Wednesday, 23 October 2013

A stain you'll want to keep

You may remember that I went a bit shopping crazy in the duty free about a month ago, and since I came back to the UK I have slowly but surely tested my way through the products - it's a tough job, but someone's got to do it! One of the products I picked up was the YSL Lacquer Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain which I had had my eye on for a very long time, so you can imagine how excited I was to finally try it.

When the YSL glossy stains were launched last year, this was a concept that hadn't been seen before. It gives the coverage of a lipstick, with the consistency and shine of a lipgloss and it sits like a stain on your lips, i.e. it's not going ANYWHERE. But before I move on to the formula, let's just admire the packaging for a second. As with all YSL products the glossy stain comes in an elegant and stylish format that adds a little bit of luxury to your everyday, and there's nothing better to cheer you up on a rainy Monday morning. 

The glossy stain is a creamy format, a bit thicker than a lip gloss, but it still feels very light on the lips and it comes with a nice wide doe foot applicator that makes application quick and fuss free. It gives beautiful glossy, satin smooth coverage without feeling sticky and after a few seconds the color sets on your lips like a stain, but it still keeps that lovely initial shine. Once the color has fused into your lips it just stays put and it's very long lasting. It will eventually fade into a more matte look and you do need to touch it up, but personally I find that it doesn't transfer the same way as lipsticks or lip glosses do. Another great thing is that it never looks patchy and it doesn't make your lips feel dry so it's a very lovely product to wear.

I know that a berry shade would probably have been more suitable for autumn and winter, but I decided to go for shade 12 - Corail Fauve, which is a gorgeous warm tint of coral that has a tiny bit of rose pink to it. It's a dynamic and vibrant shade without being sharp or overpowering, and it's very wearable since the stain blends so well with your lips.
Shade 12 - Corail Fauve

The only thing about this product that I'm not very keen on is that it both smells and tastes quite perfumed and in fact it's one of the strongest scented lip products I've tried for a long time. I don't actually know if it's the same for all the shades, but this one has something sweet and sharp rose-like over it. I don't mind too much about the scent, and it's definitely not enough to put me off the product since the taste disappears after 5-10 mins, but it is noticeable and I would have preferred to be without it.

I have always been very happy with the YSL products that I've tried, and I had every expectation that this would be no exception. The YSL glossy stain is a great product that creates a lovely finish, is light and pleasant to wear and that lasts really well throughout the day. I suspect that this won't be the last glossy stain for me, and I think I've even decided which shade to get next.

58 comments:

  1. Great post. I can't wear highly perfumed products due to sensitivity but the colour and lasting sounds great. The berry sounds pretty!
    Plus your just right treating yourself!

    Rachael x
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    1. Hi Rachael - thanks a million! Luckily I'm not sensitive in the least, but I know that so many are which is which is why I wanted to mention it because it haven't read this in any other reviews. It might not be something you would react to, but I guess it's better knowing so you can go and test it first and not buy it blind! Xx

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  2. sometimes girls have to spend a little more and feel special. :)
    Gorgeous colour by the way.

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    1. Ooh I like the way you think, that motto suits me perfectly :o). Xx

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  3. This looks beautiful! The YSL packaging is worth spending the money on alone in my opinion lol :) Great review x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. Hi Claire - thank you so much, I couldn't agree more :o). Xx

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  4. I am in love with this stain in number 27 at the moment, it is a really nice peach shade! That's interesting that you don't like the smell, I love it!

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    xx

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    1. That is very pretty shade - they have a super selection of colors! Xx

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  5. I had my eye on this colour but it was sold out! I got no15 instead and I am still sorry!
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    1. Ah, what a shame - perhaps you'll be lucky and get it for Christmas :o). Xx

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  6. Its such a beautiful color I want to get my hands on.
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    1. Thank you - the shade is lovely and the wear is just amazing! Xx

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  7. Such a pretty color! I have been wanting to try these after I fell in love with the ysl lipsticks!

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    1. Hello Katie, I hope you get the chance since these are even better than the lipsticks :o). Xx

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  8. Oooh Lovely colour!


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    Vicky

    xo

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  9. I have 2 of the L'Oreal version of this which is quite nice and I recommend it for a budget version :)

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    1. I haven't tried the L'Oréals yet so thanks for that! Xx

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    2. I know you follow Miss Budget Beauty too and she did a comparison and actually found she preferred L'Oreal BUT obviously YSL has its perks including bigger shade selection :) I don't think there's any coral from L'Oreal.

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    3. You're so right, and I did actually look at the L'Oréal shades and thought that the range of shades was a little bit limited so I didn't get anything in the end. But I'm sure they'll release new shades too :o). Xx

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  10. Nice review! Not sure if I could get past the perfum-y smell.. I really dislike that in products! Beautiful shade nevertheless!!

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    xoVero

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    1. I don't usually mind, but since there are so many that are sensitive and dislike I thought I would mention it. Thanks a million! Xx

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  11. Such a gorgeous colour! I'm going away next month... except for Duty Free!!!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup
    xxx

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  12. I've been wanting to try one of these for ages, this colour looks lovely!

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  13. This looks fabulous and I just love the colour you chose ♥. Nice review, I may just have to purchase one now! Xx

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    1. Thank you so much - happy to be an enabler :o). Xx

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  14. That color looks gorgeous! I definitely (eventually) want to try one of these! I love the concept behind it! Thanks for a great review!

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  15. Hi That a nice shade but i won't be keeping in on ;) - I'm allergic or at least I think i'm am to lipstick or any lips products, my lips come up in rashes and sore so I now avoid. I do think the shade is a lovely colour. :)

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    1. Oh no, what a shame - perhaps there's some hypo allergenic lip balm you can use :o). Xx

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  16. It is onto my wishlist too, I always read so well about this produtc. I like the shade you chose, very nice!:) Kisses! xo

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  17. Wowww amazing shade!!! It's so chic. I want it ;)
    Kisses
    The diary of Indian Savage

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    1. I completely understand and I want another one :o). Xx

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  18. What a pretty color! Alex

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    1. Hello Alex! Thank you for visiting and for the lovely comment. Hope to see you here again soon :o). Xx

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  19. I love these, such a gorgeous consistency.

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    1. I agree and I wish there were more products other than L'Oréal like this available for comparison. Xx

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  20. Aww this looks gorgeous and sounds well worth the money too. :D

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    1. It's a really lovely glamorous gift for yourself :o). Xx

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  21. beautiful colour..the product is just fabulous!

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  22. love these so much!!!

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  23. Love that colour. Sounds like a great product! x

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    1. You should try it - I don't think you'll be disappointed :o). Xx

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  24. You picked such a beautiful shade! I can defiantly understand how makeup can brighten your day :)

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    1. Hello Nikki - thank you so much! Have a super weekend :o). Xx

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  25. That is a ridiculously good stain, love the colour!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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    1. Thanks a million, it's definitely one of my new favourite lip products :o). Xx

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  26. Ooo I love YSL stuff, the packaging is just so pretty! I don't have any lip products by them, but this definitely looks interesting! :D Beth xox

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    1. It's a lovely little luxury item that will really cheer you up :o). Xx

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