On a Pink Kick with YSL Pink in Paris Rouge Volupté Shine & Dior Capri Diorblush Cheek Creme

Dior Diorblush Cheek Creme, YSL Rouge Volupté Shine packaging

Pink probably wouldn’t be the answer when people ask me what my favorite color is, but I have been spending quite some time with my recent duty-free haul, Dior Capri Diorblush Cheek Creme and YSL Pink in Paris Rouge Volupté Shine. Let’s just say I’ve been on a pink kick since I realized how many coral pieces I own (see my coral blush collection here, and lipstick collection here)!

Dior Capri, YSL Pink in Paris

I still think Dior Diorblush Cheek Cremes deserve more attention than what they have received (see Bikini here), and that Dior should make them permanent. YSL Rouge Volupté Shines have caused quite a stir in the blogosphere, so I thought I’d finally pick one up to see what the fuss is all about!

Dior Capri Diorblush Cheek Creme closeup

Capri (851. RRP in Belgium: 33,02 euros) is a light-to-medium neutral pink with the finest shimmer. It has a light rosy scent that I adore. On my current skin tone (closer to MAC NC30), it takes a little building up for it to really show up (I wouldn’t really recommend it to people whose skin tones are darker than medium for this reason). It is extremely easy to blend, and it is the type of shade that can’t go wrong. Capri doesn’t last as well as Bikini on me, but it still sticks around for 6-7 hours before it starts showing obvious signs of wear.

Left: built up. Right: lightly blended.

Dior Capri Diorblush Cheek Creme swatch

If you still see Dior Diorblush Cheek Cremes around, I’d encourage you to take a look at them. They contain a generous amount of 7 grams (0.24 oz), and the packaging means they won’t dry out anytime soon!

YSL Pink in Paris Rouge Volupté Shine closeup

YSL Pink in Paris Rouge Volupté Shine (13. RRP in Belgium: 33 euros) is a beautifully vibrant warm pink with silver shimmer. The packaging is luxurious and hefty, and the color beneath the ring of logos matches the color of the lipstick! The lipstick has a light mango scent that is very pleasant. The texture is so creamy that it is a true pleasure to apply. The color just “glows” a little on the lips! It lasts well for around 4 hours, and it leaves a light stain behind. On top of that, it is pretty moisturizing.

All in all, this is an all-around great formula. The only thing I’m not sure about Pink in Paris is the silver shimmer (which you can see in the photo of the lipstick, but not really in the swatch). I can’t really feel it on the lips, nor can I see it easily when I first apply the lipstick. However, once it wears off a little, I can see specks of silver shimmer that look like micro-glitter on my lips. There aren’t many of them, but I keep thinking shimmer should look more refined in a luxury lipstick. Still, it is a minor and very personal thing. Just thought I’d tell you about it anyways!

Pink in Paris one pass, built up:

YSL Pink in Paris Rouge Volupté Shine swatch

Here you can see Capri and Pink in Paris on me:

Dior Capri Diorblush Cheek Creme, YSL Pink in Paris Rouge Volupte Shine FOTD

Dior Capri, YSL Pink in Paris FOTD

If you’re curious, I’m wearing Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Chanel Hasard on my eyes (reviews coming up soon).

Have you tried a Dior Diorblush Cheek Creme or YSL Rouge Volupté Shine? What is your most recent cosmetic obsession?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx



  • casey23

    When it comes to lipsticks, I don’t usually go near expensive brands my highest level is MAC buuuuuut I am gonna hunt this lipstick down such a great color!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Daria, you should definitely do this! I like how hydrating the formula is :)

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com/ Redhotjillypeppers

    Pretty in pink :) These look great on you !

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Jill! I suppose I need something more than coral just to change it up a bit ;)

  • rachlovespenguins

    Shimmer might be minor for some, but for me it can be a deal breaker. And I agree- it SHOULD look more refined in a luxury lipstick. At that price point I don’t expect to find little glittery surprises when my lipstick starts to fade. It’s not that I’m completely anti-glitter, it’s more that I don’t like it when the stuff sneaks up on me. Here I am going about my day and then – bam – ambushed by rogue microglitter. If it’s a day where I’ve worn my hair down….. Oh no. Invasive tiny shiny particles and unrestrained tresses is a definite recipe for disaster. Those sneaky little specks will inevitably make their way all over my face, at which point people will start to wonder whether I work in the glitter aisle of a craft supply store. Or maybe that’s just me….. Am I the only one who suffers the occasional bout of glitter paranoia? lol

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Rach, it doesn’t FEEL gritty at all, but I do see the specks. They don’t move anywhere though (I have loose, long hair as well), so it’s really not that bad. I definitely prefer not to have glitter on my lips, or at least not glitter that runs wild, either. I like shimmer when it’s fine, but the formula of Pink in Paris is good enough for me to make a bit of compromise (I’ve made a good dent in it)!

      • rachlovespenguins

        I guess I’d have to actually test it to see if I could compromise, but since you mentioned in another comment that they have shades without the shimmer I’d probably just go for one of those instead. Good to hear the sparkle factor is more of the non-migratory variety though! heh :D

        • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          Yeah I think those would be better bets! I do like how the color glows, so don’t write the entire line-up off!

  • beauties

    everytime I visit your blog I feel sad because I see so many beautiful products that I can’t buy xD

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww but you’re so young! I didn’t start getting luxury products till I was in my mid-20′s ;)

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Pretty! I love how that swatch looks! And yeah, I can’t see any shimmer in there. Too bad it starts showing up the longer you wear the lipstick. Otherwise it would have been perfect.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Melissa, it’s strange! I tried to even rub the swatch out a little to see if the specks would show up, but since they’re so sparse they just didn’t! I know there are plenty of shades in the line-up that don’t include shimmer though!

  • Icaria

    Oh Pink in Paris is stunning! Weird about the micro shimmer but would it still be an issue if you reapply every 2 hours or so? That’s what I usually do. Current obsession? All the beautiful makeup on my Beauty Envy list! I would love to be able to get it all! :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, I don’t really reapply every 2 hours LOL I reapply after a meal but that’s pretty much about it! I drink a lot of water, so when the lipstick wears off with that, the micro-glitter looks a bit more present ;)

  • Lily

    This is a beautiful combo! I’m so sad I missed the Dior cream blush. They were all sold out.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww I’m so sorry to hear that, Lily! If I have to compare these with the Chanel ones, I’d say they blend a bit more easily and look more like real skin on. However they don’t last as well (they last well, just not as well).

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    Such pretty pinks! I used to run from pink blushes though now I adore how flattering they are.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Taylor, same here! Pink might never be my favorite color per se, but it can be so easy to wear!

  • Chris El

    I love this pink combo! Looks like my everyday look. Besides Dior Addict lipsticks, YSL Shines are my other fave.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Chris! I’m pretty sure you had a hand in prompting me to try this ;)

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    LOVE this look! I love pinks and greys together! That lipstick is BEAUTIFUL! I want it just for the name!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Tracy! The shade is indeed very nice! I had a great summer with it (alternating with Dior Spring Ball Addict Extreme)!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I like pink + grey, too. I don’t love YSL lipsticks, but that blush is pure love :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Larie, I do like the formula of Rouge Volupte Shine, but it’s the only YSL lipstick I own! Haven’t decided if I want to try their other lipsticks yet.

  • Mariella (Musing on Beauty)

    Aww these shades are so pretty on you!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks so much, Mariella! Maybe pink should become my favorite color LOL

  • petra

    I’m a pink girl, so I love love love these items! Looks perfect on you aswel!!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Petra! You look great in pink! You’ll love these!

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    I love both of these items!! I’m extremely curious about the blush! I have two YSL Rouge Volupte Shines and I love them. I recently bought a Volupte Sheer Candy in Iced Plum and it’s lovely! I think you would really dig it b/c it’s a subtle cool plum that would look great on you!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Kristen, now I have to check that out!

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    Pinks look great on everyone. I’ve been avoiding pinks most of my life but am warming to them as of late. This blush is gone from Canada for now but… DIOR, I AM WAITING!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liz, same here! I really hope Dior will make this formula permanent and add more shades. It’s actually really good value for money, and it’s very pretty on :)

  • http://www.indyabeauty.com/ rashmi

    looking pretty in pink sunny :D :D absolutely adorable XOXO

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks so much, Rashmi!

  • Jacqueline Ma

    Looking very good Sunny. I love the YSL Rouge Volupte Shines. Their balmy feel and glossy shine is just great. I haven’t tried the Dior blushes yet though. I’m trying my best to resist them and you are not helping.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jacqueline, if you want these you’ve got to act fast! I don’t think Dior made a lot of these to begin with. Belgium is not a country where cosmetics sells out fast, but I really don’t see many of these left!

  • Dominique33

    What a lovely makeup ! I have 2 Dior cream blushes ( Capri^^ and Bikini ), I really love them. The YSL ” pink in Paris ” is a delicate colour, I have never tried these lippies but probably I should !

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Dominique, I really like these cream blushes, and I don’t think they have got as much attention as they deserve! I like how the color “glows” with Rouge Volupte Shines, though next time I’ll make sure I pick up a shade without shimmer :)

  • http://papayapieces.com/ Sofia

    Hey Sunny! Do you like these shades of pink? I used to wear them all the time then sort of forgot about them and went towards coral, They are so pretty though (the photos are gorgeous) and you’ve just made me remember these pinky colours and will bring them out.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Sofia, I think I’m still a coral girl at heart, but I have happily rotated corals with pinks this summer! It’s nice to have some variety :)

  • http://macaronsandmischief.com/ Whitney

    omgosh I always spend all my money at duty free….I might check out those dior blushes soon..I’ve been looking for a creme blush!
    I want to try YSL Rouge Volupte Shine one day..after I go through at least one or two of my lipsticks haha…I have only tried the voluptee sheer candy and love it! It’s an overexpensive tinted lip balm that tastes really good and makes you feel pretty haha :P

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hahaha same here! Check out the Dior ones, or if they’re already OOS, I’d also recommend the Chanel ones!

      I haven’t tried any of those because I’m systematically in favor of more PIGMENT LOL The next YSL lip product I get will probably be a Rouge Volupte or Rouge Pur Couture ;)

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