|Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-in-Oil|
A revolutionary lip color with a lip tint suspended in a deep conditioning oil. It is infused with a blend of four essential oils for deep hydration: apricot kernel oil, coriander fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, and passiflora edulis seed oil.
Color: I have the shade no 5 Cherry my Cherie
Texture and Consistency: It is not a very thin oil. It has some thickness to it yet it is light weight and not heavy.
Scent: It smells like some fruit (to my nose)
Application: The applicator is fantastic. It picks the right amount of product. There is no dripping or leaking. I prefer using it very sparingly and I will mention the reason in just few minutes.
Feel and Effect on Lips: It literally melts and sinks onto the lips. It is not sticky or goopy. It moisturizes and hydrates beautifully while imparting luminous shine. The lips look glossy, juicy and the product leaves a lovely tint depending on the shade. The one I have imparts pink color, making lips look healthy, but sometimes the pink is just too 'kiddie pink'
There is a catch though. If I apply it in generous quantity, it tends to dry out the lips and make them peel by end of the day. The key for soft lips is to apply a thin coat of very little product. The glossiness and shine disappears after an hour or so, but the tint stays put. Re-application is needed every few hours if glossiness is to be maintained.
Packaging: Beautiful, metal tube with colored band and YSL logo on it. The wand is perfect! The shape is lovely, making the application easy and mess free.
Verdict: I like this Lip Oil. It is nice and as it contains essential oils, I assume it does nourish the lips along with hydrating. I do not use it as a gloss, because re-application is needed frequently. Doing so tends to peel my lips. I just use it over my lipstick (complimenting shade) as an added layer of moisture or on its own on those 'no-makeup' makeup days. As a night time treatment or preparing the lips before applying lipstick, I still prefer using the old tried and tested lip balm.
Few other similar products
Lancôme Juicy Shaker Pigment Infused Bi-Phased Lip Oil, Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil, Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil
Few drugstore options
Milani Moisture Lock Oil-Infused Lip Treatment, Yes to Coconut Cooling Lip Oil, Physicians Formula Argan Wear Lip Oil Duo