Oh, my. I think I may have fallen in love. With a lipstick.
é #3 - $34 (Sephora)
I've never been one to spend a significant amount of money on a piece of makeup I didn't think I couldn't get for a cheaper price and not compromise the quality. That usually includes lipsticks, stains, and glosses as I feel like the drugstore has more than great products. However, after dreaming about this beautiful gold packaging and hearing nothing but amazing things about any YSL lipsticks, one may have fallen into my lap Christmas morning.
Before Christmas, when I was looking at the different lipsticks, I knew I wanted a classic and one that I could wear daily. There were so many in this range that it was still hard deciding which I would want. However, one in particular stood out to me in the perfect, yet cliche "your lips but better" category.
A beautifully creamy and pigmented lipstick, #3, is a perfect everyday staple described as a "mauve taupe". Even though the price tag is a bit hefty, I can already tell that it is honestly worth it. While I do think that you can get great lipsticks at low prices at the drugstore, there's something special in this one. It seems extra-buttery and glides onto the lips with no effort. I don't even feel like I need to make sure I prep my lips so much beforehand because I know that it'll slide right on and look nice. Somehow, this color is a bit darker than a normal "my lips but better" shade for me, but it still works and once I've got some nice color in the summer I know it'll look even better. This lipstick leaves a satin-type finish to the lips, with a shiny, healthy look to the lips.
I personally love this lipstick and think it compliments almost any makeup look that you can go for. I can see it being a much used favorite and makeup bag essential for me in the long-future and I can't wait to think about getting my hands on another YSL product sometime soon.