Yves Saint-Laurent: Rouge Volupte six shades and swatches

Some people collect stamps, some cars...me? Lipsticks. So when it comes to the Rolls Royce, the Mac Daddy of the lipstick world it seemed only natural that I had to "catch 'em all". Encased in a heavyweight gold packaging, the Rouge Volupte formula from Yves Saint-Laurent is incredibly creamy, and glides across your lips - those with smaller lips may find that using a lip liner may keep feathering at bay. With them being so creamy, this does however mean they don't last anywhere near as long as a matte, so re-application is needed a lot more often - which I guess considering the price tag is £23.50 is an annoyance. 

Pigmentation is stunning. Neutrals provide a 'pop' of colour, whereas the brighter shades are bold but not brash - I apply the brighter colours with a lip brush. The colours I have are in number order: 

N.01 Nude Beige, N.08 Fetish Pink, N.10 Provocative Pink

N.14 Orange Shiver, N.17 Red Muse, N.30 Faubourg Peach

N.01 Nude Beige
a neutral beige that would work with most skintones

N.08 Fetish Pink
mid-toned bubblegum pink

N.10 Provocative Pink
a bright fuchsia pink that would look great on tanned skintones

N.14 Orange Shiver
leaning more towards a coral than an orange

N.17 Red Muse
blue based "universal" red

N.30 Faubourg Peach
my favourite; a nude creamy peach

Conclusion: YSL Rouge Volupte are great for those who are looking for a high-end lipstick that looks great inside and out. Staying power isn't amazing, but the formula effortlessly glides on your lips and provides a great coverage. The most similar formula's I can think of are MAC's Cremesheen and Boots 17 Makeup Shine On Lipstick for more budget friendly options, but they aren't in the same league as these bad boys! 

Yves Saint-Laurent: Rouge Volupte six shades and swatches
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21 year old Welsh blogger, living in London. Addicted to makeup, chocolate and staying in bed.


  1. Love my ysl lipsticks I have No.1 and 30, you have such gorgeous colours :)

  2. oh em gee they are BEAUTIIIFULL!! I want one! Also you have the most gorgeous lip shape!

    Great blog, I'm now following... Also I live in Kingston!
    Bhavi xx


  3. Lovely collection of lipsticks I love them all!!! I can see why you wanted them all :)
    Great blog, I'm a new follower




  4. Oh wow these are all fab! I haven't tried these, I love the shades Orange Shiver, Red Muse and faubourg Peach. They look super creamy. xx

  5. You lucky lucky lady! What a gorgeous collection, they are all beautiful :D


  6. omg they are amazing,so jealous of your collection!:)xxx

  7. I love No. 30, it's the perfect nude shade. These lipsticks look very moisturising, thanks for the review, it was really informative! I'm so happy I just stumbled across your blog, I love it! Definitely following you now!

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  8. Beautiful shades!!! I love your lip swatches --- awesome! Im a NEW FOLLOWER!!!

    The Misty Mom

  9. 200th FOLLOWER, btw! ♥ Yay!

  10. Nude beige looks beautiful, such a subtle shade. I need to own one of these! x

  11. Oh my God these look so scrummilicious... *drools*! Thanks for the swatches. I'm really enjoying reading your blog, followed you! xx


  12. These sound incredible!!! Dying to give them a go!

    Robyn Mayday

  13. Love the Provocative pink, amazing!


  14. God Faubourg Peach is absolutely stunning. I'm still yet to find a nude that will actually stay put though - I think it's just impossible! x

  15. I can't tell you ow. Jealous I am xx

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  16. I love the packaging of these! Btw, just want to let you know that the blog you are following that was previously owned by myself is now dormant but you can find me on my new blog; The Science of Happy. It already has 29 posts up so far so lots to read already and I've got a new feature up where you get to be nosey and see what other followers have in their bags!


    - TSOH

  17. Fetish pink looks amazing - I love a nude/pink lip!

    Now following on GFC and would be great to get a follow back :)

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  18. I LOVE these and all things YSL after reading this i just want to go out and buy more haha



  19. Great review! I always think YSL have some of the best lip shades.
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Happy Tuesday Hun xoxo

  20. Aww I love this post... your pictures are so pretty! I am immensely jealous of your collection though :D It's pretty rubbish that staying power isn't great though... shame for the price you pay.

    Great review x


  21. I do love the colours of these pity they havent got the staying power to match!! Love the packaging as well.....very glam!!

  22. I really love the orange shiver shade. Never tried ysl, although they do look pretty good!!

    Please come check out my latest post if you have time :)

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