Monday, 28 July 2014

YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush : 05 Rouge Effrontee


It was around the start of last month that these little beauties started appearing on beauty blogs, and pretty much since I first clapped eyes on them, I longed for one. Fast forward to a little trip to the Trafford Centre a few weeks later, and one of the YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush colours is finally mine. The shade 05 Rouge Effrontee wasn't spotted on too many blogs, not personally by myself anyway, but the shade stood out to me as I'd get the most wear out of it and be able to wear on both my cheeks and lips easily.

Described as 'air-whipped', they have a beautiful velvet, creamy formula that leaves a beautiful semi-matte finish on the lips when dry, with a tiny hint of sheen. They don't feel heavy on the lips at all, it glides on with the help of a doe-foot applicator that seem to distribute the perfect amount every time. My only bug bear about the formula would be that it does seem to take a while to dry properly, which can result in some transfer if eating or drinking. But that said, they fade really evenly, and even a light sweep of colour looks just as beautiful as a full coverage pop.

On the cheeks, they are just as lovely. I use my fingers to dab a tiny amount on the apples of my cheeks and use a buffing brush to blend it all in. This particular shade may look a bit too much for the cheeks, but when applied lightly it looks really pretty, and fades throughout the day to leave a coral shade. And the packaging, we can't forget that. These are the sorts of products you'd never put away, taking pride of place on the dressing table. I love the little gold hardware and shape, even though my boyfriend did originally think I'd spent £27 on a nail polish.

At that price, they certainly aren't the cheapest of things, but if you're after a little splurge, these are where you need to be looking. The shade range is really fantastic, and I've got my eye on Fuschia Desinvolte and Corail Affranchi next! Rouge Effrontee hasn't left my handbag yet.

Have you tried any of these?

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26 comments

  1. I've heard mixed reviews about these, but I'm glad it's working well for you. This particular shade sure is gorgeous!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  2. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt09:10

    I love YSL lip products and this finish looks amazing on you :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  3. This looks really pretty on you! I cannot really see it on the cheeks though! are you wearing it? I think I may have tried a few duds in this line because I wasn't very impressed with these! Clearly I need to give it another go!

    TheConscienceFund

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  4. Love the shade and the packaging! I really want to try some of these!

    xprincessjas | ♥

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  5. This colour is so stunning! All of YSL's products look so luxurious.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  6. Stephanie Eva15:37

    Gorgeous! That shade is so pretty, and I'm sold! I think the package is also just the most chic lip/cheek product I've ever seen, haha!


    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva
    www.stephanieheva.blogspot.com

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  7. I haven't tried YSL products yet, but I love that shade x

    Love,Sara Wallflower

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  8. Such a beautiful shade! The packaging is lovely too, such a wonderful treat purchase! xx

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  9. I'm actually quite surprised by that 'cause I love them, I guess everything works different for other people though!

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  10. This is actually my first ever lip product from YSL, safe to say it won't be my last!

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  11. It is on my cheeks but only very slightly, I didn't want to end up with a bright red tomato face! :)

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  12. They're definitely worth trying out :)

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  13. It is gorgeous, I'm really happy with the one I picked.

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  14. Isn't it?! It's overall just a beautiful product, in love.

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  15. I've tried mascaras and touche eclat before but no lip products, I'll have to be trying more from them now!

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  16. I'm so happy with it, I really love the shade too :)

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  17. I don't actually own much high high end makeup but this looks pretty intriguing, and it's not too bad spending that much when it's a multi tasker right? x

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  18. Ugh I love YSL packaging. This shade is gorgeous and right up my alley. If only the price didn't keep me away...

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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  19. This looks lovely on you! YSL packaging is just so beautiful too! I definitely want to give their products a go. xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  20. Julie03:47

    Oooh, this looks lovely, definitely want to try these. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  21. Thanks Julie, let me know if you pick one up!

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  22. Thanks Celina! Isn't it just, it's definitely some of what you pay for but I don't mind too much as it is so pretty.

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  23. It is a little pricey for what they are, but I suppose being multi purpose made me make a little splurge on one.

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  24. Exactly my thoughts! :)

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  25. Emma20:09

    such a gorgeous colour!

    Emma from http://www.masqueradebelle.co.uk

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  26. Oh this is a beautiful colour and probably the shade I would choose myself, if I could afford £27 for just one product! x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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