27 June 2012

Let's Talk About Lipstick, Part 1

Ever since writing this post, I've been trying to get my act together to draft the promised red lipstick breakdown. Six months(?!) have come and gone since then, which makes me feel a little anxious (red lipstick! it's a serious thing).

Clearly I'm not on the ball, because today, we're going to talk about fuchsia instead. Specifically, the Rouge Pur Couture line by Yves Saint Laurent in #07--"Le Fuchsia," otherwise known as my latest beauty obsession.

I splurged with this one, and bought it on the spot (something I never do; really, you should see my usual indecisive lipstick-buying dance. I'm ridiculous).

I tried the shade on a whim and immediately fell in love: the color is deeply pigmented, vibrant and fresh, and the texture hits exactly how I like it: matte but silky. Moreover, it tastes yummy and comes in a fancy gold tube.

I received two compliments within the first hour of wearing it publicly, one of which came from a eighty-year-old woman who approached me in a pastry shop and exclaimed, "honey! that lip shade is beyond fab." (love her).

If that isn't endorsement enough, then I don't know what is.

P.S. Do you know how to pronounce Yves Saint Laurent?


  1. Gorgeous! And whoa, that doesn't sound at all how I lazily pronounce it (not surprised : )

  2. For my love of a painted lip, I wear lipstick about once a year. John hates it! Maybe I could convince him he looks good in fuschia, too...

  3. i've been on the hunt for a perfect fuchsia. i'm loving lip stains lately, but fuchsia is hard to do in a stain. might just have to give some others a try.

  4. I love saying YSL...and I do the same indecisive dance when it comes to lipstick. I have found that my lips don't like lipstick though...I have to have some kind of gloss. I bite my lips too-terrible habit!


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