YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick ($37; shop.nordstrom.com) is a new lauch, a conditioning lipstick with sheer pops of color and a balmy texture and consistency. I picked up Corail à Porter which is a rather bright pinky coral with a semi-sheer finish.
YSL’s Rouge Volupte Shine’s are one of my favorite formulations and I’m not sure if that formula is being phased out, with the Shine Oil-in-Sticks replacing it, but they do seem similar. The Shine Oil-in-Sticks have more of a lip balm feel without the waxiness and a tad less of shine while compared to the regular Rouge Volupte Shines. Corail à Porter is a bright coral that is semi sheer with a buildable consistency and the color pigment is quite rich in a couple of swipes. Its not the most nicest color for my skintone and definitely needs a clean base and a flawless complexion to work. And if you have uneven pigmentation around your lips, this color does seem to bring that out a bit more. That apart, the formula is quite nice and very lightweight. Doesn't really add in extra moisture, but doesn’t dry lips out either. Overall, a beautiful lightweight lipstick, Corail à Porter is not my kinda coral, but I would try another color sometime just because its a very comfortable formula to wear.