Hello everyone, I hope the week has been good. Somehow the blogging bug didn’t bite for quite a while as I was busy with other commitments. Such as (cough) organizing a night out for my friends to waste away the occasion of me turning older, work and keeping frivolities at bay. Frivolities in other forms came visiting though, and I have a thin purse to show for it. What better way to illustrate frivolities with the YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks that come in such a opulent case of gold?

They are so beautiful, and part of my #undeclaredhaul purchase of lipsticks. I have more to feature, but right now let’s look at how gorgeous the YSL ones are.

From left: #1 Nude Beige (Neutrals) / #26 Tender Peach (Oranges) / #29 Opera Rose (Pinks) / #30 Faubourg Peach (Oranges)

The color of the metal overlay reflects the color of the lipstick inside, very handy when one has too many lipsticks to paw through in the mornings.

The YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks are definitely heavier than most – but I appreciate and associate the weight of it with designer cosmetic items. It’s one lipstick that I wouldn’t mind lugging around for sure! So pretty to look at. If Chanel lipsticks are an understated class, then the YSL ones are visible opulence.

I dare not say I have a review for you, but here’s a swatch of #1 Nude Beige on the back of my hand. It felt so smooth and creamy! Even though the lipstick glides on the skin, it does not lose its color to gloss.

I hesitated for quite a bit as to where better to swatch the lipstick. Actually it was a tussle between me and my obsession for brand new cosmetic items. I have a tendency to leave them in my drawers for awhile, lol. But I’m wearing #1 Nude Beige on my lips now. Initially I was afraid that the color would be too milky for me, but I’m happy to report that it looks great with what I have on now – foundation (Nars Sheer Glow) and filled-in eyebrows (Giorgio Armani). I’m a NC15 and #1 Nude Beige did not overwhelm me with minimal makeup.

I have more to say on the formula, but I shall leave that for a proper review in my next entry. I’m ecstatic to step out of my comfort zone by purchasing a pale pink that I wouldn’t normally even think about, and #1 Nude Beige being so wearable for me is a double bonus. For more looks, check out popblush who’s also having a mini give-away on her site. She regularly features the YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks in her looks and thanks to her encouragement that I can always tone the milkyness down with gloss, I’m a happy camper with my lipsticks.

Have a great week ahead everyone, thanks for sticking around!