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?