February 28, 2014

Mouthwatering Berry

In case you haven't noticed, I'm a lipstick addict. I've got a full drawer —which, by the way, is on the brink of exploding and needs some re-organisation ASAP— of lipsticks of different colours, and heck even quite a few ones that are spot on the same, but differ in brand, formula or texture. Hey, I like my options. My latest addition is the YSL Sheer Candy in Mouthwatering Berry and, err, is it a bad thing that the product name was the main reason I caved, conquered and bought it?

The Sheer Candy range has always been on my radar, a sheer lipstick that has the moisturising properties of a lip balm and that in a YSL bullet? Oh, heck yeah. In a whim I swatched the shade Mouthwatering Berry, which is everything but sheer. A good punch of raspberry red, it leaves my lips slightly glossy and nourished. In order to distinguish the Sheer Voluptes from the regular line, they wrapped the bullets in silver, instead of their usual gold.

It isn't the most long-lasting lipstick I've tried, but then again, it's not supposed to as it is positioned in the tinted lip balm segment. Once the gloss has worn off, it leaves a gorgeous natural stain on your lips, which don't scream I forgot to re-touch my lips. The only point of criticism I've got is the scent. I'm not a fan of scented lip products and there's a pinch of fruitiness once you apply it on the lips. Thank goodness for me, the scent doesn't linger very long and once it's gone, it's gone. For a bit less than 30 quid, it is definitely not the cheapest option out there, but definitely a great pick when you are looking for a moisture packed bit of luxury with a oomph of colour.

Wearing Essie Topless and Barefoot on my nails.

What are your thoughts on the YSL Sheer Volupte range, have you ever tried any?



  1. This is such a beautiful shade. I'm dying to get my hands on one of these YSL lip products but they're so pricey and I'm struggling to pick only one shade. I'm definitely leaning towards getting a YSL Sheer Volupte lipstick but even narrowed down to that, I can't choose a shade. Oh, the struggles. ;) xx

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  2. hahaah lipstick addict indeed. i can relate. i was was actually getting super annoyed at my lipstick storage system since they all get piled up in a shallow draw which doesn't allow them to stand upright so i pulled them all out on my desk last night and started arranging them by color and finish...but now that i'm done, its not like i have a proper place to keep the order so back into the drawer it goes hahah but it made me so happy just to organize them.

    and yay for ysl and yay for berries! i've never tried any of their lipsticks so i dont really know how they would feel. i wanted the glossy stain for a loooonng time but my recent drugstore hauls of similar products have mostly quenched that thirst. still one day, i'd like to have a ysl of my own.

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  3. They are rather pricey, so I'd definitely recommend swatching them in person to see which one suits your taste and skin tone most. Do take into account that there are a few that are really opaque and the colour pay off is great. But there are a few in the collection which are really sheer and only leave an undetectable amount of colour. Love the regular Volupte line as well —very moisturising, long-lasting and comfy to wear.

  4. Gulp, mine are just thrown into a drawer. I really need to re-arrange my skincare/make up setting as it's a mess and I simply don't have enough place for all my things. Gosh, you need to try a YSL lip product, they are so dreamy. The packaging alone is gorgeous, but their regular Rouge Volupte line is brilliant. The colour pay-off is great, leaves the lips comfy and moisturised and leaves the lips slightly stained so you don't look like you're trying to rock the 90s I'm-only-wearing-lipliner-look.


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