Recently, I’ve been concentrating on everyone else’s needs, rather than putting myself first. Sometimes, when you’re so caught up doing things for others, you forget to concentrate on yourself and your innermost desires. So, I decided to dress up, doll up and decided to spend some ‘me’ time. Deep thoughts, for a Monday…I know. They say when you look good on the outside, you feel good on the inside. And, of course…vice versa. Something that really brightens my day and of course my face is a fantastic lipstick. What I really love about some beauty campaigns is the amazing and inspiring message that it conveys. Yves Saint Laurent knows this all too well. Today, New Zealand will be able to purchase the new additions to the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick lipsticks.
The collection’s campaign statement is Every moment is a chance to shine. Whether it’s during a busy week or to weekend play. Off-duty jaunts to night-time revels. YSL Beauté knows that the 2016 digitally-empowered trailblazer is on a never-ending quest for fun and an easy, on-the-go lipstick to accompany her always. YSL lipsticks are amongst my holy-grail beauty products, been purchasing them since my University days (snob, I know!) and I just love how they are such gorgeous collectables, it’s an addiction! I don’t have a particular rule for when to wear certain shades; I wear bright red lipsticks even during work hours, because why not? I love it!
The oil-in-stick lipstick is enriched with 6 voluptuous oils for 6 distinct benefits. Hydration, optimal shine, smoothness and a sheer application combine with the comfort of an ultra-melting texture. I thoroughly enjoy all these benefits because comfort is sexy.
A balmy care
They provide the care ingredients of a lip balm. Pigments and pearls mingle with pomegranate extract which is a powerful antioxidant that protects and cares for lips. Macadamia butter makes for a rich, creamy comfort. Finally, hyaluronic acid drenches in incredible moisture that lasts for 8 hours.
Snapshot Colors: 3 new shade attitudes
Day Bloomers: No.41 Corail À Porter, No.43 Rose Riva Gauche. No.44 Nude Lavallière… for the easy, on-the-go modern neutrals. The secret behind perfect selfies every time. For a fuss-free girl who wants easy, breezy modern neutral lip shades that look effortlessly chic when she’s running from the gym to work, to a weekday lunch.
Night Birds: No.45, Rouge Tuxedo, No.46 Orange Perfecto, No.47 Beige Blous, No.48 Smoking Plum…intense, ready-to-dance colors which are ideal playmates, she needs no sleep when there’s so much more fun to be had.
Weekenders: No. 49 Rose Saint Germain, No.50 Fuchsia Stiletto, No.51 Rose Saharienne, No. 52 Trapèze Pink. Off-duty and primed for leisurely brunches, gallery visits and moments for time-out with shades to accessorise my day.
The Muse: Cara Delevigne
What I’m enjoying
I’ve been loving the No.41 Corail À Porter and No. 49 Rose Saint Germain. Such beautiful colours and so versatile and easy to wear. These two shades are shades that you can wear all year round. I have always loved the formula of the YSL Rouge Volupté lipsticks and comfort on my lips is vital for me, the colour, shine and care that I receive from these Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick are impressive. I have dry lips so I tend to gravitate towards lipsticks that are hydrating on the lips. I will definitely be adding more to my collection. I have the No.45 Rouge Tuxedo, the No.46 Orange Perfecto and the No.48 Smoking Plum on my wish list. The packaging is so beautiful and super luxurious (as per usual!) which I absolutely love. The Mango scent also is beautiful which definitely adds to the experience.
On counters 21 March 2016 in New Zealand. 11 shades in total. RRP $65. They are Spring shades for the Northern Hemisphere, however for us here in New Zealand, we are in Autumn. I would definitely recommend these new shades if you would love to splurge and pamper or if you’re looking for beautiful gift ideas. Pick your shades. Every moment is a chance to shine.