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.


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


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


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.



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. 🙂


Reika May 5, 2011 at 2:05 am

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


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!


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.


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!


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!


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 😉


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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