Since L'Oreal came out with their Caresse Aqua Lip Lacquer (a dupe of YSL Glossy Stain), I thought it's the perfect time to review YSL Glossy Stain. I bought my YSL Glossy Stain end of March 2012 Sephora haul.
Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in #7 Corail Aquatique
Where to purchase: YSL counters, Sephora, and online
Price: $32 for 0.2 oz/ 6 mL
Made in France
Description from the website:
What it is:
A revolutionary new lip product that combines the texture and shine of a gloss with the long wear of a stain.
What it does:
Coat your lips with this lip color that offers a lightweight texture, which immediately melts onto lips. Glossy Stain delivers intense glossy color for an extremely long-lasting shine.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
The applicator's unique slanted tip and short soft bristles allow for flawless application with perfect precision.
When it comes to packaging, I don't find it most attractive.
The packaging is very sturdy. I cannot see it break or get any scratches. Fingerprints, on the other hand, I see it all the time. You can just clean it with a tissue paper or cloth of any type.
When it comes to the scent, it's very light and reminds me of fruity perfume. You only smell it the first couple of minutes while applying the product. After couple of minutes, you cannot smell it.
Overall opinion... Just like L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lip Lacquer, as soon as you apply it on your lips it's cold. Not the plumping type of cooling sensation but it's just cold. It might be more noticeable with this cold weather we're having in California. It only lasts for couple of minutes while the product is wet. Once it's dries, the cold sensation is gone. One thing I noticed about this product is that there's no sticky residue at all. I was expecting it to be sticky while wet but it wasn't. It's also very shiny if you apply a lot. If you apply a little, it's not that shiny/glossy. It's long lasting but I noticed when I ate something, the shininess/glossiness disappeared a bit and the color. At the end, I'm happy with this product but not excited. I feel that it's expensive for the quality.
* Strong, sturdy packaging that will not break or get scratches.
* See through packaging so you can see the color of the product.
* Sponge-like brush.
* Fruity perfume scent.
* Scent isn't strong; lasts a minute or two.
* Cooling sensation.
* No stickiness even when it's wet.
* Long lasting.
* Shininess/glossiness lasts a long time.
* Easily see fingerprints on the packaging.
Would repurchase: Maybe.
Rating: 4/5 Tobey's Paws