Great vibrancy, opaqueness and performance, but definitely more expensive
See my full review and more pictures at http://izntlifesojuicy.blogspot.com/2011/12/ysl-rouge-pur-couture-in-13-le-orange.html
Guilty as charged, I am obsessed with the Kardashian sisters' style. And I especially love Kourtney Kardashian's style. Randomly reading a copy of Redbook in my grandmother's living room, I stumbled across a clip about the incredible color that is always on Kourtney's lip. Every wonder what the attractive, bold, orangey red lipcolor is? Well this is it. So when I read that she wore YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 13 Le Orange, I had to grab it. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick can be found at Nordstrom, Sephora and at YSL's website for $30. For CyberMonday YSL was offering 20% off and I was able to grab this lipstick for $24 with the discount. The discount was especially helpful since this was my first luxury designer beauty purchase. I generally don't spend more than $24 on a lipstick. This lipstick comes in 33 shades, with a satin finish and SPF 15. The scent is definitely something I am not used to. The scent of this lipstick is like a perfume, but there is no taste to this lipstick. For those of you who are sensitive to scents, you'll be happy to know that the scent does not last long after application.
This lipstick applies smoothly with medium to full coverage. The color is very bold and vibrant and I love it. The formula is very creamy and moisturizing but not greasy at all. However, I have one major complaint with this lipstick; major slippage. I'm going to hunt for a lip liner to match, or a nude lipliner to match this lipstick because I love it so much. I hope it will be the answer to my problem. Besides the slippage and occasional migration of this lipstick, there is a lot to love. Although slippage can be a major problem, I do believe it is a problem that can be maintained. I generally apply an-ever-so-light sweep of translucent powder over my lipsticks, but I was on a rush to work and didn't have time. I will be updating this post the next time I wear this stick. With that being said, there is a lot to love about this formula. The vibrancy and the pigmentation of this shade is just amazing and this is definitely the longest wearing lipstick I have tried. It faded in two parts. The glossy-like finish lasts for about 3 hours. The color that is left on your lips is almost like a stain, but it isn't completely matte. In total this lipstick lasted for about 6 hours until I ate. I would like to mention that I did not eat during the 6 hours and there was a minimal about of drinking. This isn't a kiss-proof lipstick either, so it will definitely transfer on to your loved ones. But with a lipstick so beautiful, I think I can handle my lips being in "look but don't touch" mode. Overall, I would definitely recommend this lipstick. With a slight adjustment to my beauty routine, this could be one of my favorite lipsticks.
I can't find it at the moment so I can't remember the color but across the board these are great lipsticks. YSL is one of my favorite brands for makeup! I realize it's really expensive but I absolutely couldn't leave the store without it once I tried it on. Highly pigmented, not too creamy, not too matte! And I know some people complain cause it has somewhat of a perfume-y scent but I personally like it! And of course the packaging...obviously not the most important part of your makeup but I think everyone can agree that their packaging is awesome.
My first lipstick and I was introduced to YSL Rouge Pur Couture. I never really thought I was into red lipstick but after using this I fell in love. It goes on well, and it gets more pigmented after each layer you apply on, so it depends on how much you want. I love the color, it stands out and stays on long. Out of an entire night out, I've only had to re-apply a couple of times. It's very moisturizing, that's what I love about it too.
These lipsticks have an incredibly good colour payoff. The consistency of the lipstick itself is amazing, it glides on and looks amazing on the lips. The packaging is remarkable, it feels and looks expensive. The lipstick os quite fragrant but nothing too strong or overpowering. My only complaint is the staying power which is average, and it shouldnt be for the price.
This is heavily scented, so keep that in mind if you're not into scented products. I really like this lipstick. It is very moisturizing and very pigmented. I've found it lasts slightly longer than the average lipstick on my lips. I have this in Rose Stiletto which is a darkish rose pink. The swatch on the Sephora website is VERY different than the actual color, but I like the color anyway. It's slightly darker than my lips and looks great underneath lipstick. These colors have a cream finish, so no shimmer, but they aren't matte either.