I was recently given the opportunity to test out two complimentary YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks thanks to Inlfluenster. I can’t tell you how excited I was to receive them in the mail and couldn’t wait to rip open the package as soon as it arrived.
According to the YSL’s description of the product, these lipsticks are supposed to give rich, luxurious color in just one stroke and give intense hydration and antioxidant care. It contains ingredients such as rosemary and carrot extract for moisturizing and conditioning the lips and yeast extract for supporting natural cell turnover. The colors sent to me were #9 Rose Stiletto (berry rose) and #19 Fuschia (bright fuschia pink). So, without further ado, here are my honest thoughts and experience with the Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks.
Packaging: Right off the bat, I was mesmerized and impressed with the luxurious metallic gold packaging. The rectangular tube is advantageous to the typical round lipstick tubes because it doesn’t roll around everywhere and the lid closes on securely, so there’s no need to worry about the lid popping off in your purse.
Application: The lipsticks have a nice, light rose fragrance to them that eventually fades after application. I was very impressed with the texture and pigmentation of the lipsticks. Both of the lipsticks I’ve received were satin finishes, incredibly soft, luxuriously creamy, and very comfortable to wear. I have very chapped lips, so I usually need to apply a lip balm before applying any sort of lipstick to keep them from drying up. For testing purposes, I skipped the lip balm and was delighted to find that my lips still felt moisturized hours after application.
Longevity: This is one of the few lipsticks I’ve tried with remarkable staying power and I didn’t have to worry about it wearing off throughout the day in weird patches. In my experience, lipsticks either wear off completely or leave an unflattering outline of color around my lips. So, you can imagine my surprise when I checked the mirror after eating lunch only to find that, while the lipstick’s creaminess had worn off, it had stained my lips and still looked good.
There are over 50 shades available in satin and matte finishes in variations of YSL’s iconic colors – red, orange, fuschia, and nude. You can find a large selection at Sephora
, or shop the full collection on YSL’s website
Price: As expected, these are quite expensive with prices at $36 a pop. If I had never tried these before, I would have a hard time justifying the purchase. After experiencing for myself the absolute quality of not only the lipstick itself but also the packaging, I am definitely looking forward to splurging on my next YSL lipstick.
I have to admit, I had extremely high expectations for the lipsticks before testing it out. For $36 each, these better be hands-down the best lipstick I have ever tried and it better leave me absolutely floored. It was and it did. I’m not saying you need to go out and buy these right this instant because there’s still a ton of great lipsticks out there that are more affordable. But, if you’re looking to splurge on a high quality, highly pigmented, long-lasting, comfortable, and an absolutely stunning lipstick, then yes, you should definitely give this one a shot.
Disclaimer: The complimentary YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks were sent to me by Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are absolutely and completely my own.
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