Remember last week when I said I wasn’t feeling the red lips or any bold lip colours lately? Well, that was then and this is now. I’m back in full force and loving bold lips again thanks to YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stains. These lip products are hawt, with a capital H.
Historically, lip stains and I haven’t had the best of relationships. Most of the formulas I’ve tried have been very drying. I’ve also tried so-called hybrid products that have the stain colour on one end of a tube and a moisturizer/balm/gloss on the other hand. Too much work for someone like me…and I still felt they were drying. These YSL Glossy Stains offer the staying power of a stain but the look of a gloss. They are unlike anything I’ve tried before!
The packaging is sleek. These gorgeous little black containers have a teeny window that offer a hint of the colour inside. The applicator is like a doe-foot applicator albeit slightly larger which is very help in application.
Applying the product is a little different from gloss. To me it feels like I’m painting my lips. It does take a swipe or two to even out the application. But once it is on, it settles into your lips very comfortably. It’s very lightweight and the colour is ah-mazing. Intense, bold and BEAUTIFUL.
I tried three colours: #9, Rouge Laque (what I describe as a pure red); #14,Fuchsia Dore (a bright fuchsia); and #4, Mauve Pigmente (a rich red wine-like colour). Wearing these, I don’t think anyone would ever guess it was a stain. Lips look glossy and luscious with these on. The colours below are true statement lips…and they make me happy
If you’re looking for a high-end lip product that has staying power and makes an impact, take a look at these. In my books, these are splurge-worthy at $34 Canadian, and available at Sephora.
Ok. I’m actually relieved to be back on the bold lip bus. Something just wasn’t right in my world when I wasn’t.
What do you think of lip stains? Yay or Nay?
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