YSL came out with a new gloss formula, and I initially didn't care. After all, I have my favorite gloss formula. But I was browsing Nordstrom's site, and came across a photo of YSL Gloss Volupté in 209 Smoking, which is black. Instantly, my interest was piqued, and I looked through the rest of the shades, only to find that 103 Opium Persan is orange.
|Perfectly orange. Not too peach, which is usually the problem. Not quite as juicy and pigmented as my beloved (and long-gone) Orange Pareo, though.|
And that, as they say, was game over. Well played, YSL. Well played.
|Comparisons, L-R: Dior Bal d'été Addict Gloss, YSL 103 Opium Persan, MAC Rising Sun Cremesheen gloss.|
It's a little thicker and stickier than the Dior Addict Gloss formula; the gloss adheres to lips to give a very natural finish, rather than sitting lightly on top of lips like some other formulas. It gets a little tacky after wear, but it's tolerable and not terrible. It does, however, have that mango scent that perpetuates all YSL lip products. I don't love it and I don't hate it (and it makes me want mango smoothies every damned time), but it is strong and it does last.
Kate's post on two more shades, or take a looksy at The Raeviewer, for all the shades.
Tired of orange yet? I think I'm all out. Worry not.
|Wearing 103 Opium Persan.|
ingredients: ricinus communis oil/castor seed oil, polybutene, c18-26 acid triglyceride, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, tridecyl trimellitate, diisostearyl malate, VP/hexadecene copolymer, trihydroxystearin, hydroxystearic acid, calcium sodium borosilicate, pentylene gycol, polyethylene, silica silyate, caprylyl glycol, calcium aluminum borosilicate, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, alumina, synthetic fluorphlogopite, silica, tin oixde, magnesium silicate, parfum/fragrance, [+/-] mica, CI 77891/ titanium dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492/ iron oxides, CI 45410/ red 28 lake, CI 45380/red 22 lake, CI 15850/ red 7, CI 15985/ yellow 6 lake, CI 15850/ red 6, CI 19140/ yellow 5 lake, CI 15850/ red 7 lake, CI 75470/ carmine, CI 42090/ blue 1 lake.