22.12.11

The Glossy Smooch

YSL has gone and rocked the lip stain boat with their newly released Glossy Stain.



I bought #1 and #17 which are 2 contrasting shades in rather sleek looking plastic packaging with little peep holes for convenience.



The Glossy Stains are exactly that = long lasting lip colours with a high shine polished finish. I love the fact that they do not contain any shimmer at all just pure wonderful mega pigmented flat colourfulness.



When applied, the stains leave a rather waxy feel to my lips. Not sticky...just waxy and somehow creamy. This probably helps the colour to cling fast with the high shine glossiness without being drying.



The applicator is a brilliant bit of kit. The slanted wideness of it ensures a precise smooth, even application.



Shade 1 is a deep purple berry hue and shade 17 is a blue toned pink.



Both can be toned down for a subtle look or layered for a more intense looking smoocher.
I am very glad that I like these as Chanel seem to be in the throes of discontinuing their Rouge Laque that I loved and YSL have provided me with a super and vastly improved alternative. I hope to seem them more widely available in the future.

18 comments:

  1. Is this the same purple that you were thinking of getting? ^^ Would love to see FOTD with either of these on. They look gorgeous!

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  2. Gorgeous! Can't wait till they arrive over here. I think I might pick up the same colors ;)

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  3. I've never had a YSL lipstick before and this variety certainly seems interesting to try out. Thanks for sharing.... and I especially love these colours because they would suit me well.

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  4. heart shaped cards are so cute!

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  5. bangbangsheshoots22 December 2011 at 17:57

    the colours look amazing, and it looks like they won't disappoint! great choice with the colours! Happy xmas Yasumi! Hope you have a lovely one with Hiro!

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  6. Love! What a brilliant idea for swatching! ^^

    xoxo!

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  7. these loook gorgeous! i see you succumbed and got the deep purple one! xD

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  8. wow #1 is such a gorgeous shade. would def look amazing on you. 

    YSL does lip products so well. i've always loved their lipsticks. 

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  9. Thank you! I got bored of my regular method. Trust you to notice. See this is why I love ya x

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  10. I did! I am rubbish no?

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  11. Thank you Momo! I cut them out myself and everything x

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  12. You will love these Jenn x

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  13. ooh, they are such gorgeous shades!! I especially love the look of #17. Lovely pics, especially the swatches on hearts!

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  14. YSL lippies are one of my faves!  Can't wait to check these out.  I'm really feeling #17.  XD  Wonder when these will arrive in America?

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  15. Noo! You're not at all, it is BEAUTIFUL! And I am loving the tape and hearts! Didja stick it to the wall? I was wondering about the socks too! They are on the wall...?? Are they not?? xD I wish I had a white wall!

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  16. Not Just A Pretty Dress24 December 2011 at 09:13

    Love the shade #1 and the texture looks so rich. Thank you for the Tabio suggestion, I'm going to try it...Not sure if you saw my previous comment (posted under the FAQ section because it was the only place where I could write...) but lately I had problems in leaving comments as they were not registered...Just to let you know that I keep reading and really enjoying your posts!

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  17. #1 stain is amazing!!

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  18. I adore your swatches! Also succumbed to #1 and am eyeing quite a few of the others now!

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