Hello Friends, bringing you another review on one of my beauty crushes, YSL.
All photos are by me.
I was gifted the following four by YSL Beauty for consideration (also pretty lucky that I had two engraved for me).
No. 2 expose me rose
No. 5 watch me orange
No. 8 excite me pink
No. 9 strip me fuchsia
12 shades (one translucent exclusive to Mecca Maxima)
I will also be comparing them to the YSL Tint-in-Oils which I think are being discontinued.
YSL described them as: “a lip balm that offers full, radiant colour! The breakthrough formula of Volupté Liquid Balm is packed with soothing shea butter, antioxidant-rich pomegranate extract, coconut water and jojoba oil to soften lines, enhance lip texture and lock in moisture while YSL’s Liquid Light technology delivers high shine color.”
润唇膏，提供饱满，容光焕发的颜色！ Volupté液体润唇膏的突破性配方含有舒缓乳木果油，富含抗氧化剂的石榴精华，椰子水和荷荷巴油，可以柔化唇部线条。 它们还可以增强唇部纹理并锁住水分，而YSL的Liquid Light技术可提供高光泽度。
我真的很喜欢他们。 我发现它们非常清洁。 如果你想要更多颜色，只需申请更多。 不幸的是，涂药器对我不太好。 我觉得申请有点困难。 我通常只是用手指或用唇刷涂抹润唇膏。
我发现包装有点混乱。 它们看起来都一样。 有一个小的“窗口”，所以你可以看到颜色，但仍然很难区分它们。 我很幸运，YSL用我的名字刻出了我最喜欢的两种颜色。 所以选择起来容易得多，哈哈哈！
我是油中色彩的粉丝。 但是，这些将被停止。 您仍然可以在YSL Beauty的网站上购买一些色调。
I really love the VOLUPTÉ TINT-IN-OIL, which sadly seem to be going to be discontinued. So I’m really happy that YSL has introduced these Liquid Balms.
The shades are lovely and can be built up. However, I’m not too keen on the applicator. I much prefer the applicator for the VOLUPTÉ TINT-IN-OIl (see photo below).
The applicator is a doe-foot applicator with a "hole" in the middle. This provides for the optimal pick of colour - not too much, not too little.
The doe-foot applicator of the liquid balms.
I have uneven lips, so the applicator is a bit too rounded for me. It’s a pretty easy thing to fix though. I just use a lip brush if I want a more precise application. In most cases, I just smush the liquid balm on to my lips with my fingers. Looks pretty good to me.
The packaging is a bit confusing. Whilst being super cute with the look-through lip window, the packaging for all of them are the same. It was easier to pick out colours I wanted with the VOLUPTÉ TINT-IN-OIL (see photo below). Luckily, out of the four, I was lucky that YSL engraved my two favourites for me. So that makes it much easier.
They smell like mangoes. So yummy. I also like the fact that they have coconut water in them and are packed with antioxidants (see the essential ingredients list below). I love makeup with skincare benefits.
The Tint-in-Oil packaging has a different coloured "collar".
I particularly like the applicator for the Tint-in-Oil. The "curve" is perfect in my opinion. It really works for me.
The Liquid Balm applicator is on the left. On the right is the applicator for the Tint-in-Oil.
Liquid Balm Essential Ingredients:
Natural ingredients packed with antioxidants provide deep moisture and fight free radicals to smooth, nourish and protect lips:
apricot kernel oil
Full ingredients list for the liquid balm:
AQUA / WATER, PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL OIL / APRICOT KERNEL OIL, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 BEESWAX, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER / SHEA BUTTER, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, PETROLATUM, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, GLYCERIN, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, ETHYLCELLULOSE, DIMETHICONE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ALUMINA, PEG/PPG-18/18 DIMETHICONE, TALC, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CETYL ALCOHOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DISODIUM EDTA, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT JUICE / COCONUT FRUIT JUICE, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, THYLHEXYL HYDROXYSTEARATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SODIUM SACCHARIN, PASSIFLORA EDULIS SEED OIL, DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, MAGNESIUM SILICATE, CORIANDRUM SATIVUM FRUIT OIL / CORIANDER FRUIT OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS OIL / JOJOBA SEED OIL, TRIETHOXYSILYLETHYL POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATE, SILICA, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, TIN OXIDE, CITRIC ACID, PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, [+/- MAY CONTAIN CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, CI 15850 / RED 7, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 45410 / RED 28 LAKE, CI 45380 / RED 22 LAKE, CI 77007 / ULTRAMARINES, CI 77163 / BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE, CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 LAKE, CI 77742 / MANGANESE VIOLET, MICA, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI 77120 / BARIUM SULFATE, CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE, CI 75470 / CARMINE (F.I.L. B207519/1)
Should you try them?
All in all, I do recommend them. I like YSL, so I might be a bit bias. But then again, #YSLFOREVER right? Tip: if you are a member of Sephora Australia’s loyalty program and have enough points, you can get them for a 10% discount.
Swatches and Looks
I was able to swatch 10 of them when I went down to support YSL Beauty’s takeover at the Sephora on Pitt Street, Sydney. Yes I am very lucky and I don’t take it for granted. So the swatches you see here have been saved on my Instagram (@teacupofmakeup).
我为你测试了10种颜色。 这张照片是我去丝芙兰支持YSL的时候。这些闻起来像芒果。 他们没有太多的味道。 质地有点像芒果汁，哈哈哈！
From Left to Right (从左到右): No. 2 (nude pink/淡粉色); No. 5 (orange/橙色); No. 8 (berry and my fave/浆果色和我最喜欢的); and No. 9 (hot pink/亮粉色).
On the eyes, I have the Dior Backstage eyeshadow palette in warm (more on that later).
I hope you found this very quick review helpful! Drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or DM me on my Instagram (@teacupofmakeup) and let me know what you would like an in-depth review of. I hope you found this review useful. Yours Truly with Lots of Love, TeacupOfMakeup. 待会见! 可爱的小茶杯!