Review: YSL Rouge Volupte in Tender Peach

Its been said that even in a recession, women will continue buying lipsticks, because they are give a quick instant boost for not too much moolah.

I had that down in the dumps feeling the other week and decided I needed that boost, except my lipstick of choice was a rather pricey one at £20.50.

I have reviewed YSL Rouge Volupte before and its gone a little Pete Tong.

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But it’s so sexy, isn’t it?…..

Rouge Volupte has some strong points going for it.

1. The packaging is gorgeous.

2. The texture is stunning, creamy and soft.

3. It is nicely pigmented.

However I did not gel to the Rouge Volupte because the majority of the core shades were unbearable, bright, a little, dare I say it – chavvy? Hideously light tranni-rific lilac pinks, dark fuchsias with no sense of humour. Urgh.

YSL has addressed this with their four new natural toned additions. I chose one of them, Tender Peach:

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Pretty, pretty!


Yep, I love it. The perfect shade, a fairly light, sparkle-less peachy tone, which looks sophisticated and elegant. I’m not saying we should all wear nudes, but when a lipstick is SO pigmented and SO creamy and SO unforgiving, its very hard to wear.

Tender Peach is just HAWT:

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It’s not that long lasting though, but with such a pretty case, I don’t mind getting it out (I lie, I never top up lipstick, but if I did, I would be proud).

Check out the shades here.

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  1. Alisha says

    Thanks for the swatches, I was stuck between 1, 13, & 26. Hopefully it looks as gorgeous on me as it does on you!

    • Row says

      Hi Alesha

      You gotta love some peachy!

      I do find the whole YSL Rouge Volupte lippie range gorgeous in terms of texture but a bit off in terms of colours. However, the newest shades are just gorgeous x

  2. Natasha says

    Weird how you don’t like the other shades, they have everything from different nudes, to every shade of pink light to medium and bright, then all shades of red, etc. Lots of different peaches and corals and browns too. A very good nice range imo.

    • Row says

      Hi Natasha
      I know they have lots of different shades, I love the texture of these but I have issue with the shades because they are highly opaque – a basic shade, like pink, can come in many different hues, and each one will look different on each person but when you have something SO opaque, if the hue is slightly off it can look quite horrible. I’ve found their early pinks and early nudes too obvious and not at all flattering (for me) whereas their new launches, soft pinks, peaches and even the brown, is far more wearble

  3. Colette says

    Very hawt indeed! I picked up tender peach, my first ysl lippie, yesterday and am in love! X