Tuesday, August 9, 2011

YSL Volupte Sheer Candy - Swooon!

I picked up some YSL Volumpte Sheer Candy in Dewy Papaya, Succulent Pomegranate, and Mouthwatering Berry through a Sephora purchase.  These are described as glossy balms and I'm a sucker for any fancy lip balm.  I hate glosses and traditional lipsticks and so I'm always on the prowl for good lip treatments/balms with some color.

First off, the packaging is beautiful.  I'm also a sucker for good packaging.  I'm like Sephora's dream customer.
Even with the shiny metal cases, it doesn't show fingerprints too much.  Also I love how the middle colored band is representative of the color of the balm.  I hate it when I have multiple cases of something and you can't tell which is which from the outside.
These are really smooth and shiny.  I mean look at that gleam!  I was very sad to have to use them for the first time.  I love that brand new look!  From left to right we have pomegranate, berry and papaya.
But I did use them.  Sigh.  These are the same texture as a lip balm so very smooth and took a few rubbings to get this much color onto my hand.  The texture is similar to the Fresh lip balms, but less soft and smooshy.  From left to right is papaya, berry, and pomegranate.

Momma said knock you out!
Once I spotted my pug waiting in the background by the fridge (she was hoping a trip to the kitchen meant treats, when really I just went there for the better lighting), I got distracted by my own stupid amusement at playing around in the photos with my pug.  Tickle, tickle!
Good lil pug - you deserve a pat on the head.  And eventually a treat.  Btw, on my nails I'm wearing Essie's meet me at sunset.  I love it but my mom hated it and said it looked too orange.
So here's a serious and closer up look at the swatches (remember left to right is papaya, berry and pomegranate).
I am loooving these lip balms.  Fancy packaging, beautiful colors, and moisturizing balminess.  Sigh, the only thing that would make these better is if they have great staying power.  Time and testing will tell.  I tried on pomegranate on my lips afterwards and let me tell you this color is even more beautiful on the lips than on my dry gross hand.  It's like the color you wish your lips could always be naturally with a slight extra oomph and shine.  Perfect!  Admittedly, these are really pricey.  I'd say try to pick out the color you like best, but I failed at that so it would be hypocritical of me to say so.  Ok, now it's time to give my well deserved pug a treat for being such a good sport.

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