So pretty I want to cry

I like pretty packaging. I admit it – sometimes I’m sold by the cover rather than the book. The thing is that sometimes the cover is so pretty that you’re just not that fussed by how the story ends inside, because it looks nice sat on your bookshelf. This is one perfect example of how I’ve been completely and utterly sold on something, just because it’s so pretty I want to cry. Ladies and gents, I give you the YSL lipstick in all its golden glory.

Look at the detail around the centre! The golden ‘YSL’, the matching colour band to the shade inside, the sparkly glow of the metal. Oh my lordy, I’m in love. (Yes, with a lipstick.) What makes these even better though is the fact that the lipstick itself it utterly heavenly – the lightest, most soft lipstick I’ve ever experienced. You can barely feel there’s anything on your lips, not like the usual heavy sensation you often get with lashings of red. Not only that, but the lipsticks smell of beautiful melon, giving you a fresh and uplifting feeling whenever you apply.


These are random colours that I wouldn’t normally go for (and part of their autumn/winter collection,) but the pale pink is a great wearable shade for the day that makes eye makeup pop. The deep purple shade is a lot sheerer on, giving a striking and extremely fashion-forward pout that will have you rocking into the party season with ease. These don’t come cheap, but with beautiful casing like that you don’t expect them to. At £22.50 these are an investment, but an investment that will pay off more than those shoes you can’t walk in.

Available from Selfridges and other department stores for £22.50.



  1. Lucy - Beauty and the Blogger
    September 23, 2011 / 10:15 am

    I absolutely adore these lipsticks, and the packaging really is gorgeous!

  2. Summer Loren
    September 23, 2011 / 10:22 am

    They're so pretty, I have one but I hardly ever wear it because it's just so creamy! x

  3. Strawberry Blonde
    September 23, 2011 / 10:26 am

    Lol I'm just like you – and have to admit these have the prettiest packaging I've ever seen. They look so vintage and the shade colour on the outside is just genius – and what an incentive to collect them! 😉 Beautiful – I'll def be checking these out thanks for sharing. Nic x

  4. fluff and fripperies
    September 23, 2011 / 11:27 am

    These are my favourite lippies ever! Love 'em. Don't own either of those shades, but that deep purple warrants further investigation.

  5. London Beauty Queen
    September 23, 2011 / 3:15 pm

    I'm lusting after a red shade in this. They're so beautiful and vintage looking you'd feel like a proper glamour queen.

  6. Beauty Boudoir
    September 23, 2011 / 6:10 pm

    I really want to try these lippy's badly! the design and everything is so beautiful!

  7. TheCosmeticCrave
    September 24, 2011 / 10:15 pm

    I have 1 of these, I really want more colours but the price just kills me 🙁 You cant get any better as far as lipsticks go though!xxx

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