Wednesday, 16 January 2013

YSL Glossy stains

YSL Glossy Stains in 10 & 23

YSL Glossy stain 10
YSL Glossy stain 23
These must be one of the most hyped about products in the beauty community - a hybrid between a lip gloss and a lip stick with incredible staying power. 

I have 2 shades - 10, which is a muted pinkish red and 23, which is a purpley grape.

I first apply a thin coat and wait for it to dry without rubbing my lips together. I then apply two more thin coats after allowing them to dry in between layers. The finish is then really glossy and the building up of layers helps to make the product last for as long as possible. 

The Glossy stains dry to a glossy finish... Haha, they stay glossy on the lips for a surprisingly long time. It stays glossy for around 3 hours on me before it mattes down and then you can either top it up or leave it as it is.

They last such a long time on the lips! Around 6 hours on me before I would think it needs a touch up. They also feel fairly comfortable and not too drying. The glossiness doesn't moisturise the lips but it doesn't make the lips drier. 

I really like the packaging - a gold lid with the YSL logo and a glossy black container. You can also see the shades through the packaging, which is helpful.

I got one from Feel Unique and one from Debenhams (£10 off, thank you beauty points!) and they're also available from Boots for £ 22.50.

Would you wear a stain?

Laura xx



  1. These colours look lovely on you! I really want to try one out! xxx

    1. Thanks, Sophie! They are really nice xx

  2. Love shade 10! I just won one of these in a giveaway and can't wait to try it x

  3. I really want one of these! Those shades look gorgeous xx

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  4. I'd really love to try these, especially no18 which is a purpley pink! They look gorgeous, 23 looks fab! Xx

  5. Not a bad price tbh, especially if the lasting power is good. I really like 23. Beautiful colour.

    Much Love:


  6. I have one of these in shade 9 which is a bright bright red. I am somewhat scared to admit (after spending £22.50 lol) that your colours seem much more wearable yet still look like varying shades of red in the photo? Either way they're gorgeous! Great choices :)

  7. I am desperate to get my hands on one. How long do you estimate your tube will last? I am trying to justify £22.50 plus P&P xo


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