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YSL Vernis A Levres Glossy Stain, Rebel Nudes & Creamy Stain Review + Swatches

Hi Everybody! As a long time YSL makeup fan, I thought I’d like to show you a few of my favorite YSL liquid lip products and their swatches. I’ll be reviewing two of my favorite YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stains, one Glossy Stain, and two Glossy Stain “Rebel Nudes” (0.20 oz: $36).

ysl vernis a levres glossy stain, glossy stain rebel nudes, vinyl cream lip stain review


Now, it’s easy to get confused with their names, numbers, and types, especially because some stores like Sephora tends to mix them all together, or like Neiman that doesn’t seem to label them completely. It’s even more mind-boggling because their packagings are almost very identical with each other, with a few differences in the color of the cap and YSL logo. The only way to tell is basically by consulting YSL online or by reading meticulously the products on the aisle, especially the box packaging. If you misplace the box, it won’t be easy to tell which type of YSL liquid lippies you have, unless of course, you go to their website.

ysl vernis a levres glossy stain, glossy stain rebel nudes, vinyl cream lip stain review

The YSL Glossy Stain is like a mix of a lip gloss with staining power. It comes in different well-pigmented shades that last a long time while maintaining that high-shine effect. The formula is lightweight and not very sticky. My favorite shade of them all is the shade

ysl vernis a levres glossy stain 5 rouge vintage# 5 Rouge Vintage – which is a little reddish with a little mauve. It’s kind of a muted old-world red which is not too flashy and not too dull.


The Glossy Stain “Rebel Nudes” are somewhat different from the original Glossy Stain because this line is not only full of nude shades, it also has shimmers in each tube that varies from a less intense glimmer to an almost frosty one. I have a feeling that this particular line might be phased-out soon since there’s not many colors that are still available. A lot of them have been discontinued or just gone. This is not exactly like the YSL Pop Water, but I think they’re kind of similar. The Pop Water is more on the hydrating side, I think. Anyway, the shades of this line are quite very sheer and very natural with nice shimmers to them that tend to really pop once you’re in the sun.

ysl vernis a levres glossy stain rebel nudes 105 coral hold up 107 naughty mauve

# 105 Corail Hold Up – a mildly shimmery light coral shade that’s great for that everyday no-makeup look. This shade is so natural that it almost doesn’t show on my lips, but the shimmer is just perfect. Great for wearing alone or as a gloss. A little FYI: This is the shade worn by Korean Actress Jeon Ji Hyun during that Kdrama “My Love From The Star”.

# 107 Naughty Mauve – pretty light shimmery mauve that’s almost hard to find nowadays. It has the right amount of frost and it gives a nice shine and definition on the lips. Also great as a gloss because it feels pretty lightweight.


The YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stains are my most favored YSL liquid lippies because I love that super staining pigment that they have. The colors are bold and vivid, they’re shiny but not tacky, and they last for a long time. They’re like an amplified Glossy Stain. Every color from this line tends to blend well with the lips.

ysl vinyl cream lip stain 407 carmin session 409 Burgundy vibes

# 407 Carmin Session – despite all the matte lipsticks that have been flooding the beauty market nowadays, this color will make you fall in love with glossy liquid lipsticks all over again. This shade is the shade of us all. It’s simply beautiful and versatile. I LURVE IT.

# 409 Burgundy Vibes – this shade gives me that whole Cookie Lyon vibe. Spunky, sassy, edgy and sexy. It commands attention and it exudes confidence. What an attitude this wineberry red shade conveys. Such a beaut.


ysl vernis a levres glossy stain, glossy stain rebel nudes, vinyl cream lip stain swatches 05 rouge vintage 107 coral hold up 109 naughty mauve 407 carmin session 409 Burgundy vibes


YSL Vernis A ysl vernis a levres glossy stain, glossy stain rebel nudes, vinyl cream lip stain swatches 05 rouge vintage 107 coral hold up 109 naughty mauve 407 carmin session 409 Burgundy vibes


With the typical YSL flavor, a robust packaging added with a cute brush applicator that applies each shade precisely, I can definitely say that these classics are really good performers that are worth collecting especially if you’re a lipstick fan like me.


What’s your fave shade from these lines?


ysl vernis a levres glossy stain, glossy stain rebel nudes, vinyl cream lip stain swatches

The YSL Glossy Stain, Rebel Nudes, & Vinyl Cream Lip Stain are available at Sephora, Net-A-Porter, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales,, Selfridges, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys NY


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YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil Review

What’s Up Everybody! You all know I love YSL lip products and I just can’t get enough of them. As I’ve said before, YSL lippies are very reliable for me and they’re usually the lipsticks that you’d most likely find in my purse. They all have the same flavoring of their lipsticks, glosses and balms. It’s that juicy mango-guava taste that some of you may find to be a bit too much, but personally, it hasn’t really bothered me that much. It may take some getting used to for others though.

YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil


This YSL lip product that is currently in my purse is the YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil. It’s basically a very glossy and pigmented gloss that acts as a multitasker. It can be worn alone as a lip conditioner or a lip tint since it’s very hydrating, comforting and very lightweight while leaving a tint or stain of color as soon as the formula settles on your lips. It can also be worn on top of your favorite lipsticks for that added gloss. On top of that, it doesn’t feel sticky at all.

YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil Review


When I first swatched these lippies, I wasn’t exactly sure as to what color I should get. There’s not a lot of shades to choose from at my local Sephora or even online, though there’s more to choose from at YSL’s website. Also, they really seem to come off as very sheer. I also thought that there’s not a lot of colors that may fit my pigmented lips and skin tone. Eventually, I found two colors that I thought would look great on me. The shade No.8 Pink About Me and No.6 Peach Me Love.

YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil Review Swatches

YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil Review swatches


  • No. 8 Pink About Me – This was the shade I’ve been eyeing online before I purchased it at my local Sephora. I thought this would be the best color for my pigmented lips, but it turns out that it’s way too sheer and too similar to my lip’s natural color, even the dry down color or tint is too similar, therefore this shade didn’t really show much on me, except to look more like a gloss. Therefore, a lip gloss it’s gonna be, and it’s a long wearing flattering lip gloss. Not bad at all.
  • No. 6 Peach Me Love – Love this shade a lot. It’s much much better than the No.8 Pink About Me shade when it comes to its pigmentation and staining ability. This particular color is basically a peachy-orange tone, but it looks more like a mauve-peach shade on my lips specially once it settles, because my lips has underlying pigments. I definitely prefer this shade more than the shade mentioned above as I could not only discern it but also it looks very natural.


YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil


I’ve read some comments about the products poor packaging, and that it tends to leak or spill. Hmmm, that really hasn’t happened to me so far. In fact, I find the packaging to be robust and pretty much easy to twist and open. The formulation is very oily for sure, but it’s very light and comforting. Also, it doesn’t make you look like you just drunk an entire bottle of olive oil. No not like that, the glossiness is just enough to flatter your lips, not to mention the pretty tint or stain that it leaves.


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YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats, Part II


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Howdy All! Today’s review is going to be exciting because we’ll be talking about YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats, again. But before that, the part 1 of this review can be found HERE. Since you all know that I’m an avid fan of YSL lipsticks, I have added four more of their matte lipsticks, called The Mats, as part of my personal stash of YSL lippies. You might be wondering why YSL? Because I just love their lip product’s formulation, the overall feel, longevity, and their gorgeous colors! There’s something about YSL’s lip products that makes your lip radiant, glowy, and simply beautiful.

We all know that YSL beauty recently added a couple more shades to the Rouge Pur Couture The Mats, and there’s quite some exciting colors to choose from. I had my eyes on the shades; 214, 217 and 218 and 206 shade.


ysl the mats 214 206 217 218


Aside from the creamy and long-lasting YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks that I adore, I’m also a huge fan of The Mats. Their velvety matte formula is not like most matte lipsticks in the market nowadays. They sort of have this non-drying satiny matte feel that is comfortable on the lips while lasting for hours. They don’t feel heavy and leaves a soft stain even without reapplication.


ysl rouge pur couture matte lipsticks


The YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats still retain the same flavor that goes with any YSL lippies, which you may hate or love. As for me, it doesn’t bother me that much since I got used to their melon-mango flavor. Another thing I love about these lipsticks is that they have such gorgeous packaging. You can even engrave them whenever you purchase them at YSL’s website. 


Here are my 4 faves:


ysl the mats 218 coral remix

218 (Coral Remix) – Pretty nude shade with a hint of coral. It’s the perfect daywear lipstick and can be worn by anybody with a medium skin tone. The texture is quite creamier than most The Mats.


ysl rouge pur couture the mats 214 wood on fire

214 (Wood On Fire) – This is a light red shade for those who like red, but not too much red. Think of it as an everyday red lipstick that doesn’t go over the top. It’s also a bit creamy.


ysl rouge pur couture the mats 217 nude trouble

217 (Nude Trouble) – This shade is definitely not nude. You could call it a nude pink-mauve perhaps, but this is more like a muted mauve that works really well if you have a medium skintone and sort of pigmented lips. Texture-wise, this feels like a perfect velvet-matte.


ysl rouge pur couture 206 grenat satisfaction

206 (Grenat Satisfaction) – This mix of dark, plum, brown and red shade is beyond gorgeous! Though this lipstick feels a bit drier compared to the other The Mats lipsticks, I think this is my kind of shade because it fits my skintone well.



Arm Swatch:

ysl rouge pur couture the mats swatch


I like all the shades that I featured here, but if I have to rank them among each other, it would be; 4th place214, 3rd place 217, 2nd 218, and 1st- 206


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What do you think of these YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats? Any lipstick brands you swear by?


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