So I'm not really a lip tint kind of gal. I prefer to wear colors in richly pigmented shades and I'll admit I'm definitely partial to matte, opaque shades over sheer, translucent ones. Recently, as I was sorting and organizing my makeup stash which is routinely customary for makeup junkies like myself, I rediscovered my YSL Volupte Tint-in Oil ($32) in one of my Muji drawers. I was gifted the YSL Care and Shine Set in late October last year as a birthday gift. Sometimes I think we get so caught up and focused on buying new products and seeing what's new that we tend to forget or neglect the items that we already have. I'll admit I am totally and utterly guilty of this. The set includes three of their best sellers, two of which are the Volupte Tint-in Oil and one Volupte Lip Gloss in Rose Jersey, number 2o2 (not pictured) I decided to give it another try last weekend and I was delightfully pleased with it. I think the Tint-in-Oil will be perfect for the transition from winter into Spring.
A revolutionary lip color with a lip tint suspended in a deep conditioning oil. Coat your lips with this lip tint for a lightweight texture that instantly melts onto lips. It is infused with a blend of four essential oils for deep hydration: apricot kernel oil, coriander fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, and possiflora edulis seed oil. Its exclusive applicator envelops the lips in full color and allows for a precise and uniform application. Lightweight and non-sticky, this lip tint offers a new and luminous shine while the tint effect enhances the natural beauty of the lips—making it the perfect combination for youthful looking lips. -via Yslbeauty.com
Let's first discuss packaging. It comes in a luxe, silver tube with the YSL insignia embossed in the center with the corresponding color. It features a curve shaped applicator that is tapered at the end much like their Volupte Glosses which easily glides along the contours of your lips and helps to provide precise application. Unlike the look and feel of lip lacquers, the formula is really lightweight. It feels very hydrating and not sticky whatsoever and if you are looking for brilliant shine, this one delivers. The shades are quite sheer. I can enhance my lips slightly with just a hint of color with one coat though I can apply two coats to build up to my desired intensity and shine. I especially love the signature mango scent that is found in all YSL lip products. In terms of color longevity and lasting power, I got a good 3 hours of wear before it started to fade. On me, it transferred while eating and drinking and I had to reapply it afterwards.
Peach Me Love: coral peach
Cherrie My Cherie: raspberry pink
Oh My Gold: light gold shimmer
Swatches L-R: Oh My Gold, Cherry My Cherie, Peach Me Love
All in all, I am glad I rediscovered YSL's Volupte Tint-in-Oil. It's a nice departure from wearing heavily opaque shades. I like that it provides just a slight hint of color and helps to subtly enhance my lips. I think these are universally flattering and could work for a varied range of skin tones. I can imagine throwing this in my bag for a day out on the beach or on the days I want an easy, breezy, makeup look.
There are a total of 8 shades available. If you are interested in the other shades available, you can find it here.
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