YSL Rouge Pur Couture: 30 Corail Fauviste

YSL Pur Couture: Corail FauvisteEver since Amira told me how fantastic the YSL Pur Couture lipsticks are I've been wanting to try them out myself. She offered to CP a few of them for me, and I eventually managed to choose Rouge Saadi and Le Fuchsia to start with. Unfortunately I haven't received them yet, but I'll post pictures and possibly swatches once I do. In the meanwhile feel free to check out Amira's own post about these beauties here.

Now, after spending some time looking online for good swatches of these lipsticks, I suddenly came across a shade I hadn't seen before. I'm a sucker for those coral-orange shades, so I instantly wanted to add this one to my collection. It turned out to be one of the new shades released with YSL Bohème Libertine Spring 2011, created by Lloyd Simmonds. I was told that these shades was available in boutiques only, but this one now seems to be available online. I'm not sure if it'll stay available, or what, but I picked up mine from eBay.

Don't you just love the sleek golden packaging? The way the YSL monogram is embossed into the actual lipstick makes it so classy. The color is intense, and I'm glad I chose 30 Corail Fauviste! For a more detailed view, please click the image above.

“Yves Saint Laurent's must–have autumn⁄winter lipstick collection has a bespoke element, with the addition of a cola brown and pure white shade for blending and customising with the other shades to create your own, unique YSL lip colour. Designed by YSL’s creative director Stefano Pilati. Pilati's lipstick collection offers a range of colours divided into three families – reds, fuchsias and oranges, while its fine pigment ensures a lip colour that is intense, slick and super–nourishing. With SPF 15: 3.5g.”

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '11