I’m not the biggest YSL fan but I do love their Rouge Volupté Lipsticks (see previous review here) and Golden Glosses (see review here and here). YSL has released a collection of 6 new Rouge Volupté Perle Lipsticks ($34) and they are literally to-die-for. The colors are gorgeous and are easier to wear on the lips than the regular non-shimmer colors. As much as I love the regular YSL RVs, I find the lighter colors high maintenance. I need to do a lot of tweaking in order for them to not look like concealer on my lips. Do note that the swatches on the YSL website are horribly off so don’t let that deter you from checking them out. I picked up 101 Beige Caress (a soft pinky-beige shimmer). At $34 these are pricey! Also those familiar with the Rouge Volupté formula know they are super creamy and soft. I wanted to test out one of the new Rouge Volupté Perles to see how it felt with the shimmer etc. The lipstick is slightly textured with the shimmer but not gritty. The finish is glossy with a super creamy moist finish.
Peach lip lovers will love 102 Coral Sun. It’s not nearly as bright as the website swatch shows, but is a soft pale coral shimmer. 103 Sparkling Pink and 104 Stellar Pink were also pretty and unique in my opinion. If you like shades like MAC Lame, Sequin and Chic but found them too frosty and/or slightly off key on your lips, you will love the 103 and 104.
After testing 101 out for a day, I think it’s just too glossy for my taste with this warm weather. In the heat it feels like it will just melt right off. I know it will last longer if I blotted my lips with a dusting of powder first. Of course these are new for “fall” even though it’s mid-summer. I think once the fall season officially arrives and the weather cools down these will be perfect.