"What it is: A revolutionary nude glossy stain with all-day 3D luminous effect.
What it does: This glossy Stain captures the shine of a gloss, color of a lipstick, and the long wear of a stain. Rebel Nudes is the first to premiere Euphoric Pearl technology for an all-day 3D luminous effect. " - Sephora
YSL's Glossy Stains (otherwise called Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain) are housed in a rectangular black plastic package with a gold screw-off lid. The doe-foot applicator is slightly slanted/angled, which makes application really easy. Shade #108 Violine Out of Control is absolutely stunning, and it's fulfilled my longing for a violet lip! I already own two shades of YSL's Glossy Stains (#1 & #16), which are also both in the purple family. Shade #108 Violine Out of Control applies somewhat sheer with the first coat, but it can be built up with a second or third coat, depending on the look that you're wanting. I wore this out on the weekend, to dinner and a club, and the colour lasted all night long! This formula creates a beautifully stain on my lips that lasts hours after the glossy effect wears off. I find that shade #108 Violine Out of Control is one that I can easily reapply and touch up without a mirror.
YSL's Glossy Stain Rebel Nudes in shade #108 Violine Out of Control is a beautiful violet/orchid shade with a heavy dose of shimmer. The shimmer looks quite noticeable up-close, but I don't find it to be over the top or glittery. I can't feel the shimmer on my lips as it's quite finely milled. This Glossy Stain formula from YSL is very comfortable to wear, and even after the glossy finish wears off my lips aren't left feeling dry or parched. At the moment my lips are a bit dry, and I find that the shimmer in this shade really helps to hide my imperfections!
One swatch of #108 Violine Out of Control
3 layers of #108 Violine Out of Control
I'm really impressed with this product! This is a very expensive product, but I do think that the formula is worth the steep price tag. I also have my eyes on shades #103 Pink Taboo and #107 Naughty Mauve from the Rebel Nudes line. Have you tried any of YSL's Glossy Stains? What are your favourite "Radiant Orchid" products? :)