Here's a little cosmetic porn to brighten your day ;-). YSL packaging screams high end chic and non more than their lipsticks. They were pricey at £22 each (now sell for £23.50 - inflation's a bitch) but hey ho. One needs to splurge and pamper oneself every now and then. Check out YSL's full range of lipsticks on boots.com
The cylindrical lippie is the Rouge Veloupte in No 2 (Blond Sensuel) - a pink based nude which smells of watermelon. The consistency is very creamy and is prone to caking and highlighting any cracks on your lips if you are not careful. It is very much a 'your lips but better' shade. Aesthetically I like this packaging the best and has a little mirror on top of the lid for 'on the go' application. You also get more bang for your buck with 4 grams of product. Boots say:
A nutri-protective vegetal complex nourishes your lips, keeping them smooth, soft and comfortable. New Rouge Volupte lipstick has a glossy film that reflects the light, and the colorshine complex that magnifies the colour.
The cuboid lippie is the Fard A Levre rouge Pur in No 148 (Rose The) which smells of vanilla and plasticine. Weird. This one is much glossier in texture and glides over the lips much easier than the rouge veloupte. It is more of a 'pale your lips out' pink based nude, nude. It has a SPF of 8, which is a bonus, too. I prefer this lipstick over all due to the consistency and colour. Unfortunately you get a bit less product at 3.5 grams and I wouldn't say this was particularly long lasting at all. Boots say:
Yves Saint Laurent's Pure Matt Lipstick helps to strengthen the lips' natural defences. Its dermatologically developed formula also assists hydration (with bee and candellila waxes) and protects against the sun's harmful effects. Perfect mattness and evenness. Matt, intense, comfortable, long-lasting. A genuine treatment for your lips on each application.