09 December, 2013

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine - Pourpre Intouchable / Clinique Butter Shine - Fresh Watermelon: Reviews

Miracle of miracles, I managed to find my camera! After a month hiatus, I am back, and I definitely have a lot to catch up on.

Today, I'm going to review Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine lipstick in "Pourpre Intouchable" and Clinique Butter Shine in "Fresh Watermelon." I wanted to review these two products together because I found both the Volupte Shine and Butter Shine collections to be quite similar, so I figured that it'd be much easier to make comparisons if I featured both in the same entry.

Reviews are after the jump!

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine: "Pourpre Intouchable"

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in "Pourpre Intouchable" is an interesting and sheer plum shade with a hint of red. Color-wise, it is flattering on most, if not all skin tones. On a lighter-skinned person, the lipstick adds a bright yet sheer punch of color, while showing up as a beautiful jewel-toned shade on a darker-skinned wearer. The lipstick has an extremely soft and smooth texture on the skin, and has subtle microglitters. The glitters are not distracting on the lips, but are here to add dimension to them, giving the lips a fuller appearance. While wearing this, I don't notice any taste or smell.

Clinique Butter Shine: "Fresh Watermelon"

Clinique Butter Shine in "Fresh Watermelon" is a neutral watermelon-red. While it looks warm-ish in the tube, with even a hint of orange, it definitely applies more neutral. In the tube, the actual product itself feels firmer than the YSL Volupte Shine lipstick. However, it feels identical once applied to your lips. On the skin, the lipstick feels smooth and soft. There are also microglitters, but like the YSL Volupte Shine lipstick, the glitters are not obvious on the lips, and are there to add the illusion of fullness as well. I also did not notice any scent or flavor while wearing this.

The verdict: I find both collections to be equal when it comes to quality and performance. Under normal circumstances, for economic reasons, I would probably lean more toward the Clinique Butter Shine lipsticks. However, when I want to treat myself to something special, I wouldn't mind getting a YSL Rouge Volupte Shine lipstick or two. Besides, despite the products having similar, if not identical, performances and quality, there are shades that are unique to each brand.

Where to buy:

The products mentioned in this post can be purchased at Nordstrom, which I recommend because shipping is free regardless of the size of your order.

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  1. Oh wow that YSL lipstick is so gorgeous, the shade is so beautiful x
    Gem // missmakeupmagpie.com

  2. I love YSL only tried the mascaras but would love to try the lipstick range this shade looks so pretty for A/W x



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