- a Light – diffusing gel: It’s special structure enables the formula to easily blend and evenly diffuse light for a finish that is both matte and luminous. This highly concentrated gel creates an extremely sensorial ad velvety texture that makes it possible to modulate color intensity, for a light, fresh looking result or super pop effect.
- Oils and Balancing Powder: They help ensure the comfort and long wear of the texture that effortlessly blends on both lips and cheeks. The color stays put while remaining matte and radiant.
- Pure Pigments enhanced with micro pearl lightly tinged with pink. To maximize radiance of each complexion and offer vibrant, irresistable colors with a satin finish
The shades available are:
In this post, I have 7 shades to be swatched on the back of my hand and I picked 4 shades to be swatched on my lip below.
YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush is pigmented and true to color when swatched on the back of my hand; however when it is applied on my lip, it got quite hard to control due to the thickness of the applicator. It shows up quite sheer for the first layer, and to get the opaque color on my lip, I applied another layer. I would recommend using a lip brush to get a more even pigmentation and neater application especially for bolder color. While on my cheek, I like to dab in three dots on my cheek and blend it out (shown on the picture below – taken from YSL press information). I have tried blending the product with my fingers and brush; I like to spread the color with my finger first and then blending it out with brush. I am using Tom Ford Cream Foundation brush (02) or Koyudo fupa02 brush for to blend the color.
What I like about the texture of this lip & blush is that is doesn’t makes my lip feel dry. I have tried some other product which can be used for both lip and cheek which is very drying, but this is not the case for YSL Baby Doll. It feels fine on my lip – not fully moisturising but definitely not drying.
The finish of YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush looks velvety to me; they are not fully matte nor glossy to me. The swatches on my lip in the pictures below are my favorite shades from this range so far. I am not really into bold lip color usually but #5 Rouge Effrontee has got into my favorite shades list from this range.
On the lasting power, I find that it varies among the colors. Some shade stays longer on my lip & cheek while other fades more quickly. YSL baby doll left a stain on my lip and cheek – On the cheek, the shade fades after 4-5 hours, but the stain looks more obvious on my lip and the stain stays on my lip for a longer time. On my lip, the stain lasts for more than 5 hours.
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YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush is retailing at S$50 and now available in YSL Beauty ION Orchard