Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2013 Volupté Sheer Candy Review, Photos & Swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2013 Volupté Sheer Candy Review, Photos & Swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy in No.12 Tasty Raspberry

The Yves Saint Laurent Arty Stone Collection for Spring 2013 includes three Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy Glossy Balms ($30 USD / $38 CAD) shades, a pink, a mocha and a mint green shade (which is exclusive to Selfridges and unfortunately not available in North America). The entire collection is a palette of jewel-toned crystalline colors and will be available this month at Yves Saint Laurent counters (but a few of the items are already available online here).

I have the shade in No.12 Tasty Raspberry, a light, sheer pink with a soft shimmer. The packaging is absolutely incredible- I’ve said many times that YSL does the most elegant, luxurious packaging… but especially with the Volupté Sheer Candy Glossy Balms; I just love the reflective tube with the gorgeous gold YSL logo revealing the shade underneath. The packaging is very similar to the famous Rouge Volupté Lipsticks, however this one has a silver tube instead of gold.

Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy in No.12 Tasty Raspberry
Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy in No.12 Tasty Raspberry
Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy in No.12 Tasty Raspberry
The stunning YSL packaging
Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy in No.12 Tasty Raspberry
Note the size & packaging

I’ve reviewed the formula a long time ago, but my feelings have remained the same towards this product. I absolutely love them. I know that they have gotten mixed reviews in the past… however I’m a true believer in them. The gorgeous, glossy finish they have with a sheer tint of color (the deeper shades definitely have more pigmentation to them), the delicious mango scent, the silky smooth feeling on the lips- I adore these balms.

I find them to be quite moisturizing, and I don’t feel that my lips become dry after wearing them. They don’t last very long on the lips, but they are a pleasure to reapply, and feel incredibly comfortable. The hint of shimmer in this shade also adds a nice, subtle sparkle to the lips that anyone can wear. I love these balms for spring and summer… and if anyone finds the Frosted Mint shade from Selfridges… let me know, I totally want to get my hands on it!

Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy in No.12 Tasty Raspberry
Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy in No.12 Tasty Raspberry
Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy in No.12 Tasty Raspberry
Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy in No.12 Tasty Raspberry, Swatched
Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy in No.12 Tasty Raspberry
Wearing the Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy in No.12 Tasty Raspberry
Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy (Spring 2013)
PRICE: $30 USD / $38 CAD for 0.14oz / 3.5mL
AVAILABILITY: Yves Saint Laurent counters (January 2013)
SELECTION: See the rest of the YSL Spring 2013 Collection here
RATING: A
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