Yves Saint Laurent c’est incroyable!

Hi my lovelies. How are you all? Are you having a good start to the new year? I promised myself that I would put a stop to spending so much money on make-up & clothes in 2011. I’ve been doing okay – really, I am! I’ve stopped myself MANY times from impulse buying. However, I was talking to Summer aka Little Miss NC25 about YSL lipsticks! I personally hadn’t tried them but she advised me to try out ‘Sweet Honey’ … So you know what I did…

Okay, OKAY! I got three 😳 not just the one! LOL. I got two Rouge Volupté lipsticks & one Gloss Pur.

Gloss Pur £9.95
Rouge Volupté £15.90

In reality the Gloss Pur gloss retails at £20.50 & the Rouge Volupté lip stick retails at £21.50. I got them both from CheapSmells.com (hence the disgustingly CHEAP price of them both!).  Their delivery was free which is great but they arrived quite late which I wasn’t too pleased about. They took around a week if not slightly over a week to get delivered. If you’re not in a hurry to get your products then I’d definitely reccomend the website – it’s full of BARGAINS!

I absolutely LOVE the packaging of the lipsticks. They’re so luxurious & feel very rich! They all show their colour on the middle band which is great. It saves you having to open it up or read the colour name/number underneath.

One thing I think all lipsticks should have is a MIRROR on the lid, like YSL’s Rouge Volupté lip sticks! It’s little things like that which make applying lip products on effortless. All three of three of the products smell & taste really yummy 🙂

I couldn’t resist getting a pink colour 🙂 Sweet honey was the colour that Summer suggested I should get & I do love it! I totally don’t regret getting any of these three colours. They’re all GORGEOUS!

I absolutely HATE sticky glosses. That includes a lot of MAC ones! However, this one is so smooth & feels more like a moisturising lip balm than anything else. The colour isn’t very pigmented but would look great on top of Costa Chic by MAC.

I’ve been wearing this to interviews as it’s a very CLASSY & professional colour. This would be my go-to lip product for work or professional settings, that’s for sure.

Opera Rose on the other hand is a lovely VIBRANT pink colour! It’s so pigmented & moisturising – I absolutely love it. It feels really light & lasts for a fair few hours before you have to top it up. This can only mean that it’ll last you for a while 🙂

I’m totally gonna be keeping an eye out for more YSL products now that I’ve found these GEMS 🙂 Do you have any YSL that you’d recommend? I really want to try YSL’s Touche Eclat Radiant concealer… Would you say it’s worth it?

P.S – Check out Summer’s BLOGYOUTUBE channel 🙂 I love her videos!


  • Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Why did I click the link, did I just get suckered in myself lol! These shades are GORGEOUS! I always have loved the packaging of YSL. Lovely babes xo

    • Kaushal

      Hehehe 🙂 Gorg right?! I’m a sucker for pink lips & yup the packaging is amazing always with YSL x

  • I love the shades, they look like something I would pick up 🙂

    • Kaushal

      Definitely give them a swatch next time you’re at a YSL counter 🙂 x

  • Oh my goodness, that pink is beyond beautiful!
    I want a few of these sooooo bad, but the price makes my bank balance weep!
    I’ll have to check them out on CheapSmells, thanks for the heads up 🙂 xxx

    • Kaushal

      Gorgeous isn’t it? I don’t have a pink quite like that, it looks amazing in flash (almost lip tar like!) CheapSmells is the way to go for cheap stuff 🙂 No worries doll xx

  • DalaLuz

    They look awesome! *left longing in vain* Definitely little beautiful presents for a perfect put 🙂

    • Kaushal

      Aww thanks doll, awesome indeed! x

  • sabina

    omg, u are a bad influence girl! im ordering some right now.lol

    • Kaushal

      LOL – I really wanted some more colours (but I’m thinking to save it for later hehe) xx

  • Kim

    I love YSL lipsticks! I only have 1 .. Pink Lingerie, but that Opera Rose looks so gorgeous! I love the casing too.

    • Kaushal

      The name of that lippy sounds super nice! The casing is so nice, it’s a little heavier than most but makes it feel luxurious for sure.

  • anastasia

    Oh em geeee! I love these! That pink is beyond gorgeous, I love cheapsmells.com but you’re right their delivery time is way too long, but I suppose great bargains come at a price hehe xxx

    • Kaushal

      Definitely, get bargains come at a price (or late delivery in this case hehe) x

  • ahhh i love all of those colors! they look pretty on you!! one question, what do u use to keep ur lips so smooth like that?

    • Kaushal

      Aww, thank you!! I don’t really use anything? But sometimes when I feel my lips getting rough, I slap loads of Vaseline onto my lips at night & then use a towel in the morning to scrub off all the dead skin 🙂 x

  • Sriya

    I saw these yesterday 😀 I love them both.. Especially Opera Rose! I want! xx

    • Kaushal

      You did indeedy missy! Totally forgot to take pictures & all – you’d like Opera Rose for sure xx

  • ‘Sweet Honey’ looks gorgeous – I’m a sucker for nude lippies, though! Would love to add some YSL lipsticks to my collection…

    • Kaushal

      You should deffo add some to your collection, their texture is out-of-this-world-amazing!

  • mw

    all the colours are gorgeous!!!! love sweet honey<3

    • Kaushal

      Aren’t they just! It makes me want more LOL x

  • Wow! The shades looks gorgeous! I LOVE the texture on the lips!

    • Kaushal

      You’re spot on, their texture is amazing!

  • Opera Rose is gorgeous!!

    • Kaushal

      It was totally calling my name when I was ordering them LOL

  • sweet honey looks so yumm! Love the prices! I had no idea they sold YSL too you know :O

    • Kaushal

      The prices are amazing! I’m gonna see what they’ve got on there at the mo actually 🙂

  • roshni

    I couldn’t find those shades on cheapsmells lol but i LOVE ysl ! I’ve got their lipstick in faubourg peach (rouge volupte no.30) and it’s moisturising and lasts on all day 🙂 it’s such a gorgeous colour and it smells like watermelons 🙂 xx

    • Kaushal

      Oh no, really? Oh wow, that colour sounds very nice! LOL I totally get what you mean about the watermelon thing! Hehe xx

  • The packaging really is beautiful. And just the little fact of having something, so beautiful and designer is lovely, even if they cost you! (:

    follow me 😀


    • Kaushal

      It definitely is beautiful! Of course doll, I’ll head over there now xx

  • Yummy!!! Love them all, especially the Sweet Honey. I can’t stop loving coral and nude shades, ever! <3

    • Kaushal

      Oh my gosh, I love corals, nudes, pinks & reds! Actually, I don’t mind a bit or purple either but love those colours x

  • I recently bought Rouge Volupte in “coral sun” and the Gloss Pur “Pure coral” you bought. Love both of them! how gorgeous is sweet honey, it suits you a lot actually…like you said it looks perfect for work! 🙂

    Regarding the YSL Touche Eclat, I would say defo try it out as a tester first because I think it really depends on your skin tone.. I had bought it and for me, it didn’t exactly go too well with my skin tone. I find it a little too pinkish! Then again, I say it would depend on your skin tone. I’ts great to use though, love the click-able pen and the finish is nice and light, but I guess if it had matched my skin a little better I would’ve loved it. So It’ll be better if you just check it out to see if it matches you 🙂

    Also I was just wondering, in Mac, what would be your skin tone? NC40? I just needed it for a reference especially when you do lip colors etc. thanks so much. I absolutely love your blog. keep up the great work!

    • Kaushal

      Wow, ‘Coral Sun’ sounds amazing! Thanks my lovely! Oh, I shall definitely get one of the YSL girls to try it out on my skin before I splurge away! LOL I’m NC35 in MAC 🙂 I hope that helps Shikha? Thanks so much hun x

  • Im obbsessed with YSL Rouge Volupte lippies! They have got to be the most pigmented, moisturising lipsticks I’ve ever come across… The pink looks really nice 🙂

    One thing that annoys me about them (other than the PRICE) is that they don’t last long at all… I usually save mine for a special occasion xx

    • Kaushal

      Really?! I haven’t used mine that much but really don’t want them to run out soon lol x

  • Oh my gosh they all look so lush!! A YSL lippie is deffo on my wishlist at the mo…one day soon… ‘;) The packaging is just gorguz too. And umm that site has TOTALLY gone in my favourites!!! 😉

    Love Aysh xoxo

    • Kaushal

      I know right?! Such a good site for bargains 🙂 x

  • These are sooo pretty! I love the YSL Golden Glosses, I think the Gloss Purs are basically a plain version. I’ve never used Cheapsmells, going to take a look!

    • Kaushal

      I must try them out next time I’m in town! Thanks doll!

  • Emily

    I am off to buy one of these today! They look amazing on you but then you have a pout to die for! Not sure what colour to get really, will have to have a browse.

    I used to have a Touche Eclat, however, for something that is supposed to cover up dark circles, it just seemed to highlight mine. I agree with Shikha and think that a tester is the best way to go! xo

    • Kaushal

      Oh no way Emily! Lol ah, you should go for a nude/pink as they never go out of fashion. I’ll deffo try or get a tester of the Touche Eclat before splurging my money away! x

  • Jo

    I just bought Opera Rose too – I LOVE IT! I got mine from Boots but so wish i’d gone to Cheap Smells, grrr fail! But at the time i bought 2 and paid for one with my points so it was kinda free, hehe – total justification!

    The gloss in particular looks lovely in your pics.

    Jo xoxo

    • Kaushal

      I wore it today! It’s such a nice shade, my boy loves it on me too which is always a plus! Hehe LOL absolutely loving your justification – it’s totally something I’d do hehe xx

  • anshu

    i am Nc 30-35 with moderately pigmented lips. wanna try one ysl lippoe n confused btwn opera rose n spicy pink. wht d u suggest.
    love ur lip swatches

    • Kaushal

      Opera Rose is my all time favourite YSL lippy! When in doubt, have one of the lovely YSL counter girls try it on you before you buy as they aren’t cheap!