In partnership with YSL Beauty
What do you look for in a lipstick? Is it concentrated pigments? Longevity? A product that won't dry out your lips? Kindly avert your attention to Rouge Volupté Shine. A beloved classic from YSL Beauty, if you wear lipstick this should be in your arsenal. As someone who has a fraught relationship with lip products (my nightmares are fuelled by the matte lipstick movement of 2013) Rouge Volupté Shine is user-friendly and ticks all the above requirements.
Speaking from personal experience, Rouge Volupté Shine sits in the perfect middle ground between lipstick and lipgloss. It's oil-infused formula is moisturising and delivers a high shine punch without feeling sticky. It's buildable too, which is a huge drawcard. This means you can briskly apply Rouge Volupté Shine for a sheer and dewy day-to-day makeup look. On the other hand, you can be more deliberate with its application in the evening, say with a vibrant red lip for a more striking effect. In both instances Rouge Volupté Shine feels weightless on the skin.
Much of the comfort around Rouge Volupté Shine stems from its formula. Take the Candy Glaze lipstick for example (think Rouge Volupté Shine dialled up x 100), which is packed with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and emollient oils including vitamin E, cold-pressed mango oil and antioxidant pomegranate extracts sourced from the YSL Beauty Ourika Community Gardens in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. Given this, you can bet safely on eight hours of hydration which further extends the staying power of the pigment itself and spares you the need to reapply.
Going forward, YSL Beauty has also increased its colour offering for Rouge Volupté Shine, welcoming three new shades – 161 Rosewood Beat, 162 Pulsing Rosehip, 163 Showstopping Rose – to its overnude collection.