Rouge Volupte Perle lipstick debuted with YSL’s fall collection, but — unlike the rest of the collection, which is limited edition — the formula is a new and permanent addition to the line.
YSL describes Rouge Volupte Perle as “sophisticated,” “shimmering,” with a “subtle satin shine.” They go on to say that “micro-pearls … create a moirÃ© shimmer, like taffeta.”
I’m sure there’s some kind of fancy technology at work in the Rouge Volupte Perles, but YSL is curiously mum on the specifics. On tentative first swipe, it looked like the RVPs had irregular (“flakie”) sparkles. As I layered the swatch, the glitter actually seemed smaller. The final result is a delicate frost.
Lina (of Beauty Look Book) is a fan, and she said found the formula “slightly textured, but not gritty.”
Beige Caress is pink beige. Coral Sun is peach. Sparkling Pink is a cool, mauvey pink. Stellar Pink is peach-rose with violet shimmer. Insolent Beige is red-brown with magenta shimmer. Blackened plum Mesmerizing Purple is the only limited edition shade.