I don't know what the weather's like where you live, but it's crazy hot in Texas! It's hard to not break a sweat just getting into the car. As for makeup, I've been keeping it to a minimum. There are only a couple of products I have worn consistently, and today, I'm reviewing one of them! The YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil in 6 Peach Me Love is my most-used lip product of the moment.
As much as I love a dramatic lip, it hasn't been practical for my lifestyle this summer. The YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil is perfect for low key summer makeup. Originally, I got this to apply over a YSL Glossy Stain (reviews here and here) as it wore off later on in the day, but I've ended up only wearing this on its own.
The YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil is an oily gloss that has a hint of color, some of the shades more than others. To me, it feels more like an oil than a gloss, and that might be because it contains a blend of four oils - apricot kernel oil, coriander fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, and possiflora edulis seed oil. I'm not familiar with all of those oils, but at any rate, it feels lightweight and non-sticky on my lips. It has a sweet, candy-like scent to it. I like the way it smells, but I am suspicious of added fragrances lately. They aren't worth adding to products because they can cause a great deal of irritation.
The applicator is quite unique. If you look at it from above, it's shaped like a pair of lips. From the side you can see how it's curved. I thought this was a bit strange at first, but I do like the way it applies. There's something about the shape that provides control over your application. I've even successfully put this on without a mirror. That's really saying something because I tend to make a mess!
|several layers of product|
One swipe leaves a sheer, glossy wash of color. With each added layer, the color gets brighter, and a stain is left behind once the glossy finish wears away.
This is the only lip oil type product that I have, but I would like to try more. A red color would be nice. I would love to try one of these from another brand, preferably a bit less expensive.
What's your take on lip oils? Which ones have you tried? Leave your recommendations in the comments!
I wanted to add a bit about where I've been. Those of you who follow me on Snapchat know I've had a lot of personal things going on this summer, from the slightly serious to the flat out wacky. (Not a ploy to get more Snapchat followers. I simply like the platform and feel more at ease opening up there.) Believe it or not, I haven't even shared everything on there. Everything is fine or going to be fine. I thought I was dealing with so many unexpected concerns well, but then I had some bad nights of insomnia. That's the main reason why I didn't put a blog post up last week. I didn't mean for that to happen, but it did. Next week, I will be taking a planned week off of blogging and blog reading to go on vacation. I hope to reset and get back into it all when I get back. The posts have been down to once a week this summer, and I would like to start posting more when I return. Thank you to everyone who has noticed my absence. I can't tell you how nice it made me feel to know that I was missed here. It made my day! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being such kind friends to me! I'm off to enjoy my vacation, and I'll see you when I get back!
Let's be friends!