Yet another beautiful makeup product is Yves Saint Laurent’s Blush Volupté 🙂

This gorgeous Gold mirrored powder blush compact with the unique YSL logo on the front is absolutely gorgeous.  The added benefit of having a mirror inside the top lid when you open it is just perfect.

As with all YSL products, this powder blush just shouts luxury, let’s face it, who doesn’t want to  own something pretty and shiny hey.

Product Overview

Product:  Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupté

Shade:  No 8 in Heroine

Purchased From:  Debenhams Department Store

Price I paid:  £33.50 (approx. $43)

My Rating:  9/10 only because I do prefer a cream blush

On to the Blush Then

I always feel like a little girl in a candy shop when I purchase something from the YSL product range.

The packaging has a chic elegance both inside and out, it looks every inch the designer brand that I have come to know and trust throughout my career as a Beauty Therapist.

The Blusher compact is very slim yet substantial enough to be placed in any handbag, I can honestly say that hand on heart I have never noticed a scratch on any of my YSL makeup essentials over the years and believe-you-me I do tend too just throw things into my handbags.

The mirror inside the lid of the blush compact is plenty big enough to aid the initial application of your blusher or when you may wish to freshen your look with a top-up to take you from day to night wear.

The Block of Gorgeousness

The Block square of blush sits perfectly within the compact along side the cute little blusher brush with the gorgeous YSL logo printed on top.

To be honest the brush provided is more than adequate to deliver the desired amount of blush to the cheeks.

The thing that I love the most, is the matt powder around the edges of the block square, this could be used for day wear but then to add a touch of glamour and sparkle for an evening look, a small square of powder with just a hint of shimmer sits in the middle of the block. 

The handy little blusher brush provided is more than adequate to deliver either of the looks mentioned.

Other shades:

The Softness of a Powder

Although I do love and prefer my YSL ‘Baby Doll’ Kiss and Blush cream blusher, it is kinder for us older chicks 😉 I think that for day wear during the cooler months the powder blush is perfect for just adding a hint of colour.

The powder is very fine when the brush is swept over the block gently, hence aiding a softer coating of shade.

Alternatively, you could use the powder blush for contouring, simply dust a light coat using your brush  just under your cheek bone, to achieve this, look in the mirror and smile, you will notice your line immediately. 

Then gently apply your YSL ‘Baby Doll’ Kiss and Blush almost on top of the powdered coat but underneath as tightly as you can, try to blend it in, circle on the ball of your cheekbone, again smile and you will see it.

In My Opinion

You will find as with all good make up brands that you will not need to re-apply your blusher throughout the day unless it’s a hot day and you are working up a sweat of course.

I very rarely need to re-apply unless I’m out and about and decide to go straight for dinner from day wear, it really is long wearing and has fantastic durability.

On point for value for money as always with YSL, these incredible makeup products will last for months and they will cover season to season taking into consideration all makeup trends too.

As with all makeup products it is essential that you look after your brushes and clean them regularly by using a small amount of cleanser, please avoid washing up liquid and detergents, remember they do get used on your face and delicate eye area.

Please do not hesitate to leave a comment below or question, I would love to see what your thoughts are.

4 thoughts on “June’s Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupte Review

  1. Hi June,
    You’ve provided a thorough review of a product, providing great details illustrating why a consumer would want to use it. You also tied in your comments to your subject matter of makeup for the 50s-plus woman.

    You’ve made good use of artwork. My only thought would be to increase the size of the shades palette. I wasn’t able to see how this page looks in my mobile, but I suspect the image may be small. I would post a larger image.

    Overall, I like your conversational tone. Your authoritative voice is good. I went to your About page to get an idea of where you are coming from (very good info on that page), and it is clear you have established credibility.

    I appreciate trying to match the headline color to the product, but in my experience colors can make the headlines difficult to read, especially on mobile. For reference, I looked at your other review pages, and you tend to use black headlines. So, for consistency, I would stick with black. Easy to read … and consistent.

    Finally, I love the clean-up tips. Truly useful information for someone who has invested in a premium product. You’re speaking from experience, and you care.


    1. Hi George,

      It really is so kind and thoughtful of you to take the time to leave me your lovely feedback and guidance, very much appreciated.

      I stared up this website to offer my expertise in many areas, one being a woman in my Fifties that had lost my way and confidence, the other, by using my wealth of experience as a Beauty Therapist and consumer of all the products mentioned within my posts and reviews.

      Thank you for pointing out my artwork, I have taken your advice on board and increased the size of my image. I have also taken into consideration the shade of my Headings, again, very much appreciated.

      Lovely of you to check out “About Me” page, honesty is one thing that I pride myself on most of all, I genuinely do feel passionate about all that I write about and all through experience and use of all the products. You are very kind to say all of your positive comments, most definitely helped my confidence.

      I am pleased that you think that my “clean up tips” are helpful, passing on my knowledge does give me pleasure.

      Wonderful to meet you George and thank you again for taking the time help me to improve my posts and website.

      Have a fantastic week and weekend ahead.

      All the best


  2. Thanks you for sharing. It sounds like you really know your stuff. I always seem to have the problem of “cracking” my blush and this seems to fill that problem. This company definitely has some beautiful shades (I love all the bright pinks!) I’ll have to consider it in the future. 🙂

    1. Hi Jessica,

      Lovely to meet you and to have positive comments from someone so pretty 🙂

      You are clearly a young lady of good taste and I am delighted that you enjoyed reading my YSL Blush Review.

      Sometimes “cracking” is unavoidable with powder products but as with this blush it is more compact and rigid within the container that if that does happen it should not affect the overall performance and application.

      You will find the brush provided perfectly adequate to use for a smooth finish and depth of colour and to be honest I find the smaller brushes easy to control too.

      Please let me know if you do decided to make a purchase of the YSL Blush Volupte, the pinks do look gorgeous 🙂

      Thanks again and enjoy the rest of your week.

      All the best


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