YSL Gloss Volupté | Rose Satine 102, Rose Jersey 202 and Corail Gandoura 203

August 1, 2014

YSL Gloss Voluptés ($32 each for 0.20 fl oz/6 ml) were released earlier at the beginning of the year. These are sheer lip glosses that have a super lush feel. The colors range from creams to shimmers. I played with them at Sephora on numerous occasions (hand swatching) and spent quite a bit of time deciding which ones to purchase. I picked out three shades:
  • Rose Satine 102 is a shimmery coral rose, the shimmer is ultra fine
  • Rose Jersey 202 is a pretty baby pink rose and has a smooth shimmer
  • Corail Gandoura 203 is a soft coral that’s super sheer, it has a glow finish with a subtle sheen

Clare Vivier Clutch, Gorjana Mila Cuff c/o, Gucci Sunglasses (old, similar here)
The YSL Gloss Voluptés come with a unique lip-shaped applicator which I find actually works for application and makes them fun to apply on the lips. These also come with the signature YSL lip scent, a soft candy and grapefruit/mango scent. The ones I picked are on the sheer side. They give a hint of color and for me, I like them best layered over a pencil or lipstick. A close up of the tubes show the lovely shimmery glow each color has.

Below, view of the brush tips (Chanel Secret on the nails)


Due to the sheerness you can probably get a very similar effect with MAC Lustreglasses or Chanel Glossimers. The YSL Gloss Volupté formula feels more hydrating on my lips with a more cushiony feel. I did not have time to pull anything from MAC or Chanel to compare, but I do have some from Fresh and Marc Jacobs Beauty. Below:

Fresh Sugar Shine Rosé (reviewed here)
Marc Jacobs Overprotected and Heart Shaped (swatches here)

After testing these for almost over a month I can say thumbs up. For me they are more of a layering gloss or for super low-key days when I want just a hint of color. I have pigmented lips so these might be more pigmented on you than they are on me. I’m in love with the formula which I think has a super luxurious feel on the lips.

I bought mine at Sephora, but these are available at all YSL counters and retailers.
Have you tried the YSL Gloss Volupte? What are your favorite shades? Any other colors you think I should check out?

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  • Cubicledweller

    Beautiful photos and review! I only have one of these and i really love the color and consistency, but the fruity almost peach schnapps smell is something I don't enjoy. The shape of the applicator really is awkward to use in my opinion. I really wanted to love these!! I'm happy you are loving them!

  • Love the coral one 🙂

  • Another very helpful post! I really like your blog x

  • They look pretty, but I agree with you, they do look like layering lip glosses. My lips are so pigmented so sometimes lip glosses don't always show up.

    xx Alyson
    Beauty Vanity

  • Corail Gandoura 203 looks like the most amazing colour in the world.


  • Rose satine is lovely; I will have to check it out. I absolutely LOVE YSL's packaging, and these are no exception!

  • These are so stunning! I love 'Rose Jersey' the best, it's such a pretty pink.


  • Hi Sabrina,

    I think Rose Jersey is my favorite here! What a lovely pink 🙂

  • So glad you are loving them! I got one too and they are as you say really hydrating. The lip applicator is so cute and the tip is great for more precise application. The darker shades are more pigmented but most of them are quite sheer idd. Love them a lot tho!

    • Thanks Teri! I'll check out the darker ones soon 😉

  • Pretty lip glosses indeed! Love the Rose Satine. Love the color and I think its perfect for my lips.