YSL Rouge Pure Shine, Ombres Duolumieres

YSL Rouge Pure Shine, Ombres Duolumieres

I’ve decided to switch my favorite lipstick of jan/feb (YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Rose Lyrique) for a more springy version: YSL Rouge Pure Shine in Rose Boheme. I double checked, they are indeed named Rouge Pur Couture and Rouge Pure Shine. Way to not be confusing here…

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Okay, the packaging is pretty cool, even for an all gold case.

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Pictured: YSL Rouge Pure Shine in Rose Boheme (Bohemia Rose, 16), sheer lipstick with SPF 15 (for comparison: Rouge Pur Couture doesn’t list any SPF)

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Swatch in direct sunlight

Like the name implies it is shiny and glossy; however the color payoff is stronger than I expected from something called “sheer”. That’s great! The finish and lasting power is comparable to the Givenchy Rouge Interdit Shine, but it goes on even more buttery. I am highly tempted to use this instead of any lip balm, seeing as it even has SPF.

While I was already swatching I decided to add my only YSL eye shadows:

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Aren’t they gorgeous? They look even better in real life. These are the YSL Eye Shadow Duo in Golden Pink/Precious Bronze. I’d call them a dusty pink with the most pretty golden accent and olive with the same golden accent. Sadly, the colors are stronger in the pan.

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Swatch in the sunlight: you can see the shimmer in the pink and also that it is a very light pink.

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Swatch in the shade. These aren’t super pigmented like for example MAC shadows. But I like them anyway, they are perfect for the office or when you are in a hurry and can’t spend any time with blending, because they blend perfectly. They give a soft wash of color, a little definition, stay all day and since they’re so light there is no (visible) creasing. I use the pink on the lid and the olive in the crease and as a soft liner above and underneath the eye. And nothing else on the eyes other than mascara.

Still, next to the “sheer” lipstick they look almost invisible. 😐

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