I am a HUGE fan of YSL products - everything about them oozes glamour and the quality is always amazing. So I was a little disappointed when I picked up their latest offering - the YSL Glossy Stain. I was expecting something quite pigmented and vibrant like the Collection 2000 Cream Puffs, but better. Instead I got a watery mess of a lip gloss! Let's start from the beginning to see how it all went so horribly wrong...
I rushed over to the Selfridges beauty counter one evening after work (where it is exclusively available) after hearing about the latest lip product from YSL. After about 20 minutes of played around with the shades I settled for #17 - a bright pink similar to MAC's Pink Nouveau. The next day I tried it on at work and it felt WET. I'm not sure how else to describe the texture other than it felt like I'd just paid £22.50 to rub water on my lips. I persevered and applied another more generous layer and it looked OK but again the texture was still too wet and slippery for my liking. I also noticed that it left my lips stained a deep red which could be an allergic reaction to the ingredients but I'm not sure. As you can see the whole experience was a bit of a shambles and I held off writing about it because I really wanted to like it.
I can imagine this being a good product to use if you have dry lips and want to stop your lipstick from cracking but unfortunately for me it did nothing.
Has anyone else tried the new YSL Glossy Stains?