May 1, 2012

YSL Vernis à Lèvres/Glossy Stain #15 Rose Vinyl.



when i saw the promotional pictures and rumours about this new product for the first time, i wasn't convinced at all but rather quite sure that i would pass on these. i'm not a huge fan of Yves Saint Laurent make up, and i have to admit it's mostly because of their tacky golden packaging. furthermore i'm not really a lip-product- or even a bright-lips-gal.
but when i started to obsess about plain lip stains about a month back (am so glad that i didn't throw out few of my older ones!), i totally jumped onto the Glossy-Stain-bandwagon.
these lipglosses come in a selection of 18 (+2 exclusive) mostly bright and juicy colours, they are a highly pigmented lipgloss and lipstain in one with a watery stain base that provides a longwearing colour on your lips even when the also quite longlasting gloss is faded.
the packaging is a short gloss tube (reminds of the Chanel Rouge Allure Lacques) with a - still a bit tacky - gold top and black tube with a see-through-window. the big applicator is really nice and allows an even and very precise application. the product contains 6ml and retails at about 30€.




thanks to the amazing swatches and reviews at KarlaSugar, Drivel About Frivol and The RaeViewer i could quickly decide for 5 or 6 shades i need in my life, of which i only acquired 2 until today.
this time i'll show you shade #15 Rose Vinyl, a bright summery pink with tiny shimmer that pulls almost fuchsia on me if i build up the colour.
i am truly impressed with these, they don't feel too sticky and heavy on the lips, can be applied as a light stain or built up to a super high impact lip colour with a moist, but not too glossy shine and they wear a super long time and even survive heavy meals.
when the gloss part is worn off after about 4 hours, i'm left with an even pink stain on my lips and get at least a few hours more wear with this. in fact there were even times when i had this product on for more than 8-9 hours, several meals included, without any touch ups. this is how i like to wear a bright lip - without having to worry about smudging and fading etc.
of course the colour is not as bright as before, but you're not left with your pale nude lips.
i don't know how to describe it properly, but the stain that these leave on the lips is not a normal watery stain but it's a bit creamier and so it still protects my lips and keep them hydrated - i never experienced any chapping with them.
all in all i think YSL has launched quite an amazing product with the Vernis à Lèvres / Glossy Stains, i was never a fan of any of their lip products (*cough* Rouge Voluptes *cough*), but i am LOVING these.

i am quite irritated why i haven't seen much coverage for these in the german blogosphere while they are so popular with my anglophone blogging friends and actually are fabulous!
is there some boycot i didn't get?

edit: forgot to say something about the scent of these. like any other creamy YSL product, this is also heavily scented which could bother many. it's a creamy fresh scent that is quite artificial and lingers around quite a long time after application. at first, it really distracted me since the smell was so strong, but to me it's not an uncomfortable scent and so i got used to it fairly quickly. i do believe that lip products and make up in general shouldn't be so heavily scented, it distracts from natural smells, it can cause headaches, it irritates your skin and your mucous membranes and doesn't add anything beneficial.

here the swatches and over-the-day-pics:

one swipe of product with the built-in applicator - stain effect left behind when the gloss is swiped off

FYI Blogger seems to "un-brighten" the pictures after i uploaded them, in real they are a bit brighter than that!

i made the lip swatches both on my super old compact camera and my not too old DSLR, the colouring seems a lot warmer in the compact cam but i still want to show you both versions - you decide.


1. bare lips

2. DSLR: very thin first layer dabbed on with the fingers for a light stain effect

3. compact cam: second layer for full impact colour

DSLR: second layer

4. compact cam: after about 4 hours and a really unhealthy, fatty meal ;P

the same with DSLR



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30 comments:

  1. the colour looks great on you! I have my problems with those stains but after getting another colour it works better. what bothers me the most id the smell. I love your blush btw :)

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  2. I have this shade as well and adore the formula, YSL are onto a winner with this :)

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  3. these look quite interesting.
    and i'm really glad you decided to come back. i missed your reviews and looks

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  4. Very pretty shade. I love highly pigmented lipglosses.

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  5. It looks gorgeous on you! Girly but not remotely sickly.

    And I have the same issue with blogger washing out pics, so thank you for writing that and making me feel less mad

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    1. i almost forgot about this issue, but now that i'm uploading again it's bugging me all over again. it's like when it comes onto your upload the pics are normally bright for a millisecond and then Blogger decides to put a greyish veil over your photos for the sake of it. *facepalm*

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  6. also mich sprechen die glossy stains total an! mal sehen wann ich mr einen gönnen werde, muss mich wohl nochmal durchswatchen, weil einige farben auf meiner wunschliste stehen ;)

    die nr. 15 ist wirklich toll und steht dir ausgezeichnet :)

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  7. Danke für's Vorstellen! :)
    Die Nuance ist sehr hübsch, gefällt mir.

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  8. That's a very pretty color! Ir really suits you. I'm glad I'm not the only one that finds YSL's golden packaging tacky haha

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    1. i know, right? although other brands also do gold packaging (like guerlain) i still think YSL's design is a whole lot tackier than everything else haha!

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  9. The shade of this is very pretty and suits you well!

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  10. I love this shade as well! That blush looks amazing on you!

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  11. We missed you! Thanks for comming back :D
    Beautiful color and fantastic payoff when shine has gone...
    What about the smell?

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    1. thank you!
      the smell is quite strong, i addressed this issue in an "edit" just now.
      xx

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  12. es ist mein LIEBLING <3
    LG :)

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  13. I love this product! I have a nude color and I love how beautiful it looks on me! thanks for sharing!

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    1. oh i'd love to hear more about it! is it very pale? does it apply evenly? how does the stain-effect work?
      i was always hesitant about the few lighter shades in the range since i feared that they'd be too pale on me and so i haven't checked them out yet.

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  14. The color looks gorgeous. I've seen several good reviews on it, and I'm quite convinced I need to buy one now... can't wait to see your other reviews! :)

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  15. I love it on you, very pretty! Will you also be posting the #8 Orange color? I'd really like to see what that looks like on.

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    1. thank you! yes i will surely write about the shade in #8, maybe tomorrow or on thursday?

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  16. Im glad you comeback and everything is ok. we bunch of israeli bloggers loveing your blog and apriciate your work. i also live silvia ;))

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  17. That looks adorable on you. I almost picked this but ended up with #17. Always looking forward for your next post :)

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  18. So glad you're back!! This colour looks great on you!

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  19. oooH! the shade is really pretty! loving it! ^_^~

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  20. I'm loving this color! I tried one of these at Sephora last month and just loved not only how it initially applied but also how it dried down. I find that some stains are really drying or go on intially like an obvious marker. Will definitely have to go take a peek at this particular one. Thanks for the swatches!

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  21. Really really pretty! I love the finish :)

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  22. Gorgeous color on you. Love the blush with it.

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  23. schön, dass du wieder "zurück" bist. du siehst toll aus, die farbe steht dir super

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  24. It's so odd. I started off only wearing natural lip things, stains and glosses. Now i'm a lipstick girl all the way.

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    1. you think i'll be a lipstick-girl soon? ;)

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