Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Be voluptuous with YSL Gloss Volupte

All we beauty junkies are really very lucky that there are so many many amazing products available on every beauty counter in every shop to tempt us, and I love trying them all. Saying that, I'm going to stick my neck out a little bit and say that regardless of price point, some brands simply do certain products better than others. When it comes to lip products, for me YSL is an incredible brand and every time I try a new product from the range, something magical happens and I seem to have found the Next Big Product that I just can't be without. I've never really been a fan of lip gloss and had you even mentioned lip gloss to me a year or so ago I would get horrible flashbacks to the cheap, sticky and plasticky goo that my hair would get stuck in but if any brand could convert me to a lip gloss fan - of course it would be YSL, and my latest obsession is the fabulous YSL Gloss Volupte Lip Gloss (£21) in the shade Golden (no 4). These come in 24 different shades and Golden is a beautiful French Rose pink, with a faint blue undertone and I would imagine that it would suit most skin tones really well. In the tube it looks like the finish would be quite glittery, however there isn't a single speck of glitter on the lips.

I have confessed previously that I do love beautiful packaging, even there's isnugh of course it's not the only important aspect of a product, so it won't be a surprise to you that I'm completely taken with the elegant and chic look of the gold, silver and a clear base so you can easily see the color of each gloss. I think that even the most "pretty packaging resistant" among us has to admit that it's a pretty sleek looking product. The formula is very smooth, lightweight, hydrating and completely without stickiness and after application, your lips will look plump, hydrated and exceptionally glossy. The lip gloss has a fruity scent and a slightly synthetic peach taste, but it's very subtle and not unpleasant or intrusive in any way and it does also becomes next to unnoticeable after a little while. If you thought that the heart shaped applicator to the YSL Glossy Stain was unusual, just wait until you see this one - it's a patented applicator with a squiggly shape (see a photo of it on my Instagram) which is quite firm but flexible enough to follow the shape of your lips with just the right amount of product to get a very precise contouring and an even, flawless finish. The pigmentation is excellent, and right after application you get a gorgeous glossy look, that sets into a very long lasting natural looking stain. There is a slight transfer from your lips when you eat and drink, however the stain remains -  almost perfect. Applying quite a generous amount of lip gloss in the morning, the finish lasted a bit longer than 6 hrs on me with several coffees and a few nibbles, which for me is an amazing result especially since my lips never felt or looked dehydrated.

I was a big fan of the YSL Glossy Stain and while it's still a great product that I love to wear, I LOVE the YSL Gloss Volupte even more. The silky high gloss finish, the hydrating properties and the wonderful long lasting wear have completely won me over, even turning me into a lip gloss lover and I can't recommend it enough. If you are going to follow the lip gloss trend this season and you are willing to invest in a super product - THIS is the one to get.

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    1. It's a gorgeous shade and the texture is wonderful :o). Xx

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  2. I am not a big gloss girl but these are really tempting me!! Lovely shade!!

    http://allaboutevesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/dolce-dolce.html

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    1. It's a beautiful pink - so versatile :o). Xx

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  3. Ohh it's SO BEAUTIFUL! I love ysl, not only are their products gorgeous but the packaging is just something to stare at isn't it? Lovely! Xx

    Sharlotte | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. I completely agree, it's an amazing brand :o). Xx

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  4. Great post! I definitely share your love for the YSL Gloss Volupte! I have this in 20 Nude Carat and I can't be without it! This looks such a pretty shade, it's definitely going on my wish list! x
    Lipstickloveheart.blogspot.com

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  5. Gorgeous shade! x

    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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  6. I agree that YSL products are worth the money. I love the color of that gloss, so perfect for Spring!
    xx,

    Paisley

    paisleynotplaid

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    1. Yes and it's a nice change from the pastel shades :o). Xx

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  7. I too avoid lipgloss like the plaque but have been being tempted recently by the YSL glossy stains. This looks like a lovely product though and you can tell from your swatch that it isn't overly sticky. Clare xx

    http://www.onestopsavvy.co.uk

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    1. I can't stand sticky lip glosses and this formula is definitely the most pleasant lip gloss I've ever tried :o). Xx

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    1. I love to wear it - I hope I can find a lovely coral too :o). Xx

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  9. These new glosses look perfect! Too bad they are not yet available where I live but I will definitely pick one up! And this colour is gorgeous <3 :)

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    1. I hope you'll get them soon - they're worth waiting for :o). Xx

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  10. Oh, my gosh!
    Oh, my gosh!
    Ok, I know what I want to add to my Sephora cart now.

    Your review makes it look so tempting! Lol. Chic and Alluring Blog

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  11. I'm loving lipglosses at the the moment so I will definitely be getting my hands on one of these (if I can afford it!!)

    Laura from Maquillage Magic

    maquillagemagic.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is a bit pricey, but definitely worth it :o). Xx

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  12. Nothing beats YSL packaging..and the gloss is so pretty!\
    xx

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    1. It's so elegant and chic and with excellent quality too - so all in all, perfect! :o). Xx

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  13. Oh so pretty! I am definitely being swayed back towards gloss this year after years of avoiding it like the plague!

    Emma | Fluff and Fripperies

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    1. I'm the same, it's probably the first time in year that I even find myself now looking at glosses :o). Xx

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  14. A hydrating lipgloss?! I need to try this, for the packaging if nothing else! :')

    Ellie xx | http://theleobeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The formula is just amazing and so lovely to wear :o). Xx

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  15. I love the colour you've chosen, really pretty!
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you so much, it's so versatile :o). Xx

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  16. I wasn't fussed on the texture of the gloss but that shade is beautiful! I'm definitely a sucker for pretty packaging too!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

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    1. It's a very pretty pink, and I'll have a look tomorrow for another great shade :o). Xx

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  17. Hi pretty :-) great product..great colour!!great review!! much kisses,,, c.u
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    1. Thank you so much, that's very nice of you :o). Xx

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  18. Wow this shade looks so pretty. I would love to try it :D

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  19. Fabulous shade with just the right amount of shimmer, and a great size for the hand bag :)

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

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  20. Just gorgeous! I'm still saving up for a YSL lipstick first...

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    1. Isn't it terrible that you can't have everything at the same time... so unfair... :o). Xx

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  21. Gorgeous pink and pretty packaging too!

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    1. It's a stunning product, I think I'll be friends with it for a long time :o). Xx

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  22. WOW your blog is amazing :D i love it will defo keep looking :D


    http://myroutinesjade.blogspot.co.uk/ here is my blog it would mean so much to me if you would check it out

    thank you have a nice day :)


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    1. Hello Jadiee - thank you so much for visiting and for your lovely comment, it really means a lot with such nice feedback :o). Xx

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  23. This is such a gorgeous girly pink, I love it! x

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    1. It's a beautiful color and will go with most things :o). Xx

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  24. I love YSL too! This lipgloss looks gorgeous & love the review - I am totally sold!

    whatsarahknows

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    1. The formula is just amazing - definitely worth every penny :o). Xx

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  25. It is a lovely colour, but I am not a fan of lip glosses, I don't like the sticky/shiny look so much.

    Corinne x
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    1. It's not for every one and it's not until recently that I've started liking then and for me it's all in the formula, the lightest stickiness and it's a deal breaker :o). Xx

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  26. I need this in my life! I have been eyeing it for some time now! Lovely review! x

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment :o). Xx

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  27. Love the shade and its sound great! xo's

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    1. It's a luxurious little treat and worth every penny :o). Xx

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  28. I'm not a huge lipgloss fan because of stickiness, but this sounds great! Plus the colour is beautiful x

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    1. Hey Lauren - there's absolutely no stickiness to this which is a huge plus for me :o). Xx

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  29. Such a pretty color and amazing photos! love YSL products!

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    1. Me too - I've got my eye on a gorgeous eye shadow palette at the moment :o)! Xx

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  30. perfect pink for summer/spring. it is a gorgeous pink. It looks luscious. YSL products are always great.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely, its a gorgeous little treat :o). Xx

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  31. Beautiful pictures! This sounds like such a lovely product. I am always a bit wary of gloss - I have flash backs to my younger days of sticky lips that my hair always got stuck to! - but I think you may have won me round with this review! X


    Louise // What Louise is Loving

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    1. I know exactly how you feel - I'm the same, but this is as far away from that as you can get :o). Xx

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  32. That's a prettiest pink shade I've ever seen ! really need this one soon :) <3
    xoxo
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    1. It's a gorgeous and luxurious lip gloss - I highly recommend it :o). Xx

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  33. I'd love to try this but I'm always so worried its going to be abi too sticky for me, the only thing which puts me off lipglosses!!

    Stevie
    VintageAndVans

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    1. There's no stickiness at all with these, so give it a go - see what you think :o). Xx

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    1. It's a beautiful product, there's just something about YSL makeup :o). Xx

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  35. I actually just bought a few rouge voluptes this week during the sephora sale ;) I kinda want the glosses now...but I think I need to slow down with all the YSL haha!

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