I used to hate lipstick..oh how things have changed. I was literally so excited when I won Kimmy's (Beauty Isles) high end lipstick giveaway and this lipstick was one of the ones that I won along with a Chanel and a Bobbi Brown lipstick. I have never been a red lipstick kind of girl but I think I might have been converted...
How stunning is that packaging..I need all of the shades now! I absolutely love the gold packaging theme as it just feels so luxurious and I do love pulling this out of my handbag to reapply as everyone always comments on the packaging! The packaging also doubles as a mirror if you haven't got on in your handbag which is fab. The lipstick has a nice weight to it and when you pull off the cap to reveal the lipstick, the gold continues in the inside. The bottom of the cap has a small black rubber rim and makes it close slowly. The luxurious touches are even on the lipstick bullet with the YSL logo imprinted onto it which makes me not want to use it past the imprint because it is too pretty to mess up.
This lipstick is in the shade 01 which is a gorgeous red shade and is my favourite kind of red. I have very pale skin and red lipstick does scare me a little bit but this shade looks great with my skin tone and I think this would work on almost anyone. This lipstick is crazy pigmented, the swatch is just one swipe and look at how intense that colour is! I think this lipstick is going to be perfect to wear on an evening out and I have been loving wearing it sheered out for the day time. I just take a small amount and then blend it out with my finger for a sheer wash of colour to my lips. I cannot wait to wear this during the holiday season, such a perfect lip colour for any Christmas event! I am only put off of a lot of lipsticks because of their scent but this lipstick has a lovely scent which makes me want to wear it more and more. These Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks also have SPF 15 which I didn't realise but I am all for a little protection from the sun on my lips, there is nothing worse than sunburnt lips.
I cannot recommend this lipstick enough and I will definitely be picking up a few more shades in the future. I think these lipsticks would be a perfect gift for someone who loves makeup, everyone loves a little bit of luxury.
The YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks retail for £25 - link.