Beauty in a tick: YSL's Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick in Nude in Private No. 9

Shut the shades, turn down the lights and draw yourself a bath. It's that "me time" you've been needing after a hard week at work. Time to get Nude in Private ;)

 YSL's Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick in Nude in Private

YSL's Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick in Nude in Private

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 The finer details

The finer details

 Nude in Private swatch without flash

Nude in Private swatch without flash

 Nude in Private swatch with flash

Nude in Private swatch with flash

Recently I've had a thing for softer, natural hues closer to my lips' natural colour -- Nude in Private seemed fitting. Rouge Volupte Shine is the newest lipstick range to hit counters; 19 shades beckon you, choose wisely as the first taste won't be your last. I can personally assure you of that.

The goods...

  • It's moisturising! I've been applying it directly to my lips in lieu of using chapstick.
  • The texture is soft and creamy.
  • A soft glossiness is imparted.
  • The scent of juicy nectarines can be detected upon application. More please!

The mehs...

  • Not as long-lasting as YSL claims.
  • It's expensive, even in the US!
 Bare lips

Bare lips

 Wearing Nude in Private

Wearing Nude in Private

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If you can get beyond the minuses (they're not deal breakers!) then I think you'll be pleased as punch with this beautiful bullet.

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for YSL's Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick in Nude in Private:

  • $55.00 AUS / $34.00 USD 

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 7 out of 10 bags – It's a goodie, but it could be cheaper.

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

Apologies for the quick review. Scott and I are heading off on a wine tour for his Birthday.

Happy Saturday :)