YSL Rouge Volutpe Shine - 12 new spring shades

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 2016 spring shades review and swatches
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 2016 spring shades review and swatches
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 2016 spring shades review and swatches
Rose Saint Germain, Rouge Tuxedo, Corail a Porter, Fuchsia Stiletto
Ever since I was a teenager, YSL lipsticks have always been at the top of my beauty lust list. There's something so luxurious about them - they're the kind of lipstick you want to pull out in public for constant top ups, just to flash the iconic gold casing.

The Rouge Volupte Shine range has proven to be a firm favourite over the years. Not just for the ridiculously beautiful casing, but also it's hydrating, semi-sheer formula that's so easy to wear. 

YSL have just added 12 new shades to the line up, with a mix of 'Day Birds, Night Bloomers and Wekeenders'. AKA your daily faves, bold brights and a whole lotta pink. I'm not going to apologise for the MASSIVE enable that this post is going to turn into. Every girl needs at least one YSL lippie in her life, so find a good excuse (or a bad one, whatevs) and grab yourself one/all of these. 

Out of the four new shades I've been trying, Corail A Porter is probably the one that will get the most wear, purely as it's a perfect day time shade that doesn't require lip liner or a seriously close precision on application. I thought it was going to be a touch more coral given the name, but on me it verges more towards pink and the slight blue undertones make it very flattering on pale skin. 

Rose Saint Germain is a slightly more intense version, again with a coolish base to it. It's a bit bolder, but one that you can easily wear at anytime without feeling overdone. 

Rouge Tuxedo and Fuschia Stiletto are a whole different ball game - they're impressively pigmented given the high-shine formula, but still aren't as in your face as they would be if they were in a more traditional matte formula. 

If you're drawn to the brighter shades, I'd definitely recommend using a lip liner first to help stop any potential bleeding or feathering around the edges as the formula can be a tiny bit slippery. That said, they're worlds away from your typical shiny gloss - it's more of a sheen and with none of the sticky feel. They also leave your lips feeling super-soft after use and there's no nasty dry feeling that you can get with more matte finishes, thanks to the blend of 6 oils present in each one. 

You can find all 12 new Rouge Volupte Shine shades on counters now, priced £25 each. Will you be adding one to your wishlist? 

*contains PR samples 

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