What a little stunner I have for you today! YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in shade 7, a browny pink shade that is very much ‘my lips but better’
First of all, this is my first dip in to the waters of YSL lip products and I am suitably impressed, nay blown away.
With some trepidation I tried these. I really wanted to like them but with a lot of stains they revert back to a deep pinky red base by the end of the day which I do not like as it overly emphasises my deeply pigmented lips which makes it harder to cover. With the Glossy Stain, the colour remains ‘true’ to the end. Huge bonus in my book.
The packaging is just as luxe as you’d expect from a YSL product and I don’t feel the £22.50 price tag is overly expensive when you consider the price of a MAC lipglass or lipstick really. Yes, it costs more, but in the grand scheme of things not THAT much more. Does that make sense? I appreciate the price is probably not to everyones liking but I think this stain is well worth it.
You can apply this in a few different ways.. One coat gives a subtle wash of colour with a slight sheen to it, 2 coats brings out the pigmentation for a colour pop with increased gloss then a 3rd coat gives you maximum coloured pouty goodness. With each additional coat you aren’t left with extra stickyness or that gross overloaded feeling you can get with lipsticks and glosses (regardless of their price).
You don’t feel like you are wearing any product at all and when you purse your lips, you can’t feel the product. It’s got enough moisture in it for me personally not to be reaching for the lip balm every half an hour. It’s a very comfortable, non drying product.
Application wise, it goes on well with the applicator wand in an almost creamy formula. Very easy to work with, doesn’t feather and the point of the applicator tip makes it easy to do your cupids bow on touch ups during the day.
I will warn you though, it smells funny. Like a chemically, almost winey smell. You can’t smell it once it is on, but in the tube and on application it is quite strongly scented. If you are a bit iffy with scented products I really would recommend you giving it a sniff test first prior to purchase so that you are prepared. It’s not an unpleasant smell… just a strong one.
I find from 2 coats at 7am, I can get through until 1pm with out needing to touch up or add any more gloss / balm. That’s sitting at my desk constantly drinking water or eating fruit. I do a light touch up at 1pm and then that lasts me right through until I take my make up off.
With 18 colours to choose from, there’s a colour to suit everyone.