Review: L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain

L’Oreal has really shocked me, in a good way, with one of their new releases.  Its the L’Oreal Color Caresse Wet Shine Stain.  I was at Ulta and was very intrigued when I saw the new display.  I grabbed 2 colors to give it a try.

When I got to the car I noticed 2 things. The first thing I noticed was that the applicator was virtually the same as the YSL Glossy Stains.  The second thing I noticed was that they smelled virtually the same too.

I don’t know if you know it or not, but L’Oreal actually owns YSL. After giving this product a go I can tell you that I wouldn’t be shocked if they were run off the same line.  They perform and smell exactly the same.  I say “Woo Hoo!!!!” because the YSL stains are $32 and the L”Oreal ones are around $10, depending upon where you buy them.

I got two of the more pigmented glosses. I picked up Rose on Rose, which is a pretty, neutral pink and Endless Red which is a very pretty blue based red.

L’Oreal claims that the stains give you 6 hours of continuous hydration with a barely there non-sticky feel.  The stains feel velvety and light on the lips, not sticky or tacky when applied.  They continue to have a good shine for 2 and a half  to 3 hours. After that amount of time the shine starts to fade, but the color is still there.  At four hours you are pretty much out of shine, but still have a pretty, light stained color. My lips felt a little tackier at the four hour point.  I did eat after having the product on my lips for 2 hours and I drank soda periodically throughout the test. I would like to note that I was careful when I ate in that I did not have to wipe my mouth with a napkin. My guess is that if you do have to use a napkin, your shine will be gone, but you will still have a pretty stain.  The product does transfer onto glasses.

I love this product!  Unless there is a very unique color I have bought my last YSL Glossy Stain.  I love them, but not the price and I can’t tell the difference between the two!! If you would like to see my review of the YSL stain you can read it here

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