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YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick

April 13, 2016


Earlier this year YSL launched a new lipstick called Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick ($37 each for 4 ml/4.5 g, made in France). These were initially launched as a Nordstrom exclusive (where I ordered mine) for early release but are now available at all retailers. At this time I’m not sure if these are a new formula in the Rouge Volupté line – some retailers list the Oil-In-Stick product in a separate SKU while others have grouped it with the Rouge Volupté Shines. Either way the formula of the Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick is very smooth and hydrating and has the same amount of pigment and shine as the Rouge Volupté Shines. On my lips they appear to perform exactly the same way. According to YSL these are described as a “revolutionary lipstick that provides luscious color and luminous shine while actually conditioning lips … made with 65% oils, the deeply hydrating texture instantly melts into lips providing a pop of color, instant hydration, and all day comfort.” With regular use lips are supposed to see visible improvement in overall look for a more healthy appearance and nourished feel. They have that signature YSL mango scent. With all the opaque lipstick formulas and liquid lipsticks that have launched recently – many of you have commented that you find brands launch formulas that are too thick or matte for your preference. If that is the case, I think you’ll find the YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick fits the bill for the sheer to medium glossy shiny finish lip color that is an effortless kind of product.


There are eight shades that I picked up. When I bought mine I ordered them sight unseen. I will say that the online swatches were hit or miss. Some were completely different from what I envisioned but luckily all of them are very wearable. Out of all the sheer glossy lipstick formulas my top two favorites are the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines and YSL Rouge Volupté Shines. The new Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Sticks are super hydrating and add a lush coat of moisture on the lips while adding a nice tint of color. They have noticeable coverage even though the pigment is sheerer than an opaque formula. You can layer for more color but at the end of the day they are still a medium-sheer coverage lipstick. If you like the moisturizing feel, shine and color but want more pigment and coverage I highly recommend you check out the Chanel Rouge Coco Stylos instead (all swatched here).


The colors and descriptions, all of these have some shimmer in the tube but on the lips (with the exception of the white one) there is no visible shimmer or frost, just a healthy shine:
  • 41 Corail À Porter is a medium bright pink with a bit of coral
  • 42 Baume Midi Minuit is a sheer sparkling white that adds a pale sheen to the lips
  • 43 Rose Rive Gauche is a peachy rose
  • 44 Nude Lavalliere is a light nude pink
  • 47 Beige Blouse is a perfect medium nude pink with a slight hint of warmth
  • 48 Smoking Plum is the prettiest plum that has some brightness to it
  • 51 Rose Saharienne is a cool-toned baby pink
  • 52 Trapeze Pink is a medium cool-toned pink
All apply smoothly on the lips with the exception of 51 Rose Saharienne which was a bit streaky on my lips mainly because the cool and light tones contrast with my natural lip tone. It was easy to blend and smooth but straight from the tube it was a tiny bit streaky.


Swatches straight from the tube:



Swatches applied with a lip brush:



Swatch comparisons to some other Rouge Volupté Shines that I own shown below. For me shades 7, 8 and 9 have been classic everyday staples that are super easy to wear. Compared to the new options Nude Lavalliere 44 is a light nude pink on my lips while Beige Blouse 47 is a bit deeper but not quite as peach as Nude in Private 9. Beige Blouse 47 looks almost identical to Rose in Wood 23 – I would say that No. 23 is a more more rose/pink in color.



One last look:


I took a quick peek in store at all the shades of the Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick in store recently and if they are indeed the same as the Rouge Volupté Shines I think that YSL did a nice job expanding the color range. As mentioned at the top I don’t know if the formulas are the same or if the newer shades have a new and improved formula. On my lips I didn’t notice any difference – they have the same texture, scent, finish, shine and hydrating feel. Lasting power is average for a semi-sheer glossy lipstick but this one is a lipstick formula that I don’t mind reapplying 3+ times in a given day. I love the other YSL lipstick formulas and this one is no exception. It performs well and the colors are easy to wear for any occasion. I can’t pick a favorite. I still think 7, 8 and 9 are my absolute favorites, but in the new range I’m smitten with 44 and 48.If you like sheer to medium lipsticks with shine I think you’ll like these. They have similar pigment and texture compared to the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines. As mentioned above if you want more pigment and coverage I highly recommend you check out the Chanel Rouge Coco Stylos instead (all swatched here). If you want something more opaque but with a moisturizing feel I recommend the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks (swatched + reviewed here).


You can find the YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Sticks at all counters now. Online at Nordstrom, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and YSL Beauty.


Have you tried these yet? Which colors did you check out?

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  • Lori Jenkins April 13, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I love these! I only wish I'd picked another color – I purchased #43 and it turns really peachy on me (it's so pretty in the tube!). I'm more and more impressed w YSL and want to try more of their products.

    • Sabrina April 13, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      Hi Lori – I found it so odd that #41 and #43 turned pink on me instead of peachy lol. Must be the purple undertone that I have in my lips. Hopefully you can exchange yours for a different color?

  • Philippa April 13, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    I love YSL lip products, these look beautiful!
    Philippa x

    • Sabrina April 13, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      Thanks Philippa!

  • Rachel Polansky April 13, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I haven't tried these, but do have quite a few Rouge Volupte Shines and love them. Might have to check out shade 44!

    • Sabrina April 13, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      44 is such a pretty nude!

  • Deb April 13, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    I love all of my YSL lippies so when these came out I was ready to go. I ordered Nude Lavalliere to start. I am a very fair skinned red head and I usually find the YSL nude shades to work perfectly for my coloring. Sad to say, not this one. I don't have pigmented lips but this just would not show up on me as anything other than a very, very pale gloss. Thanks to your swatches Sabrina I'm going for Beige Blouse. It's what I was hoping Nude Lavalliere would be.

    • Sabrina April 13, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      Hi Deb – hoping you can exchange the Nude Lavalliere – I can see how it wouldn't show up on some lip tones. It was a lot lighter and more pink on me than I thought it looked based on what I saw in the tube. Hope Beige Blouse works better for you!

  • m0llylouise April 13, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    all the shades look so beautiful! i want to get my hands on one of the YSL lipsticks, mainly because the packaging is so beautiful!

    • Sabrina April 17, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      I hope you treat yourself – they are really nice and feel amazing on the lips.

  • Clever Girl Reviews April 13, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Smoking Plum is amazing!

    • Sabrina April 17, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      I agree – such a pretty plum shade 🙂

  • Kelly Lund April 14, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Such gorgeous and quality lip products from YSL. I've recently switched to vegan so I'm not going to let myself buy any new products from them because of the animal testing, but I will thoroughly love and enjoy the volupte shine and regular voluptes that I have. Great products.

    xoxo – Kelly

  • Eileen April 14, 2016 at 1:37 am

    I adore Rouge Volupté Shine and so I was very eager to give these a try. I purchased Rose Rive Gauche and am very happy with it. My natural lip color is quite rosey and so this particular shade gives it a luscious look that is at once polished and natural. Depending on color releases, I expect to see more of these in my future. I much prefer this formula to the oils.

    • Sabrina April 17, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      I think Rose Rive Gauche is a really nice shade 🙂

  • By Georgia Grace April 14, 2016 at 4:53 am

    All these shades look amazing on you! I picked up 45 Rouge Tuxedo and 46 Orange Perfecto – RVS is one of my favourite lipstick formulas and these new colours and the tweaked formula are a fantastic addition to the complete range. xx Georgia Grace

    • Sabrina April 17, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Oooh, pretty picks!

  • Rachel Kromdijk April 14, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Beige blous is amazing! love the swatches and the review!

    • Sabrina April 17, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      Thanks Rachel – I agree Beige Blouse is a pretty one 🙂

  • bisbee April 14, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    I wish I had seen this yesterday when the Sephora promotion was still on! Reserving Smoking Plum for future purchase!

  • Christina, Esq. April 14, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Thanks for this review! I liked the new Bite lippies you reviewed, but found them almost too pigmented for me (and almost too matte as well), the YSL shine formulas tend to be my fav for everyday wear. Id love to see you do a review of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Glosses!


  • Beauty Nyx April 15, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    I love the finish of these lipsticks. They look amazing.

  • Vici Loves April 15, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I've been eyeing them up at Nordstrom and am so excited to hear that they're no widely available! I'm still deciding what color I should get though so your swatches are coming in very handy 🙂 xx – V

    • Sabrina April 17, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      Decisions decisions lol, I feel your pain!

  • Laura April 17, 2016 at 12:38 am

    i bought this in shade 15 which is a pretty peachy pink color. no lasting power, sat on top of my lips and kept sliding around. no nourishment which caused my lips to peel and dry even after exfoliating. tint in oil did the same thing as well as the sheer candy, and original rouge volupte.

    • Sabrina April 17, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      Sorry to hear these didn't work for you 🙁

  • Haishan Wu June 2, 2016 at 3:49 am

    purchased 3 colors the day they went on sale, plan on getting more!

  • Unknown September 24, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    hi Sabrina! Would you recommend no 9 or 47? As I prefer nude color, what would you suggest?

  • Yveie October 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Hi Sabrina, really enjoyed your review! Since you've tried both 7 rose infinite & 49 smoky plum, which would you recommend? Also between 23 rose in wood and 47 beige blouse? been tryung to decide between both pairs!

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