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…

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