YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

May 4, 2011

I have a love and hate relationship with nude lipsticks. I don’t have the complexion or attitude to pull the color off –  some are too beige;  some are too cool toned;  some make me look 10 years older and some make me look like I have lip liners around it.   Does it stop me from buying them – Nope! I am still actively looking for The One and I believe YSL ROUGE PUR COUTURE in number 6 has ticked all my requirements.

My requirements are:

– moisturizing! doesn’t dry out my lips and accentuating my lip lines

– it is a few shades lighter than my natural lip color but doesn’t wash me out

– not too opaque, not too sheer

– not streaky, goes on evenly and no blending is required when applying

Rouge Pur Couture is a new line of lipsticks by YSL, the number 6 shade ‘Rose Bergamasque’  is part of their Spring 2011 Collection.

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I personally love the gold packaging by YSL, it is sturdy and looks elegant, the only downside is it leaves finger print marks.

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Some little details like the YSL embossing justifies the high price tag.

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Swatches of YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 6  in daylight. It is a very wearable nude pink color on my naturally pigmented lips.  If I want the color to look more beige I just need to conceal my lips with foundation. It goes on buttery smooth and even – no lip balm underneath is required. I can just apply and go. It feels soft and lightweight on my lips, and has a subtle sheen to its finish, making my lips look more plumped.

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Have you tired YSL Rouge Pur Couture yet? What is your favorite nude lipstick? I am very interested to hear your recommendations.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Pammy May 4, 2011 at 9:01 am

It’s so gorgeous! It looks really pretty on your lips and complemented your skin tone. 🙂

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Reika May 5, 2011 at 2:05 am

Thanks Pammy. It is all about finding the right shade isn’t it 🙂

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Jess May 26, 2011 at 11:11 pm

This shade looks so beautiful and even more beautiful on your lips! I’m so tempted to get this color now, but I must resist! I feel it looks similar to one of my YSL Rouge Voluptés that I own (but don’t know the exact shade right now).

My favorite nude lipstick is YSL Rouge Volupté No. 1 (pinkish nude) and Shiseido Perfect Rouge BE 208 Baby. The texture is very nice, and I thin the price tag is very justified!

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Reika May 27, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I love YSL Rouge Volupte No 1 too! Thanks for the recommendation of Shiseido..I love shiseido makeups..will definitely check BE 208 out.

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Jessica May 28, 2011 at 5:46 am

I just discovered your blog – it’s so gorgeous, as are you! This is my favorite lipstick ever. I love Rouge Voluptes, too, but I think the formulation for RPC #6 is just PERFECT. It looks beautiful on you!

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Reika May 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Thanks Jessica. I agree, the formulation of RPC is so much easier to work with than Rouge Voluptes!

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Delyteful Speaks May 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I have this lipstick.. Their formula is much better than the volupte I reckon.. Really pretty shade that is not completely nude.. It looks so nice on you..

Nice blog hun.. I’m following 😉

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karla February 17, 2013 at 1:59 pm

It looks great on your lips! Just the perfect nude!
I got the same lipstick, same shade, but it looks so different on me; not pinkish, but more brownish. I know it all depends on your lip pigment, colour, tone: one lipstick is different on each person. But this one is a must have for all nude lovers: high quality and smoothness we get is amazing!

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