I was much enabled by the beautiful vamp swatch from Claire's blog recently, and I had wanted to try the Rouge Volupte range for some time. (For this, I blame Stacey's wonderful collection.)
I also got the Gloss Stain in Violet Edition which I will soon talk about in another post.
Initially I wanted to get the legendary Lingerie Pink but chose Frivolous Pink instead after going through tons of swatch pictures.
I do love light pink lipsticks and even think they look good on me, but I just was not sure if I could pull off that light of a pink with chock-full of pigments.
(See Temptalia's swatches HERE)
In short, I am glad I got Frivolous Pink which is also light but much easier to wear (supposedly).
However, I must say I am much torn about the Rouge Volupte range itself.
The undoubtedly gorgeous Frivolous Pink
I have flaunted this beauty a couple of times already on Instagram. :)
Frivolous Pink is a creamy light baby pink packed with pigments.
- Gorgeous gorgeous packaging
- Feels very creamy and moisturizing on lips & stays that way for hours
- The color looks very flattering on me (if applied in the right way)
- Gorgeous packaging (Oh, did I already mention it? ;p)
- This lipstick is too slippery and it migrates rather than setting in
- The color looks very unflattering and cakey (if applied in the wrong way)
- I am not a big fan of the mango coconut like scent although many seem to like it. I prefer the usual scent of the Rouge Pur range, for example.
Lip swatch (with the "Right" application)
The color shows up paler on lips.
A true baby pink
After a few tries, I have learned this lipstick requires a special(?) method of application.
It looks just terrible and feels thick if you swipe it on your lips as you would normally do with other lipsticks.
You have to "dab, blend and repeat" otherwise the color would go on very heavy and uneven since this lipstick is way too creamy and pigmented.
This is kind of a bummer for me cause I want my light colored lipstick to be hassle-free and easy to apply.
Here is the comparison swatch I did with other light pink lippies I have.
They look quite similar in this arm swatch picture, but they look all different once applied (I mean, different enough - you know what I mean, my fellow light pink lovers).
On me, Frivolous Pink looks the truest baby pink where Pink Pout pulls more beige and Prim Rose more mauve.
I (think) I still like this lipstick for its pretty color and the glamorous gold tube adorned with YSL logo, but I doubt that I would build a Rouge Volupte collection.
Luckily this is different from any other light pink lippies that I own in terms of the color and the finish. I would have regretted my purchase otherwise. (I guess I am a bit relieved here.)
Have you tried YSL Rouge Volupte range?
What is your experience? :)