A revolutionary new lip product that combines the texture and shine of a gloss with the long-wear of a stain. 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.
Yves Saint Laurent’s newest lip product is a gloss satin that comes in 20 different shades. The shade Rose Tempura–a vibrant, ruby red with silver micro-shimmer–is reviewed, below.
YSL’s Glossy Stains come in elegant, rectangular plastic tubes that have a small rectangular see-through window showing the color inside. The handles are gold plastic with the YSL logo embossed on it.
This gloss comes with a flat, pointed doe-foot applicator.
Rose Tempura is an extremely vibrant, happy color that applies in a nearly opaque manner.
The formula is quite light-weight and is pretty emollient, keeping the lips moisturized throughout the time it lasts on the skin. The gloss has no stickiness to it.
This gloss stain adheres amazingly to the lips and resists transferring. It dries to a shiny finish without being shimmery or glittery. There’s no odd or unpleasant feeling to the gloss. I’ve never come across a gloss that stays on the lips for so long with such strong color.
This gloss keeps its color, texture, and glossy finish, even through drinking and eating. I can eat a full meal with only minimal fading. Only after wearing the gloss for about 4 hours and eating and drinking did I think about touching up the color.
Even after the gloss on top of the lips has worn off, the color leaves a strong stain behind. I can wake up the next day, even after having washed my face, and my lips are still tinted pink.
This gloss does have a sweet fruity smell of medium strength, so if you’re very sensitive to smells, you should pass on this gloss.
Ease of Use: 8.75/10
Because this color is so vibrant, you have to be slow with application to apply the product precisely. The pointed doe-foot applicator helps you get around the edges of the lips precisely.
For $32.00 you get 0.2 ounces of gloss. Comparable high-end brands that offer gloss stains are Ellis Faas and Hourglass. Ellis Faas’ Glazed Lips cost $35.00 and contain 0.095 ounces. Hourglass’ Aura Sheer Lip Stains cost $26.00 and contain 0.1 ounces. Amazingly, YSL gives you more for your money compared to the other 2 brands. There aren’t yet a lot of high end brands offering gloss stains; hopefully there will be more soon.
This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.