You know tinted balms and I are having a moment, right? They really help brighten up my whole face on days when I don’t want to wear a real lipstick.
So obviously I couldn’t not try one of the new YSL Volupté Tint-in-Balms ($34), which are replacing the Sheer Candy formula in the YSL Volupté family.
I chose shade 12 Try Me Berry, which I’m showing you today.
YSL Volupté Tint-in-Balm in 12 Try Me Berry. The lip-shaped core delivers balm care, while the outer shell provides a sheer pink tint
Lip swatch of the YSL Volupté Tint-in-Balm in 12 Try Me Berry
Unfortunately, I’m afraid I don’t really like this.
I mean, I don’t dislike it, but it’s definitely not my favorite.
While it feels very hydrating and nourishing on the lips, which is obviously a good thing, it also feels extremely wet and slippy, which is something I personally don’t like.
The staying power is not the best either: it lasts 1-2 hours and doesn’t leave a stain behind.
The YSL Volupté Tint-in-Balm with a few other products from the Volupté family. The Tint-in-Balm has the usual YSL sweet mango scent, which is not exactly my cup of tea. Luckily, it dissipates shortly after application
If you don’t mind the slippy texture, you’ll probably get along better with the YSL Tint-in-Balms, but for me it doesn’t get more than a passing grade.
Speaking of YSL…
Yesterday I saw they posted a picture of Manny MUA on their Instagram.
Did you see it? What did you think?
I read this comment below the photo that pretty much sums up my feelings: “Oh god no, stay classy, please”, LOL.
Apparently I was wrong and not all French brands are immune from the drag Instagram makeup.
So please, my dear Chanel, NOT YOU TOO!
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