I don’t think there is a lipstick packaging more gorgeous than the YSL offerings. The gold tubes of luxury are quite the dream to look at. After picking one up last year I had to get my hands on another and with a love of nude lips developing I knew I needed one particular shade. 01 Nude Beige is a pretty popular shade and after giving it a try I can definitely understand the popularity.
When I first got this I was a little worried about the shade. As I said I love a good nude pink lip but nothing that washes you out or gives you that dreaded ‘foundation lips’ look. Nude lipsticks look different on everyone and with myself having very pale skin I was a little unsure on how it would turn out. However luckily I found a perfect nude lip. The colour is just right and paired with a gloss on top it creates a beautiful everyday lip colour.
The formula of these lipsticks is what makes them. The YSL lipsticks are probably the best formula of lipstick I have ever used (so far). The Rouge Volupté lipsticks have such a creamy and silky smooth formula which makes it glide easily over the lips. It makes your lips feel super soft and moisturised while not compromising on pigmentation. If you have used any of the lipsticks from the line you may be familiar with a slight melon scent however I do not find it overpowering or off putting in any way. Also, as it does have a rather creamy texture the lasting power isn’t the best although it’s not disastrously bad and being such a beautiful lipstick who would really mind having to take out the stunning gold bullet for re-application!
Have you tried any YSL lipsticks?
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Looking out the window just now, it’s safe to say Winter is far behind us. Enter Spring, warm(er) weather, cherry blossom, excuses for ice cream and lighter nights. When it comes to beauty, its all about the light glowy radiant look with gleaming highlighters, fresh radiant bases and coral cheeks. In other words here is the bulky spring edit for 2015.
Starting with the base, I have a newbie in my hands! If you read my blog regularly you may recall me lusting after the Nars Sheer Glow foundation for far too long well as you can see now I have finally picked it up! While BB/CC creams and tinted moisturisers are all the rage for spring for the fresh light coverage look, my skin needs a little more cover. This foundation has pretty darn good coverage but still offers a radiant look perfect for spring. To add that extra light and glowy feel, a swipe of the iconic YSL Touche Eclat under the eyes is great for brighting any dark circles.
Onto the cheeks. I couldn’t resist mentioning this one again, Benefit Majorette Blush. This cream-to-powder coral blush is the perfect boost of colour for the cheeks in Spring. For a bronzed look, a sweep of Nars Laguna round the face and in the hollows of the cheeks for a subtle contour. To top it off, a light sweep of the irresistible Nars Copacabana illuminator on the cheekbones to achieve that extra glow.
For eyes, I have been loving rosy and lilac shades on my lids. Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold (swatch here) is the perfect soft pink and has such a beautiful creamy formula. In addition, L’oreal Colour Riche Mono Eyeshadow 601 is such a pretty shimmery blue-toned lilac shade. To finish, Benefit Bad Gal Lash gives the most prettiest natural fluttery lashes.
For the lips, my first ever MAC lipstick is back out to play. MAC Shy Girl is such a gorgeous nude peach shade which looks even prettier with a coat of clear gloss on top for a natural soft look. To finish, Chanel Tenderly (which I reviewed here) on the nails for that perfect spring look or a pastel shade from my Nails Spring Edit will do the job!
How have you changed your beauty routine for Spring?