YSL Tint-in-Oil: Low on Tint, High in Moisture

today, i want to give you a quick look at Yves Saint Laurent’s newest lip product, Volupté Tint-in-Oil.

YSL Tint-in-Oil I Rose You and Drive Me Copper

YSL Tint-in-Oil I Rose You and Drive Me Copper

a description of what the product is from YSL’s website:

“The unique colour tint – parcelled within the oils – awakens on contact with the lips and interacts with the lip tone, creating your own bespoke colour finish. The tint evolves and the colour becomes even more vibrant after application. The natural shade of the lip is enhanced with a universally flattering glow.”

elsewhere, you might see descriptions that include key words such as “pop of color” or “full color”, but you should ignore those misleading words and concentrate on what YSL says on their own website.  the key to whether or not you’re going to like this product is whether you’re willing to pay $32 for enhancing and conditioning your natural lip shade.  if the answer is yes, throw the appropriate color into your cart and have it shipped to you asap!  if you feel iffy, continue reading.  those that like strongly pigmented lips need not apply.  this is not a product for pigment lovers!

YSL’s Tint-in-Oil is infused with apricot kernel oil, coriander fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, and possiflora edulis seed oil to provide deep hydration to lips.  it reminds me of Kiehl’s Lip Balm but lighter and thinner in texture.  it is not tacky nor does it have the slight cushion feel of a lip gloss.  i’ve only used it for 3 days, but i’ve been very impressed with the results.  usually i need to reapply some sort of hydration (lip balm or lip gloss) to my lips a few times a day to keep them comfortably hydrated.  with Tint-in-Oil, if i don’t care about color, i don’t feel the need to reapply after the first application.  my lips still feel comfortably hydrated after 7 hours and a full meal.  that’s quite impressive performance for me, especially considering the product has no waxes to help lock in the hydration.  it is usually something my dehydrated skin particularly needs.  it also has YSL signature fruity scent.  it has is a thin ointment feel that’s pleasant on the lips.  the wand comes with a doe foot applicator and is easy to apply.

TiO doe foot applicator

in terms of pigmentation, it’s a gives a light to medium translucent layer of color with varying amounts of glitter.  i have I Rose You and Drive Me Copper to show you today!

I Rose You and Drive Me Copper

I Rose You and Drive Me Copper

I Rose You is a light petal pink that translates into a juicy rose color in my lips.

bare lip on top.  I Rose You on bottom

bare lip on top. I Rose You on bottom

I Rose You closeup

I Rose You context

as you can see, it’s not a lot of color but it does add a nice shine to the lips as well as a MLBB (my lips but better) effect.  i’m thinking this would be a nice product to keep in my purse for touch ups and keeping my lips hydrated.  because it’s so lightly tinted, i won’t have to worry about it clashing with my eye makeup.

Drives Me Copper amps up the pigmentation and sparkles department.  it’s a medium copper with good dose of orange glitter.

top lip bare. Drive Me Copper on bottom  lip.

top lip bare. Drive Me Copper on bottom lip.

Drive Me Copper

Drive Me Copper contextas you can see, Drive Me Copper is much more pigmented so the final effect is an orangey coral.  it’s a bit orange for my taste, but the sparkles mesmerize me!  solution?  put it on top of a red lipstick for a festive look!

Drive Me Copper over my Bite Beauty VIB Rouge lipstick

Drive Me Copper over my Bite Beauty VIB Rouge lipstick

i’m also happy to report that after the oil absorbs and the pigment wears off, there’s no weird lingering bits of glitter.  the glitter particles are also very fine and do not have any sort of gritty feel.

Readers, what do you think of YSL’s latest?  are you intrigued or is it a pass? how do you feel about orange lips? 


7 thoughts on “YSL Tint-in-Oil: Low on Tint, High in Moisture

  1. So happy you reviewed these! 🙌 Perfect! 🙂 My lips are already purple/berry so this is fantastic & moisture is something I can’t ever get enough of! I will most definitely look into a couple of these! 😀 (Still haven’t gotten around to email but soon after I rest.. Smh.. This is really great news though!!)


    • glad i could help! i actually like that it doesn’t come with spf since i hate chemical based sunscreen and that’s what it’s usually used in lip products. i hear what you’re saying about the pigment. i feel like this product is best for people who love the look of tinted gloss but hate the texture.


  2. Hey Joy, thanks for the review! i don’t know when we’ll see these yet. They don’t really look like my thing, but I really love how they look on you, especially when you layered it over that lipstick!


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