The cute lip shaped applicators had me wanting to try the new YSL Volupte Liquid Color Balm. I grabbed what looked like the two nude shades-Spy on Me Nude & Chase Me Nude. Details per Sephora:
A medium coverage, lip-loving, high shine liquid lip color that moisturizes and protects lips like a balm.
Finally, a lip balm that offers full, radiant color. This breakthrough formula is packed with soothing shea butter, antioxidant-rich vitamin E, coconut water, and jojoba oil to soften fine lines and lip texture and lock in moisture while YSL’s Liquid Light technology delivers high-shine color. Lips are left perfectly soft, smooth, and lush with vibrant color.
The formula’s 35 percent active water base provides a sensorial burst of cooling moisture when applied on the lips, while the lip-hugging applicator delivers the perfect amount of color and shine in one coat.
Volupté Liquid Balm features the bright, gourmand YSL signature mango scent and comes in 12 radiant shades.
The packaging is like a lip gloss-a slim tube with the YSL logo overlay. There is the cutest clear lip shape so you can see the color inside without having to read the tiny label. The best part is most definitely the cute little lip shaped applicator. I didn’t get along well with the lip oils so I’m excited I get the lip shaped applicator in this balm hybrid. The formula is really nice. It’s got the shine of a gloss without the tacky or sticky feel. It has the pigment of a medium to light coverage lipstick. And this formula has the comfort of a lip balm which is my favorite part. I live in tinted lip balms and sheer hydrating lipsticks.
These have a light mango scent and and ever so slightly sweet flavor. I wouldn’t go around eating it but it’s not unpleasant in any way if you catch my drift. I love the cooling sensation it has when your first apply from the high water content. These are going to be so perfect in the summertime. The pigmentation level is light, it’s not sheer but it’s not really medium either. At least in the two shades I tried. I grabbed 4 Spy on Me Nude described as a ‘True Nude’ & 12 Chase Me Nude described as a ‘Warm Neutral’. Spy on Me Nude is a neutral peachy nude with a hint of pink. It’s a classic nude that isn’t too pale, nor too warm or cool. It’s that perfect neutral depth. I don’t like nudes that pull too peachy and warm. Chase Me Nude is a neutral to cooler light pink. It’s not warm like the description states. If you love those neutral light pinks or light rose shades you’ll love this one. Otherwise the peachy nude might be your cup of tea. These are really the only two nude shades to choose from, they’re not a classic brown pink nude (though I want one).
The formula is completely refreshing, hydrating and never leaves my lips dry but the longevity is poor. I have to reapply every hour at least. Considering the color is sheer (so you don’t need a mirror) & the formula is a joy to use so I don’t mind reapplying that often. Plus then I get to whip out the cute little lip shaped applicator often. If you love tinted balms and all formulas that have a balm like texture, this is for you. Now is the perfect time to grab one during the Sephora VIB sale. Now all I need is more nude shades and some shimmering shades. I would die to see this formula in the Rebel Nudes shades. Hint hint YSL.
-Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Coconut Water, Macadamia Oil, Jojoba Oil, Pomegranate Extract, Apricot Kernel Oil: Natural ingredients packed with antioxidants provide rich moisture and fight free radicals to smooth, nourish, and protect lips.
-35 Percent Active Water Base: Provides a sensorial burst of cooling moisture when applied on the lips.
-Liquid Light Complex: Provides brighter, dewy color and shine.
Water, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil/Apricot Kernel Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Cyclohexasiloxane, Petrolatum, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Pentylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Ethylcellulose, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Magnesium Sulfate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alumina, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Talc, Propylene Carbonate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocos Nucifera Fruit Juice/Coconut Fruit Juice, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Thylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Saccharin, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Magnesium Silicate, Coriandrum Sativum Fruit Oil/Coriander Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil/ Jojoba Seed Oil, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Silica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Tin Oxide, Citric Acid, Punica Granatum Extract, Tocopherol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance. May Contain (+/-):Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Mica, Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Barium Sulfate (Ci 77120), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470).
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