Oct 18 2015

YSL Black Red Lipstick Rouge Pur Couture Kiss & Love!


Forming part of the Yves Saint Laurent Holiday 2015 Kiss and Love Collection, the Rouge Pur Couture Collector Kiss and Love Edition lipsticks are magnificent. Four of the most iconic Yves Saint Laurent shades are included in the limited edition release: Le Rouge, Le Orange, Le Fuchsia and Le Nu. But it was the Sephora exclusive, YSL Black Red, that I was most drawn to.

YSL Black Red Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Kiss & Love

YSL Black Red Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Kiss & Love

As far as I know, Black Red is a sold only at Sephora online and is a VIB elusive. So while you find the other shades almost anywhere else YSL is carried (while the collection is still available, of course), that is not the case for this shade.

Both the cap and the bullet of the lipsticks are embossed with lip prints. YSL says: To celebrate this symbol of femininity, Yves Saint Laurent introduces the limited-edition Kiss & Love Collection embossed with red, pink, orange and nude love bites. The formula offers rich, luxurious color and deeply nourishing antioxidant care. Lips are soft, supple and smooth. A simply captivating collector’s item.

YSL Black Red Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Kiss & Love
YSL Black Red Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Kiss & Love

You see why I had to have it right? Lol. I’d describe the color as a deep red. It’s not blackened, as the name Black Red might suggest, but it is more of a berry-toned, ox-blood-esque red (it actually shows up deeper in real life that it’s doing in my swatches). When I posted about my other recent Rouge Pur Courture lipstick purchase (Noir Laque), I’d mentioned that the formula on that one was slightly different than the others in my collection. I’m happy to report, however, that the formula of Black Red is more of what I’m used to. In my experience, the Pur Courtures have a little less slip than Rouge Voluptes (which helps them stay in place better), glide on the lips effortlessly, are insanely comfortable, do not migrate and have a fantastic, even dry down. Like the most popular Rouge Voluptes, the Pure Courtures have a fruity fragrance but the scent tends to be much milder to my nose.

YSL Black Red Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Kiss & Love
YSL Black Red Swatch Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Kiss & Love Edition
YSL Black Red Lip Swatch Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Kiss & Love Edition

I’m truly in love with this shade. The Kiss and Love edition lipsticks retail for $36.00 USD and can be found at Sephora, YSL US, Neiman Marcus, and other retailers (I believe the collection releases in the UK in November).





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  1. The Beauty Highlights

    Such a beautiful shade. Love it.

  2. Kiss & Make-up

    Aw, cutest-looking lipstick ever! I love those kissy lips 🙂 Great shade, too.

  3. A Little Dose of Makeup

    This looks like a gorgeous shade!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

  4. elabellaworld

    This is a stunning shade, I really like the luxurious packaging and how the lip shape is embossed on the lipstick!


  5. Dagmara (@mummyscorner)

    This is a stunning lipstick, love the embossed lips prints! And the shade is also beautiful, kind of autumnal red 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  6. Beautylymin

    Wow, I love absolutely everything about this lipstick! What a real treat to own! xx


  7. shaimaa

    I want it badly , love this shade of Dark Red , so stunning and , look great on your skin tone ….

    Think it would going well with medium tone also …

  8. Shireen L. Platt

    That shade is stunning! Looks like a deep, muddy almost brick like red and I don’t think I have anything like it. But gosh, let’s stop and appreciate how beautiful the lipstick is, those kisses design is just too pretty!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  9. Alina

    Wow I love this shade, it’s perfect of this time of year & it looks amazing on you. The formula sounds lovely too & how cute is the lips print on the actual lipstick x

    Beauty with charm

  10. Lisa @ Midwest Glam

    I love the lip prints on the lipstick and packaging! How cute! You’re totally rocking that red too. It looks amazing on you. And it looks like a comfortable wear too.

  11. Laura/Pink Frenzy (@Pink_Frenzy)

    This looks so pretty for fall and the packaging is so pretty <3

    Pink Frenzy

  12. Lulle.Beaumiroir

    What a beautiful, classic red. Dark reds leaning towards bordeaux are my favorites!

  13. Renata Burden (@SpeakinBeautyUK)

    This lipstick is simply stunning!! And who can resist those cute lips on the lipstick bullet? Shame I’m not much of a red lip kinda girl or I’d definitely get this one 🙂

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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