Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté “203 Corail Gandoura”

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté Lip Gloss in “202 Rose Jersey” and I had to return to pick up another the shade I left behind: “203 Corail Gandoura.” Thus far, I’ve read good reviews about the Gloss Voluptés, so it’s probably only a matter of time before I return once more for a different shade.

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Much like what I stated in the post about shade “202 Rose Jersey,” YSL claims that these glosses are their “first lightweight, non-sticky lip gloss with Gloss Volupté,” which is an “intense liquid formula with ethereal texture that celebrates pleasure and invites indulgence.” The formula is not sticky, but smooth and border-line liquid. However, it’s creamy and pigmented at the same time. “Its unique patented applicator envelopes your lips in full color while allowing for precise application for a radiant, reflective, to die for look.”

The packaging — much like all of YSL’s products — is beautiful and elegant. It’s very sleek and not too embellished, and the gloss applies smoothly and evenly onto the lips without catching dry patches and flakes. More importantly, it seems to fill in the lines of my lips so well. It’s hydrating and fades nicely, which is a plus in my book. The shade “203 Corail Gandoura” is a light coral shade that’s a warm peachy tone with very little intensity. It’s not super bright, but gives the lips a subtle wash of coral without being too much.

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The applicator is unique and shaped funny. The flat side of it lays nicely onto the lips and the curves allow you to maneuver the wand around the contours of your lips with ease. The point is especially great for filling the edges of your lips nicely without the color spilling over. The scent is YSL’s traditional watermelon-y scent, which lingers but it doesn’t bother me at all. On the lips, the texture is thin and doesn’t both me since it isn’t sticky.

As a “made-to-measure customizable lip gloss that provides extreme shine, luxurious hydration, and radiant color,” I really love the entire range. I’ve noticed that with both “Rose Jersey” and “Corail Gandoura,” the colors are both warm and sheer — and may be disappointing for those who are looking for major intensity and super pigmented glosses. I recommend both the colors I’ve written about and encourage everyone to try out the bolder shades as well.

Made in France.
Retails for $32.00 USD.

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