Wednesday, 5 September 2012

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Lip Stain Review & Swatches

I purchased these YSL Glossy Lip Stains a couple of months back. I had been travelling back and forth from Spain, so never got to try these little gems properly until now.

I love long lasting lip so many of you know that i suffer from dry lips and i like something that looks good and doesn't dry out my lips. When i discovered the YSL Glossy Lip Stains, i was amazed at how unique this product was.

There are a variety of shades to choose from and there is certainly something for everyone. They are incredibly pigmented and don't work in the same way as traditional lip stains. These are highly glossy lip stains, but they don't have the sticky feeling like a gloss.

I have never seen the applicator wand like the YSL one because it is slightly slanted but also flat, which makes it easier to apply the product.

Shade 5 Red Mauve

Depending on my mood i will either apply this product onto my lips and rub it in for a more natural stain or if i wanted a stronger look, then i would apply 1 or 2 coats more.

With 2 coats on of shade 05 Red Mauve

With flash. Left-Right (05 Red Mauve, 08 Orange, 13 Redish Pink)
Taken with no flash
The formula is different to what i have tried as well, it is in between a lip balm, lipstick and a lipgloss! I love that they last so long on the lips and also fade evenly. Below is the stain that was left when i was swatching the product and i had removed it straight away and you can see how quickly it stains!

Stain after leaving product on for a couple of minutes.
They retail at £22.50 and it is quite expensive, however the quality is second to none. However i do wish they were a tad bit cheaper!

Overall i think these are fantastic for what they do and yes the price may put some people off, but higher end lip products are always a bit more expensive. I do like the small packaging, as it fits comfortably in my handbag but i hate all the finger print marks that i am getting over it!

Have any of you used the YSL Glossy Lip Stains? Which ones your favourite?


  1. I agree with you 101%. I love my YSL coral aquatique. I have been wearing it all summer and get so many compliments. It was worth the $32 and its still going strong. I have dry lips too and was not sure how well it would work. I loveeeeee it.

    1. I love YSL products! I want to try their lipsticks as well. :)

  2. Ooooohh these are beautiful! More gorgeous products to check out!

    1. I have a few of these and I think you would love them! :D