Overall - 3/5
Beautiful lipstick bullet. Wearable orange color.
This lipstick has been in my stash forever. I haven't used it much because the color isn't something I would normally reach for, and the formula is kind of weird, but since orange lips are so trendy this spring, I decided to dust this off and really give it a chance. Now the spring trend is actually vibrant orange lips, and even though I'm known to rock them bold colors, when it comes to wearing orange lipstick, I'm opting for something a little lighter and little more wearable. YSL Volupte Perle lipstick in Incandescent Orange turned out to be perfect. It's a sheer orange lipstick, pink undertones, contains tiny flecks of gold glitter, and has a pearl/satin sheen finish. I have to admit, though the color and finish didn't appeal to me at first, it's really starting to grow on me.
So a big reason why I haven't used this lipstick, is because I hate the feeling of it when you first apply it. This is one of those lipsticks that just sits on your lips. It's got a super slick texture to it, and the glitters are extremely gritty and you can really feel it on your lips. It feels like I'm exfoliating my lips with glitter when I press my lips together. If you give it some time to sink in, the slickness of the lipstick does go away, and you don't notice the glitters as much but you still kind of feel them.
So what do you guys think of YSL Rouge Volupte Perle in Incandescent Orange? Should I take the plunge and get a crazy vibrant orange lippie?