YSL Volupte Shine Lipstick in no19 “Vivid Fuschia”

I love it when I discover a product that becomes holy grail overnight but what if this product is not new and has already been raved about all over the magazines?  Okay I admit, I tend to be a creature of habit in many ways and my ability to “explore” sometimes is limited to colors and not brands but I have learned my lesson after discovering YSL “Rouge Volupte Shine.”  This line is not only impressive in texture but the color palette is just as appealing which justifies why YSLlipstick line deserves the loyal following is has built over the years.

The one color in this line that blew me away was no 19 “Fuschia in Rage,” a vivid fuchsia with intense hot pink undertone.
 It is not a purely cooled toned so the underlying warmer tones will make this more universal and usable. I recently reviewed a fuchsia lipstick from By Terrry “here” so you can compare this with YSL.   At first glance, you see a color that screams “bright and intense” but the reality is- used with a light hand, the results are a pretty stain that will last longer then most other lipsticks without drying your lips out.  Let us take a look at how YSL describes this formula on the Sephora website:
What it is:
An innovative and comforting lipstick enhanced with fruit extracts rich in vitamins and antioxidants that leave lips visibly softer and smoother with up to eight hours of hydration. What it does:
Succumb to a unique sensorial experience with dazzling color, extreme comfort, and luminous shine. The luscious, hydrating texture glides on your lips leaving a lightweight aqua shine effect, while Back Injection Technology offers extreme comfort and pleasure upon application. This innovative lipstick is formulated to protect lips from free radicals and seal in moisture for up to eight hours of hydration. What else you need to know:
Antioxidants in natural extracts of pomegranate and rosemary reduce the look of fine lines, while candellila resin forms a thin, protective layer to help lock in moisture and magnify color and shine. Mineral pigments provide bright, vibrant color and a melting formula (instead of a solid stick) enabling smoother glide-on application and an ultrafine lightweight film on lips. Hyaluronic acid spheres hydrate and soften lips to help seal in moisture for up to eight hours of hydration.

I wanted to swatch this color on a black and white face from a brochure I have just to give you an idea of how intense but brilliant this particular color is. Of course, the contrast of the lip color and the face is dramatic but it will give you an idea of how unique and gorgeous this fuschia shade is.

You can use a clear gloss if you want high shine or layer it for a more vibrant statement. The good news is your lips won’t dry out or look uneven when it slowly fades away.  I did one layer when I had a stronger smokey eye and two layers when I had a very soft neutral eye. It is all up to you and what look you want to achieve. This color, against my olive skin, adapted well and the warmer tones made it look modern and fresh!

I will definitely be exploring more shades from this particular line of color from YSL, especially since they have gorgeous bold and bright colors which will be perfect for spring and summer.

YSL can be purchased at Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman and other fine department stores.  Retails for $34.


  1. Erum

    Thanks for supporting YSL Beauty! My sister Homera mentioned your site -it’s great! Look our for NEW Glossy Stain Rebel Nudes hitting counters now. It’s a the glossy stain formula but with a beautiful reflective finish.

    • wafaa


      So glad you found my site. I did review the new Rebel Nudes if you scroll back a few posts. I really liked them!!!

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