YSL VERNIS À LÈVRES GLOSSY STAIN IN ROUGE GOUACHE #BEAUTYREVIEW
The packaging is beautiful, it comes in the normal gold YSL packaging which I love! The actual product is in a hard wearing tube which is equally as sleek and glam as all their other packaging.
Probably one of my favourite things about YSL's glossy stains is the brush. Just like the L'Oreal lip glosses, it has a heart wand which is great for applying the product easily. It feels nice on the lips and makes applying it that bit more precise. I'd even say the YSL version picks up more product giving a more even application.
As you can see from the pictures the colour Rouge Gouache (anyone know how to say that?) is a reddy orange. The colour is highly pigmented and long lasting, only starting to show signs of an even wear at least 3/4 hours after wearing, considerably longer than your average lip gloss. I've found when you first apply the colour it is like water on the lips. At this point I would not touch your lips (and definitely don't make the mistake of kissing your boyfriend like me, oops!), let it dry for about 10 minutes until it has 'set'. I'd also make sure you are precise with this one as once the colour is on, it really does stain!
The formula of this lip stain is incredible. Applies like a lip gloss, the colour stays like a lip stay...and it's not sticky! I'm more of a lip stick girl myself, trying to stay away from the stickiness of a gloss but this is the ideal in-between. It keeps its glossy finish throughout the day, and when I say day I literally mean ALL day (no seriously). Even when eating and drinking this baby is here to stay. I wouldn't say the glossy stains dry your lips out but they aren't hydrating either.