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).
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’d go to their website.
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
# 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 has been discontinued or just gone. This is not exactly like the YSL Pop Water, but I think they’re kinda 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.
# 105 Corail Hold Up – a mildly shimmered 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: a favorite 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. Each and every color of this line tends to blend well with your lips.
# 407 Carmin Session – despite all the matte lipsticks that’s 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. Nuff said.
# 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.
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?
The YSL Glossy Stain, Rebel Nudes, & Vinyl Cream Lip Stain are available at Sephora, Net-A-Porter, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, ysl.com, Selfridges, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys NY
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