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)!
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!
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.
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 (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:
Here you can see Capri and Pink in Paris on me:
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