Jul 20 2015

YSL Fall 2015 Makeup Lips: Fuchsia In Grunge & Violet Sequins


It’s not even August and the beauty world is a buzz with talk of Fall/Autumn makeup collections. It almost makes me want to roll my eyes at myself. Almost. But then again, with Christmas in July being celebrated in some places, talking Fall/Autumn doesn’t seem so absurd. Timing aside, the first of the upcoming season’s offerings to capture my imagination was the YSL Fall 2015 makeup collection. It’s been a while since I’ve purchased this many things from a single brand’s seasonal collection, so thought I’d start off with lips.


YSL Fall 2015 Makeup Lip Fuchsia in Grunge & Violet Sequins

YSL Fall 2015 Makeup Lip Fuchsia in Grunge & Violet Sequins

The Yves Saint Laurent Pretty Metal Fall collection (or YSL Rebel Metal) includes four (4) Couture Kajals (Kohl Eyeliner Eye Shadow sticks), the Couture Eye-shadow Palette in Metal Clash, two (2) Couture Brow tinted eyebrow gels, the Radiance Perfection Powder Compact Universelle (a translucent powder), Rebel Nail Jewel (nail stickers with gold sequins and crystal studs), along with three (3) new Rouge Volupté Shines and three (3) Gloss Voluptés. In addition to the lip products I’ll feature in this post, I also purchased the Metal Clash palette, Couture Brow and scored a sample of the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer (this I actually got from Sephora). Those reviews will be coming soon. With my current eye shadow stick obsession, I’m surprised I didn’t pick up any of the Kohl eyeliners to be honest.

YSL Fall 2015 Makeup

At the time of purchase, there weren’t any swatches of the lip products online that I could find but of the three Rouge Voluptés, I chose the shade Fuchsia in Grunge (35) which appeared to be a dirty purple-plum. The other two weren’t as appealing to me. Rose in Sound (34) looks to be a warm pink while Rouge in Rock (36), a deep, bright red. In person, Fuchsia in Grunge is actually a muted berry pink with hints of a violet-purple-grey undertone that gives it that grungy vibe. In case your wondering, it’s not as bright a pink as Fuchsia in Rage or red as Fuchsia in Excess.


YSL Fall 2015 Makeup Lip Fuchsia in Grunge & Violet Sequins
Rouge Volupte Fuchsia in Grunge YSL Fall 2015 Makeup


Because my natural lips have a mauve tone to them, Fuschia in Grunge looks a little more muted on me as compared to the swatch, but I’ve very happy with the color. As is typical with the Shine range, it has a very emollient texture and glossy finish. The formula also contains subtle sparkles which I only feel (ever so slightly) upon initial application. Actually, I think this help the color cling better especially on my lips which don’t generally do well with very creamy formulas. One swipe (which is what I’ve done in the photo below) will give you a sheer coverage, you can build the opacity up to a certain point with additional passes. I enjoy the light, non-drying stain that Fuchsia in Grunge leaves behind after wear-down (about two hours). My lips look like I’ve just eaten some berries.


Rouge Volupte Shine Fuchsia in Grunge Swatch YSL Fall 2015 Makeup

Rouge Volupte Shine Fuchsia in Grunge

Rouge Volupte Shine Fuchsia in Grunge Lip Swatch YSL Fall 2015 Makeup

I also decided to go for one the glosses and the one that caught my eye was Violet Sequins (52). Again, there weren’t any swatches to help me make my final decision but I passed on Rose Lurex (51), a pale rose, and Rose Strass (53), a brighter pink-rose. Violet sequins is pure lavender-violet glittery goodness.


Gloss Volupte Violet Sequins YSL Fall 2015 Makeup


Because it is a “Golden” formula, it contains larger sparkles than in the “Pure” formula which is more creamy. And you can definitely feel the glitter on your lips (but it’s not too obnoxious). I’m willing to overlook that, however, because the finish is so fantastic looking. Neither formula of the glosses is sticky.

Gloss Volupte Violet Sequins YSL Fall 2015 Makeup
Gloss Volupte Violet Sequins Swatch YSL Fall 2015 Makeup
Gloss Volupte Violet Sequins Lip Swatch YSL Fall 2015 Makeup

Here are the two lip products paired together (I blotted some of Fuchsia in Grunge away with a tissue before adding a very light layer of Violet Sequins)


YSL Fall 2015 Makeup


For those sensitive to smell, both the YSL Rouge Shines and Glosses have a fruity scent – some say watermelon, some say mango. I don’t mind and kind of enjoy it.


The Rouge Voluptés retail for $36.00 USD/£26.00 and the Glosses $32.00 USD/£22.00. As of the date of this post, I’ve spotted the collection at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Harvey Nichols and other retailers.


Are you a fan of Yves Saint Laurent? Did you get anything from the YSL Fall 2015 makeup collection? Which of the Fall/Autumn collection has you itching to splurge?





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  1. You had an amazing picks, Kimmy!
    Not only the shades, but the packaging are also attractive.. it’s worth it.
    And yeah.. as long as you enjoy the product, I don’t care how it smells like, except it smells really really bad. Mango, or melon smell, that’s okay.

    Jhem | JhemSays.com

    1. Thank you, sweetie. I agree, YSL packaging is generally pretty spectacular!

  2. Gorgeous products, and stunning photos, as usual 🙂


    1. Thank you so much, Rachel! xo

  3. omg so pretty! i love them both!!

    1. Aren’t they? YSL always gets me…

  4. Your lips look lovely! I do like the Grunge & Violet Sequins paired together 🙂 x

    Brenda BusyBee | Win a Travalo Perfume Atomiser

    1. Thanks, Brenda. I like them paired together as well. Are you a fan of YSL?

  5. I love the look of the lipstick <3 So pretty shade x

    1. Isn’t it? I’m so in love! 🙂 Hope you’re still enjoying your new YSL bronzer. x

  6. Love both of those shades! So pretty! xo

    1. Me too, Katie. They were definitely a splurge but I’m really happy with them.

  7. I have Fuchsia in Rage which is one of my favourite to wear and it looks similar to Fuchsia in Grunge. I don’t think I’ll enjoy the gloss though, the shimmer would drive me bonkers.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. I had Fuchsia in Rage but I lost it actually, that was a sad, sad day. Glad to have this one now, though.

  8. To be honest, I haven’t checked out many of the Autumn Collections yet. I am still in summer mode!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    1. Lol. I don’t blame you. In fact, there are lippies I was reserving for Summer that I haven’t even pulled out of my drawers yet! #bloggerproblems

  9. It’s just WAY too early to think about Fall yet! The lipgloss wand is QUITE interestingly shaped! I guess it deposits a good amount of product!

    1. Yeah it is an interesting shape, its completely purposeful though. Its shaped like a “kiss” to allow for even application over fuller or finer lips. 🙂

  10. I have never splurged on YSL makeup but I so need their lipstick, they’re so pretty! Love the shade you chose! And can’t wait to see the eyeshadow palette! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    1. The lipsticks are awesome. The Rouge Coutures (in classic, rectangular gold bullets) are actually my favourite formula, followed by the Rouge Shines and then the regular Rouges. The review of the palette is up! 🙂 x

    • Daniell Beautyblog on July 20, 2015 at 6:18 pm
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    Love the lipstick! I way prefer sheer lipsticks that can be built up!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    1. Sometimes I prefer a sheer lipstick as well. I’m so sorry for missing your comment until now, Danielle! x

  11. Sooo gorgeous Kimmy!!! The colours look beautiful on your gorgeous lips! The packaging !! Eee!!! I think I might ask for a YSL lippie as a Christmas present…they just look amazing!! As do the other products!! Xoxoxo

    1. Aww, thank you, sweetie. YSL goodies should definitely go on your Christmas wish list. If I could recommend the formula I like best, its the Rouge Coutures (in the rectangular gold bullet). But I love the Rouge Shines as well, followed by the original Rouge Voluptes. 🙂

  12. Such beautiful shades! Great swatches! I like the combination of the two together!

    1. Thank you, Ingrid. I quite like the combo as well. x

  13. Kimmy, this gloss is screaming my name! I’m in love … It’s such a (dare I say it) “sexy” shade 😉 xoxo

    1. Very sexy, hehe. So sorry for the late reply, I must have missed some of these comments! xo

  14. I’m totally digging the gloss!!! What an unusual but pretty shade! And non-sticky, too!! YES, one for me, please! I bet it looks stunning over a true purple lipstick, too. I should try. 😀

    1. I need to try that as well. I wonder how it would pair with that uber purple EL lippie…

  15. Wow, what a great read, and your photos are fabulous! Adore both these shades – bright pinks and purples always make me look healthier ha ha. Stunning packaging too xxx

    1. Thanks sweetie. So sorry for the late reply. What are some of your favorite bright pinks and purples?

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