Thursday, January 21, 2010

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick For Spring 2010- Opera Rose (29)

There's no doubt the colors in the YSL Spring 2010 are very... springy. There's lots of pink everywhere you look, which makes it a bit hard for me to love it. Still, even I need some happy colors in my wardrobe, so my choice was Rouge Volupte lipstick in Opera Rose.

Rouge Volupte offers one of the very best formulas on the market. I've already reviewed it when I bought Exquisite Plum from the fall collection. The creaminess, lasting power, pigment and coverage are amazing. The new Opera Rose is no exception (there are three other new colors, all far too pale for me). It's very rare that I find a pink lipstick that covers so well there's no chalky effect on the lips.

Opera Rose is really pink with a warm base. It reminds me of the inside of a pink grapefruit, just with a little less orange. I wasn't sure I could pull it off but I actually like it, especially on a sunny day when the light outside complements the color. Adding a little lip gloss that has a bit of brown or purple makes me a lot more comfortable- it takes the edge off while still allowing the spring pink to shine and do its thing. Le Metier de Beaute gloss in Cocoa Creme is perfect for this purpose.

Bottom line: Is it spring yet?

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick ($34) is available from top department stores and online. I bought it directly from the company's website,

All photos are mine.


  1. For some reason I find most shades from the rouge volupte line are on the dramatic side: There is nude peach, nude pink, fuchsia...but I couldn't find any rosy shades (well until I have seen your review, of course)

    Anyway, it's a bummer that they always have sale before releasing new products. (And I have already went for the "trashy" pink. *sighs*)

  2. Citrine, I know exactly what you mean about Rouge Volupte's penchant for drama. In my entire collection of diva reds and royal purples there's nothing comparable to their Plum.

  3. This is a beautiful color! I love the pigmentation and packaging of the YSL lipsticks but they're so expensive I don't think I could justify buying more than one that I would use all the time...

  4. Wow what a lovely shade! I'm actually quite partial to rosy pink lipstick - I find it's just so easy to wear everyday. Although red is definitely my go-to shade if I'm feeling glamorous ♥


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