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Member since 13/12/2013
2 Jul 2017 10:00 PM
Wears away elegantly as a lip stain
I have these in no.s 7 (peach nude), 8 (warm pink) and 10 (mauve nude).
I prefer using 7 and 8 as cheek stains because they don't show up very well on my pigmented lips. If I wear them as lip stains, I have to build them up in multiple layers and then they tend to cling to dry patches on the lips. On the cheeks, they blend slightly better on bare/moisturized skin compared to over foundation/powder but they still work well in both situations. They last about 8 hours on my combination skin before fading slightly.
No 10 is my favourite lip colour to wear to work; it doesn't crack or leave disgusting crustiness around the edges with excessive/prolonged talking (that a lot of matte lipsticks do), has a nice velvet matte finish yet doesn't feel drying on the lips. It has a little bit of slip hence has noticeable transfer onto cups, but wears away very nicely after 4 hours, leaving an even stain behind.
The scent is typical of ysl rouge volupte lipsticks (artificial mango), but isn't noticeable once applied and has no taste if you refrain from licking your lips in the first 5 mins of application.
Best way to blend these on the cheeks is to dot 2-3 dots using the applicator then either use clean fingers to pat the product around or a stippling brush.
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Member since 30/09/2015
2 Oct 2015 1:59 PM
Matte, cute and bright.
I bought this product in (colour), which is a lovely pink and use it on both my cheeks and lips nearly every day. It has a lovely matte finish, without being drying. It stays on cheeks all day and nearly all day on lips, if you remember to leave it to dry before eating or drinking. It feels light on the skin, as you only need a small amount of the highly pigmented cream to create a natural looking flush.
The packaging is cute and elegant, with an easy to use applicator wand. I've had it for around 4 months now and it's showing no signs of running out, despite how small the bottle may appear.
My only qualm is how it applies over other products -- if you use a liquid or cream foundation, be sure to apply and blend it onto your cheeks straight away, while the foundation is still wet, or it'll end up making it patchy. It definitely works best on clean, moisturised skin. That said, once you're used to how to apply it, it is a fantastic product.