YSL Rouge Pur Couture - 01 Le Rouge, 07 Le Fuchsia, 13 Le Orange, 52 Rosy Coral Lipstick Swatches & Review

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YSL Rouge Pur Couture - 01 Le Rouge, 07 Le Fuchsia, 13 Le Orange, 52 Rosy Coral Lipstick Swatches & Review

There's something about a YSL lipstick that just makes it special. The weightiness of the gold packaging, the soft close cap, the ultra smooth formula that glides across your lips... these beauties absolutely radiate luxury and you must try at least one. And with Yves Saint Laurent releasing a new campaign to celebrate four of their most iconic shades, there's no better time! You can check out the campaign video below: 


YSL Rouge Pur Couture - 01 Le Rouge, 07 Le Fuchsia, 13 Le Orange, 52 Rosy Coral Lipstick Swatches & Review

The four iconic shades are Le Rouge, Le Fuchsia, Le Orange and Rosy Coral, a vivid and bright selection. Housed in golden boxes (a nightmare to photograph, but I'll forgive them for being so pretty!) and luxe metallic packaging, the Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks are definitely eye catching both in the tubes and on the lips. 

YSL Rouge Pur Couture - 01 Le Rouge, 07 Le Fuchsia, 13 Le Orange, 52 Rosy Coral Lipstick Swatches & Review

Swatched on bare skin under daylight bulbs: Le Rouge, Le Fuchsia, Le Orange, Rosy Coral

Formula overview:
They have a smooth and opaque formula with some slip, making application a breeze and the wear very comfortable. It's not so slippery as to cause feathering or unevenness though. Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks apply with the initial glossiness of a MAC Amplified, then settle to a satin finish over time. Most stain the lips slightly.
YSL's strong mango scent you'll either love or hate - I'm definitely a fan but everyone's different, so you may wish to take a sniff at your nearest YSL counter before purchasing to see what you think.

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Le Rouge

YSL Rouge Pur Couture - 01 Le Rouge Lipstick Swatches & Review

YSL Rouge Pur Couture - 01 Le Rouge Lipstick Swatches & Review

Le Rouge, described as 'pure and fearless' is a bright red with subtle warm tones. It wears for six hours on me without feathering or drying out lips. I can't go past a great red like this, everyone needs one (or a dozen) in their lipstick collection :D

YSL Rouge Pur Couture - 01 Le Rouge Lipstick Swatches & Review

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Le Fuchsia

YSL Rouge Pur Couture - 07 Le Fuchsia Lipstick Swatches & Review

YSL Rouge Pur Couture - 07 Le Fuchsia Lipstick Swatches & Review

Le Fuchsia is described as a 'shocking rose, like couture silk'. It's a bright fuchsia pink with slightly cool leanings which wore for just under six hours on me without feathering or being drying. There was some staining with this shade. This shade of pink is definitely a go to for me!

YSL Rouge Pur Couture - 07 Le Fuchsia Lipstick Swatches & Review

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Le Orange

YSL Rouge Pur Couture - 13 Le Orange Lipstick Swatches & Review

YSL Rouge Pur Couture - 13 Le Orange Lipstick Swatches & Review

Le Orange is described as an 'exotic rich red-orange'. There's an inherent brightness to Le Orange that blows similar shades in my collection out of the water - perhaps it's the semi-glossy finish that adds to the impact? Either way, it's absolutely gorgeous and apparently a favourite of Kourtney Kardashian. Wear time was pretty exceptional for this one, lasting for just over seven hours with a bit of wear to the centre of my lips. The colour was mostly intact though and there were no feathering/drying issues here either.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture - 13 Le Orange Lipstick Swatches & Review

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Rosy Coral

YSL Rouge Pur Couture - 52 Rosy Coral Lipstick Swatches & Review

YSL Rouge Pur Couture - 52 Rosy Coral Lipstick Swatches & Review

Rosy Coral is a bright, almost neon coral which has achieved cult status after being tipped as the shade worn by actress Jun Ji Hyun on Kdrama My Love From Another Star. It began selling out worldwide and continued to do so for a full year after the drama had finished, so if you love this colour you'll want to snap it up! Rosy Coral wears for four and a half hours on me, which was the shortest wear time within the shades tested today, but still not too shabby.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture - 52 Rosy Coral Lipstick Swatches & Review


What I liked:
  • Amazing colour pay off
  • Non drying
  • Non feathering
  • Smooth, easy to apply formula
  • Most shades wear between four and a half to seven hours
What I didn't like:
  • Nothing except the price ($59NZD)! These are definitely a luxury buy, but worth it in my opinion.
Where to buy:

have you tried YSL's Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks? Which colour is your favourite?

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Lani

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