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April 21 2014

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2 posts tagged "Rouge Volupt� Perle"

YSL Mouths Off

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When YSL launched a shimmering, semi-sheer version of its highly pigmented Rouge Volupte lipstick line last fall, we were of course smitten. You could put anything in those gilded, meticulously embossed bullets and we’d want to buy it, but the brand’s Perle collection, with its micro-pearl and vegetable wax formula, was plenty wearable as well. The inaugural shade range consisted of six glimmering options with a slightly tinted finish—perfect for the lipstick novice. But seeing as how we consider ourselves experts in the field of full-color pout perfectors, we were left wanting a little more in the way of opacity—which the brand has delivered with its latest round of releases. While this fall’s Perle offerings include three new hues with the original finish in Spellbinding Violet, Brazen Plum, and Incandescent Orange, there are three others that pack a mirrorlike shine minus the sparkle, including the creamy nude Impetuous Beige, the pale lilac Celestial Mauve, and the deep, sanguine Mysterious Red, our personal favorite. We don’t usually wear high-gloss lipsticks as they have a tendency to move onto cheeks, teeth, clothes, what have you, but these colors—the flat shades, in particular—are totally worth the risk.

Photo: Courtesy of YSL Beauté

The Statement Lip Gets A Pearly Update

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When YSL Beauté launched its Rouge Volupté lipstick range two years ago, it was kind of a big deal. If the exceptional lineup of vivid, opaque color options didn’t get you, the incredibly ornate, gilded bullets definitely did. At a time when statement lips were starting to come back into favor, Rouge Volupté set the bar for what the new, twenty-first-century lipstick-wearing experience could be—with a Kate Moss-fronted ad campaign to boot. Then came the domino effect; bold shades of pout pigment started rolling out from companies of both the mass and prestige varieties, aimed at a new demographic of makeup buyers who wanted to sport red, fuchsia, and coral lips instead of plain old gloss. Peter Philips gave us Chanel’s Rouge Coco back in January and in a few short weeks, Dior’s creative makeup director, Tyen, will debut his new Rouge Dior collection. To differentiate itself a bit for Fall, YSL has decided to go in a different direction—shunning deep crimsons and berries, and instead making a case for sheer shimmer lipstick. Infused with rose-gold micro-pearls, the brand’s new Rouge Volupté Perle collection features six creamy, sparkly options including personal favorites #102 Coral Sun, #103 Sparkling Pink, and #106 Mesmerizing Purple. For those of you who have yet to form an addiction to full-blown lip color, think of these as a fun gateway drug. For the rest of you who still need a fix of the “hard stuff,” YSL has a little something to take the edge off en route in October. Stay tuned.

Photo: Courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent