The Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick was one of the 3 (wait, was it 4? Or 5?) red lipsticks I got for myself when I got better and was ready to return to blogging. It was kinda like a hello-welcome-back-bun-bun-辛苦你了 gift to myself.
This is the only other product from YSL I’ve got, the other being the YSL Touche Brillance which smells like watermelon and looks brilliant on the lips.
I know about you and everyone you know own the YSL Touche Eclat, but I haven’t felt the inclination to get one. Convince me? *winks
The YSL makeup assistant let me try about 3 shades of red and we both thought that I looked best in 01 Le Rouge. It’s a really pigmented, attention-grabbing red, very bold and sexy.
I’d think 01 Le Rouge is very much a universal shade of red, it will work for both cool and warm skin undertones.
Love the ‘YSL’ engraved bullet.
The formula is out of this world, very smooth and creamy! I am always pursing my lips and licking them for no reason so most lipsticks tend to disappear on me quickly. I love that the Rouge Pur Couture in Le Rouge is matte, yet not drying, plush, yet not glossy. Just the perfect blend of sophistication and glamor in the formula.
Later I walked over to, erm, another brand counter, swatched its red and went ‘eeyer’. You get what you pay for, and pay for what you get, babe.
You must have seen a similar picture to this in the post about My Smile Makeover. =)
Le Rouge is incredibly opqaue and STAYS OPAQUE - if left untouched. It’s should be pretty lick-resistant for most people, because considering I lick my lips 257 times/hour (just kidding. Maybe.), it doesn’t go off too much. Even after it has faded, it stains the lips so you don’t exactly have to worry about looking pale after a long night.
It doesn’t settle into the fine cracks of my lips nor slide around, but it did bleed just a teeny weeny bit after I had food and drinks and talked too much at Shiberty’s party. Hahaha.
The gold Rouge Pur Couture packaging is gorgeous… for about the first time. I put it in my bag, carried it around, and now it has scratches and finger prints all over, making it look battered and worn.
It doesn’t look like that anymore! Booooooo…..!!!
I do worry about wearing this for anything other than special occasions because it is an attention seeker on its own and I have to keep the rest of my makeup simple, which robs me of the chance to play with colorful eye makeup! Decisions, decisions… lol! #firstworldproblems.
Another occasion I wore the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 01 Le Rouge was at Shiberty’s 21st birthday.
Whenever I intend to wear lipsticks that show up obvious, I always make sure to exfoliate my lips first. Don’t want flakes of dry skin to battle for the wrong kind of attention. I’m currently using the Lush Lip Scrub in Popcorn.
Maybe I’ll go see if there’s a coral in the Rouge Pur Courture range! I really need a moisturizing one. Or do you have any recommendations?
Bun Bun rates the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick 01 Le Rouge:
What’s your favorite red lipstick? I’d love to know coz I think red is really SEXY!!!