When it comes to lip products, everyone loves the matte finishes these days don’t they? The amount of brands creating lip kits and the like to satisfy the matte lip lovers is crazy. They’re everywhere and there’s a version for every budget. I’m okay with matte lips, okay being the operative word. I’m fussy about the formula of matte lip products, most probably because my heart belongs to more creamy or glossy finishes. Just personal preference but I will always reach for the finishes which offer dimension over a flat matte, any day. Each to their own right?
It’s why I love beauty really – everyone can find a product for their preference. And with summer on it’s way (hope you’re enjoying the sunshine!) it’s also the ideal time to look after lips with a trusty lip balm or nourishing treatment. The sun is fabulous and all, but it can be quite drying. As can things like swimming pool chlorine, the sea etc. So for holidays and warmer days, I’ll often use a lip balm or similar as much as a lipstick. Which is the exact reason why I fell totally in love with the Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Liquid Colour Balms…
The Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Liquid Colour Balms basically hit both birds with one stone, so-to-speak. They offer the nourishment and hydration feeling that a good quality lip balm gives but they also give great coverage in colour. There’s a huge amount of colours to pick from based on your preferences – from nude tones to rose pinks right through to reds and brights. The soft formula delivers a nourishing layer that keeps lips feeling soft and well looked after in the balm side of things. Then the pigment gives the perfect amount of colour.
With the pigment itself you can go for a subtle coverage in just one application, this is like a light tint shade or a creamy lipstick with a gloss finish. Or you can apply one coat, wait 30 seconds for it to start to dry and apply another coat for a deeper level of colour payoff that looks like a regular lipstick. So quite honestly, you’ve got yourself covered for everyday wear with the options it gives.
The finish is glossy looking but completely non sticky – I hate sticky gloss finishes, so these not sticking is another reason I absolutely adore them. YSL being the brand they are, have created the perfect summer formula for lip colours with this and I really can’t rate them highly enough. Here’s the swatches you’re after…
Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Liquid Colour Balm Swatches (no flash)
I have to admit that there isn’t one I dislike! But I am reaching for Shade 2 ‘Expose Me Rose’ on a daily basis because it just goes with everything and works to compliment my skin tone. Summer shades galore in this collection!
So if you’re looking for a new treat on pay day, or a lip essential for your beach bag, then the Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Liquid Colour Balms are the way forward guys and girls. I’m telling you – you need these in your life!