Review: YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick

You know what they say about makeup? You just can't get enough of it and you will always have a phase for certain products. I think I'll always have a lemming for eyeliners because I really love them. But right now, I think I'm on the lipstick phase. Last month (September), I bought a total of 10 lip colors (lipstick lipgloss, and lipstain). It's not like I'll be using all of them together! Haha! Crazy right?

When I got home today, my mom told me that she's running out of lipsticks to use. So I asked her if she wanted me to buy her a new lipstick. Then she said that she can just choose from my lipsticks so that I don't have to buy anymore. Then she said that my YSL lipstick is almost half empty. I suddenly remembered my 3 YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks that my mom borrowed! I immediately asked for these lippies but my mom couldn't find #s 2 and 18! Argh!

So, I'll just do a rundown on YSL Rouge Volupte in #13 Peach Passion.

my 9-month old YSL lippie

YSL Rouge Volupte was released in the U.S. last September 2008. This lipstick became the talk of the town and it garnered awards for being the best lipstick for 2008. I'm not sure when it was released internationally but I got mine last January 2009 here in MNL.

The first time I've seen this lipstick was in Allure magazine while I was getting my nails done. I even checked them online as soon I got home. Out of too much curiousity, I went to Rustan's the following day to check it out. Initially, I was decided on getting Fetish Pink and Caress Pink. But after swatching and applying them on my lips, I didn't like it because at that time, I wasn't that partial to wearing pink lipsticks yet. I was a bit shocked about the colors because it's-what-you-see-from-the-tube color on my lips. I got a bit disappointed that I blamed it on my skin rather than the lipstick. I had so much faith in this lipstick only to fail me like that.. no way! You know the feeling of being uber excited about something only to find out that it's so much less than what you expected it to be? Yeh, you get the idea. But I didn't want to leave their counter without buying their lipstick. So I tried out the other shades. I was a bit hesitant about Nude Beige because I already have a lot of nude lipticks. And red lipstick? Well, I'm partial to light colored lipsticks. What do you expect? A red lipstick was the last shade in my mind.

I left Rustan's Department Store with YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks in #2 Nude Beige, #13 Peach Passion, and #18 Red Taboo. Three lipsticks richer, Php4650 poorer.

YSL Rouge Volupte in #13 Peach Passion, Php1550

Can I just say dayum?! YSL Rouge Volupte is LOVE. It's even an understatement. When I got my lippies, I was raving about it to one of my friends. Haha! My officemate and boss were shocked when they found out how much I spent on these lipsticks. But oh well. IMHO, It's definitely an HG lipstick. It's very creamy. Move over MAC amplified creme and cremesheen lipticks! You can not even compare! This is coming from someone who loves MAC lipsticks. It's so pigmented that one glide on your lips would do justice already! It doesn't dry on your lips. Lipgloss is optional.. and oh, did I say that it smells so good?! It's supposed to smell like mango, I think. Can't tell. But most def, it smells soo good! Yummy is the word! They only have 18 shades which may seem too few for a lipstick line. But if you check the shades, you'll love them all because the shades they have are very wearable. Very classic colors. Don't forget to give props to their packaging because it's definitely a winner! One hundred points for the gold tube and a clear glass on the center of the tube to show the lipstick shade! The top of the cover has a mirror that you can use when applying the lipstick.

YSL Rouge Volupte retails at Php1,550. It's pricey for a lipstick, I know. But it's definitely worth it. HG material, I promise.

I'm definitely getting Caress Pink and Fetish Pink the next time I go to Rustan's!

According to the SA, YSL Rouge Volupte line is used by Heart Evangelista and Korina Sanchez to name a few. Well, there were the ones who hoarded this line when it was released in MNL. And they remain to be YSL lipstick loyalists according to the SA.

YSL is available at all Rustan's Department Stores.


  1. thx for great review, its lovely *faints* o_o pink color is soooo gorgeous and it looks great on u!!

  2. Peach Passion is soooooo pretty! Aaaaaah! And yeah, thank you for the great review. I want to have one now! *thinks of a way to include this in my student budget. NOT. Hahahaha!

  3. i am a huge fan of YSL lippy and i love this! aint the packaging yummy??? heavenly pink!
    xoxo elle

  4. i saw this the other day but I didn't buy it because I told myself before that i would never pay a lot for lipstics but now I regret not buying it cuz it looks amazing on you

  5. The design of the tube looks absolutely stunning! I've never tried a YSL lipstick before. You've certainly got me curious!


  7. Peach Passion looks so pretty :]
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. @ Emily: Thanks :)

    @ Noelle: Just include it in your Christmas list hehe!

    @ Elle: YSL Rouge Volupte is LOVE. It just love how creamy it is! =D

    @ Angela: Trust my word, spending Php1550 or 34USD is worth it. Such a good investment :)

    @ Stephanie: I know right! the design of the tube makes you love the lipstick even more!

    @ Jen: Better get your a hold of this lipstick before your curiosity kills you. Kidding! :)

    @ Katrina M: Maybe you're seeing YSL everywhere is because they launched their new products recently, not that sure. They also added four new shades to the Rouge Volupte lipsticks :)

    @ Tammy: Thanks Tammy. It was a pleasure sharing my thoughts about this lipstick. :)

  9. Wow! I love the packaging! and the color is beautiful on you...i'm gonna have to go looking for one of these!!! I"m not much of a lipstick person but....
    Come Check out my Site!

  10. @ G.R.I.T.S.: Rouge Volupte is such a lovely lipstick. You should try it :D

    @ Krystia: it really is a gorgeous color!

  11. Agree. Def an HG material :) I used to have a YSL lippy lying somewhere but I have forgotten about it. In fact, I took one look at it and just ignored it because I hated the packaging. Makes me feel like I'm a cougar. Haha! But then again, that's just me. I will now have to look for it :D

  12. @ Teeyah: How are you?! :)
    The other YSL lipsticks have different packaging.. but their Rouge Volupte is just.... phenomenal! Yeh, that's the right word. Can't blame you if you ignored it. I used to ignore YSL as a whole back then cos I used to think it's makeup for mothers only haha! =)

  13. oh, i wish i could say the same thing for the RV lippies of YSL. I was lemming for them because I've read so many raves on it on the net but when I had the chance to try it, it was everything that I hate in a lipstick. It's too creamy in a weird kinda' way, too pigmented with colors that make your teeth look garish and you can literally say that I'm wearing a lipstick if I'm wearing this one.

    I decided to get Rouge Pur instead,

    But hey, Peach Passion looks good on you. been eyeing that. :)

  14. @ THE BEAUTY JUNKEE: wow, you're the first person that I know of who didn't like Rouge Volupte. Hehe. But it's okay. How's the Rouge Pur? I'll take a look at it the next time I visit Rustan's :)


Related Posts with Thumbnails