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Brunching with YSL Gloss Volupté this Weekend | Cuirs Fétiches for Fall 2014

September 9, 2014

Have you have one of those days where you feel "bleh"?  Like you want to stay home in your PJs with your hair undone and watch TV.  Ya, that was me for the past two weekends.

The Summertime Sadness has hit me hard... So hard, that I can barely function.  I told myself "get your arse up, go outside, and have brunch with your man".

With me already feeling "bleh", the least I could do is not show it.  I put some light makeup on (Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide,  Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in DimLancôme Grandiôse Mascara & Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil in Matte Black).  And I finished off with the Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté 106 Cuir Grenat (CA $35 / US $32) right before I step out the door.
It brightens everything up.

YSL Gloss Volupté in 106 Cuir Grenat
YSL Gloss Volupté in 106 Cuir Grenat
YSL Gloss Volupté in 106 Cuir Grenat Lip Swatch
YSL Gloss Volupté in 106 Cuir Grenat Lip Swatch, gloss removed

That raspberry red tint is so much more flattering that it looks in the tube.  I could build it up to make it a vampy night out shade, or, my favourite way, I could just apply a layer or two for that just bitten lip colour with a juicy glossy finish.

The staying power was quite impressive.  I mean I went for brunch, even after the glossy topping is gone, I still got a nice tint (not a stain).  But I would reapply just for that sweet scent of it.  It smells like those Asian mango candies you get at Chinese restaurant when you get the bill.

YSL Gloss Volupté in 106 Cuir Grenat & 210 Beige Nu
YSL Gloss Volupté in 210 Beige Nu
YSL Gloss Volupté in 210 Beige Nu
YSL Gloss Volupté in 210 Beige Nu Lip Swatch

I also really like the 210 Beige Nu shade from the same Cuirs Fétiches Fall collection.  It is a great neutral nude lip colour for light-medium to medium-deep skin tone because it's a mauve beige.  These two shades a bit more creamier than the existing range of Gloss Volupté, which are great addition to the current line up.

So I'm going to give these glosses a A- (it really depends how much you're willing to spend for a luxury lipgloss)

I just decided to add a bit of boho spin to my Fall style, which was inspired by my post-brunch-shopping at Club Monaco... I love that shop... So these glosses comes at a good timing because it'll work well with my rustic mixed with navy and burgundy purchases (this reminds me, I totally need some new shoes to go with them).

Until next time,

x Rica

*Disclosure: Some products mentioned in this post were provided to The Office Chic for review consideration.  As always, all the opinions expressed here are my own and are in no way influenced by any advertiser, affiliate, public relations firm or brands.


  1. How lovely! Glad to hear these wore well during brunch- and they look so pretty! xo

  2. Oh gosh! I tried these a while back and I LOVE the formula! They sit so comfortably on the lips!! YSL Gloss Volupté in 106 Cuir Grenat is my fave among the ones featured here!

  3. These look gorgeous! Beige Nu looks like a really pretty natural looking nude. The other looks much different on your lips than in the tube. I like!!

  4. Looove that pinky-beige color! So natural and girly.

  5. i love how natural these look. plus, that brunch looked so gooood!

  6. Beige Nu is gorgeous but I'm not sure that I'd spend that much on a gloss since I tend to lose them!

  7. these look so gorgeous! i love the nude pink colour it looks sooo natural :)

  8. I love the colour, its so pretty!