Hello! Hope you're having a great day! For this post, I want to share with you guys an extra special Influenster Voxbox: the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Voxbox!
I was lucky enough to recieve the last YSL Influenster Voxbox featuring the Touche Eclat primers, and I was even more lucky to get into the Rouge Pur Couture Voxbox! In this box, we received two of the new Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks: 19 Fuchsia and 09 Rose Stiletto.
Quick rundown of Influenster: it's a website where you can connect your social media accounts and review products/answer other users questions to gain social impact. The more impact you have, the more likely you are the receive Voxboxes. Voxboxes are special boxes that Influenster sends out, free of charge, that are full of products for you to test and review! You don't have to just like beauty products; there are other categories including wellness, video games, fashion, and pets! If you do want to sign up for Influenster, I would appreciate it if you used my referral link here (otherwise, you can just go directly to the Influenster homepage).
The only negative comment I have about these lipsticks besides their price (which I will address shortly), is that they are rose-scented. I don't like rose-scented anything, including actual roses, so I am a bit biased here. To me it smells like a really fake rose, but not like a cheap fake rose, if that makes sense. It's almost kind of a sweet rose scent; it's not appealing in the slightest to me, but if you like rose scents, you may like it. It's not heavily fragranced, though, and after you apply it, the scent dissipates almost immediately. I was worried that I would be smelling my lipstick all day long, especially since it's right under my nose, but after a few moments I couldn't smell it anymore. If you're sensitive to scents or have an allergy, you might find this irritating, but if you're like me and just don't like the scent, it disappears quickly enough to no be an issue.
I think these lipsticks are pretty awesome; the colors are pigmented and beautiful, the formula is long lasting, and they feel really nice on the lips (the formula includes rosemary extract, carrot extract, and yeast extract). These lipsticks are also $36 each. Which is a lot. My favorite lipsticks ever, MAC lipsticks, fit the same criteria for being awesome and are a little less than $20 each. I feel like that $20 mark is about where the quality of lipstick plateaus and you start paying for designer names and packaging. If you're in the market for a designer lipstick and want something that not only is a good lipstick in and of itself but also something that is beautifully packaged and makes you feel special when you pull it out of your purse, then these are definitely a lipstick you should look in to! If you just want a good lipstick, there are other options out there that are just as great but are almost half the price. Basically, you have to ask yourself: is the YSL branding worth an extra $16 for me?
And that's my review of my YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks in 09 Rose Stiletto and 19 Fuchsia! Overall, I think these are great lipsticks, you just have to be comfortable paying a little bit more for the YSL name. Next time I'm in Sephora. I'm definitely going to check out the other colors in the line and see what else is out there!
These products were given to me free of charge for review purposes.
Thanks for reading! <3