YSL Rouge Por Couture in 205 – Prune Virgin
MAC Lipstick in Show Orchid
YSL Rouge Volupte  in 13 – Peach Passion
MAC Lipstick in Russian Red
Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick in L30 – Mandarine
This week’s “Top 5 Tuesday” is high end lipsticks. As you know, I’m a fan of lipstick, a huge fan in fact, and it’s the one thing I really have a weakness for makeup-wise. Sometimes, a drugstore/High Street lipstick just doesn’t satisfy your lipstick needs, and in that case, you may want to splurge on a fancy schmanzy one every once in a while. I purchased my first high end lipstick when I was 20 on a shopping trip with my friend, and since then I haven’t really stopped (THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL)

Above are 5 of the lipsticks I love the most

First up on the left is the YSL Lipstick in “Prune Virgin”. Got to admit, I think YSL are up there as my favourite lipstick company. They just tick all the right boxes! Pretty packaging, amazing staying power, super pigmented and I have never been disappointed with any that I have bought. The Prune Virgin is a matte finish which is so beautiful in the autumn/winter or if you are feeling a little more daring on an evening out and gives you a gorgeous vampy look. I own many vampy lipsticks as I started rocking a darker lip last autumn, but this is by far my favourite.
The other YSL lipstick is in the middle and this is a Rouge Volupte finish, which is a lot more moisturising and shiny on the lips. The consistency is very creamy and soft and with that you can often lose pigmentation, but OHHH no, not with these bad boys. I own a few of these but this is the colour I reach for the most as it pretty much goes with any makeup look and compliments my skin tone. It’s a gorgeous pinky peach shade which is also quite neutral. The packaging on this one is AMAZING. Props to you YSL.

Next up you may spot 2 Mac lipsticks. Mac aren’t as expensive as YSL, but I also don’t think you get the same luxurious feel. However, they are BRILLIANT. Most girls will have a Mac lipstick as one of their staples in their collection i’m sure. I own a fair amount of Mac Lipsticks (you’ll soon see when I do my makeup collection video) but these two are ones I have reached for the most over the years.
The first is “Show Orchid” which is a blue toned fuchsia and it so bright and pretty. Amazing for a night out! The other is “Russian Red” which is a matte lipstick in a dark red shade. If i’m not wearing my Rimmel Kate Moss in 107, I’ll be wearing this one! Love them both.

Lastly is one from Sisley which is definitely up there in the price bracket, but again SUCH A GUILTY PLEASURE! There is something very rewarding about owning and using these lipsticks. The packaging is so beautiful, and feels weighty and precious and the shape of the lipstick is also very unique (and actually great for application). The colour is also so vibrant and goes on so smoothly you almost can’t quite believe it. If you are looking to get someone something a bit more special, want to treat yourself, or need a wedding lipstick, I would totally check these out. Will almost definitely make your purse cry out but your lips will be laughing!

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  1. This is amazing!

  2. These all look AMAZING, especially Russian Red & Peach Passion. I really want a high end lipstick so I'll probably end up getting one of these :) Thanks for sharing xx

  3. The MAC Lipstick in Show Orchid is stunning! Great to see you're blogging again by the way :)

    Frankie x

  4. Amy

    I am loving the look of that Sisley lipstick (the price not so much, but it's never too early to start writing a Christmas list, right?) – it's the most beautiful shade! And I definitely think I'm going to have to fork out on a YSL lipstick now that I've read this as I've never used one before… *shock horror*. I'm sure all of these colours will look amazing on you, especially the Prune Virgin one from YSL – such a perfect vampy colour!

    Amy at The Girl In The Bowler Hat

  5. Mia

    They look so good! :d

  6. Lisa

    I'd love to wear more lipsticks, but they dry out my lips SO badly (even the MAC ones =( ). these look absolutely gorgeous!!

  7. So pretty! Love you Zoe! x

  8. Yuna

    I'm loving these new posts. I'm so happy you're blogging again! :) The only thing that I'm missing here are some swatches so I don't have to google them xDDD, but still, i'm glad that you're posting again!

    I can't wait to see the makeup collection video.

  9. That pink ysl lipstick is to die for! I want it now lol
    Yasmin xx

  10. I love MAC lipsticks, they're to die for!! xx


  11. Claire

    If I were to treat myself to a high end lipstick I'm sure I'd get a YSL Rouge Volupte. The formula sounds amazing and the packaging is gorgeous!

  12. I love the sound of the Sisely lipstick! Also the mac ones sound lovely! I recently reviewed one of my favourite high end lipsticks too – Chanel la Diva, it's so pretty! x


  13. Hey! I love your blog and I've heard you give awesome advice! Mind giving me some? I am thinking of starting my own YouTube channel this winter, and I was hoping you could tell me any tips you have?

  14. yes so excited to see that collection video cant wait!

  15. I have Show Orchid and Russian Red! Love 'em both! xx

  16. Loved this post! I love that you've done a post on both high-street but also high end lipsticks. My favourite is definitely 'Russian Red' :) xx

  17. Ooh these lipsticks are all lovely shades, have always wanted to treat myself to a high end lipstick but never knew which one to purchase! <3


  18. These are all AMAZING! I'd happily wear all of them! YSL Peach Passion looks super pretty! :)

    Style Sunrise


  19. I love that middle one! I've been wanting to get a more high end one, but haven't because I don't really wear lipstick too often. There is a ck one I really like though!

  20. Russian Red is definitely one of my staple lipsticks! The YSL packaging cannot be beaten though in my opinion!

    Simply Marshy

  21. Amy Fu

    I still haven't bought my first high-end lipstick yet, but I think YSL is on my wish list and good thing my birthday is in two weeks~ My favorite lipstick is Revlon super lustrous creme in Siren, an orangey coral. my love for orangey lipsticks was inspired by you ^^ <3


  22. I love the russian red! I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove all the red lipsticks ahhah.xx Kisses from Spain!

  23. I can't even think of living without my mac lipstick.
    I bought it when I was in New York and i didnt even notice it had Rihannas Signiture imprinted. :D
    I don't dare to use it up. :D


  24. I love the lipstick farthest to the right! It's exactly what I was looking for. I feel like its an essential color to have for the summer time. It makes me feel so much happier and brighter. I might have to invest into the lipstick, because it is just so unique.
    Much love from the US, AnnCates xx

  25. Definitely agree with you, love the mac ones! Never tried the YSL ones because they're a bit out of my price range but I would love have have a go!

    Destination Femme

  26. Hali

    I've been debating on purchasing a YSL lipstick for so long now. Reading this certainly didn't help my resolve! The packaging is so beautiful to me, but I would be terribly scared of getting a shade I don't care for and having it go to waste. I over-think my purchases way too much…

  27. YSL Rouge Por Couture in 205 – Prune Virgin is stunning! I'm pretty sure that it'll look gorgeous on the lips!



  28. Macs show orchid looks amazing! And russian red suits you so well Zoe, I remember you wore it in the Christmas video with Joe. Great post! :)

  29. Great job with this post,Zoe!:)

  30. Your writing style is amazing.

  31. Grace

    I love YSL lipstick too!! I have never tried MAC although it sounds like I should!

  32. These are so pretty! I need the YSL Rouge Volupte

  33. gabxo

    I love the look of the YSL one! Beautiful shade!

    Gab xo | gabbbxo.blogspot.co.uk

  34. I'm a sucker for lipsticks as well! I love Russian Red, and Show Orchid looks amazing – may buy it in the future ;) The vampy YSL one looks 'right up my street' as they say, as well! Great post Zoe :) xxx


  35. Callie


  36. Jen

    So jealous, I want all of these lipsticks! Mainly Russian red because I can not say no to a red :)

  37. fizza

    Not a huge MAC fan, but I'm tempted to go for a YSL one. hmmmmmmmm x


  38. Agnese

    Such a nice – and useful – post Zoe!
    I love lipsticks from YSL too, but my favorite brand of all time is MAC hehe.
    I'm the same with lipsticks: i can't even think when I see one :)

    I love russian red and all the matte line from MAC, but my favorite at the moment is Girl About town.


  39. Peach Passion and Mandarine are my favorite!


  40. cute post and I love the two mac lipsticks :)

    emily xx


  41. I really want to try the YSL peach passion lipstick! I was really worried that it wouldn't last very well on more pigmented lips because its so soft, but since you said that that is not the case I guess I'll try it out!


  42. Absolutely love Russian Red by MAC, one of my all time faves!
    I've been desperate to get my hands on some YSL lipsticks for so long!
    Peach Passion looks lovely, might have to give that one a try :p


  43. the YSL lipstick is gorgeous, but to be honest i would probably buy it just because of the packaging!

    Ana X


  44. Gotta love the lipsticks from YSL, they are sooo pretty!

  45. i love this red lipsctick from MAC!!

  46. Abby

    The MAC Russian Red is sooo beautiful!! :) Also, I just made a post about Playlist Live (I know, 4 months late) and the picture of me meeting you is there!! It would be so cool if you checked it out :)

    -Abby xx

  47. Grace

    I want to try those mac lipsticks! I've heard a lot of people talk about them lately, so they must be really good~

    Every Day In Grace

  48. Love Mac lipsticks. Next high end/proper splurge on my wishlist is Tom Ford Pink Dusk.


  49. Mimmi

    I wish I were brave enough to wear lipstick, but somehow I always feel uncomfortable with it! You always wear such nice shades though :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  50. Oh wow Russian Red is beautiful! I just stopped in at MAC and purchased All Fired Up which is a really nice Red color. It's not as dark as Russian Red but it's gorgeous!
    Also when I was at the counter and I asked if the worker 'could get me All Fired Up' my husband laughed at me. Didn't realize how weird that sounded. :D

    Oooooooh a makeup collection video! Super excited for Sunday!


  51. Some fab recommendations! I'm a big fan of Dior and Chanel lipsticks too – they work really well for me! I've just picked up ruby woo from MAC at duty free too, was a toss up between that and Russian red :)

    Mel x

  52. They look great but I generally just buy cheap stuff as I'm still a student and can't really afford to, but drugstore stuff is good enough for me. Hehe, maybe I'll buy one of them or another high-end-lipstick sometime when I've got a bit of money on me and nothing I really want to use it on

  53. Nice and very different shades. I love the YSL Peach Passion and I really want to buy it, but it's quite expensive so I need to save some money for it ;)

  54. Zoe I loved this blog post :) I don't own any high end lipsticks, but I'll most definitely get one when I have enough money to splurge on that :3 They look so pretty and the colours you chose are just perfect.

    Berry The Blue

  55. I'll always want a YSL lipstick :)

    Alice x

  56. Show Orchid is just beautiful! x.


  57. I own both Show Orchid and Russian Red- both amazing shades! I have to say my favourite by MAC is definitely Rebel, one of my first ever highend lipstick buys! :)

  58. Love the lipsticks the Sisley one looks amazing, really tempted to buy it :D
    Melissa || My Blog

  59. love love love the YSL rouge volupte one! It's beautiful!


  60. I'm so so so thrilled that you chose to post about beauty again! I really missed that about you – it's what made me subscribe to your blog and YT channel in the first place. Can't wait to see your makeup collection video! Along with MAC lipsticks, I really like the Elizabeth Arden ones too. My favourite EA shade is Red Door Red (which I first heard about from Tanya Burr).

  61. I'm loving Mac's Show Orchid, never seen that one before but definitely need to pick it up ASAP!! Thanks for sharing such a lovely post! :)

  62. All of those lipsticks are beautiful! Love how much you're blogging Zoe!


  63. My favourite high end lipsticks are MAC's Diva and MAC's Kinda Sexy :) One's a nude and the other is a really deep maroon! Staples in my collection :)


  64. Tasha

    In love with the MAC Show Orchid colour, the bright pink is so summery! Could definitely brighten up a dull outfit too.


  65. The YSL ones are beautiful (well really they all are :P)

  66. The YSL is now on my wish list!

    xo, Kyla


  67. This is a brilliant post! I'm also a massive fan of lipsticks so it's great to see someone else's favourites – especially love the look of the Sisley lipstick!

    Check my blog for the lip product tag! – holliemaem.blogspot.com

  68. awesome!

  69. I got rather excited when you said "make up collection video" ahh
    I have wanted Russian red for ages but there isnt a Mac store near where i live and it pains me! hah x

  70. Mac Show Orchid looks so pretty – think I may be due a mac splurge on payday this month!

    Love that your blogging more Zoe :)


  71. desperately want to try a YSL lipstick, I always hover around the counter like a gormless idiot haha!

  72. AHHHH! What excited me the most about the post is the fact that you WILL do a makeup collection video! I desperately want to see your collection (sounds pretty creepy but i mean it in the least creepy way :D ).. The YSL Rouge Volupte's are so pretty! I really want to get one but i still haven't gotten over how expensive they are! Especially in Turkey it's 95 tl !


  73. Oh that Russian Red is by far my favourite lipstick… I love that it is slightly blue tinted and not orange which makes it so much bolder. If you like that kind of colour (YSL one) you should definitely try MACs Pirvate party from the divine collection.

    Im glad to see you are blogging more, I can understand how time consuming it can be and with everything you might be doing sometime its hard to find the content and time to sit down, write, proof and get everything ready (trust me I know..i abandoned mine for a few months, but now Im on track again posting twice per week) but anyways hope to see more posts in the future.

    Jules.- mykiwidiaries.wordpress.com

  74. Amy .

    I don't even have any of these lipsticks but I have tried some MAC and some of the colours are very pretty! Love how your blogging more Zoe :)

  75. I'm not brave enough for bold lipsticks so I just have MAC See Sheer. I love that it has shine and looks neutral. However, I do want that Snow Orchid. Is that the same lipstick that Joe used when he did your makeup in one of your videos? I just love how bright it is!

    Arianne | http://ariannecruz07.blogspot.com

  76. Love YSL rouge volupte lipsticks! They're so creamy and just perfect. And like you said the packaging is beautiful.

  77. Is it weird that I like the actual like packaging of these than the lipsticks? I watch so many make up tutorials and my eyebrows still manage to look like an african bush baby in the 1800s :(

  78. I really want to get MAC Russian Red! Hopefully some day soon… Also love the YSL Rouge Volupté ones, I have a bright red one and it's crazy how it's so pigmented yet so moisturising at the same time!

  79. Amelia

    I love absolutely every one of those colors! I need to get myself some YSL lipsticks <3 they're gorge
    And that MAC Russian Red <333


  80. Ooo all of these are gorgeous! I have reaaaaallly been wanting a YSL lipstick for such a long time – I may have to go out and buy one! Both of the YSL lipsticks are such pretty colors, too! I tend to go for more peachy and pink colors because I'm too scared to try a darker lip haha maybe I'll try one for winter this year though!

    Kendra | It's a Bug's Life

  81. I've never tried YSL lipsticks just because I can't justify paying that much hahah but I'm so tempted. Even the packaging is spot on Xxx

  82. oo I want to try the mac ones!! x


  83. Ohhh that YSL lipstick looks so nice! I want one so bad but I can't bring myself to spend that much money on a lipstick

  84. Petra

    I really want to try the MAC Russian Red one! Heard lots of good feedback about it. And oooh the YSL lipsticks look so preetty!!

  85. Kim.

    These are so lovely! ♥

  86. I'm SUCH a lippie junkie! Today I'm wearing a matte red too actually :)
    Seriously.. some people collect stamps.. nail polishes.. boyfriends… (haha) I collect lipsticks :)


  87. Kate

    I MUST HAVE THAT SISLEY LIPSTICK!! It's so gorgeous! I'm turning 20 next week so maybe it's time for my first high-end splurge!

    XOXO Katieloulabelle.blogspot.com

  88. Those lipsticks look so lovely! I need them x My favourite's MAC Lipstick in Show Orchid though :)

    Love, Sara Wallflower

  89. Thats funny, I'm just wearing Russian Red by MAC :D

  90. Clau

    I like a lot the YSL lipsticks.

  91. They all look gorgeous! I have a similar one to the YSL Pure Virgin, it's a little brighter and I'm obsessed with that colour! xhttp://mividabonitaa.blogspot.nl/

  92. These look all amazing! Love these colors too btw (: X

  93. Kate

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    Kate from Becoming Kate

  94. I love the way Yves Saint Laurent lipstick made my lips <3

  95. Someday I'll get my hands on a YSL lipstick… :D great post :) x


  96. The prune virgin and russian red are calling my name…beautiful!

  97. Chloë

    I've never been a big lipstick wearer but this post makes me want to try a few out, i love the colours of these ones!



  98. I have the ysl lipstick and adoooooore it =]


  99. Nice shades!
    I have a great YSL lipstick in red!
    Love it

  100. I absolutely adore all the lipsticks you have shared, they are all such different colours but they all look so lovely :) I actually recently just bought Mac's Peach Blossom and Ruby Woo and I. Am. In. Love! Glad you are blogging again :) xxx


  101. Hi Zoe! I would like to see what each lipstick looks like on- could you include photos or point us to a video where you are wearing each one?

  102. Russian Red by MAC. Agh, it looks so gorgeous in the tube. I really want to try it out but I'm afraid it will just be an awkward pink red shade or too dark. When I want red, I want red and definitely feel like this could be it but I dont want to splurge on it if I'm not sure.

    briannaly xo.

  103. Grace

    They're such pretty colours! I love 'Show Orchid' xx


  104. Kate

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    Kate from Becoming Kate

  105. As usual the pictures look awesome Zoe :3 I really wish I had an apartment as nice as yours!
    Anyway you just brought some brightness to my cloudy day! Just to let you know.. I know you get tons of comment can cannot read all of them, but thank you for the effort you put in blogging! :)

    hugs, Rose.
    http://blushingrose.co/ (just in case you want to take a look :3)

  106. I really love every MAC lipsticks! They're so nice!

  107. Such a good blogpost Zoe! I don't even wear lipstick, (obvs), but I still found myself reading it! Well done hunny xx

    http://www.conoorrrr.blogspot.ie – all follows and comments are returned! x

  108. nice!

    x Julia from Juliasfashionminute.com

  109. How do you keep your lipsticks so pretty? I always destroy them a few weeks in. UGH! Very annoying. I actually haven't ever purchased anything from mac. I'm a much too broke college student!

    <3 buildingtheconfidence.blogspot.com

  110. I don't actually own any high end lipsticks, but I love the way the YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks look. They are, however, out of my general price range! :)


  111. Peach Passion looks amazing and love the name ♥


  112. What a wonderful selection! I agree with all the above comments here! Would love to see how they look on your lips though to get a better perspective

    xx Sonya
    http://foreverornot.blogspot.com – blog about a Russian girl living in Oregon, USA, with a passion for photography, traveling and exploring

  113. Reading this makes me want a ysl lipstick so bad, they look too tempting and this review has me bough!!t:-)


  114. The YSL lipstick looks beautiful! I wanna go pick that up now just by looking at it! I love YSL lipsticks! They're soo luxurious feeling!

  115. Po

    I have that guilty pleasure of snooping around someone else's makeup collection, so I'm really loving your Top 5 Lipsticks posts! I can't wait for that video you're talking about! :)

  116. zoe

    That YSL Prune VIrgin looks so gorgeous and perfect for winter here in New Zealand. I wish YSL was cheaper though because I want that lipstick in my collection. sigh.

  117. Gema

    Love the shades. I especially like the YSL Rouge Volupte in 13 Peach Passion, looks like gorgeous color.

  118. Lauren

    Love love love that mac color! It is so pretty. All of these are great though!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

  119. OMG! I want to have the MAC lippy in Show Orchid!
    ~Pauline @Kallony

  120. Tomorrow I'm doing a 'What's In My Bag' post, I wish I had some of these to show!


  121. Wow these lipsticks are all amazing, I want them all! I am a sucker for deep purple shades which look vampish and the YSL one you have posted is just that. I really want that lipstick it really looks lovely :) Also, the packaging on YSL lipsticks is great!

    Emma Louise xx


  122. The packaging of YSL lipstick is gorgeous! and the shades of MAC ones look amazing…

    I am waiting for the time when I will be spending my own salary freely for these products :)


  123. Lipstick is my one weakness as well. I don't wear any other make up, but I love a bit of lippy!

  124. I love Yves Saint Laurent & Mac Lipstick too :)

    Xo, Elodie

  125. Would have loved to have seen a picture with you wearing each of them :)

  126. Love this post! <3


  127. I've always wanted a YSL lipstick, this post has just made me so tempted to buy one!

  128. I love Russiun red ;) this is my favourite in MAC :)) You like yummie yummie ? ;) awesome colours :)

  129. These look so nice! I love red lipstick. I need a better paying job to fund the expensive lipstick habit that I want to form.

  130. You should do the lip product addict tag :) I would love to here your answers! && also I just want to say how happy I am to see you face popping up so much on my Bloglovin' feed. :D :D

  131. You should do the lip product addict tag :) I would love to here your answers! && also I just want to say how happy I am to see you face popping up so much on my Bloglovin' feed. :D :D

  132. Shelby

    I think I remember you wearing Show Orchid in your Paper Evening Essentials video! It looks so good on you.


  133. The mandarine one is definitely my fave! :3

  134. I have MAC and YSL lipsticks but I have never tried Sisley's!
    I just didn't know it was a good brand for Lipstick..
    My favorite MAC is Ruby Woo (a matte bright dark-red) and See Sheer (Pink Coral)
    and YSL Rouge Volupte no. 7! They are AMAZING, especially for tan skin! (:


  135. They are beautiful! I love them all!

    I just did a post on my blog on the top 6 lipstick shades for every collection! I would really appreciate the feedback as I am very new to blogging! <3


  136. MAC Russian Red is gorgeous, such a classic red.


  137. i love the YSL Rouge Volupte in 13 – Peach Passion , its such a pretty color

  138. Love it!


  139. Ponyo

    All of these colour are so pretty, the sisley one is definitely the nicest though

  140. the peachy ysl one looke so good. i really want to treat myself to one anytime soon.


  141. I CAN'T wait for the make-up collection video!!

  142. Love you blog Ellie x
    Would love if you took a look at mine:

  143. I love the look of Show Orchid it looks so bold and fun!

  144. An amazing top five you have here, my three picks from these would have to be, the YSL Rouge Volupte, the MAC lipstick in Russian Red and of course the Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick, they look gorgeous!

    Loved your blog and youtube channel from the start :)


    Alice xx

  145. Great post! Love the idea of the top 5 tuesday posts. I love the YSL lipsticks their packaging is amazing! xx

    Beauty Girl

  146. Those lipsticks are so pretty! The red one from MAC is amazing!

  147. Really want to try Russian red!
    Emma xo | missemmalouise12.blogspot.ie |

  148. Russian Red is a must-have in my makeup bag at all times and I love YSL, but their lipsticks are a bit pricey. Next time I get a YSL lipstick, I'll have to try Prune Virgin. It looks amazing!


  149. Hope

    I am in love with Mac Russian Red!! Will definitely be buying that one!!

  150. My favorite is YSL Prune Virgin. Love the shade.I really wanna pick myself up one especially now that Autumn/ Winter is just around the corner :) Its a really pretty shade on you x

    Cait || http://caitrionatighe.blogspot.ie/

  151. Dear Zoella, I know you probably won't read this but you are such an inspiration to me and many other people I love the fact that I can come to you for help and tips and i just love you so much you are defiantly up there as my favourite youtuber! Your style is just amazing and you are just so helpful xxx ilysm xx thank you so much!! I cannot believe I am up at 2 am just sat in bed watching loads of your videos ….. anyway byeee ilysm keep on making videos and i hope your panic attacks go away because you really don't deserve them xxx

  152. Adele E

    Love love love the ysl lipsticks!! Just so luxurious! Also love MAC's show orchid such a fab pop of bold pink!
    Adele x acesparklestar.blogspot.co.uk

  153. im too lazy to scroll down, so im just going to comment right here. (your profile pic looks very pretty, person above me ;) the lipsticks look beautiful, especially the packaging!! a very helpful blogpost!
    love, I.

    please visit my blog if you've got some time to spare, it would mean a lot to me!

  154. Awesom lipstick I like the review

  155. Amazing tips x thx zoe i need more makeup as i have only just started usin it

  156. Fashionista Era

    Some of my favs!