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YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick review

Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color & Care Review

Heya Guys! You up for another lip product review? come along! The following lippies that I’m about to review were inspired by the makeup of Bella Hadid during the Grammys 2016. The moment I saw her photo I was really fascinated by the way her makeup was done. Her skin looked luminous and so did her entire makeup. Yet it wasn’t extremely luminous that it looked unnatural, it was just the right blend of a healthy glow and a moderate yet strategic way of applying makeup.


If you google Bella’s makeup during the 2016 Grammys, you’d see that she had a nice light smoky eye, a light contour and a nice shade of lip color to match. Her entire makeup goal was all about the glow. It wasn’t trying hard, it was just about emphasizing all the right corners and angles. I love it! But more importantly, I was dying to find out what’s the color of her lipstick. It’s nude but it’s a beautiful luminous warm and slightly brown nude.


Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color & Care


When I found out that her makeup artist used a lot of Sephora Collection products on her, including the lips, I was like I gotta try that stuff. One of the lip products that she had on was the Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color & Care in Iced Coffee (0.18 oz for $7) which I think was used as a gloss on her. It’s like a blend of a lip balm and oil, which is very similar to YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick (reviewed HERE), but this one comes at a much cheaper price.


Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color & Care

This balm and oil blend is extremely moisturizing and shiny, just like a slick lip gloss, but it doesn’t weigh on the lips. It has no distinctive scent, and it’s pretty long wearing. It does seem to transfer everywhere as expected and the lighter shades don’t seem to have a good color payoff. They also tend to settle into the lips’ fine lines but it’s only obvious up close. It’s also very softening on the lips and the overall effect is sheer and subtle.


Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color & Care 09 iced coffee swatch


09 Iced Coffee – This is Bella’s lip color/gloss, together with the Sephora Collection Rouge Gel Liner in 01 The Nudest. I thought this color would show on me, but it did not. I guess Bella must have a very light complexion, so this shade showed better on her like a warm brownish nude. With my pigmented lips, this looks very sheer and very nude. I’m a bit dismayed, but this is also great as a gloss, given its lightweight and slightly shimmery formula.


10 Fresh Berries – Bought this on a whim and this is the shade of my choice because not only that it showed a subtle shimmery berry hue on my lips, this has really good pigments and it’s long lasting. It still kinda settles into my lips’ fine lines, but I love the nice and juicy berry shade.


Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color & Care swatches 09 iced coffee 10 fresh berries

Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color & Care swatch


I think almost all the shades in this line are quite sheer and if you have some pigments on your lips, then the shades will be almost quite translucent on you, except probably the shade No. 10 in Fresh Berries. However, this Sephora Oil Infusion Color & Care are pretty much multi-purpose; as a lip balm/conditioner, as a lip tint, or as a lip gloss.


Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color & Care review


Overall, these aren’t bad at all, and if you’re into the juicy/popsicle lips trend, then these are for you. Also, if you’re looking for a good alternative of the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick at a much affordable price, then you’re looking at them.


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YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick Review (Part II)

Hello World! It’s officially Fall! time to get cozy because cold weather is coming ๐Ÿ™‚ but no matter what the weather is going to be, let’s not all forget to put on some gorgeous lipsticks. Cold times call for nicely flushed lips, and who says you can’t rock a bold lip color on the fall? after all, we never really want this summer to be over, do we? course not!

Remember that “Sample of the Week” review that I did a couple of weeks ago? That said review was about a sample of YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipsticks and you can read it HERE. In that said review, I rave about those lipsticks and mentioned that I was planning to purchase them in larger sizes with a few colors I was eyeing in mind.

Well, here’s part 2 of that said review, or should I say, a continuation of my love for YSL Lipsticks.ย 


ysl rouge volupte shine oil in stick lipsticks review


These YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Sticks are definitely a must-have. They’re light to medium coverage lipsticks wherein you may only needย one (doubt it, LOL) and I’m pretty sure you’ll love it. These lipsticks are one of the most beautiful lipsticks I’ve ever tried, hands down. I love the packaging, love the hydrating formulation, the delicious scent, and most of all, I am in love with their pigmentation. There’s an excitement every timeย you applyย one of these on your lips. I don’t know what it is, but they just make your lips look luscious and gorgeous.ย 


ysl saint laurent rouge volupte shine oil in stick review


Another best part of these lipsticks are the fact that there’s enough or even a lot of product in their tubes, so I always feel like I got my money’s worth. The shades that I purchased are extremely different from each other and I just love them all. I do think that most of the shades in this line are almost all on the bright side, like lots of neons, corals, pinks and nudes. They’re definitely more of a summertime lipstick, but don’t we all yearn forย some color in the gloomy days? I do.ย 


ysl rouge volupte shine oil in stick swatches photos reviews


  • N 43 Rose Rive GaucheSmoky Rose. For my NC30 skin, this shade appears more like a nude coral-peach on me.
  • N 45 Rouge TuxedoCherry Red. Reviewed HERE
  • N 46 Orange PerfectoPoppy Coral. Such a perfect, gorgeous and fresh orange-coral shade that is very versatile specially for medium skin tones because it’s not too neon-like.
  • N 48 Smoking PlumJuicy Plum. My most favorite shade of all the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Sticks because this shadeย complementsย my skin tone very well and my fairly pigmented lips. It has mauve hues that works really well on my lips, making it a “my lips but better” kinda vibe. Ya know the feeling…


ysl rouge volupte shine oil in stick lip swatches and review



Some people compared these lipsticks to Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo (reviewed HERE) in terms of coverage and formulation. Personally, I think these are way better in the sense that these lipsticks have a staining power compared to Chanel Stylo which almost doesn’t leave a trace, at least not on me. Though they both have extremely hydrating formulas, they differ quite slightly when it comes to coverage. These lipsticks may have slightly less coverage than Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo but you almost can’t tell the difference. The nice thing about the Rouge Coco Stylos are the fact that they don’t have any scent, which may be a better option for those who dislikes scents or tastes in their lipsticks.


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If you’re looking for these lipsticks in the store, be aware that they’re kinda tricky to find. Of course they’re all in the YSL beauty aisle, LOL obviously, but sometimes they get mixed up withย the YSL Rouge Volupte Shines and the Rouge Voluptes. There’s a difference between the two, or three, yeah, read it HERE. Sephora usually mixes them together with the Volupte Shines, while YSL’s website really made a distinction of each line.


Anyways, hope you like this review, Happy Autumn! It’s raking time!


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