02 April 2012

YSL Glossy Stain in No. 13, Rose Tempera: Review, Pictures and Swatches




'GLOSS? STAIN? LIPSTICK? WHY COMPROMISE? HAVE IT ALL' declares the blurb for the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stains, and I was certainly intrigued. Bone idle as I am (just ask my mother!), I hate to reapply lip products during the day and so the prospect of a longlasting, comfortable to wear product was very appealing. 

Plus, I defy you not to be charmed by this lovely little animated short, depicting the creation of the range:



I was given shade number 13, Rose Tempera, a pretty, bright fuchsia. It's well packaged: I love the dinky little black bottle with the luxe gold lid, doe foot applicator and a little window to reveal the colour inside. 

Look at that staining power in action: when I tried to wipe off the swatch, it wasn't going anywhere!

The product is buildable but you need two coats for a full-on burst of colour. It feels sticky on first application but dries quickly to a slightly tacky consistency. Wear time is impressive: it lasts around 6 hours on me, through eating and drinking, which is pretty much unprecedented! The colour and finish changes throughout the day as it fades from a bright glossy finish to a deeper matte stain - both effects are lovely. It feels lightweight and comfortable on the lips and has the trademark YSL scent and taste, which I personally love.

There are 20 shades in all, and they're on counter now priced at €33. Have you splurged - or would you?

37 comments:

Karen said...

I really want to get my little paws on one of these! I've a Debenhams voucher that I've been wanting to spend and now know what it'll be spent on ;)

RubesScoobs said...

oh my days, these are beautiful! Love this colour, and I'm really tempted by the reds, and the violet! I can't decide between one of these, or one of the amazing new Lancome lippys! xx

Adele said...

I've worn their glosses before - they're superb. Love the staying power of this one!
Have a great Monday xoxo
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huda said...

I never use any YSL product
this time i will try to buy
nice review and post
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Lauren Baker said...

It's so hard to resist buying one after hearing all these positive things about it!! Might have to wait till next pay day though. xx

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I just looked at YSL glossy stains last week so thanks for this review! I'm going to give it a try and the color is lovely!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Sarah Lanagan said...

I really love these, you're right about the way it feels a little tacky at first but then settles - they're comfortable to wear and a great alternative to regular gloss :)

Laura said...

BEAUTIFIUL!

joanne hegarty said...

Sounds like an ideal combination Emma and I'm impressed with how long it lasts too :)

Joanne

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x

Chloë said...

verry nice !

Eloquent English said...

WOW that sounds really neat!!! I'm going to have to hunt for some of that! xoxo A-

Mila de Illusoire said...

I have this too and love it!:-)

Andie Willows said...

have already splurged, many times! love your review, though!

xoxo, andie
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Emma said...

Being a lip product junkie I love the idea of these, I'm dying to get my hands on the golden fuchsia colour, I love how they change colour and stay on the lips. On my list for next payday! Thanks for letting us know what you think Emma!

Emma x

Nav said...

I love their glosses too!

xo Nav
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Cilla B said...

Gorgeous color for the lipstick

betty said...

im not a lippy fan but now iam ... love it x

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Cabootique said...

That's a really pretty shade! I've always tried cheaper lip stains in the past and never had much luck with the results.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

That looks and sounds wonderful, it's on my list right now!

xo Mary Jo

Anonymous said...

Want want want!

Van S. - PureGlam.tv said...

Know their glosses and often use YSL... - very beautiful... thanks for sharing your review...

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Yolandaas said...

That colour is amazing!! x

Johanna said...

Now this looks like a product I would love!!!

jimmi lou said...

Really like the look of this, the packaging is amazing too!

Jenna Hughes said...

i really want to try the stain!!

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Alexandra said...

I am loving stains these days, I need to give this one a shot! YSL always does amazing colours.

Alexandra xo

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Leslie said...

I might have to try this! I have YSL now and love it and I can't imagine them making something that's not great quality.

t said...

Nice review!

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Aleeza said...

I've purchased #12 and I'm only in like with it. I adore the colour of #13 though. Will have to pick this one up xx

Carrie said...

this is one of the best blog i've come across! Gosh I love it!! Following without a doubt! :D

A Bit of Sass said...

I was just looking at this product last weekend and now I am convinced it is a must purchase. I'm a new follower:)
xo
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miss b said...

A lip gloss which lasts - I definitely need to try this! Great review.
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fluff and fripperies said...

Carrie, thank you so much! That's really lovely of you to say xo

aiife said...

Love ysl glossy stains got 13,15 and 17

Anonymous said...

I got this the other day and really love it. I must check out some of their other shades for something a little more "daytime-y".
Great review, lady! :)

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