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.