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Saturday, 7 April 2012

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stains Review & Swatches

These have been circling the beauty world with great reviews so I decided on a couple of colours. I'm currently in India for my brother's wedding and I thought these would be great as they are marketed to be incredibly long lasting. The texture is something I haven't come across before - it feels like a really lightweight creamy/watery gloss at first but then after a few minutes it gets a little thicker. Surprisingly as it gets thicker it doesn't get sticky and I can't really deal with sticky glosses. However, I will say that your lips have to be well conditioned before applying as it can settle into lines and feel drying as it wears.  As for the longevity - INSANE. The glossy effect lasts, on me, for around 4 hours even through eating and the stain is still strong after 6 hours plus - I don't think you can ask for more than that!

The way to get the most out of this product lies in the application. In my opinion, build up 2 or 3 thin layers (what's on the applicator is plenty for one layer) if you want maximum effect - wait around about 30 seconds between each layer and you'll achieve full and pouty glossy saturated pigmentation that is not going away for quite a while!

I have #7 Coral Aquatique and #8 Orange de Chine - #7 translates amazingly onto pigmented lips and isn't overly bright so it's very versatile. #8 is a bright orange with one or two layers and can be built up to an orangey red. I love both. The stains have extremely fine glitter throughout but it's not something you can see or feel when applied - it just enhances the glossyness. Also YSL's typcial watermelon stain is still present but quite as strong.


Left: #8 Orange de Chine, Right: #7 Coral Aquatique



Stain left behind from 30 seconds of swatching!


1 layer of Coral Aquatique


3 layers of Coral Aquatique

I think YSL deserves a big congratulations for their Glossy Stains. They're unlike anything on the market and a great product for the modern woman. The price is around £22.50 depending on where you buy and is available at all YSL counters. 

So, what do you all think? Yay or Nay? Haven't tried the 'nude' colours.. any thoughts?


xxx

Also a little update - my blog posts are going to slow down from now on (I'll do one here and there) as I have to pay attention to studies etc - hope you all understand but no faith lost - I'll be back in full swing soon!

24 comments:

  1. I'd love to try these! I have heard that they are really good from a variety of people now :)
    Croal Aquatique is my favourite shade out of the two you have!

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    1. Thanks! I really love it too - probably going to try out the orange one tonight! xx

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  2. Sounds like an awesome product, i just can't justify the price for a gloss.

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    1. Fair enough - you do get quite a bit of product which I forgot to mention - if you are travelling anytime then its 20 percent cheaper at duty free :)

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  3. i just bought one of these toooo, like last week! I got No.16 Pourpre Preview - LOVE it! I totally agree with your review!! xx

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    1. ooo i just googled a picture of it and its stunning! :) Thanks! xx

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  4. They look nice but a bit expensive xxx


    www.misslv.com

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    1. I know - I couldn't resist, I guess if you find a colour you love you'll get your moneys worth as there is quite a bit of product in the tube but I know what you mean! xx

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  5. I really want to try these out. But I'm not sure which colour I like. x

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    1. I took my time and tried all with a lip brush - but recommend you try lighter colours first as the darker colours stain really fast! x

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  6. I am in love with this product since it has come out and want to lay my hands on it as soon as possible! Both the shades are pretty let's see what works for my nc 42 skin tone!

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    1. I know how you feel I couldn't wait any longer! There's another shade called Coral Fauve - amazing with a tan! Good luck :) x

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  7. The orange color looks great! Found you through beautylish. New follower! :D

    http://rianron.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for coming by - the orange one is my new handbag staple! x

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  8. I'm absolutely in love with this formula. got n°14 and n°5. n°14 last ages on my lips. love love love

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    1. I completely agree - it's great to try out new funky formulas that actually work! :) x

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  9. soo pretty :) great blog now following :)
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  10. oh I want one of these so bad :)

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    1. splurge and get one! Don't think you'll regret it but make sure it's a colour you love and you'll get more use out of it xx :)

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