YSL VOLUPTÉ SHEER CANDY Glossy Balm Crystal Color Review and Swatches

A new gloss balm from YSL!  I was excited to see this added to their collection, because Natasha and I were big fans of their Sheer Sensual Gloss Balm.  They are super moisturizing, with a sheer wash of color that feels great on your lips.

The new collection of gloss balms comes in 6 different shades that retails for $30 USD each.  YSL says this balm is a sheer veil of brilliant color that is boosted with a vitamin and antioxidant rich fruit extract.  I am reviewing 3 shades from this collection, #2 Dewy Papaya (sheer fresh peach), #3 Juicy Grapefruit (sheer fresh baby pink with golden shimmer), and #5 Mouthwatering Berry (sheer reddish blackberry).

Everything about this new product reminded me of their Gloss Volupte Sheer Sensual.  The scent and texture were almost exactly the same.  The scent always reminds me of mangos or something fruity that I cannot pinpoint.  The coverage is completely sheer to light and does leave your lips super moisturized.
Another view:

#2 and #3 were hard to photograph as they were nearly invisible.  #5 is pretty pigmented (but still sheer).

The only color noticeable is #5.  Overall, these are a great balm.  They are light-weight, moisturizing, and fruity scented.  I just cannot justify $30 USD a tube for these.  I think there are cheaper balm/gloss's out that can suffice! They are the same formula as before and seems like YSL hasn't updated it at all. (I could be wrong).  They have a great texture, just wish the price was a little lower for the balm.

This was purchased by me.


  1. Thanks for the product and lip swatches. I agree with you on the price point. These are rather expensive for lip balms. Great post!

  2. Thanks for the comment ! Around $15 would be better for a balm! :)