YSL Rebel Nudes Set

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Yves Saint Laurent Rebel Nudes gift set is a Nordstrom beauty exclusive as part of their Anniversary sale (and the last item from my haul), but all of the shades are available separately. I like all of the colors and the formulas, so the set was a great value for me. The set also includes the makeup bag pictured above.

I thought I would offer a bit of a breakdown of the pricing if you are trying to determine if this would be a good value for you or not. The Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick is normally $37, the Vernis A Levres Plump Up and Glossy Stain are $36 each, for a total value of $109 (for some reason the Nordstrom site says the value is $108). The set retails for $72, so you essentially get one lip item and the makeup bag for free. That is a pretty significant price break considering all of the items are full size. If you do not like one color, you could always gift it.

I really love the Glossy Stain formula and feel that it is very unique. The glosses dry down and do not transfer very much, but the look is still glossy. I also like that they are not drying to the lips and that I can wear them without a primer or balm underneath. They leave behind a nice wash of color, even when most of the shine has faded.  They are probably the longest lasting glosses that I have and I have gotten significant wear time from them (3-5 hours depending on how much I eat/drink, which is impressive for a gloss formula).

The clear Glossy Stain shade is called 200 Plump Up and is meant to have a plumping effect. It does not give me a noticeable plumping effect, but if you are someone looking for a plumping formula that does not tingle, this fits the bill. It does give the lips a very pretty shimmer. The 07 Corail Aquatique shade has quickly become one of my favorites. It is a wonderful coral color that looks great on my summer skintone and complements the bronzers I seem to be wearing non-stop.

The Shine Oil-in-Stick is not a formula I have tried before. It launched earlier this year and has a high concentration of oil to provide moisture to the lips. The shade has buildable coverage and does definitely feel moisturizing. The 47 Beige Blouse shade is definitely more of a rose/pink nude. For some reason it looks much cooler toned on my lips than it does swatched on the arm or even in the tube. I tend to prefer the Nude in Private shade over this one right now as I gravitate toward warmer colors in the summer, but think during the winter the Beige Blouse shade will be more of a staple for me. Given that it is a more moisturizing formula, it is not as long lasting (around 2 hours).


On the lips in same order shown above:

This set is a great value if you are looking to restock on shades or try different YSL lip formulas. I own several Glossy Stains and have to say that it is one of my favorite lip formulas. Overall, I am very happy I picked this one up. There is also a Rock Pink set if you are looking for more cool toned options. The set is available exclusively at Nordstrom, but all of the products contained in the set (excepting the makeup bag) are available at Sephora, YSL Beauty, Neiman Marcus, etc. What is your favorite YSL lip formula?

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