The YSL Glossy Stains sound too good to be true, it’s glossy, it stains and it has the staying power of a lipstick and even more! When YSL launched the Glossy Stains, they were quite the popular thing among the beauty addicts. They praised it and kept raving about it. For some reason it took me until now before I took the plunge and purchased a Glossy Stain myself. I’m already a big fan of liquid lipsticks, so could this be even better?



The Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stains come in a square black bottle with a golden cap. I love that you can see what colour the bottle contains because it’s transparent in the middle. A Glossy Stain contains 6 ml of product and I paid 29.70 euro for it. The range have various colours, ranging from light pink to coral to vampy red. The finishes are glossy and they have a wine scent, which is quite unusual if you ask me. It has a large almost heart shaped applicator which is surprisingly easy to use. The pointed tip makes precise application possible.



Rose Tempura 13 is a bright deep fuchsia  with golden micro shimmer. It goes pretty full onto the lips without getting streaky or patchy. The formula is quite creamy without feeling heavy. The micro shimmer is amazing in this colour, it adds a lot of dimension to the lips without being too much.



So first thing is the wine scent, it’s pretty overwhelming in all honesty. I was even a bit afraid that people would think I was drunk or something, and you don’t want that! Luckily it goes away quite fast, because I’m not the biggest fan of the scent personally. Second of all, this is not a product that you just put on in a hurry, it stains, so you don’t want to be messy with this! I played around with it trying to find out what works the best. The first time I used it I layered it too thick, what made it smudge after a while, especially when you are drinking. I then tried to use very thin layers, and it worked a lot better. I only need two thin layers for full opacity. This shade doesn’t lack in the pigmentation department!



I quite like the formula, it feels great on the lips, not drying at all! The most important detail though, does it stay? I can gladly say yes, the wear time is pretty amazing! I can easily wear this a whole day and the colour just stays on and on. I was expecting that the glossiness would fade quite fast, but even that stayed for 8 hours on me. Drinks are no problem at all but food is a bit of a challenge. The colour stayed on my lips, but it faded a bit in the corners of my mouth. I rubbed my lips together afterwards and it was ok again. The glossiness disappeared, but it left a fuchsia stain behind. The only thing is that the Glossy Stain does settle a little bit into the lip lines. You can’t see it that obvious, but if you look very closely you can see it.



It’s a very interesting and great product, I do think that the deeper shades will perform better than the lighter shades, because they obviously have a better stain power. I also really love the shades they came out with, they picked out some very pretty colours!

19 comments - Reply

  1. Ik vind het een hele mooie kleur, staat je echt goed

  2. What a nice colour! And gloss that stays put is a miracle!:)

  3. Wauw, prachtige kleur!

  4. It looks gorgeous on you! I love how you paired it with purple eyeshadow, looks really nice. 🙂

    xx Renee

  5. het klinkt opzich best goed en de kleur is echt prachtig ^^

  6. Hele mooie kleur!

  7. Well, you can’t have everything 😉

  8. vind de kleur echt heel mooi! fijn ook dat hij zo goed blijft zitten 🙂

  9. Hmm maybe I should look into the line before the sale is over… My wallet is screaming now!

  10. Die kleur staat je echt fantastisch!

  11. Prachtig kleurtje, maar een drankgeurtje is toch wel het speciaalst. Mischien vinden mannen het ook wel leuk =]

  12. Oeh wat een super pigmentatie heeft die zeg! Ziet er heel mooi uit! Jammer idd dat de geur wat minder is. De lippenstiften van YSL vind ik altijd wel lekkr fris ruiken.

  13. De verpakking vind ik echt gorgeous om te zien, het heeft iets speciaals! Mooie kleur ook, best intens om te zien. Ik moest echt lachen om de drankgeur, dat zou ik dan ook hebben gedacht hoor als ik het op mijn lippen zou hebben aangebracht. xD

  14. This was a alovely shade on you. I want to try them 🙂

  15. heel mooi 🙂 en leuk met dat venstertje

  16. Holy hotness, that is beautiful on you! I still haven’t taken the plunge myself, but I’ve been eyeing Corail Fauve for a while now. I should just hurry up and buy it already–I know I’ll cave eventually, so might as well get it over with 🙂

  17. Looks gorgeous on you! This is my favorite Glossy Stain shade too. 🙂 I also like 16.

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