Feb 12, 2018

YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 01 Le Rouge (Kiss Edition)

Le Rouge is definitely a game changer.

Have you read my previous post of YSL RPC in 52 Rouge Rose? In short, I wasn't satisfy with the Rouge Rose color-wise; it's a tricky bright coral, if I might quote Emily from @paper_tigress "a white-based brights", that might look offensive for warm-tone skin (like mine). While RPC 52 Rouge Rose seems to enjoy its massive popularity in east-Asian market circa 2015, we barely forget that YSL has several preferred shades to enjoy for: 01 Le Rouge, 13 Le Orange, 70 Le Nu and universal flattering 09 Rose Stiletto, and so on.

Back to 2015 (Yes! Already that long time ago!) I decided to give it a shot to buy 01 Le Rouge from the Kiss & Love Collection as a collector item and turned to love it more than 52 Rouge Rose. YSL Kiss & Love Collection is a 2015 limited edition launch that only recap its 4 best shade to be exclusively designed with a red kissing mark all over its outer box and golden case, with additional kissing mark embossed within the bullet. The 4 chosen shades are 01 Le Rouge, 13 Le Orange, 19 Le Fuschia, and 70 Le Nude. It is retailed like the other permanent RPC, USD 36 or IDR 450.000 with 0.13 oz/3.8 g/3.8 ml net.

Le Rouge is YSL RPC trademark shade with a fiery red; a bright red which comes in warmer side. 

Le Rouge is a classic red; a vibrant red which often seen in Indonesian traditional wedding.
***FYI, as you can see in the above photo the outer box of the packaging came as original or permanent design (without the kiss mark imprints), so please make note that common retailed items are sold with kiss imprints on it.


A fiery red which perfectly epitomes a chili-red hue. Well, to be honest it almost looks similar with 52 Rouge Rose in terms of its satiny finish; a bright red which will reflect a faint light upon casting with direct lightning. The pigmentation is medium-opaque due to its creamy texture and has a creamy-satin finish. Longevity is normal up-to 3-4 hours before starts to fade away. The rest of comparison checklist like the packaging, case material, bullet material is basically the same with the permanent series so don't put too much expectation with YSL RPC Limited Edition collection: it's a permanent product encased in a special edition packaging.



My Verdict?
I really love the formula of Le Rouge 01, it is more creamier and comfortable than the infamous Rouge Rose 52 imo. The red color is universally flattering even though it has faint white cast upon facing direct light. Le Rouge smears easily so keep it mind to outline outer lip liner before application or frame your lips with powder to lock the color. You can watch Pearypie's video below for more inspo when using the ultra-glam red, Le Rouge. xo

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