Apr 9, 2015

YSL Rouge Pur Couture 52 Rosy Coral

"I think women should wear whatever makeup they want for themselves. Makeup should be fun." - Emma Stone

You may have know the lipstick's cult from K-Drama "My Love From the Star" which starring Gianna Jun as Cheon Song Yi that becomes hype for Asian women to impussively buy the similar product. Yes, it's Yves Saint Laurent: Rouge Pur Couture 52 Rosy Coral. 

There's certain argument between what she wore on the drama; some said it's not precisely YSL but the cult holy worshiper (or certain amount of trend-follower) distinctly sure that it's unarguably YSL RPC 52. In the end, it's the vivid hot pink lip that should count as the fire-starter for Asian women to try ombre or bright shade lip like Candice Chen's wrote here *OMG, she's my make-up guru* and made YSL RPC 52 became sold out product in most of YSL counters. Furthermore, you can check the product from YSL beaute official website here.

The Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Coure 52 Rosy Coral (that's quite a name huh, I will sum it as "Rosy Coral") is :

A new-generation lipstick inspired by Monsieur Saint Laurent’s iconic color palette—red, fuchsia and orange—in a collection of captivating couture shades that offer each complexion a customized look. Lips are saturated with intense, stay-true color, thanks to the Coloreveal Technology while natural extracts provide comforting moisture that lasts all day. Provides medium to full coverage with a radiant, satin finish.

6 new shades designed by Lloyd Simmonds,Yves Saint Laurent International Makeup Artist, are: 31 Rose Fusain, 32 Pourpre Carmin, 33 Rouge Narcisse, 34 Brun Abstrait, 35 Rouge Vernis, and 36 Corail Legende

*Shade #52 is the same shade as Rosy Coral. The name changed to Rouge Rose in 2015
(A brief description from YSL Beaute official website)

In sum, the product itself is part of regular YSL Beaute shade that containing :

Octyldodecanol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Stearyl/Ppg-3 Myristyl Ether Dimer Dilinoleate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Polybutene, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Titanium Dioxide, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum (Fragrance), Caprylyl Glycol, Aqua (Water), Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Mannitol , Polyurethane-15, Acacia Senegal Gum, Glyceryl Stearate, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Extract , Yeast (Faex) Extract , Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Citric Acid [+/- May Contain: Ci 77019 (Mica), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxide), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 15850 (Red 7), Ci 15850 (Red 6), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxide), Silica, Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 17200 (Red 33 Lake), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 12085 (Red 36), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxide), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ci 73360 (Red 30), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite.

It's a precious gift from my mom (Thanks Mom <3 ) during her recent trip back to Indonesia. When she first look for it in South Africa DFS, she said she can't find Rosy Coral as I request (she's the kind of woman who doesn't follow the trend, even she asked me what do I want instead of creating a little surprise) but finally got it in Hong Kong Airport DFS. When she was asking the SA, the SA immediately response "Oh, that's a popular shade among young lady", and she was like "Eh?" It's retailed for HKD 295 (or equals to Euro 35 as she calculated) with 3.8g / 3.8ml nett weight which she considered it as "more expensive than South Africa DFS which only retails for Euro 28, but unfortunately they don't have the shade you're looking for" and it makes me go "Meh."

Enough for our family affair, the product is encased in an extravagant gold-theme tube with YSL logo imprinted in it. The tube looks sleek with squared gold case and black-font YSL logo at one side of the tube. The bullet also has the YSL logo imprinted on it which more emphasizing the elegance of YSL beaute.

Dedicated this post for beloved Mom :*

The fire-starter (Cheon Song Yi in "My Love From the Star")

Rosy Coral 52
Yes, I can hear you. Rosy Coral looks gorgeous on the bullet. The color in the bullet is a delicate Coral-pink shade; a mix of Pink-Orange in a warm undertone with a hint of yellow. The pigmentation is opaque: a creamy-matte finish with a hint of shine, not gloss. The texture is satiny and leaves a stain afterward; the coverage is medium to full body. It has (hmm) a subtle flowery scent on it and lasts for up to 4 hours. Sadly, it accentuates dry patches and also drying up the lip. The shade looks similarly like watermelon shade on the bullet but the swatch will contrastingly show you.

The swatch on the hand wrist is more neon than in the bullet. Yes, it's more vibrant and vivid. It does look Coral-ish but with more pigment reflector that can make your skin looks contrasted with the lip color. It covers the entire surface perfectly in just a single swipe (indicated with "1" sign above) and even more pigmented in 2 strokes. The color fades after rubbed using facial tissue but still leaves subtle stain on the surface. 
 Full lips


Lip balm + Full Lips

My Verdict?
The Coral-Pink shade is utterly gorgeous. However, I should say that the creamy-shine texture bit disappointing because bright or vivid shade is kinda tricky and RPC creamy-shine texture does accentuate dry patches. All I can say that this shade seems more appropriate for more fair-tone (MAC NC15-20) or yellow-based tone women comparing to medium-tone like mine. It works well for women with fair skin, light-tone and moist lip, so, before apply this product don't forget to put gobs of lip balm beforehand. However, a little trick goes along the way; lip gloss saves the day. If you too shy to wear vivid shade then try to gradate it like Korean ombre lip style or stained look. Frankly, the price is tad expensive somehow (hahaha) but the quality fails to impress me; it dries out the lip. Yet having an "it" item at the moment never hurts anybody and the color wise considerably worth for collectible item. What do you think? Do share your comment below

Recently having a breakdown atm and I should say Cheon Song Yi expression really depicts current moods :))

Of course she looks good, she has incredibly awesome fair skin -,-

Or just dab it and go expressive like Park Shin Hye :))


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