Tuesday, May 6, 2014

YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Lips & Cheeks: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Earlier in the year Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) released a new line of lip and cheek products called the Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Lips & Cheeks ($45 CAD). The dual purpose Kiss & Blush features a unique and innovative formulation that combines the best of the lipstick and the cream blush.
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YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
What it is:
-Easily blendable lip and cheek color
-Features a velvety light diffusing gel formula that provides a finish that's both matte and luminous
-Contains pure pigments with micro-pearls to give intense color and radiance

The Baby Doll Kiss & Blush comes in a dainty nail polish-like glass bottle with a golden cap. On the underside the cap there is a special "hidden pearl" doe-foot applicator. The ball structure (hidden pearl) near the middle of the doe-foot applicator can shift back and forth, thus it accommodates the contours of the face to delivery just the right amount of product.
The Baby Doll Kiss & Blush features a precise and flexible "hidden pearl" applicator,
The Kiss & Blush has a very light and whipped texture, very reminiscent of whipped cream foundation. Upon application, the product has a sheen-y finish but it very quickly dries down to a matte, almost powder like texture. The product feels very comfortable both on the cheeks and on the lips; it also blends beautifully so you can achieve a very natural look.

#09 Rose Épicurien: This one is a beautiful light cool tone pink. It almost has a hint of orchid but when applied it translates to a natural baby pink. The pigmentation is very impressive despite it being such a light color.
#07 Corail Affranchi: This one is lovely light orange that's both spring and summer appropriate. Because it's a lighter shade of orange, it is very easy to pull off.
YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
Heavily swatched over bare arm. Photographed before the products set.
YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
#07 Corail Affranchi
YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
#09 Rose Épicurien
On the cheeks, the Kiss & Blush lasts very well and stays put until the end of the day. On the lips, the color does fade after four to five hours but I suspect the bolder colors perform much better. It's also worth noting that despite having a matte texture, the formulation wasn't drying.

Below are photos of me wearing the two colors on both the lips and cheeks (Corail Affranchi on left and Rose Épicurien on right).
YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
-Lightweight and airy formulation
-Very blendable
-Matte but luminous finish
-Lasts very well on the cheeks
-Super luxurious packaging with innovative "hidden pearl" applicator

-Slightly shorter wear time on lips

If you are a fan of lip and cheek color duos then you are going to love this line. I personally prefer wearing these on the cheeks only but they also work very well on the lips, providing even pigmentation and a comfortable finish.

The YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blushes are available online and in stores at Sephora, Holt Refrew, Murale, and select Hudson's Bay.

Have you spotted the Baby Doll Kiss & Blush in stores? Are you a fan of lip/cheek dual purpose products? Let me know in the comments below! Have a good day!