Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil :: 4 I Rose You (Review and Photos)

If you’re a Sephora VIB and/or VIB Rouge member, I am more than certain that you have used your gift card the moment you received it from the mail or email. I almost didn’t but I couldn’t pass up the $25 off of $50 purchase. I got most of what I really needed and wanted from the VIB sale last month so I settled for only two items, a replenishment of my favorite liquid eyeliner from Kat Von D and the newly-launched Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil.

Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil, 4 I Rose You, Review, Photos, Swatch

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Intrigued as to what is it all about, I chose 4 I Rose You (nude pink, $32 0.20 fl oz/ 6ml) out of the eight shades available for pre-sale amongst VIB Rouge & VIB a.k.a makeup hardcores (full line will launch January 2015).

Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil, 4 I Rose You, Review, Photos, Swatch

In a nutshell, the website describes it as a “revolutionary lip tint suspended in deep conditioning oil. It is infused with four essential oils: apricot kernel, coriander fruit, jojoba seed, and passion fruit seed”.

Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil, 4 I Rose You, Review, Photos, Swatch

To a makeup junkie’s straightforward-slash-non-marketing jargon, it simply is a hybrid between lip gloss and lip balm, packaged quite fancy in a silver tube, assembled with lip-resembling applicator and finally doused with YSL’s lipstick signature fragrance. 

To a lipstick junkie’s more definitive interpretation, it is thinner than a lip gloss and much more lightweight than a lip balm. And yes it is oil by all means. Oil sans the greasy feel. Oil sans all that tackiness and yuckiness. Wear time is short-lived, three hours at the most so reapplication is encouraged. I Rose You is out of my comfort zone (I gravitate towards bright and bold puckers) but I’m game for anything, really. 

Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil, 4 I Rose You, Review, Photos, Swatch

Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil, 4 I Rose You, Review, Photos, Swatch

Have you tried this? ‘thoughts, anyone?



  1. December 15, 2014 / 8:04 am

    Wow! It is so pretty on you though. I have never even heard about this launch. I will scope this out on my next Sephora trip!

  2. December 15, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    I haven't tried this. I rose you is pretty on you.

  3. December 15, 2014 / 2:39 pm

    OMG I'm loving this colors on you! It sounds so moisturizing- I have to check it out.

  4. December 15, 2014 / 3:49 pm

    I wasn't aware of this, but the shade is gorgeous and who does't need more hydration?!

  5. December 15, 2014 / 4:12 pm

    I considered getting one of these with my coupon, but after having just invested in the BY TERRY Baume de Rose tinted set, decided against it. I am liking the wear time on those.

    • December 16, 2014 / 6:56 am

      now that you've mentioned By Terry… you just enabled me big time!

  6. December 15, 2014 / 6:01 pm

    Oh my! My lips would LOVE this! I used my reward to help me buy my very first YSL lipstick, recently. I can't bring myself to swatch or use it, yet. So far, I am still in just look at it, mode. LOL I'll crack it, soon.

    I know that you like the bright and the bold but the soft and gentle is lovely on you, as well.

    • December 16, 2014 / 6:56 am

      Haha, I know the feeling. YSL has fabulous packaging. What shade and from which collection?

  7. December 15, 2014 / 7:00 pm

    Thank you so much my makeup twinsy! I have been obsessing on these since having learned about them! Now I have a better idea thanks to your amazing review! I know this is outside of your ├╝ber pigmented lipstick preference, but this looks gorgeous on you! <3

  8. December 15, 2014 / 10:08 pm

    You look lovely!

  9. December 15, 2014 / 11:44 pm

    I almost grabbed these – They look so shiny!

  10. December 16, 2014 / 2:52 am

    So divine! I love everything YSL.

  11. December 16, 2014 / 3:01 am

    The formula sound perfect. That shade looks great on you!

  12. December 16, 2014 / 3:41 am

    I've not heard of this type of lippie! I know I love brights on you best, but there's something about this one that I love on you…and I think I'd love on me, too!

    • December 16, 2014 / 6:58 am

      Thanks Nidia, you're so sweet. I guess it's nice to see us look demure, lol

  13. December 16, 2014 / 3:45 am

    I have not even head of these yet! Thy look fun!

  14. December 16, 2014 / 5:33 am

    Such a subtle, pretty shade! I have to hit the YSL counter to check these out soon.

  15. December 16, 2014 / 6:16 am

    That is super pretty! It's splurge worthy.

  16. December 16, 2014 / 7:08 am

    This is right up my alley! I need to try this oil for sure.

  17. December 19, 2014 / 10:39 am

    I really want to try these. The shade might be out of your comfort zone but it looks great on you!

  18. December 19, 2014 / 11:52 pm

    I've seen this online and am dying to try them out, but of course I spent my Sephora gift card on other items, lolz. This looks amazing on you ! Such a nice sheer wash of color..I may have to pick it up from Nordstrom soon and use my Nordstrom notes for this purchase!


  19. Anonymous
    January 17, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    Just bought one of those from a mall in Helsinki and absolutely L-O-V-E it! It is definitely thinner than a lip gloss but moisturizes my lips better than anything really. The wear time for the "gloss effect" is not that long but it leaves behind a gorgeous tint that (in my opinion) last quite a long time. I also tested the darker shade in 'cherry…something' and it was also super nice.

    Hugs from Finland,

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