YSL Naughty Mauve

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve been looking to gets my hands on this colour FOREVER, I’ve swatched it a million times and it’s never in stock so when I finally found it by chance I snapped it up without a second thought (and another impulse colour I’ll show you later) but upon getting it home.. quite the disappointment. My major bug bear with the glossy stains from YSL is that it’s so difficult to guess what a colour will look like from a swatch as 1. they’re not entirely opaque so the colour of your lips will effect how they look and 2. they dry a COMPLETELY different colour! I thought this would be a mauvey nude with a bit of an iridescence to it but in reality it’s practically orange with a lilac sheen. It’s pretty and all but not in any way what I was going for and thus.. disappointing.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI have lost count of the number of pinks I’ve bough from this range that have ended up orangey reds. Much as in theory I love the line, it’s very pricey (for me, who only splurges when something’s really worth splurging on OR is Chanel – which needs to justification) and so I want to love every one I buy and I don’t. The ones I do I REALLY do but it’s very hit and miss and tough to find what you’re actually looking for. I recommend a good hour or two of Google image research before you part with your cash.. I must stop buying them without triple checking good ol’ Google.

The other shade I got is a plum which is actually rather nice but unlike every other one I’ve bought has quite poor staying power.. I am really starting to go off these!!

Available online here for £25 (ouch!) – The shade number is 107

Miss BB



  1. jdhartil
    17 December, 2014 / 10:53 am

    This does look a petty colour!

  2. 17 December, 2014 / 11:44 am

    I absolutely agree that these swatch quite differently! This looks really red to me on you.

  3. Josie
    17 December, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    This is a lovely shade, love the level of gloss as well, the perfect amount of shininess!

    Josie XOXO
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  4. tina
    18 December, 2014 / 6:06 pm

    I bought 17 Encre Rose and I love it.

  5. 19 December, 2014 / 11:01 am

    This is my favourite lip product (when I feel like treating myself) and my ideal nude shade because it gives just the right pop of colour whilst remaining neutral. It’s so true what you say about it being affected by the wearer’s natural lip colour – this is what it looks like on me http://tashasface.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/review-rouge-pur-couture-vernis-a-levres-rebel-nudes-in-naughty-mauve/

    So different! I don’t get any orange! Definitely one to try on in the shop.

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