Tuesday, November 27, 2012

YSL Glossy Lip Stain in 12 Corail Fauve - Review

Personally I'm not one for lip stain products but YSL's Glossy Lip Stains have breezed into my life
and changed my opinion forever, normally I'm one to ignore the hype surrounding products
but in this case I say give in and let your life be transformed by the marvels that are YSL's Glossy Stains!

The YSL Glossy stains come in a broad range of shades - 19 to be exact and although they are not packaged quite in the same style of  a typical YSL lip product all things considered for a lip stain the packaging is above average and the applicator is well shaped to allow easy application.

Yes the shade selection is vast but I simply had to go for a fail safe coral shade,
that way I know I will wear it frequently and a little justification of a £22 lip product goes a long way.
In the end I walked away from my local YSL counter with shade 12 - Corail Fauve (Tawny Coral) which is a light pink yellow that veers on coral, a great everyday shade for myself.
The Glossy Stains layer up wonderfully, in fact that is how I recommend to wear them,
one coat provides a light very natural wash of colour - a my lips but better effect
but the second coat transforms the shade into a full blown coral pink glossy lip colour.

In the past I have found lip stains to be rather drying and as mentioned not something I did not enjoy
in the slightest but YSL's Glossy Stains are thick, moisturising, comfortable to wear
but slightly sticky, however they are not any stickier than a typical lip gloss and after half an hour
of wear the tackiness subsides leaving behind the glossy full on pigmented finish.
In terms of wear the gloss effect stays put for close to 2 hours and the stain can wear for 8 hours with
ease, in which it fades evenly and does not dry out the lips.

YSL Glossy Lip Stain in 12 Corail Fauve £22.50/ via House of Fraser - link

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  1. I love that colour! I've wanted to try these for ages, but now that L'Oreal has a dupe I might wait it out a bit longer.

  2. Omg that colour is so pretty!:)

    Enter my comp for 2 tickets to the clothes show!

  3. ive heard so much about these and cant wait to try them, loving this colour on you :D

  4. Thanks for the review!! I really wanna get the number 10, a gorgeous red!

  5. Dying to try these!


  6. I tried my friends one of these and I agree, it is amazing, so glossy but not uncomfortable to wear at all xx

  7. Loving this lip stains!You schould try #1!It`s a really pretty shade for fall :)

  8. That is so pretty, i need to try, poor Santa I keep adding to the list lol xx

  9. So gorgeous, it looks fantastic on your lips!!!

  10. Very pretty. I might pick one up now that I've got a few quid on my Debenhams Beauty Card. I'm not the biggest fan of stains either. I find most of them really suck the moisture out of my lips but the Sephora Cream Lip Stains are really good too. They're seriously pigmented with a matte finish but I don't find them drying at all.

  11. I just got the fuscia color (#14) and it is literally my favorite lip product. I am going to do a review soon. One coat is nice for every day but 2 or 3 coats makes a beautiful bold lip! So in love!!

  12. I'd love to get one, would make an awesome christmas present :)

  13. So sweet colour! Kisses from Spain.

  14. Lovely colour!

    Gillian x

  15. Great colour!

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    Sita & Radha xoxo

  16. I love these, I only own one, but I know that I'll be picking up more over time :)

  17. asked for number 10 for xmas, cannot wait! x


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