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Yay! The YSL Summer Splash 2015 collection is here and we have some lovely new formulations including new glossy stains textures, exciting new liquid eyeshadows and also new nail lacquers. They all have a water focus which is a huge trend this summer. In this post I am having a look at the new YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Pop Water. Exciting!
So YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Pop Water is all about “intense but sheer colour balanced with a light watery intensity”.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Pop Water Features
- Lasting quality of a lip stain
- Revolutionary texture
- ‘Lighter than liquid silk’
- Long lasting hold
- Shiny finish
- 10 hour hydration effect
- 12 shades
The whole idea is that it’s like a splash of water on your lips, and it’s just the perfect idea for summer. The formula feels so nice on the lips – super cooling as you first apply it, and as it settles it becomes softly creamy and super comfortable. I love the applicator of the Glossy Stains, they are so easy to use. The flat wand makes it so simple to cover the lips with colour while the tip is perfect for defining the lip line.
The colour and shine is buildable. Although I think that the colour is more buildable than the shine, which I find is a soft sheen rather than a full on gloss. I really like the finish and my lips feel properly hydrated and supple.
YSL has used what they are terming ‘Aquatic Feel Boost’ technology which involves pH-activated gel with a high level of glycerine added to intense moisturise and create the sensation of water on the lips. As you apply it, the gel reacts to the pH in the lips and breaks into watery droplets.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Pop Water Shades
- 201 Dewy Red – a fresh burst of red
- 202 Rouge Splash – a streak of red to get you noticed
- 203 Eau de Corail – a high summer aquatic hit
- 204 Onde Rose – a wave of delicious pink
- 205 Pink Rain – a burst of raspberry
- 206 Misty Pink – a refined spray-on pink
- 207 Juicy Peach – a succulent shot of peach
- 208 Wet Nude – sultry beige
- 209 Aquatic Fuchsia – pop art pink
- 210 Steamy Violet – cool purple
- 211 – Rose Cascade – pink rose petals
- 212 – Orange Drop – bright tangerine
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Pop Water Swatch – 204 Onde Rose
Looking at the other shades in the list, I think 204 is one of the more subtle, wearable choices, perfect for an everyday look.
I really like this. As I briefly touched on earlier, the finish isn’t super shiny. It’s more of a soft sheen. I was kind of expecting the finish to be much shinier like the Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Laque glosses, but it is definitely more muted than that. They are really easy to wear.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Pop Water launches 27th May 2015. They are £26. You can find YSL makeup at Boots.
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