Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte - Divine Mahogany

Divine Mahogany, pictured left

Tester: Multi-Ethnic (African-American/French Canadian) about Alicia Keys' complexion with lightly pigmented lips that are dry.

"This new YSL lipstick can only be described as a "triple threat". The packaging is sumptuous and luxurious, the texture and smell of the lipstick are wonderful and the color, in this case Divine Mahogany, was equally unique and flattering.

While it's easy to see the beautiful gold design, there is actually more to it than meets the eye. It's a very heavy tube with a mirror on the top for easy touch ups on the go. The YSL logo appears in cutouts around the entire center of the tube. Underneath the cutouts is a plastic collar showing the lipstick shade.

The color of this lipstick was almost identical to what I viewed in the collar of the tube, which is a true medium reddish brown shade with fastastic pigments. On my lips I picked up a bit of orange as well. The finish was semi-matte with nice natural shine and no shimmer. I found myself reaching for this every day, as it was such a versatile color that looked great on my skin and worked with all my eye looks.

The texture and fragrance of this product were the icing on the cake. The feel was buttery smooth, creamy, yet still light. It completely hydrated my lips without making them feel greasy or sticky and the taste and smell were like a yummy vanilla/sugar combination that managed not to be cloyingly sweet. The staying power of the lipstick was also very good. After my morning application and eating/coffee, I still had a majority of the shade on my lips by early afternoon. This particular shade will work best for women with warmer undertones in the Eva Mendes to Iman range. Rouge Volupte is a luxury purchase to be sure, but one that every true beauty lover will be completely satisfied with (and want a few more colors :)" S.H.

Sephora.com, Inc.

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