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.
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.
I finally tried the Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss. I’m a fan. I’m not crazy about the applicator, but they are around $2, so its good enough for that price. They are not too sticky. I like them! How about you? Have you tried them?
Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me. I was not paid to review these items.