|L-R: YSL Gloss Volupte in 203 Corail Gandoura, Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Coral Reef, NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige|
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Not Quite There: YSL Gloss Volupté Pure in 203 Corail Gandoura
Riding the wave of my lip gloss frenzy and armed with a recent Sephora discount code, I decided to splurge on the new Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté in the shade 203 Corail Gandoura ($32 for 0.2 oz/ 6ml), which I had previously swatched at a counter and swooned over the lush texture. But you know guys, this is the tale of how sometimes it's not enough to check things out in person before purchase to avoid being just very slightly disappointed (btw, sorry for being such a critical make-up lover recently!). I just... didn't quite love it. Would you like to hear why?
Corail Gandoura, the shade I opted for, is a pretty, light peach shade, quite perfect for spring and summer. Unfortunately, on my lips it comes across very, very faint - more like a veil of peachy nude. I can see a lot of women going absolutely gaga over this (and if you enjoy subtly nude glosses, go swatch it by all means), but it's not for me; I feel that my pale face needs a slightly brighter and bolder shade. On me, I felt that Corail Gandourra just looked a little too beige on beige, you know what I mean?