When Yves Saint Laurent released their Babydoll Kiss & Blush range, they took the beauty world by storm. Everywhere I looked people were raving about these multi-purpose, beautifully presented light-weight little pots of joy that comes in every shade you can imagine, with a shade perfect for every skin-tone, any time of year. But are they really as good as everyone says?
A hybrid between a liquid blush and liquid lipstick, the formula is what surprised me the most about these beauties. An innovative air-whipped formula with just the right consistency that makes application and blending to your desired finish super easy (more easy than any other liquid or cream products in my stash, that's for sure!). Application is a breeze; I find applying with my fingers works best, dotting on both cheeks and lips before blending in, before using the patented 'hidden pearl' applicator which is perfectly for applying to the lips for a more opaque finish. There's a definite stain aspect to the Babydoll range, but that makes the longevity pretty darn good - I'm yet to touch up my cheeks when I've used Rouge Effrontée, although I do find lips need a second application after several hours as well as eating and drinking. But what good lip product doesn't?
05 Rouge Effrontée* is a very bold shade, but incredibly beautiful at the same time; a bright coral red that against my Mediterranean skin tone is really quite flattering. The shades within the range are gorgeous and can also be teamed together to create your own unique Babydoll Kiss & Blush shade. I particularly love the look of 12 Moca Garçonne and 03 Rose Libre.
At £27 for 10ml, these are definitely a high-end purchase, but if you have the budget for it I would really recommend giving them a try. Multi-purpose products are a must-have for me, and a product that covers lips and cheeks in one is also a winner. I also see it lasting a long time, as such a little goes a long way and creates a stunning colour impact.
Have you tried the YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush range? I'd love to hear your thoughts on them, and whether you think they're really worth the hype - because I definitely do!
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