The already fantastic YSL Glossy Lip stain now comes in a ton of new colors… I want to say there are at least 4, although I noticed as many as 10 that I’d never seen before. Three colors rose to the top of my ‘must have’ list: #29 (Rose Forreau), #21 (Orange Fusion) and #14 (Fuchsia Dore).
Rose Forreau is not really rose at all. It’s a distinct, true peach… even on my warm skin tone. It’s really unexpected… and I imagine a bit misnamed. Orange Fusion is deeper and ‘richer’ than it’s predecessor (#8 Orange de Chine). And Fuchsia Dore is simply fabulous. It’s a rich Fuchsia shot through with a healthy dose of gold.
All of these colors can be worn sheer, or layered for a deep, shiny, opaque color. They are simply amazing. I absolutely love them.
You can find out more about YSL Glossy Stains HERE.
I started out one way… ended up another way… and somehow a whole bunch of color ended up on my face:
Tom Ford Traceless Foundation (Praline)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
Make Up for Ever Shadow in #18 (Orange)
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #18 (crease)
Dior Garden Edition (bright green) Eyeshadow (inner lid)
Make Up for Ever Eyeshadow in 116 (outer lid)
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Perversion (outer lashline and wateline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
YSL Glossy Stain in Corail Aquatique
Did I say previously that I’d gotten the most unique colors from this line? I was mistaken. I tried the Coral color (Corail Aquatique) and fell head over heels…
What I love about it is that the color is not ‘sheer.’ It covers my pigmented lips like a lipstick, but still wears weightless like a stain.
I got mine from Sephora. I may have to go back to try out even more colors. I can see this is going to be a problem…
I finally got away from work long enough to take a closer look at the new ‘Glossy Stains’ from YSL. I ended up with three:
#8 (Orange de Chine), #10 ( Rouge Philtre), and #16 (Pourpre Preview)
These colors stood out the most to me. The others are good, but these were the most unique in my opinion.
The applicator is wide, and easily bendable. I had to be really careful using it because there’s a danger of the stain going someplace you don’t want it. It’s not very precise. I had a lot more luck taking the product off of the applicator with a lip brush to properly get the high and low points of the mouth.
I switched the order of the colors here by accident. So #8 is first, followed by #16 and then #10
Now, because this is a stain, I could only do one lip swatch. I tried to take it off to do another, and found that the color would NOT move, even with makeup remover! These are really pigmented and have major staying power. Like the name suggests, they are also a ‘gloss’ — so there’s no drying factor as with other traditional stains.
#8 (Orange de Chine)
You can find out more about YSL Glossy Stains HERE
Okay, we should probably file this look under ‘Misses.’ I don’t really know what the plan was going into it. I wanted to use the new YSL Glossy Stain, but I’m not sure about it in the mix with the rest of this makeup. Anyway… here it is:
Sonia Kashuk Tinted Moisturizer (Tan)
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (#2)
Chanel Blush in In Love
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Ting (browbone)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Black Bear (lashline)
MAC Metallic Crushed Pigment in Old Wine (lids)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero (waterline)
Dior Blackout Mascara
YSL Glossy Stain in #8 (Orange de Chine)