Friday, 8 February 2013

YSL Glossy Stain's rave!

I kept seeing the YSL glossy stain's feature in other blogger's "favourites of the month" or "holy grail lip products" and I could never understand why they loved a "lip gloss" so much as I've never been quite a fan of most lip glosses. I ended up buying 2 from Sephora as I wanted to try them out anyway and they blew me out of the water! I don't know how I lived without these!

YSL glossy stains number 7 and 15
The YSL glossy stains are basically like a sticky liquid lipstick/lip gloss that wears down to a stain on your lips. Imagine that they're like Revlon Kissable Lip Balms but a lip gloss version. I'm in love with these and I can see myself expanding my collection soon. After doing lots of research, I picked up 2 colours, Corail Aquatique (7) and Rose Vinyl (15) and they're definitely colours that I would wear on a day to day basis.

The packaging on these is pretty simple but really pretty. They have the standard gold YSL cap, a black tube with a clear panel in front so you can see what colour it is and the brush which is a little different to what I'm used to. It's like a little foot that comes up on an angle and it deposits colour pretty evenly on my lips. The only thing that I don't like about the packaging is that dust attracts to the black tube really easily as you can see in the picture on top.

Brush - front on view
Brush - side on view
The wear time on these is phenomenal! They're really pigmented so I found that the gloss lasted for well over 2-3 hours before I started to eat and drink. It held up really well when I drank soup and I only needed to touch up my top lip. When the gloss wears off, you're left with a really nice tint to your lips so overall wear time is about half the day at least.

Left to Right: Corail Aquatique (7) and Rose Vinyl (15)
I left it on my arm for a few minutes and wiped it off with a makeup wipe to show you how well they stain.

Left to Right: Corail Aquatique (7) and Rose Vinyl (15)


Corail Aquatique (2 coats)

Rose Vinyl in outdoor lighting (2 coats)

I think that Corail Aquatique is a "my lips but better" shade for me. Rose Vinyl is a gorgeous pink and looks better when it darkens a little after 10-15 minutes. When I was doing research into these, some people commented that they have a bit of a smell which I agree with. The scent is pretty sharp and someone described it as acetone (nail polish remover) but the smell does dissapear pretty much straight away. I didn't even notice it once it was on my lips!

I picked these up from Sephora for $32 each but they retail for $50 here in Australia. I've spent the past week looking for some decent lipsticks but I've stopped searching now that I've found these. They're totally worth the money!



22 comments:

  1. Ahh these look amazing on you :) I have put off trying them for so long but I think I'll crack soon... ;)

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    1. Try one out! They're so amazing!

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  2. I didn't think these glossy stains smelt like acetone :-s Mine have a very strong perfumey scent though. Glad you thought they're worth the cash. Are you going to get more?

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    1. I think that the blogger thought that it smelled like acetone because the initial smell is pretty strong. I think that the smell is very sharp and easy to mistake for that nail polish remover smell but yeh, it's really strongly perfume scented.

      I'm thinking about getting number 12 as well :)

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  3. These shades suit you so well! I really want to try them out because everybody talks about them...

    Sarah
    x

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    1. I'm so happy that I finally caved! They're so amazing!

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  4. I've been really wanting to get a few of these but I haven't given in yet.

    I've heard that L'oreals new Caresse line are similar.

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    1. I saw a few reviews about the L'oreal Caresse's but I really wanted to try these out at least once :)

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  5. I love these! I have two, Corail Fauve and a red I can't remember the name of! Numbers 9 and 12 anyway. They are just in a league of their own, closest I can think of is the discontinued Chanel Rouge Allure Laque, but the glossy finish on the YSL is unique. If the new L'Oreal product is a dupe I'll buy the whole range!

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    1. I'm getting number 12 soon :)

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    2. Oops forgot to add that L'Oreal is so expensive in Australia that it probably only costs a few extra dollars for the YSL glossy stains.... if you buy the YSL from the US that is...

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  6. These look just beeeeautiful! It is so depressing that they cost so much though :(

    xx

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    1. Yep :( I'm saving up to get 2 more of these!

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  7. OMG
    Lovely colour
    I like Rose Vinyl shade :)

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  8. We have the exact same taste in lip products- I was eyeing these same two shades on karlasugar! Now, if only I can bring myself to pay that much... :p xx

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    1. I love pinks and like coral colours :) I think that they're so worth it!

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  9. I'd really love to own a couple of these. the coral colour is super pretty!

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    1. I love these so much! The coral colour is my favourite :)

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  10. All of the great reviews I've been seeing of these are seriously tempting me! You chose great colours I think. I would love to try one but I can't justify the money :(

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  11. You shall get the red one they are pretty good to the lips. And were really awesome :) I think it would be so pretty in your lips ! :)


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