11 March 2013

❤ღYSL Rouge Pur Couture 23 Coral Poetiqueღ❤

Hi Lovelies!
Hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for the week ahead! - I had a lovely weekend and was treated to a gorgeous meal by my boyfriend Daniel to congratulate me on getting my perfect job. I also did a spot of shopping at the start of the weekend and picked up a few necessitous for my new job, as well as some LUSH goodies ... Oh and not to forget a cheeky YSL lippie haha ;). I was on the hunt of a new peachy/coral lipstick and just couldn't find what I wanted at the Chanel counter, so off i went to the YSL counter and found this gorgeous Rouge Pur Couture in 23 Coral Poetique. I have always been a Rouge Volupte kind of girl and have a few shades, so this is going to be my first Rouge Pur Couture. I tried to get the best possible pictures I could, but sometimes I find that YSL products are so hard to picture.

Coral Poetique is a beautiful Peachy Apricot that can be worn bright or more relaxed. I was instantly impressed by this shade when I seen how soft it could look toned down, but also how stunning it could look when applied as full coverage. I had toyed with shades from Chanel, MAC and NARS but when I go there none of them really impressed me, so when I accidently stumbled by the YSL counter ;) I was happy to find such a beautiful shade.
About ?
Our new-generation lipstick inspired by Monsieur Saint Laurent’s iconic colour palette: red, fuchsia and orange, this collection of captivating couture shades offers each complexion a customised look. The luxurious gold case that doubles as a handy mirror unveils a SPF 15 moisturising formula that saturates lips with intense, stay-true colour and medium to full coverage with a radiant, satin finish for up to 6 hours.

What I like ?
Firstly, I adore YSL as a brand because they have not only an absolutely amazing shade range in all of their products, but also their quality and packaging is stunning. This is my first Rouge Pur Couture and I was so excited to give this lipstick a try. When I first seen this shade I thought it looked to bright, as I was actually looking for a light coral/peach shade, nothing too over the top. So when the Sales Assistant showed me this one I wasn't sure as the swatch on her arm quite bright, but I agreed to try it on. She then applied a small amount of Touche Eclat to my lips as she said this would be a good base, as well as helping the Colour to transfer to my more desired everyday kind of Peach/Coral. When I seen how it looked in the mirror I was instantly in love and brought it on the spot, it was the exact Colour I had been looking for!!. I have only been wearing this lipstick since Saturday, so I can't comment too much on the staying power just yet. However, the formula is so lovely and a lot less slippy than the Volupte's. I think that I might just prefer the formula of the Rouge Pur Couture as its creamy, but not at all slippy which I think makes them better for work, or days where you need a long lasting lipstick.
What I dislike ?
I have to say that I'm still a Rouge Volupte packaging fan, as I think they are just the most beautiful lipsticks ever. Don't get me wrong I do love the Rouge Pur Couture Packaging, but I love being able to see the lipstick Colour with the Volupte packaging. I have also noticed that this particular shade doesn't get along with dry/chapped lips, so I'm currently giving my lips a good exfoliate, so that I can get the most of this lovely lipstick.
Overall ?
Give me the Rouge Volupte Packaging and the Rouge Pur Couture formula and I would be a very happy bunny, but overall I really like this lipstick so far. The Colour is beautiful for Spring/Summer and can be worn as a toned down Peach or a mid-bright Coral. The price of this little beauty is £25.00 which is a lot, but its the standard price for a higher end lipstick. However, if you are looking for a creamy lipstick with great pigmentation and staying power, then I think this might be the high end buy for you.

Whilst writing this post I was thinking about what lipstick packaging I prefer Chanel or YSL ? - I would love to know your thoughts, also there is still time to enter my 1000 follower giveaway! :)

Speak soon lovelies!



  1. This is beautiful, I love YSL packaging, it looks so luxurious.
    Congratulations on the job!xxx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. One day I will buy a YSL lipstick!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

  3. What a lovely shade! It looks gorgeous on you!
    Great review, hon :)


  4. This colour looks really nice on, not what I was expecting to find at all xx


  5. I love versatile lipsticks where you can either tone them down or bump them up to full coverage, however I tend to do the full coverage look ALL the time.

    Megan xxx

  6. Very pretty! I personally love the packaging :)


  7. ahh what a beautiful shade - just what ive been after! I must admit i prefer the rouge volupte packaging too but this looks gorgeous. xx

  8. this color is gorgeous! i absolutely love YSL products!

  9. PERFECT shade!! I am in lovve! Stop by won't you!

  10. I agree with you that the rouge volupte packaging is prettier, but still such a gorgeous product!

    Lea x

    It's Such A Wonderful Life -

  11. This is such a gorgeous color, it looks awesome on you! I really like the look of all of the YSL lipsticks, but I've actually never tried one! Hopefully that'll change soon :)


  12. Wow I want that lipstick so bad - it's gorgeous! Chanel vs YSL is a tricky one - I'm actually incline to go with YSL. I love givenchy lipsticks too x

  13. Such a gorgeous lipstick! xx

  14. I love your blog! Following now, stay in touch xx


  15. your blog is amazing, i really love the beautiful header <33
    i've never tried out a ysl lipstick but i've heard soo many good things about it - so i may give it a try:)

    lots of love xx

  16. Ooh you lucky girl, it's such a gorgeous colour xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

  17. Lovely colour. I see what you mean about the packaging of the other type being a bit more special x

  18. The minute I saw the shade I thought WANT, but I get really dry lips so prob wouldn't work for me :)

  19. What a stuning colour, i NEED this in my life! YSL are just unbeatabkle for lip products :)
    Anna x


  20. This is such an amazing shade! Love how it looks on you (: x


  21. Such a beautiful shade, defiantly a great choice for everyday wear :)


  22. I love that luxurious YSL package :)

  23. What an interesing review! Great post!
    And by the way - would you like to follow each other? I'd be very glad! Let me know, dear ♥


  24. This is an amazing review! I definitely want to pick up this lipstick now.
    If I had to pick a favourite high-end brand, YSL would most likely be it. I haven't been disappointed with any YSL product I have purchased, which includes their Touche Eclat, Touche Eclat foundation, Creme de Blush, Dessein du Regard Eyeliner and their Glossy Stains. Plus their packaging is GORGEOUS!


  25. Aww I love both to be honest! But chanels packaging tops it for me I have to say!! Love ysl and the glossy stains too!

    Great post. :)

    Siobhan xx


  26. That's perfect, and great for a new job!

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