YSL Rouge Volupte Shine – Prune in Fire #18


Now, I normally don’t tend to splurge on the good stuff unless it’s been on my wishlist for years or I’m in the mood for being a bit fancy (these moments are few and far between). The latter was one of these moments recently as I glided towards the YSL counter at House of Fraser, enchanted by all the gold; it had me feeling like Aladdin in Jafar’s cave.Wait, was it Jafar’s cave? All I know is that it was just randomly there at the beginning of the movie – d’ah well.
Anyhoo, after perusing through the different lipsticks, ‘Prune in Fire’ (catchy name) caught my eye. I’m very into deep purples and plums at the moment and thought this colour was gorgeous.

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The Rouge Volupte Shine collection is described as having “intense moisture, luminous colour and a melting texture”. All the lipsticks contain Hyaluronic acid which helps to seal in moisture and prevents lips from drying out. I will say that moisture-wise, the lipstick does get the job done as my lips don’t dry out once while using it. I also do not feel the need to constantly re-apply, as the creamy texture tends to last for a good 3-4 hours or so.

The pigmentation element is pretty strong; it’s a vivid dark plum colour that applies on opaque and requires no need for any gloss. It faintly reminds me of ‘Rebel’ by MAC but this has a bit more “shine” to it. Once the gloss sorta wears out, you get a really nice matte stain which looks  kinda vampy and stuff. Grr.

Anyhoo, I would recommend this lipstick to anyone who likes the whole ‘vamp’ look – it’s a buildable product which is good so if you’re into something intense, this’ll be for ya. You can’t really go wrong with the luxe gold packaging either can ya? *my preciousssssssssssss*

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick | Prune in Fire #18 | £24 |

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