I think I love everything about it except for the $32 price tag.
The color of my choice, Violet Edition is a perfect dark purple red.
(I might have just found my "Movie Star" lippie! ;o)
Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain
Violet Edition (1)
It comes with a fuzzy applicator with a unique shape.
I think this works very cleverly to distribute the color evenly on lips.
It feels quite watery and cool on contact.
It does leave a nice stain.
What I love the most about this lippie is its perfect balance between the moisturizing finish and the longevity.
It sets pretty quickly but still gives me time to work with it, and after a careful blotting I find it stays on very well without drying out my lips.
Thanks to the shiny moisturizing finish, it does not accentuate the dry spots on lips and can be easily worn even on those "bad lips days".
I also love that I can control the color intensity quite easily.
blotted once and topped with a sheer lipstick (L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm)
Here is the overall look...
I took this picture a couple nights ago before I went out for a drink.
It lasted through a light meal and two drinks.
Good enough for me! :)
This is the pic I shared on Instagram.
(The moral here is that you need to either comb your hair or crop it out. )
I just placed an order for the new L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Shine Stain and feel very excited about it.
Looks like this one is a nice dupe for this YSL version with a fraction of the heavy price tag.
Mentioning the L'Oreal Caresse, I also recently tried the lipstick from the line and absolutely loved it.
I will post a review and swatch post soon.
Have you tried Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain?
How did you like it?