I‘m a sucker for gorgeous make up packaging. Make up products that look pretty and exclusive, just make me feel greedy, though make up isn’t something I care about much. I mean; I put on the same products every morning and that’s it. My make up collection is therefore a bit weird, since I own a lot of eyeshadow palettes and blushes, though I barely wear them. But hey, I told you so: I’m a sucker for packaging and nice colors..
Anyway, one of the product I actually do use more often is lipstick. I think I own a pretty big amount of lipsticks for someone who doesn’t really care about it that much and I recently added a new pretty one to my collection. A while ago, I bought a matte Chanel lipstick and a matte MAC lipstick and they both became my favorites. However, I really wanted to add a new color to my collection, so I decided to visit the ICI Paris XL (a perfumery in NL) two weeks ago.
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YSL Rouge Pur Couture – 66 Blois de Rose
I had already been looking at some YSL lipsticks before and this time I finally found a lipstick with the finish and color I was looking for. The lipstick I bought is the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in 66 ‘Blois de Rose’. It’s a lipstick with a semi-matte finish, so it’s matte, but not as matte as some other lipsticks. Are you still following me? Haha!
The color can be defined as pink-red-ish, since I feel like it’s a color that combines both of them. When using the lipstick, you first won’t believe it’s a matte one. My experience with other lipsticks, is that this usually appears (besides of matte MAC lipsticks though). It’s actually a nice thing, since it makes it a lot easier to apply the lipstick. After a couple of seconds -no longer than 1 minute- the lipsticks turns into a matte finish on your lips and you see the color getting ‘done’.
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So.. What do I think??
First of all, I really like the color. But that makes sense, cause I would’t have bought it in the first place if I hadn’t liked the color. However, I only tried the color on my hand in the store, but I also really like it on my lips. The color is neutral, medium dark and perfect for both a day at work and a night out.
And well, I already discussed it at the beginning at the post: I’m a sucker for nice make up packaging. And the packaging of this lipstick is just perfect. Both the box and case are gold -but not cheapy gold- and you really feel like holding and using something luxury and special. The price is pretty high though, you will pay around €38 (I have to admit that I bought it partly with a giftcard ;)). Anyway, if you might be looking for a nice semi-matte lipstick, I would recommend you to check this one. You can find it here (INT) and here (NL).
Do you own a YSL lipstick? And what do you think of this one?