Review: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur in 66 - Boise De Rose/Rosewood


After hearing Yves Saint Laurent is turning into Saint Laurent Paris in 2013, I knew I had to be quick with purchasing my first YSL product. When I bought this lipstick, I wasn't really looking for a YSL product, but rather for a nude-ish lipstick, but I'm glad I found this one.
But what do I think about this lipstick?

For a while I was looking for a nude-ish lipstick to wear with my heavy eye looks. Knowing nude looks terrible on me (I look sick with nude lips), I was looking for something a bit darker or more pink. Then I found this colour. Purrrrrfect. So it's kind of a coincidence that it's an Yves Saint Laurent. It's also a coincidence that I bought two luxury lipsticks in such a short notice.


Let's take a closer look at this luxury product. Yves Saint Laurent - Fard à Lèvres Rouge Pur Pure Lipstick in the colour Bois De Rose/Rosewood - 66.  It's slightly browner than my own lip colour. It's not an obvious colour, but it's certainly present. Exactly what I was looking for.


It was really hard to capture the colour on a picture, but I managed to do it. It's a brown with a pink/purple undertone. The picture above represents the colour best. In real life it's more brownish, though. On this picture it tends more to pink. Like I said: it's really hard to capture the colour!

The lipstick is soft. It applies easily. You can feel there's something on your lips, but it feels nice, just like a lipbalm. The lipstick is creamy and hydrating, with SPF 8. The smell is nice too, a bit flowerish, very subtle. It has no taste, luckily. I don't like a lipstick with a flavour. After a while I just get sick of the taste.
The lipstick has a creamy, slightly shiny/semi-matte finish, with full coverage. 

The Rouge Pur has good pigmentation. Since this is quite a light colour, I was amazed by the pigmentation! It applies beautifully. My experience with a light colour is that it leaves stripes or it gets in your lip lines. I don't have to deal with any of this with this lipstick! 
The colour on the picture above is one layer. However, if you want the lipstick to be more intense, the colour is buildable. The more you apply, the more it tends to brown. (Don't mind the granny hands. They're wrinkly, I know.)

Okay, I have to say that packagings usually aren't that a big a deal to me. I can buy an ugly packaging as well and don't mind at all. But.. This is gor-geous. It's gold with the YSL logo and it screams luxury! I've always wanted a YSL lipstick, because I had to have at least one lipstick with such a beautiful presentation. Now, it's true, this isn't the most beautiful packaging of the YSL lipsticks, but I didn't say this is going to be my last. I'm terrible. Don't even mention it. 


Picture on the left: no lipstick or whatsoever. Picture on the right: YSL Rouge Pur in 66

The staying power of this lipstick is average. Not bad, but not amazing either. I'd rather have a lipstick with great staying power, but I don't mind that much with a colour like this one. I've tested the staying power without a lip pencil and/or concealer/powder. I like to test the staying power of a lipstick while I'm at work, because I have to talk a lot at work. Ultimate test. This stayed for around two-three hours. I applied one thin layer, no lip pencil and no other tools to set the lipstick. So it came out pretty well, actually. 

After building up the colour with ±2/3 layers (in full daylight)

The normal price of this lipstick is €30,-, but I bought it with a discount. Yay for discount! The cosmetic store I went to was discontinuing all Yves Saint Laurent and Lancôme products, so lucky me for buying this with a 50% discount for only €15,- I went back later to see what they had more, but that's when I discovered I was only lucky once. Everything was sold out. Bummer. 


A little summary
The pros
  • Lovely colour. Not too nude, still noticeable
  • Beautiful packaging
  • Good coverage
  • Hydrating
  • Easy to apply
  • Nice (creamy) finish 
  • Intensity of the colour is buildable
  • SPF 8

The cons
  • Average lasting power
  • The price

Would I repurchase this lipstick? I think so, but in another colour. I'm not really a nude type, more of a red or any other bright colour-type. But for heavy looks, this is ideal. I love the finish of the lipstick. If other lipsticks have the same finish, I would definitely repurchase it!


What are your experiences with Yves Saint Laurent makeup/lipsticks? 
Is there another nude you would recommend me?

62 comments :

  1. such a pretty colour! sad that they're changing the YSL name :/
    I love nude lipsticks but you're right sometimes they can look terrible. The colour payoff is great! and the packaging is lovely as always for YSL. looks great on you :)
    hareem xx

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    1. I know! Why would they mess with a brand's name that has been on the market for years! I'm not a nude fan, but I do like this shade. Thank you for your compliment and for commenting! :)

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  2. oh my, i didn't know they were changing they name. i wonder why though, such an iconic name. sucks that the lasting power isn't great because the packaging and the color is gorg!

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    1. Terrible, isn't it! YSL/Yves Saint Laurent sounds perfect and now they're messing it up, grr. This so too, but maybe a lip pencil will help! I like to test the lasting power without it first :) Thank you for your comment, Nayab! X

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  3. Love it! It seems to be perfect 'your lips but better' shade. Will definitely try that lipstick on, thanks for sharing.

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    1. It is! It just adds that little extra, so it still looks like you have something on your lips. Let me know when you've tried it! :) X

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  4. I absolutely love this on you! xx

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  5. Very pretty color, looks very good on you!!!

    Kiss, Vera
    http://fashionmodeimages.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Thank you! Sweet of you to comment :) X

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  6. amazing blog! keep posting. would you like to follow each other on gfc and bloglovin?
    lifeisbetterblondewiths.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah thank you! I'll try to post regularly, but it doesn't always work out the way I want to haha :) X

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  7. Looking good. I heard indeed that YSL is going to change.

    x
    www.cherryfactor.blogspot.com

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    1. Such a shame, isn't it! I was close to being heartbroken when I heard it! X

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  8. This colour looks amazing on you!!

    Love India xx

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, India!! X

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  9. It looks so fancy!! xD
    I have no knowledge when it comes to makeup so I pretty much read a lot of your reviews to know what to buy C:

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    1. And it feels fancy when I use it, too haha! Ah, that's nice to hear! I'm always as honest as possible when it comes to reviews, so you know whether to buy something or not. And if you have any questions or whatsoever, ask me! :) X

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  10. This shade is to die for! I love YSL lipsticks, the shades are beautiful x

    ..F A S H E R N A B L Y - L A T E..

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    1. I completely agree! Thanks for your comment :) X

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  11. Oh wow I haven't heard about them changing their name, I might have to pick something up myslef asap! Thank you for following my blog, I like your blog and I'm now a follower too :) xx

    Tia

    www.bellezzababe.blogspot.com

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    1. I know, right! I'm not sure if they're changing the logo or not. But it's still different to buy an YSL product from a SLP store or stand.. X

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  12. I love this lipstick! and I adore your blog!
    Do you want to follow each other?Let me know please if you want,posting on my blog
    daybydaywitht.blogspot.com
    kisses from Romania:*:*

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    1. Thank you, Tania! I'll take a look at your blog! Thanks for your comment! X

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  13. such pretty full lips you have there.
    lipstick is a nice colour as well ;]

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    1. Ah thank you, but they appear a lot fuller then they are haha! I wish I had your full lips! X

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  14. such a beautiful lippie color! thanks so much for your comment on my blog:)
    do u wanna follow eachother?

    Rikki

    thefashionpersonal.blogspot.com

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    1. I love it too! You're welcome :) Sure! Love your blog X

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  15. the color is stunning!!! you have such pretty lippies :))

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  16. <3 the color! looks great on u!

    - True

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  17. Wauw super mooie kleur!
    Staat je heel mooi meis!

    xoxo
    http://www.its-dash.blogspot.nl/

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    1. Dank je wel, lief! Leuk dat je een comment achterliet! :) X

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  18. I really love that rich colour. It looks like it'd be great for any occasion or everyday too.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. It is, and that's why I love it! And you can apply it without using a mirror haha. Any mistakes aren't that noticeable :) X

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  19. Lovely blog!! Would you like to follow each other on gfc and bloglovin?
    Stephilà Creations-Myfashionblog

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    1. Thank you, Stefania! I'd love to :) X

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  20. Amazing colour! thaks 4 sharing, you have a cool blog and an amazing products and pictures.
    i hope ulike mine,
    see u soon in "KS"
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you for your comment! I'll take a look at your blog :) X

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  21. This looks like a sophisticated day time colour :) The texture seems really creamy and nicely pigmented as well! I have not tried any YSL lipsticks but a Rouge Volupte is on my wishlist :)

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    1. You should definitely try it! It's a perfect colour for, and every day, and the night time with a heavy eyelook. Perfect :) X

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  22. Wow I really want to go and buy YSL lipsticks now. This colour looks lovely on you
    I'm loving your blog, thanks for all those lovely comments on my posts!

    <3

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    1. Ah thank you! After this one I want to buy some more too! Too bad the lipstick doesn't last any longer X

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  23. what a pretty color!
    yuliconversations.blogspot.com

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    1. So do I! Thanks for your comment! X

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  25. That colour looks great on you! I never think to really buy lighter lipstick shades - I usually stick to deep reds and plum colours but this might have just inspired me to be a bit brave!


    www.betsyboat.com

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    1. Ah thank you! I'm more of a bright lipstick wearer myself too! But I have to say I love this colour! I would never go completely nude, but this is a good alternative :) X

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  26. YSL is my favourite lipstick - and this is a gorgeous colour! :)

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    1. It isn't my favourite (yet?), but it definitely has the most beautiful packaging and most luxury feeling of all the lipstick I own and I've tried! X

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  27. I love YSL lipstick... 66 is a gorgeous colour!!
    my all time favourite is volupte candy in cool guava. :) x

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    1. I'll try that one soon! I love how the YSL Volupte lipsticks look like, so prettay! X

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  28. Thats a beautiful rose pink lipstick! and i know what you mean, nudes look terrible on me too, they always tend to wash me out however this colour really suits you xxx

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    1. Thank you! It's so unfair that some people can rock a nude and we can't! :( X

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  29. love the colour! suits u so well!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! X

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  30. I love this colour so much! It really suits you :) I don't want them to change the name :( will have to get a YSL lipstick before it changes!xx

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    1. Thank you! I don't want them to change the name, either! How can they do that to such a huge brand! :( X

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  31. This is a gorgeous color! I don't like the name change either. :( I'll miss the iconic YSL initials.

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  32. Your natural lip colour is beautiful!

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