I bought the YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil a little over a month ago in I Rose You 4, and I was sorely disappointed due to its lack of pigment, but I did like that it was moisturizing. (Read the full review here.) I decided to give it another shot by getting the YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil in Cherry My Cherie 5 since it looked like a darker color, which would hopefully show up on my lips better, and I love it!
The packaging and applicator is on point, as usual, and this shade has a darker pink ring in the packaging. The applicators and the liquid itself look very similar in the tube. After swatching, you only see a bit of a difference, but as you give it a bit of time, the color becomes much more pronounced.
In the first picture, there is only a slight difference between the two shades, but in the second, you can see that they’re quite different. The color actually shows up on my lips! It is a far cry from the red that you would expect when you think of the word “cherry” or the red implied by the packaging. Instead, it shows up as a bright-ish pink on me, actually quite similar to the color of Dior’s Cheek and Lip Glow.
The other big difference between the two shades is how much of a stain is left behind. The Cherry My Cherie leaves a much more pronounced stain that does change what color my lips look.
I ended up returning this in I Rose You, but I’ve been loving this in Cherry My Cherie! It’s so easy to swipe this on by itself in the mornings when I’m late for class. It goes on really shiny and makes me look put together. About an hour or so later, it fades down to more of a stain rather than a shiny gloss, perfect for when I’m about to eat a late breakfast or lunch, since it won’t fade as easily. During this time, it moisturizes my lips. I can then apply another lipstick right over it later during the day, and even if I forget, there is a lovely bright pink stain.
Have you tried any of these Tint-In-Oils or any other tinted lip oils from other brands that you like?