Sunday 15 July 2012

YSL Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain - Review

"A revolutionary new lip product! Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain combines the texture and shine of a gloss with the long-wear of a stain for a truly innovative lip product. A lightweight texture that immediately melts onto lips. Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain delivers intense glossy colour for an extremely long lasting new kind of shine. The applicator’s unique slanted tip and short soft bristles allow for flawless application with perfect precision." YSL

I was extremely excited for the release of the YSL Glossy Stains. I love having a strong colour on my lips but hate having it wear off or having to wear matte colours to get it to last. The YSL Glossy Stains are like a liquid lipstick but with the feel of a gloss and the lasting power of a stain.

What can I say? I LOVE this product. It is amazing!

12 Corail Fauve

I purchased the first one back in March. I was instantly drawn to the shade 17 Encre Rose. It is a gorgeous baby pink. I purchased a second one in May, I ummed and ahhed for ages as to which shade to purchase. I chose shade 12 Corail Fauve which is a coral red.

These are amazingly long lasting. They stay on my lips even after eating and drinking. The colour also stays glossy, it doesn't dull. The colour stays vivid and true. I also find these are comfortable to wear. They aren't overly sticky nor do they dry out my lips. I find they don't stray when on the lips, no bleeding or running.

17 Encre Rose

When I first applied these I wasn't too impressed. The colour seemed very weak and the gloss was runny. I didn't realise that there was a trick to application. I find the best way to apply is to apply one coat over the lips and then wait around 30 seconds. Apply a second coat to achieve full colour. The colour will thicken and develop on the lips. The shape of the applicator allows for a precise application of product. Which means a neat lip line.

L-R: 12 Corail Fauve, 17 Encre Rose

They are housed in the typical luxury packaging of gold and black. YSL is imprinted on the lid in red. A small 'window' allows you to see the colour and to see how much product is left. They have a nice weight to them without being heavy. The only problem I have is they seem a little bulky in size. They are definitely larger than a normal lipstick.

I cannot recommend these enough. If you like long lasting, comfortable vibrant colour on your lips. Then you need these in your life ASAP.

YSL Vernis a Levres Glossy Stains are available from YSL stockists for AU$50.00 each, 12 shades are currently available in Australia (though there is more internationally).

Have you tried these? What do you think?


  1. These look lovely on you! I have heard such great things about them, and I even have a sample but have yet to try it! Must do so ASAP! :)

  2. These are up there as one of my all time favourite lip products! I too have Corail Fauve, it's so gorgeous, and totally keen to try Encre Rose. My favourite shade is #10 Rouge Philtre, if you wear reds you should definitely try it :)

    Shell xx

    1. I don't normally wear reds but these are tempting me to try one. :)


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