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
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.
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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