Red Lips Day 9: YSL Rouge Volupte in Red Taboo

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 25 - 2011

I was a very nervous girl leaving the house in this YSL Rouge Volupte Red Taboo lipstick…

It’s a beautiful cool-toned red with just a hint of raspberry but it’s a Rouge Volupte.  It threatened to slip like me on ice skates and I feared that it was just as likely to land me on my bum.

You either love or hate the YSL Rouge Volupte range.  Creamy, non-drying, deeply pigmented and scented like a fruit salad.  These are pretty nice properties in a nude or mylipsbutbetter shade.  In a red?  A red that needs to stay put?  Uh Oh.

First things first… this lipstick needs a lip liner, it’s a braver woman than I who attempts to wear this bare-backed.  Application is effortless (nearly)… I applied straight from the bullet to the centre of my lips before pulling the colour outward with a lip brush.  Then I waited for dry-down.  And I waited… and I waited.  Then I checked my watch, panicked and wondered if I should blot and decided on the “bugger it, that’ll have to do” option instead.

A word to the wise (from the utterly stupid)… don’t attempt to eat, drink, lick your lips or indeed breathe whilst wearing this beautiful shade.  It WILL transfer faster than that email you clicked ‘send’ on by accident.

I get about 2/3 hours wear from Red Taboo before needing to stage a lipstick intervention.  On the flipside, because it is so creamy… I can dab a little more on from the bullet and get away with smooshing my lips together.  Obviously, that doesn’t give me the cleanest line in the world… but if you’re on the go – you can get away with it.

CheapSmells.com sent me this lipstick for my red lip series so I’d like to point you in the direction of where you can pick it up on their website here.  This particular shade is selling for £15.90 (a saving of 24% off the RRP).


11 Responses to “Red Lips Day 9: YSL Rouge Volupte in Red Taboo”

  1. Laura Cairns says:

    Wow, this shade is really pretty and totally suits you but I also hate it when lipstick disappears when you so much as breathe wearing it, lol.

  2. Kirsten says:

    Such a gorgeous colour and I love the gold barrel!

  3. Patricia says:

    Looks great on you, must say. Can you wear it sheerer, like a lip stain, or is it patchy if you do so?

  4. Arrow says:

    Actually that looks really good on you, even better than Dragon (Chanel), which I thought looked super. Is the consistency something like the MAC Slimshines?

  5. redtiger21 says:

    I really like this on you. And oh my god, what lovely packaging!!!

  6. Kerry says:

    The colour looks beautiful on you. I’m also wondering whether this could be used more like a stain?

  7. kirsty says:

    This is a beautiful colour on you! Have you experimented with blotting and translucent powder? May give you a bit more wear time/allow you to breathe :p

  8. gio says:

    That shade looks gorgeous on you! And the packaging is beautiful too.

  9. Poppy says:

    oooh.. hawt! you and the colour both.

  10. Jules says:

    You look gorgeous! So very Film Noir and sirenesque! My skin tone is very similar to yours, and I was debating today whether to go a lighter red on my hair or stick with a browned auburn (I’m really a blonde, so dark hair is an effort). Seeing the pop in this combo on you, I’m staying dark so I can rock the reds!

  11. Vijaya says:

    This red compliments your eyes amazingly! Too bad it’s so much trouble to wear. I’m not willing to go to much (read: any) trouble to keep lipstick in place, so…

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Deal Alert: Hold it right there lady!

Uh, I mean, don’t go anywhere until you’ve read this post ‘cos the clock is ticking and to be quite honest, I’m not sure how …

NARS Orgasm Vs Milani Luminous - Swatches

One of the most talked about so-called ‘dupes’ is the infamous $5.99 Milani Luminous blush which many say is a dead ringer for the even …

Pink Week! Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil

What is it? Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil is a multi-purpose, moisturising dry oil with ingredients that include rCocoa Butter, Vitamin E and …

Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask

Enzyme: A protein (or protein-based molecule) that speeds up a chemical reaction in a living organism. An enzyme acts as catalyst for specific chemical reactions, …

Make like Shirley Bassey and bake a Bara Brith!

I was gonna pack this post with as many random references to Wales as possible but decided in the end that I couldn’t be bothered… …

Review: Inlight Organic Face Cleanser

Inlight are a soil association-backed organic skincare brand hailing from deepest, darkest Cornwall with a philosophy geared toward homeopathic formulations and highly concentrated products. The …

NOTD(s) - Courtesy of George @ Asda

Would an aspiring makeup snob venture into Asda on a Friday night on the hunt for a grey polish she saw whilst doing last weeks …

Goodies from the Philippines!

My lovely friend Julia sent me a fabulous parcel of goodies from her local drugstores in the Philippines and I have been dying to play …

Home Shopping Uncovered... Inside QVC...

Hmmm… that makes this post sound far more dramatic and exciting than it actually is. Perhaps if myself and VexintheCity hadn’t been gently chaperoned to …

Beauty Blog Link Love: 7th June 2011

~ Madame B Fatale tests a fun gimmicky product with some not so amazing results. ~ Are you ready to step out of your comfort …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads