One of my life-long missions is to master the perfect red lip. But there's one problem I keep coming across - the damn things just won't stay on!
Although I'm a huge YSL fan, I had never ventured onto their lipsticks; and picked up the ultra-glamorous Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in N°1 Le Rouge.
Look. At. That. Packaging. Look at it! It certainly embodies the luxurious element of the brand. The colour itself is absolutely fantastic, too. A real classic, vibrant pillar box red that really sets off my olive skin tone.
Application is a dream because it's just so silky smooth - seriously, I could sit and swipe it across my lips all day - and it smells like roses (must resist the urge not to lick it off!)
So, why have I titled it 'heartbreak in a tube?' - because as gorgeous as it is, it lasts for all of 10 seconds. And no, that is not because I keep licking it off.
The danger with lipsticks which have an overly creamy, smooth consistency (as much as we love 'em) is that they tend to slide off; and sadly this YSL beauty has fallen into that trap. Within only a few minutes of wear it's already smeared above my Cupids bow and I haven't even spoke/eaten!
As much as I WANT to love this lipstick, the only way you could wear it out of the house confidently is if you wore a red lip stain underneath; but that kind of defeats the object doesn't it?!
Oh well, the tube looks nice in my makeup drawer.....