itself, but $35? I'd say $25 would be much more reasonable (though I still don't really believe in lipstick costing that much.) In this case I'd say it's probably a combination of packaging and brand name status that jacks the price up.

Face Candy Grade: A-

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