BEST LIP PRODUCT EVER. I'm absolutely mesmerized by it. When I open the drawer of my Helmer unit containing these stains I just sit and stare at them ! I have # 2 (a rosy brown, MLBB color), # 3 (very similar to # 2, just slightly more brown), # 4 (a gorgeous mauve with purple undertones), # 5 (the perfect medium rosy red), # 6 (a lovely medium caramel peach, turns a light orange on me), # 7 (a stunning warm mid tone coral pink with a very slight brown undertone), # 8 (a vibrant shimmery tangerine orange), # 10 (a very soft warm pink red), #11 (a brighter, more vibrant version of # 10), # 12 (warm mid tone vibrant coral pink), # 14 (gorgeous deep fuchsia, yet it dries to a medium to deep berry pink), # 15 (mid tone neutral rose pink), # 16 (a deep lilac with pink undertones) & # 17 (a gorgeous light lilac pink). I'm totally in love with this breakthrough product. I'm a huge fan of lip stains, so this was a no-brainer for me. I honestly never thought it would deliver what it claims though, a long lasting stain with a glossy finish. I was so pleasantly surprised, it's truly the best lip product I have ever used in my life, my poor other stains, lipstick & glosses are on hiatus for now ! The formula is thin & watery but packs a lot of pigment in just one coat. With a second coat I have very glossy stained lips that last all day for me, the gloss does start to fade a bit after about four hours though, a problem I can handle wonderfully, thank you ! My lips feel very comfortable, no dryness at all, in fact I find these very moisturizing. So, to sum it up, amazing pigmented color, incredible long lasting stain & fabulous glossy lips, absolute perfection from YSL.
When I first bought this I was kind of disappointed because it didn't seem like what I expected from a gloss OR a stain. I also felt that the sales associate coaxed me into getting the wrong color (#3 Brun Cachemere). However, the more I've worn it, I've totally fallen in love with it. It's like its own kind of product and it feels so heavenly on my lips. The only thing is that none of the colors ever seem right for me so I still haven't bought more of them. I read somewhere a rumor that they're expanding the color selection because of the success of the product, and I really hope that's true.
This is the most amazing gloss/stain product I have ever used in my life!
Somehow it goes on and then separates into two layers – one stains my lips beautifully and the other is a gloss that barely leaves a mark on my coffee cup. How does it do this? (Note: It doesn't usually look very smooth until it sets and then it becomes magically smooth.)
YSL has equipped this product with the best doe's foot applicator on the market. It is big, but has an innovative shape that delivers a smooth, precise application.
Build-able color and fragrance, taste, and texture that don't annoy me – I love this stuff! I currently have three colors – #10, #8, and #2 (my go-to color). I wear them alone and, when I want serious opacity, I layer them over Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Love lipsticks in Outlaw or Lolita. When I do this, I have lips that go all day with just a touch-up of the YSL gloss/stain. The layering has given me such a variety of colors and depths that I have completely abandoned my other lipsticks. No kidding.
Honestly, what magic does YSL put into their lip products?? It is FREAKING AMAZING!! I tried shade 12 at the counter, walked around for a bit and came back to purchase. i was sooooooooo in love with the texture. Not tacky or sticky at all. feels soo moisturising. The colour is much better than my sheer volupte candy even thou i love that one as well. I came back to purchase number 7 as well. This is amaaaazing!!
Now i have number 15 as well. It is a beautiful medium pink-rose colour. Gorgeous. I have NEVER bought 3 colours of the same lip products before this. So these little gems are truly amazing! Staying power is really wonderful. Doing dentistry, i spend a lot of time wearing mask so i love long lasting lipstain.
I am addicted to these! I have
3 – light dusty purple
7 – medium coral
10 – dark, bright red
15 – medium pink, bright and blue
19 – light, peach-pink-beige nude
I buy these even though I balk at spending $32 on a lipstick. I’ll spend the moon on a foundation and powder but think that there are good inexpensive lip products to be found. That was before I tried these. I have little use for anything else. No need for lipliner, the finish looks lovely, no need for a topcoat, oh, I love.
Most importantly, I think you should buy these in a color depth that matches your lip pigmentation. I am PPP with pigmented lips, but by no means are they deeply pigmented. I look best in light and medium colors: 7 is my absolute favorite, 19 is a great nude lip, 3 would be great if I was into purples at the moment, and 15 is new to me but it applies as well as 7. 10 is too dark for me; I wear dark and bright cream lipsticks without a problem, but 10 requires many coats for the finish to look even and I think it destroys the look for me. These go on sheer and can be built up – I think they look best at one or two thin coats where the liquid just hovers over your lips. I generally wear 10 by wiping it into my lip as a stain, not a gloss. It looks good that way, too, but doesn’t have the same longevity. You can mix shades; I sometimes put 19 on top to pale things down.
The gloss lasts for 2-3 hours and then you are left with a slight stain. I may go 5-6 hours without a touch-up. The gloss can last through meals. It reapplies extremely well, and the color looks more intense with more coats throughout the day. Wipe the first coat off if you don’t want the increased intensity. The lip applicator works fine unless you want a really precise line, then use a lip brush to apply. I use a lip brush with 10 if I keep it glossy. I’ve had no problems with the container.
I look forward to cheap dupes in the future, but until then, I will buy these. I would like more of a selection of light and medium colors; it seems like most of the colors are too dark for my lips.
I think these are great quality, but could be a little better. They feel comfortable and are long wearing. I took one lippie off since there are no light nudes as a part of their colour selection. I took another lippie off since they are very sheer and I feel for the price they should be more pigmented. Until YSL makes a colour for suited for me, I will not repurchase.
I have 4 shades 5, 7, 16, 17.
Packaging: Feels a bit cheap because it's plastic but I do love the way the bottle is designed. Clean and sleek black and gold color with a narrow window for you to see how much product is left and the color inside. I love the spade shaped sponge applicator. It provides precise application on the edges and cupid's bow of your lips.
Scent: It's weird. it smells like roses and wine/beer at the same time. I don't mind it but if you're one who is sensitive/picky with scents, I suggest you try these out first before purchasing.
Feel/Look: Wet upon initial application and dries down after just a few seconds. Gives a decent amount of color and shine for one coat. Second coat gives full-on coverage and high shine. Very light and comfortable even though it looks as if you have one lip liner, lipstick, stain and gloss in one.
Lasting power: Glossiness lasts for about 2-3 hours. I tried drinking and only the glossiness came off little by little. Color is still full on. When I eat, I find that most of the color fade in the center. I don't have to re apply that often though, maybe 1-2 times a day. When I am busy at work and I cannot re apply until after 8 straight hours, I am left with a faint stain on my lips but not dry feeling at all.
Color range: I find it limited to oranges, pinks, and reds, few purples. I wish there were more browns and nudes.
Price: Expensive, $34 CAD but I find it so worth it because it's like lip liner, gloss, lipstick, and lip stain in one and I don't have to keep re-applying throughout the day.
Overall: I AM CRAZY IN LOVE FOR THESE! I purchased 17 first, got obsessed, then purchased the other three next. Cant wait to get more of these! Eep!
This made my lips peel badly! I love YSL products but I felt the packaging wasn't as nice (and heavy) as their other lip products. I returned this and got the Lip Balm and I am much happier.
Unfortunately I bought this when they were still new and everybody was raving about them, and I thought they would be my all-time favorites, but nope...
I bought #12 Coril Fauve, and it's not the most flattering shade on me, it's more red than coral, and too bright for my liking, but ok, that was my error, I'm the one who chose this shade. It's actually not too bad when it's fresh on, it's glossy and looks good for a night look...provided you don't eat or drink or kiss or anything that involves messing with it!
Which contradicts the concept of a "stain".
The scent (dried up roses) doesn't bother me at all, but the tacky feeling once it dries does. It looks pretty glossy for a short amount of time, then the glossy look fades, leaving behind a meh-looking stain. If I eat, there is nothing left on my lips.
To me, this is just not a good product, and considering the hefty price tag, I was expecting this product to perform.
I'm giving it a 3 based strictly on the way it looks upon application and as long as you don't touch it, but any more than that, it would be a negative score!
I am a HUGE YSL fan. I had high hopes for this product. It sits on top of your lips and makes them tight in a weird way. That I can deal with...but the smell? It's atrocious and nauseating!!! Others say it has the signature YSL lip product smell, which it does not. It smells like wine gone sour. True the colors are nice and the finish looks good. But for this price, no way! I got sick from wearing one and took it back. YSL, which never lets me down, failed to deliver the complete package with this product. Don't know how it ever passed the quality check. The packaging is tacky as well. If you want a pretty stain, buy a rouge volupte perle in a bright color and skip this mess of a product.