Name: YSL Volupte Plump-in-color Plumping Lip Balm
Shades: Available in 8 different shades
Find it at Sephora and YSL Canada
What’s Different About This Lipstick?
At first glance, this lip product might look exactly like the original YSL lipsticks we know and love. But the biggest difference is that these tubes have a heart in the middle! It is so beautiful to look at and a wonderful detail to have in a luxury lipstick. The outer packaging is in a silver tube with gold accent.
These are marketed as lip balm so they do not have full coverage color. But the coral shade actually leaves quite a beautiful pop of color on my lips. The consistency reminds me a lot of the YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm which they no longer sell.
YSL Volupte Plumping Lip Balm in 02 Dazzling Fuchsia
This beautiful bright pink shade is one of two pink shades in the collection. I find baby pink shades are usually unflattering on my skin tone so I haven’t worn pink lipstick for a while! I was pleasantly surprised by how this looked on me. It is a bright color but because of the glossy sheer pigmentation, it is super wearable on a daily basis. All of these lip balms have a peppermint tingle to it which is probably the “plumping” effect.
YSL Volupte Plumping Lip Balm in 05 Delicious Orange
While shade 05 Delicious Orange looks red in the tube, it is a beautiful dark coral color on the lips! There’s hints of pink, red, and peach to produce a beautiful spring color. I find the YSL Volupte Plumping Lip Balm to be really comfortable when I first apply. It leaves a very thin layer of glossy color on your lips and feels moisturizing. However, I do notice with continued use that it actually dried out my lips. The ingredients are peppermint oil, hyaluronic acid, and coconut oil. I actually think I don’t react well to coconut oil, does anyone else feel the same?
YSL Volupte Plumping Lip Balm in 07 Furious Gold
Lastly, I have shade 07 Furious Gold. I had no idea what to think when I saw this in the tube. Out of the 8 shades available, I think this one is the most “high fashion”. Everything else is very easily wearable on a daily basis but Furious Gold is a very light nude with lots of shimmer. It’s not super flattering on my all over the lip but it looks beautiful in the center of the lips.
Overall 24/30 B+
These lip balms have that tantalizing fruity smell that YSL lipsticks are known for. I think this is great for every day use and looks beautiful in your purse or vanity. However, even though the name contains “lip balm”, it does not mean it’s necessarily moisturizing. The product contains moisturizing ingredients but for some reason, my lips feel quite tight after continual use. I absolutely love the heart core and glossy color, but it’s not moisturizing enough to use on a daily basis.