My wonderful friends at Influenster recently sent me two gorgeous lipsticks from Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture line and I couldn’t wait to try them out…
As always, their YSL box arrived in all of its black + gold fabulousness!
Inside were two lipsticks in the shades #09 Rose Stiletto + #19 Fuchsia. The gold packaging is so chic! The product is meant to symbolize “edgy style and ultimate feminine strength”… I love that 🙂
Both colors were unique, but I could not wait to try Rose Stiletto. I’m typically drawn to more natural, mauve-toned lip products.
Below is a quick swatch on my hand. While the product is extremely pigmented + claims to provide “luxurious, rich color” in one stroke, I did swipe each back + forth — for a total of two.
Though I really did enjoy both shades, I think Rose Stiletto will be getting a bit more use than Fuchsia will. The fuchsia was gorgeous + reminded me so much of Covergirl’s Outlast Long Wear + Moisture Lipstick that I reviewed a few months ago! Since the shade is definitely better suited for Summer, I’ll be holding onto it for sure. 🙂
Overall, the product is pretty wonderful. It claims to provide intense hydration + antioxidant care which is really important to me [many lipsticks tend to dry out my lips]. I love how smoothly it applies + how rich the colors wear. Not to mention, the packaging is pretty stunning!
These lipsticks retail for $36 a piece, and I’ll be 100% honest — to me, that is a bit pricey for lipstick. I think there are quite a few drugstore + other lip products that are comparable. With that said, I have been known to splurge on sticks, balms, and glosses every now + then. If I found a shade that I know I would get good use out of, I may invest! It’s definitely a quality product.
As always, thank you all for reading!
If you use + love any YSL lipsticks, let me know which ones! 🙂