The Canadian Beauty Bloggers are doing a series this month with a theme of “Worth the Splurge”. I bought this YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm two years ago, and to date it is still one of my most prized possessions. This lipstick reflects luxury, elegance, and sophistication. Read on to see swatches & review, but spoiler, this IS WORTH THE SPLURGE!
Details: This lipstick (Glossy Balm) retails for $39 and there are currently twelve shades available on Sephora. There is 4g of product and is Made in France.
Packaging: The packaging of this lipstick is pure elegance. The normal lipsticks have a gold colored bullet, but this one is a silver color with YSL across the middle. There is a really nice resistance when you twist up the lipstick that just feels hefty. Depending on the shade you get, the middle portion will reflect the color of the lipstick itself.
Scent: A really unique aspect of this lipstick is the scent. There is a refreshing fruity scent that is quite tropical (mangos?). Once you apply it, you can still smell it for a little bit. I actually really enjoy this!
Color: I picked this color as I thought it was both bold and wearable at the same time. There are many neutral options available as well as ones with shimmer. The thing I LOVE the most is that the finish of the color is JUICY! My lips look so hydrated and plump when I put this lipstick on. The color is sheer considering how dark this color is but honestly the amount of pigmentation is exactly what I was looking for.
Although it’s in lipstick form, it is technically a tinted lip balm. Many of the colors are quite sheer, but the color I chose is deeper and I’m able to get a much better color pay off. Here you can see a swatch of the color. It’s a sheer plummy red color. You can kind of see the shine coming through on the swatch but it’s more evident on my lips and in person.
You can see the shine that comes through and how healthy my lips look! It actually also feels quite hydrating and moisturizing.
After I took these photos, I realized I need to start using this again because I don’t want it to go bad. I’ve used about half of this and I was scared I’d finish it. I remember splurging on this before I went on exchange and to reward myself for finishing my summer internship. Some of the other colors in this line might be too sheer to warrant $39. However this shade and the feeling I get when I use it is definitely worth the splurge to me!
Do you own a YSL lipstick? Or are there items that just make you feel extra special when you use it?