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 picked up two products from the Sephora + Pantone Color of the Year release. I got the lipstick in Tangerine Tango and the Color Of The Year Blush Duo. Given that the Color of the Year is tangerine, I decided to wait until the products were in the store so I could swatch them to make sure that they were, indeed, wearable on my fair skin. I was skeptical, to say the least, especially with the “universally flattering” lipstick.
I was very surprised when I put Tangerine Tango lipstick on my lips and it actually looked good! You could have knocked me over with a feather! To be sure, its a vibrant color and its going to stick out on everyone, but especially on someone with fair skin. I really like it!! I’m glad I was able to get one. Looks like I’ll be rocking some tangerine orange this summer!
The blush duo is just gorgeous, there is no other way to describe it. One color is a peachy coral and the other one is a coral orange. I’m in love. The official color names are are Coral and Dessert Flower. The packaging is very much like Inglot packaging in that it has a removable magnetic top, which I don’t mind, but it annoys some people.
The Color of the Year Creme Lipstick in Tangerine Tango is $18 and the Color of the Year Blush Duo is $28. You can get them, along with other Sephora + Pantone Color of the Year Products at sephora.com or any Sephora store for a limited time.
Did you pick any of the items up, let me know what you think about them!!
I was in Las Vegas when the Chanel Las Vegas de Chanel collection launched. I first went to the Chanel counter at Barney’s New York in the Venitian and they had no idea what I was talking about, but sent me to the Chanel Boutique at the Wynn. By the time I hurried over there, there was only 2 powders and one lipstick left. Sheewwww, a near miss! I think I would have broken down and cried right there if I had gotten there and they had told me they just sold out!
Anyway, I picked up the Lucky Strikes Iridescent Powder for Eyes and Cheeks which is soooo gorgeous (and crazy expensive at $95). It is shades of sand and gold and you can use it as a highlighter on your face and eyes and also as an eyeshadow. It blends like a dream and looks amazing. I’m in love! See swatches below:)
I also picked up the Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in Brilliant. The name nails the way it looks. It is a sheer golden glaze and it is brilliant. I suggest that you use it over a lip liner or lipstick to give it a golden sheen. You could also use it on its own if you have pigmented lips, but I won’t be using it that way. Its very unique and I don’t have anything else like it in my collection. I like the Rouge Coco Shine formula. (see swatches below)
There was also a gold nail polish and a gold lip liner that I did not pick up. I can’t imagine using a gold lip liner and I didn’t find the nail polish to be especially unique, although it was very pretty.
The Exclusive Creation Las Vegas de Chanel products are available for a limited time at the Chanel boutiques at the Bellagio Hotel and Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas and also on chanel.com. You can call 1.800.550.0005 to check availability.
All items were purchased by me. I was not paid to mention or review these items.