The New YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Duo Stick is Good for Travelers, Babies, and Dolls…

The new YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Duo Stick in shade 1 From Marrakesh to Paris. For now I’ve only seen it on Sephora Canada ($40), YSL UK (£26), and Douglas Italia (€41.95), but I expect it to be available everywhere else pretty soon

Dear YSL,

I want you to know that I really love your lip products. I mean, your Rouge Pur Couture The Mats in 208 Fuchsia Fetiche is my all-time favorite lipstick! And I was pretty impressed with your Rouge Volupté Shine, Gloss Volupté, Volupté Tint-in-Oil, and Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain formulas. Oh, not to mention your original Baby Doll Kiss & Blush! You managed to create a product that works equally well on the cheeks and on the lips – something many have tried, but very few have succeeded!

But I also want you to know that I’m a little disappointed with your brand new Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Duo Stick.

Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of a two-tone matte stick for lips and cheeks. I like that you can mix the two shades together, use them separately, or even use them side by side for a fun color gradation (which seems to be one of the big trends of the year). The formula is really not bad, either – it’s easy to blend, natural-looking, and long-lasting on the cheeks, and pretty comfy on the lips.

What I don’t like is that the tube is so tiny and lightweight that it looks and feels like toy makeup! It completely lacks that luxury feel I expect from a brand of YSL’s caliber that charges €40 for 5 grams of product.

I still love you, YSL, but I thought you should know.

Sincerely yours,


Today I’m giving ombré lips a go with the YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Duo Stick in the shade 1 From Marrakesh to Paris. On the cheeks I’m wearing the fuchsia shade on its own

Product-feel-rant aside, I’m pretty impressed with how well two shades that look so different actually work in an ombré look

Swatches of the YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Duo Stick in shade 1 From Marrakesh to Paris: heavy (L), blended (R)

If you’re someone who travels a lot, you may find very convenient having two different lip and cheek colors in such a small, lightweight tube. Also, if you want to have fun with color gradation and ombré looks using just one product, you’ll probably enjoy the YSL Kiss & Blush Duo Sticks. Other than that, if you want to treat yourself to some luxurious YSL, I personally recommend going for one of their lipsticks (especially the Rouges Pur Couture The Mats), or even the Les Sahariennes Sun-Kissed Blur Perfector, which is another huge favorite of mine.

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    January 14, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Looks really pretty on! Shame about the packaging :/

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    January 14, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Funny, just this morning, I was thinking about YSL beauty, about the fact that I don’t really know the brand and should try more products from them, I went online and this was the first product I saw and it looked huge in the picture, now that I see it beside your hand, I understand your point! Even the Ombre effect seems a little bit too harsh for my liking, it works really well as a blush though! Great Review!

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    January 14, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I love this! The colours are so beautiful! I love the idea of lip and cheek tints! x

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

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    January 15, 2017 at 12:38 am

    I smashed a bottle of original rouge libertine kiss and blush on my bathroom
    Floor. At work. I appreciate more plastic packaging now

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      Zaha Liaquat Ali
      January 20, 2017 at 8:12 am

      Noo that’s horrible! R.i.p. to it! I got some new makeup in the mail yesterday and I accidentally dropped the package and when I opened it, my brand new eyeshadow was smashed! Such a bad feeling! And I didn’t even get to use that baby! Life right!

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        January 22, 2017 at 12:09 pm

        🙁 I m sorry for your shadow. Yes I suffered for my kiss and blush too …

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    January 15, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Unghhhh the colour is so beautiful! But if I’m paying that much for a product I’d expect a bit more pizzazz in the packaging too 🙁 I looked on the Canadian sephora site and it’s $40 CAD over here, which is slightly less expensive compared to euroes, but nontheless, I’d get another luxury looking lipstick instead.

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    January 15, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Both of those colours look so nice for Spring time. But, if i’m going to be spending that much on a product I would like it to be a little heftier. Maybe a little more product and a little bit of weight behind it. Great review!

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    Shireen L. Platt
    January 15, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Love the shades but not sure how I feel about the packaging. For the price that it comes with, I expected more from YSL.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    January 15, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    It would be lovely for someone that travels a lot or like me who I always carry too maany lipsticks. But what is going on about the packaging? I would expect a luxurious packaging and indeed it looks like a toy but I really love the shades!


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    January 16, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Oh wow, what a unique concept! This does seem great for travelers, *raises hand*! The swatches that you did are really pretty too. Definitely going to have to look in to picking this up!!


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    January 16, 2017 at 8:37 am

    My lips are so thin I don’t think I will ever be alble to pull off the ombre lips trend. At least not if I want to avoid the dark liner bright lip situation that was part of my 80s childhood.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    January 16, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Haha I hope YSL take note of your letter! Still looks good on you though 🙂
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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    January 17, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Hmm the packaging does look very cheap, and it seems tiny. I generally don’t like sticks with more than one shade, they look fun but I rarely find them very convenient to use!


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    January 17, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    It seems to work reat thouh cos I love how you looked after applyin it.


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    Fashionably Idu
    January 17, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Great concept but it totally does look like toy makeup. I like the ombre look and that’s probably how I’d use it.

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    January 31, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Looks great! love these colors 😉

    The White Ocean

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    February 8, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    I love YSL. I love it to the point where if I had to choose one makeup brand to use for the rest of my life, it would be it! But at their price point I do agree that this looks like toy makeup. The colours are lovely though 🙂

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