I had heard a lot about the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stains so I had to give them a try. I was pleasantly surprised.
They feel like velvet when you put them on. Its a really interesting sensation. They smell and taste a little like champagne or white wine. Its a very subtle alcohol note and I can’t quite put my finger on which one it is. I guess if had to choose I would say its closer to champagne. The wear is great. It is a stain, but it will still transfer to glasses and things like that. The color holds for quite a while, but the glossiness goes away after a couple of hours. You can reapply it (that’s what I do) or you can add a clear gloss when the shine wears off.
As you see in the video, the color that I tried was very dark. I have pigmented lips so I was too skeptical to try the light shades. The dark one worked well though!!
Have you tried these? Please let me know, especially if you have tried the lighter colors!!
I purchased these products myself and as always these are my own, honest opinions.
I’m starting my journey into the YSL brand. I first started off with the lipstain (review to come.. short and sweet of it is that I like them:) I also picked up two of the Golden Glosses to try.
Here is what YSL says about them:
“Worth its weight in gold, this gorgeous gloss dresses lips in a sophisticated, high-shine shimmer that’s truly precious. Sparkling 24 carat gold flecks (0.2%) create a mirror-like effect for guaranteed glamour, while a complex of nourishing oils protect and hydrate for optimal comfort. Scented with a subtle hint of Mango that’s utterly irresistible.”
The glosses are beautiful to look at. They are not sticky and they shine like no bodies business! They have decent staying power too. If they had a different smell and taste I would be in super love. Sadly, they are a mango, watermelon with a hint of number 2 pencil lead flavor:( I hate the smell and taste. Why do we need everything to have a taste? Despite YSL’s claim, I can resist! I don’t get it. The worst part is that these glosses have such a strong flavor and scent that it changes the taste of your food if you eat with them on. Yucky Poo!
If I could stand the scent I would purchase them again, but sadly, I just don’t like it. I can’t deal! I’m going to wear the two I have, but no more, not unless they change the scent. Hint Hint to YSL if you are reading this, I will buy a ton of these babies if you will change the scent, please!!!
These glosses retail for $30. I got mine at Sephora and Nordstrom. You can also get them at sephora.com, nordstrom.com, yslbeautyus.com and anywhere YSL is sold.
I purchased these products and was not compensated for this review. As always, these are my own, honest opinions.