Lipgloss girls and ladies, get excited! There’s a new gloss in town. She’s kicking ass and taking names. YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain is a lip stain, lipgloss hybrid. “It combines the texture and shine of a gloss with the long-wear of a stain for a truly innovative lip product. A lightweight texture that immediately melts onto lips,” say the lovely people at YSL. And they’re right! This is a revolution people. And I’m not talking one-small-step-for-lipgloss. I’m talking one GIANT leap for ladies (and their lips) everywhere. This product is genius.
I’ve been lusting after it ever since I heard it was coming. Then I saw it reviewed in the August edition of SHOP til You Drop magazine, and I knew it was something special. (Seriously, how addictive is that magazine?!) I tried to wait until my upcoming US trip to purchase, but gave myself a break. I *needed* this! Like, now.
The David Jones store I stopped into didn’t have a huge selection of colours, but this shade — 12 — aka Corail Fauve (which translates roughly to “tawny” or “fawn” coral… I think) really caught my eye. In the store, it looked almost orange. But once on my lips, it gave a gorgeous glossy beestung look that I just couldn’t pass up. Once I got home, I realised it was much pinker than I thought, but I have absolutely no complaints. It’s a stunning shade! A light application gives a soft flush of reddish pink colour, with a light, naturally glossy finish, but you can layer it up for fuller coverage, a deeper colour and much much higher gloss shine. When layered, this shade is almost strawberry red on me.
Here’s a light layer
And the last factor? Oh! The last factor! I applied mine at 7:00 in the morning, and five hours later, when I pressed my lips together, they were still buttery and glossy. Granted, I hadn’t actually eaten anything, so it wasn’t put under too much pressure, but even after lunch the colour remained strong and vibrant. After the gloss gradually disappears (which honestly takes such a long time that you’ll probably forget you’re even timing it) a stunning, deep stain still remains.
And the real kicker? It’s NOT sticky! At all. And I know almost every lipgloss on the planet claims to be ‘not sticky’ — but this one actually isn’t. At all. It’s brilliant!
I am smitten. SMITTEN I say! I want every single shade. Luckily I’m off to the US in just over two days. And this is most certainly on my shopping list!
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p.s. Per my Disclosure Policy, this product was purchased with my own cash. All views are honest and are my own.