Friday, January 20, 2012

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 01 Le Rouge - Review, Pictures, Swatches

It wouldn't be right to let you go into the weekend without a few lemmings right? Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick is a good lemming to have...AMIRITE?

This YSL lipstick comes in 18 shades (Neiman Marcus carries all the shades) and is free of Parabens, Sulfates, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, GMOs and Triclosan. ( You know,  all those bad thingies that causes third eyes to grow out of our foreheads and everything.) Regardless the satiny smooth lipstick is highly pigmented and comes with a SPF of 15!  The formula is touted as being moisturizing and long lasting.

The color I have for you today came as a Gift With Purchase (GWP)! This is the "Flagship" Red in the collection. It is called Le Rouge.  Pretty straight forward, no?  The description is says it is a "Blood Red" but I find it more of a Darth Vader Lightsaber Red.  Just my opinion. I could be wrong.

Anyway, this creamy Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick glides on like it is second skin. It feels like the lipstick is becoming one with your lips. This non greasy formula does not wear down quickly.  After wearing it all day, with only a few touch ups, I noticed that the actual lipstick bullet did not look that molested e.g. used.  The lipstick feels almost indulgent however I did not find it as moisturizing as other lipsticks I have worn. Thankfully it certainly didn't dry my lips out like some lipsticks do.  The lipstick is scented with that fruity mango scent that all YSL lip products have, but it isn't as bad as the glosses (which I detest only because of the strong scent). Fortunately the scent seems to fade quickly upon application.

The case feels heavy and the metal is brightly polished gold with the YSL accent at the base.  The case is polished so well, it can double for a mirror in a pinch.  I like multitasking products as much as I like multitasking packaging! (Less things I have to carry in my purse.)

Do you NEED this? DUH!  Does a Lightsaber need an internal superconductor to transfer the returning looped plasma energy from the negative-charged flux aperture back into an internal power cell?  YES! Exactly!  The Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick retails for $30...or if you are lucky like me you get one as a GWP! [insert maniacal laugh here]


  1. dang that is prettyyyyyy! Stop showing me red lipsticks! I never wear them yet love to collect them lol

  2. Ohhh it's pretty! It would look terrible on me though. I've yet to find a lipstick of any colour that looks good on me.

  3. Um...excuse me...think I just died from a gorgeousness overload 0_0

  4. Ooooh! I love that lipstick! I also have the Orange (13) as well as the fuschia (7). Those are terrific for the evening!

  5. cannot tempt me.....................because I already bought it last week :P. I LOVE IT. Probably my longest lasting red yet!


  6. LMAO. That's awesome! I'm obviously so awesome I created a lemming and made you purchase it befoe I even posted it!

  7. You know, I still have the lipstick from the Star Wars themed collection YSL did in 1999, and it's called Rouge Amidala (I admit to keeping it for sentimental reasons, but it's actually still not gone bad...) Now I kinda want to get Darth Vader Lightsaber Red and put them side by side in my makeup drawer like star-crossed lovers.

    (of course, I need another red lipstick like Endor needs more Ewoks...)

    1. would this be a dupe or very close to the Amidala? I have the booklet for the makeup, but sadly found out about it after the third film.

  8. HO-LY how did you get this as a GWP?!?! This is one helluva red!

  9. OK this is the perfect red lipstick!!


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