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Matte, Shiny Or Stained – How Do You Like Your Lips?

We help KULALA Beauty Clubber Alyssa figure out the age-old question with four shades and finishes from YSL Beauty's plethora of stunning lippies.

Welcome to KULALA Beauty Club, where YOU our dear readers help us suss out the best in the beautysphere. This week, we have Alyssa (@alymaharani) and her review of YSL Beauty’s Rouge Pur Couture, Rouge Volupte Shine and Play Vinyl Lip Stain. Alyssa is an over-caffeinated technologist who is passionate about startups, beauty, and healthy living. 

The power of a bold lip colour has been proven both scientifically and anecdotally to boost self-esteem and improve attractiveness. On the other end, there’s me – forever going with conventional nudes, afraid of taking risks. So, with that in mind, my beauty new year’s resolution this year is to pull off bold lip colours, and I never trust my lips more than in the hands of YSL Beauty.

For the YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture, I love how perfectly classic this lipstick line is – the packaging hasn’t changed much since my mom started wearing makeup. This one gives you a matte long-lasting shade with satin texture. I tested this out at the office, and despite my constant snacking and drinking, the colour only feathered slightly – an accomplishment since I didn’t use any lip liner. The 01 Le Rouge is brick red, perfect for acing that big presentation or going on a date. On the other hand, the 07 Le Fuchsia is a fun shade that looks great for going out with friends.

When my lips are drying from constantly being in the AC, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 04 Rouge in Danger comes to my rescue. The texture is so moisturising that it could basically replace my lip balm. It does require you to reapply your lipstick, but it is well-worth the trade-off for its vibrant colour and silky smooth texture. If you’re going to go for cherry luscious lips without drying them out, this one is my recommendation.

Last but not least, my favourite in terms of colour and texture has to go to YSL Play Vinyl Lip Stain in 404 Nude Pulse. This one, in particular, reminds me of a creamier version of Korean lip stains – minus the going into your lip cracks and making you look like Dracula. I adore the orange coral colour that gives you a subtle contrast with the rest of the skin. The wand applicator is easy to use and quite precise; you can use the end of the wand to line your lip and the wider part to fill it in.

It’s really not difficult to fall in love with YSL’s amazingly moisturising and long-lasting lip colour, and with these amazing products, I am sure to try out bold lips more!

Thanks, Alyssa! Want to join the KULALA Beauty Club? Head on over here to see how you can be a part of it. For more beauty reviews like this, click over here for our “Best of Beauty” series. The reviews were edited and condensed for clarity.

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