YSL Volupte Tint-in-Balm 01 Dream Me Nude: Review & Swatches

I have wanted to own a YSL lipstick forever, their cases are exquisite and so beautiful. Like little pieces of art. I just have yet to find that right YSL shade in the right formula for my preferences. The Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Balm is a new formula and the little lip shaped cores drew me into grabbing Dream Me Nude. Details per Nordstrom:

What it is: A new hybrid lipstick combining melting balm care with glowing sheer color.

What it does: A unique dual formula leaves lips nourished with a lasting kiss of tint. The lip-shaped heart of the lipstick running from top to bottom delivers instant balm care. With macadamia and apricot butters, mixed with passionfruit, coriander and jojoba oils, the care is comfortable and nourishing. The outer core of the lipstick provides a lasting kiss of sheer color that is vivid yet transparent.

How to use: Apply to clean lips or layer over lipstick. The more you apply and reapply, the more the lasting tint intensifies on your lips. Day after day, the nourishing formula promises melting balm care with each application.

Dream Me Nude is described as a neutral mauve. That’s accurate. It has faint shimmer visible in sunlight, however it’s not really noticeable on the lips. The inner lip shaped core is a sheer bright pink. This smells like pomegranate. The color payoff is very sheer, a tint for sure. Dream me Nude adds a mauve pink tint sans shimmer with a glossy sheen. It’s not sticky at all and is very hydrating. Like an oil based balm except very thin in texture. It’s not heavy feeling at all.

Due to the nature of the product I do have to reapply it every hour or so. Pretty typical for this type of product for me. There is only downside I found to this product. Like the Tint-In-Oil, this turns a bright raspberry shade on me by the end of the day. Like it has the same color enhancing, pH adjusting, color changing lip balm ingredients. If I wear it once it stays true to color, if I apply eight times that day it turns a brighter berry by the end of the day. I personally hate cool toned berries, mauves, magenta, raspberry shades or anything similar. They’re just not my cup of tea. So, if you don’t mind that color changing aspect and like the previous mentioned shades, plus the glossy tint style formula then by all means check it out.

Did anyone else experience this color change on them? I’m wondering if it was just me.

Top to Bottom: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Petal, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Bloom, YSL Volupte Tint-in-Balm 01 Dream Me Nude:


  1. GREAT call on the comparison swatches!! I never would have thought to compare this to the Fresh lip balms! I'm glad I didn't run out and buy these the day they came out (I sure wanted to though!!) – this was the color I was most interested in too and I'm definitely bummed at the lack of pigmentation. Why oh why can't someone come out with the perfect mauve/nude balm that is slightly sheer but still has nice pigmentation! But I'm really curious about your experience with the color build up!!! I actually might pick this up anyway and see what happens. If nothing else, it's still a nice balm in a gorgeous package that I can keep in my purse. Thanks for your review, it's one of the best I've seen, I'm going to subscribe right after this!

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