Corail Dolman (12)
YSL Corail Dolman (12) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick is a rich, medium-dark pink-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had medium coverage, which was as described, that built up slightly to more semi-opaque coverage.
The texture was creamy, smooth, and balm-like, so it was a more slippery formula to wear but very comfortable and easy to re-apply without a mirror. This particular shade wasn’t as smoothing or as forgiving of lip texture compared to others in the formula, though. It stayed on well for four hours and was hydrating over time.
Nude Avant-Garde (91)
YSL Nude Avant-Garde (91) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick is a soft, muted coral with moderate, warm undertones and a lightly glossy sheen. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and more of a balm-lipstick hybrid as it felt quite slippery as it went on but was lighter-weight and didn’t slide around as much as a true balm might.
It had slightly higher than true medium coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips. There wasn’t any noticeable color settled into my lip lines in person, though there seemed to be the smallest amount visible in the close-up photos. It wore nicely for three and a half hours and felt moisturizing while worn.
Rouge Caftan (92)
YSL Rouge Caftan (92) Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick is a muted, deeper red with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had semi-sheer to medium coverage that wasn’t too buildable beyond medium, but medium coverage was how the formula was marketed.
The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and emollient with moderate slip–a true lipstick/lip balm hybrid–that was comfortable to apply in a single, fluid stroke. For as emollient as it was, I was surprised it didn’t emphasize my lip lines, but it could have applied more evenly along the outer edges of my lips. It lasted well for four hours and was hydrating over time.
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