Saturday, 2 November 2013

YSL Glossy Stain #1 Violet Edition

I'm a huge fan of YSL's Glossy Stains, and I own the shades #16 Pourpre Preview (reviewed here), and #1 Violet Edition. I've had both for quite some time, and today I'll share my thoughts on shade #1 Violet Edition ($36 CAD)! These Glossy Stains are a hybrid between a glossy finish and a long-wearing stain.

YSL Glossy Stain #1 Violet Edition packaging

YSL Glossy Stain #1 Violet Edition wand

"Coat your lips with this lip color that offers a lightweight texture, which immediately melts onto lips. Glossy Stain delivers intense glossy color for an extremely long-lasting shine." - Sephora

YSL's Glossy Stain in the shade #1 Violet Edition is a deep vampy purple that I think is perfect for Fall and Winter. I don't reach for this shade too much in the Spring and Summer, but I really should! Unlike most of YSL's Glossy Stains, I think that shade #1 is better with fewer layers. When I start to build up the colour with more layers, it starts to look a bit odd. One layer gives a nice berry shade to your lips, while two laye5rs gives a deeper, more vampy look.

YSL Glossy Stain #1 Violet Edition on lips

What I love most about these is the amazing long-lasting formula! Whenever I have a night out I reach for YSL's Glossy Stains, because I know that they won't wear off. These really do stain my lips, and the stain lasts for about 7-8 hours! The hydrating effects of this product last for about 4 hours, and then I simply apply a clear lip balm over top. The colour won't come off when you're eating or drinking, so you don't have to worry about constantly reapplying your lip colour when out with friends. The slanted doe foot applicator makes application really easy, and you can use the skinnier tip for a more precise line.

Have you tried any of YSL's Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stains before? I want to add another one to my collection, so I would really love any shade recommendations! These are really pricey, but I do think that they are worth it when you find a shade that you really love :)

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  1. There's nothing like a YSL lip gloss - they're so luxurious and make you feel expensive. Great shade :o). Xx

    1. I completely agree - YSL's packaging alone makes you feel special! :)

  2. that's crazy they last for so long and the colour is perfect for fall though too bold for me :) I haven't tried YSL ever, maybe someday!

    1. I love how long-wearing it is! I absolutely love YSL's lip products :)

  3. Wow this shade is beautiful :) perfect for Fall!


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