lip lust

YSL ROUGE PUR COUTURE in Rouge Gouache (for a link, click here).

My first attempt at capturing the lip gloss last night (it was a long day, people).

Second attempt (try not to focus on the grainy iPhone photo and look more at the cool lip color, if you can)

I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it! Sound familiar? Yes, I stole this line from Will Ferrell’s character Buddy in Elf, but I couldn’t resist because that’s exactly how I feel about my latest lip gloss purchase. Ladies (and gents too if you care to listen), may I puh-lease introduce you to Yves Saint Laurent’s ROUGE PUR COUTURE?!

This lip gloss purchase was prompted by a love for bold lip color and its ability to instantly glam up any look. In my very humble opinion, I find it to be eye-catching and sultry all at once. But let me just say that I do not splurge on lip wear often. I’ve always been of the mindset that, between all the eating and drinking and talking, lip glosses and lipsticks require constant reapplying, so they’re not worth the money. I’d rather allocate funds to the martinis…not the lip wear that sticks to the martini glass rim, if that make any sense.

Anyway, I’m a changed woman. YSL has made me a believer! Rouge Pur Couture has the shine and texture of a lip gloss, but the staying-power of a lip stain; and it has this neatly-shaped applicator that allows for a flawless and precise application without need for lip liner or primer. The above photos were taken THREE HOURS after I applied it! I love that I can put this stuff on once and don’t feel compelled to keep scrambling to the nearest mirror to ensure that my bold lip look hasn’t feathered and become clownish/ridiculous. Sound familiar? If it doesn’t, it’s because you’re way more laid back than I am and far less vain, in which case, I salute you wholeheartedly.

That’s all I’ve got for you today, folks. Hope someone finds this helpful when making their next lip wear purchase!

Quote of the day:

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” –Gwyneth Paltrow 


  1. Emily Stone says:

    going to sephora today to buy this for the wedding tomorrow!! love the pictures you took, becca! (and i definitely agree with the constant mirror checking with most red lipsticks)

  2. Thank you for all your sweet comments! Glad that the lip gloss is so well received since it was my first beauty-related post. I’ll have to keep that in mind for the future.


  3. Lookin’ hot, sista! I might look for a more neutral version in this formula for the wedding. Definitely don’t want to be looking like I fell out of the business end of a hearse while cutting cake!

  4. Love the quote. Could have added Grandmama’s “put on some lipstick you look like you fell out of the business end of a hearse!”

  5. While I may not be a professional on lip gloss or anything of the kind; you look beautiful! I especially love that first photo… and your mirror decoration too!

  6. I’m always so skeptical/afraid to try something as bright as that YSL lip gloss… but I always secretly want to. That’s awesome that the gloss sticks around for SO LONG, and I love the pop of color… even if I worry I might not be able to pull it off.

    This might have to be an early birthday present to myself. 😉 Thanks for sharing, lady!