YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush review, photos and comparisons.

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush.

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush.

For the longest time, women have been using their lipsticks as multi-taskers.  Presumably, swiping the same shade on the lips and cheeks seemed advantageous during a busy morning routine.  Was it a matter of convenience, a time saver, laziness, or lack of blusher choices?  Whatever the reasoning, it was genius! So when YSL created their new 2-in-1 Baby Doll Kiss and Blush products, I knew a personal in-store visit was in order.  YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush ($40 USD/10ml) was the color that was unique in my mini cream blush collection.  The wine tone and handy packaging was grounds for immediate purchase.  According to YSL:

Kiss your cheeks. Blush your lips. Play with color and mix and match your lips and cheeks. Yves Saint Laurent introduces the latest innovation in the edgy Baby Doll attitude. This 2 in 1 ultra blendable air whipped mousse beautifully highlights your lips and cheeks with a sensual soft matte finish. Available in 12 signature YSL shades.

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush applicator.

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush applicator.

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush applicator.

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush applicator.

The Pros of YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush:

  1. Beautiful soft wine/plum color–great color for medium and darker skins.
  2. Packaged in a sturdy glass container (I prefer glass so the product does not dry out..some may not).
  3. Portable compact packaging for on-the-go lip color and blush application.
  4. Can be worn softly or opaque.
  5. Soft smooth mousse-like texture.
  6. Velvet matte finish.
  7. Lightweight, non sticky formula.
  8. Non-drying formula makes reapplication on the lips a pleasure.
  9. A fresh layer can be applied over an existing layer without looking caky or bleeding into fine lines around the lips.
  10. Wears off evenly on the lips with a noticeable stain left behind.
  11. Intense color payoff and longevity when used as a blush.
  12. Colors can be mixed and matched to create your own custom color.
  13. A powder blush can be worn on top to create another custom color.
  14. Typical “watermelon” scent..similar to YSL cream blushes.  Not as strong as YSL Rouge Volupte.
  15. Amazing applicator can be used to create sharp edges and to deposit light or full coverage.
  16. Formulated without mineral oil or parabens (however, silicones are the main ingredients).

The Cons to YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush:

  1. Very expensive–however, the amount given is amazing 10ml/$40 USD compared to 6ml/$32 USD for Chanel Rouge Extrait De Gloss (which does not last on me at all).
  2. Lasting power on the lips is 2½-3 hours.
  3. Lighter colors may have less lasting power on the lips.
  4. Dries quickly when used as a blush–prompt blending is required.
  5. Glosses will break down the color and cause bleeding into fine lines–tread lightly.
  6. Exclusive in-store to Nordstrom..online ordering is a must for those who do not have access to Nordstrom.
YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush swatched heavily with the applicator, with fingers and with Wayne Goss 01 Brush.

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush swatched heavily with the applicator, with fingers and with Wayne Goss 01 Brush.

Comparison Swatches: YSL #3 Creme De Blush, YSL #11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush, YSL #4 Creme De Blush, Chanel #64 Inspiration, Chane1 #61 Destiny.

Comparison Swatches:
YSL #3 Creme De Blush, YSL #11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush, YSL #4 Creme De Blush, Chanel #64 Inspiration, Chane1 #61 Destiny.

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush worn as a blush and lip color (natural lighting).

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush worn as a blush and lip color (natural lighting).

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush worn as blush and lip color (with flash).

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush worn as blush and lip color (with flash).

When used as a blush, YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush had outstanding lasting power.  The above photos show how the color appears when worn together on the lips and cheeks.  My Wayne Goss Brush 01 (reviewed here) sheered out this very intense shade beautifully.  Personally, I do not have any plum cream blushes in my collection, therefore, 11 PI was my obvious choice.  I was tempted by the other pink colors in the line-up, but I have my Chanel 64 Inspiration (reviewed here) from last year and could not justify the purchase of another pink cream blush.

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush worn lightly as a blush and lip color with Buxom Kir Royale lipgloss.

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush worn lightly as a blush and lip color with Buxom Kir Royale lipgloss.

When paired with Buxom Kir Royale, the longevity on the lips was dramatically reduced.  The above lip combo lasted an hour and half before I experienced feathering of the color into my fine lines.

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush worn lightly as a lip color (9:00 am).

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush worn lightly as a lip color (9:00 am).

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush worn lightly as a lip color (12:00 pm).

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush worn lightly as a lip color (12:00 pm).  Sorry for the slightly cool tone of the photo (under LED lighting).

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush worn lightly as a lip color (after lunch).

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush worn lightly as a lip color (after lunch 12:30).

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush worn lightly as a lip color (additional layer over existing layer 12:45 pm).

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush worn as a lip color (additional layer over existing layer 12:45 pm).

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush ingredient list.

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush ingredient list (click to enlarge).

YSL 11 Prune Impertinente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush can be found exclusively in-store at Nordstrom, Norstrom.com and yslbeautyusa.com.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you, even though the concept of a lipstick worn as a blush is not incredibly innovative, I must admit YSL 11 Prune Impertintente Baby Doll Kiss and Blush formula has won me over.  The smooth texture, velvety matte finish on the lips, portable packaging, amazing longevity on the cheeks, buildable coverage, and fantastic color selection are all encompassed in this 2-in-1 product.  I am quite content with my selection.  Say you will try at least one..yes?  Be well and stay safe.

-Maria

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About Maria Pia

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Comments

  1. Okay I was a bit freaked out by the way this looked when I first opened the post, but as I read through it became clear this is a top quality product… I’d not even seen it before, so I will definitely be giving it a try. I really like the way you do the comparison photos!

    • Hello Leia,
      The intense color of Prune Impertinente is a bit shocking at first, but hopefully you can tell on the lips the finish and color payoff is soft and smooth. When used as a blush, this baby is pigmented and ridiculously long-lasting. Either way, I don’t think anyone can go wrong with these lip color/blushes. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
      -Maria

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