Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre lipsticks are my latest obsession. I bought one. I’ve asked for a couple for Christmas and I received this one as sample from the PR’s. Rouge Helios. When I opened it up I had two thoughts, the first was oh! I really think I have too many red lipsticks now and oooh! I wonder how the golden lustre appears in this one?
First up, the beautiful golden metal case. Practically begging to be whipped out in public.
And here’s the bullet. It’s really red.
But this is the surprise… well have a look at the hand swatch first.
It’s not opaque and it’s not scarlet either. It does indeed have a soft lustre which on my hand looks a little bit bitty, and it’s sheerer around the edges of the swatch. I was pretty excited because I love red lipstick but really struggle to find occasions to wear them, which is annoying as I have loads, could this be a red I could wear daily without feeling too self concious?
The answer to that is yes. It’s beautiful.
On the lips there’s no bitty-ness (although the bullet does feel a little gritty when you apply, it doesn’t feel gritty on the lips) and in actual fact the colour has, to my eyes, more than a hint of coral which makes it soft and wearable.
Just to show you it in the context of my face here’s a picture I really don’t like but it’s the only one I have so it’ll have to do!
Normally I make my pictures large, that one is staying small
Anyway, gorgeous, I can’t get enough of these and since my husband had a House of Fraser box arrive today I’m optimistic that there’ll be at least another one for Christmas. Fingers crossed!
At £22.50 these are not cheap but they are certainly my favourite lipsticks…for now at least!
*Disclosure – PR Sample*