As part of the Summer 2014 “Bleus Lumiere” Collection Yves Saint Laurent released two new additions to the Glossy Stains Rebel Nudes line: 111 Guilty Coral and 112 Dangerous Pink.
The 2014 Summer collection is inspired by “hues of blues of the sea Mediterranean sea” and the “glowing warmth of summer beaches” and includes: a five shade palette (blues, coral and beige), two waterproof eye pencils (No. 12 Bleu Acqua/No. 13 Bleu Indigo), two Rebel Nudes Glossy Stains (No. 111 Guilty Coral/No. 112 Dangerous Pink), two Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks (No. 06 Pink In Devotion/No. 14 Corail In Touch), two nail lacquers (No. 50 Bleu Celadon/No. 51 Bleu Cyclades) and a Kiss & Blush Lip & Cheek Stain (No. 01 Fuchsia Desinvolte).
As you may have glanced from my recent NYC Haul, I picked the new YSL Glossy Stain Dangerous Pink. Rebel Nudes were released after the original Glossy Stains, as a “toned down” version of the original. These glosses have received mixed reviews but I personally love the formula. I currently own one other (Rebel Nude in Naughty Mauve) and it is one of my favourite lip products.
Let me count the reasons why: the wear time and non-transfer qualities are extremely impressive. I wear a YSL Glossy Stain when I am going to be out for the evening, eating and drinking or whatever, in situations where I won’t be running to the bathroom to reapply my lip colour every hour. The bottom line is that this stuff stays put. The colour will last me pretty much all evening and the shine (gloss factor) lasts a decent amount of time as well.
My love affair with this formula was cemented when I drank my first glass of wine with it on, and stared with amazement at the lack of obvious lipstick stains on the clear rim. YSL Glossy Stains are marketed as a stain/gloss with excellent wear time. And really when compared to your standard lipstick or gloss, the transfer factor on this formula is minimal. For those you who drink out of a straw to maintain your lip colour (I salute you), these will last even longer.
Now lets talk about application. This is one of these products that you need to take your time with. I start with lining my lips with a clear or nude lip liner. Make sure your lips are relatively dry (if you like to apply a balm before lipstick, make sure you’ve waited until the balm has fully absorbed). Then go in with the glossy stain, one full layer on top and bottom lips. Wait about 30 seconds, then apply a second layer. The key is to wait for the first layer to set before applying the second. Once you let it set properly, you are good to go! I love the YSL Glossy Stains and highly recommend them.
- Pigmentation: Excellent
- Wear time: Excellent (4-5 hours, longer if you are not eating/drinking)
- Cost: High ($35.00 USD/$31.00 BSD)
- Available Locally: This particular colour is not yet available at this time but keep checking. Both John Bull and The Beauty Spot carry YSL and have a pretty good selection from both the regular & Rebel Nudes Glossy Stains lines.
Have you tried the YSL Glossy Stains? What’s your favourite long lasting lip colour formula?
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