I love pretty much ALL YSL make-up ever so when I spotted my sister using one of their brand new Baby Doll Kiss & Blush products, I knew I had to have one and thankfully, she bought me one for my birthday so everyone's a winner! Hurray! She had Rose Epicurien, a slightly paler pink than what I have here, which is Rose Libre, no. 3.
The idea behind these is that they're a dual product, as the name would suggest. You can use them for both your lips and your cheeks. The formula itself is something quite special. It feels like velvet on; super soft and with almost a matte appearance but yet not a lipstick and it's also not in any way glossy or sticky. Just like a little cushion on your lips- it looks just like a smooth wash of colour. It's really rather something. The first time I used it I just kept maniacally smushing my lips together going "ooh..hmm..well now..that's interesting" etc, like Sherlock Holmes on opium….and then, then I tried it on my cheeks.
Please ignore my dry lips, it's not the YSL's fault. Must. Drink. More. Water.
Now I'd seen a lot of people saying they didn't think it worked as well as a blush but I love it for that too. It just melts into the skin, no issues with blending, it's completely natural and again feels cushiony-soft on. The shade is perfect for me; it brightens up my complexion and makes me look like I've just gone for a walk on a crisp Autumn day but better than that..more like someone with really great make-up who's just gone for a walk on a crisp Autumn day. I also love wearing the two together with a bronzed eye, the mix of the shades is really pretty and although I usually avoid being too matchy-matchy with my blush and lipstick, somehow this just works really well.
Another thing is the packaging itself, I mean it's your typically beautiful YSL "make everyone jealous" bottle with a classic gold lid. The wand itself has a little sponge applicator shaped to fit the groove of your lips, making application a doddle (no need for a mirror here) and when I'm using it on my cheeks I just dot a bit onto the back of my hand and then blend it in with my fingers onto my cheeks.
It's that easy. I throw it into my bag and it is the handiest "touch-up" product I think I will ever use. On that note; on the lips, this usually lasts well for me but I need a touch up after eating, although even then there's still a good amount visible. Cheek wise, I haven't needed to touch it up but I haven't really put it through any rigorous tests yet as I am house bound so I'll have to get back to you on that one. Lastly, the scent is as always with YSL, that gorgeous mango/fruit cocktail smell that makes me think of holidays. Mmm.
If you want one of these for yourself (and personally I think you'd be mad not to), they're €29.00 each, which is, I know, very pricey indeed but you're paying for quality here folks and there's no point telling me that you could buy 10 cheaper lip or cheek products for that price because none of them can do what this does or how it does it. So there!
Have you tried any of the YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush? There's about 12 in the range so plenty of colour choice if pink isn't your thing.