Jan 5, 2013

Swatch, FOTD - L'Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain Infinite Fuchsia

I love my YSL Gloss Stain Violet Edition and actually think it is worth the price, but it is a different story if I am willing to spend on another one soon.
Like many of you, I was very excited about the new Wet Shine Stain from L'Oreal that is supposed to be a nice dupe of the YSL Gloss Stain.
With L'Oreal being a parent company of Yves Saint Laurent Cosmetics, I was even more excited. This would mean I can have this hybrid lippie in different colors without having to pay for $32 each!

My choice of color, Infinite Fuchsia (187) arrived a couple days ago, and it did not disappoint.
I can safely say this Wet Shine Stain is a nice affordable alternative to the YSL Glossy Stain if not identical.

L'Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain Infinite Fuchsia
(with a guest appearance of her sister, Colour Caresse Lipstick Pink Plush)

I have read there is a difference in color payoffs, for example, Wet Shine Stain is sheerer than Gloss Stain.
Some say the L'Oreal version streaks less.
However, I did not really find a big difference in terms of how they apply or how long they last on lips. (They are both excellent!)
I think it depends more on the colors since the pigmentation and lasting power varies often even in the same product.

Here is the comparison of the applicators.

The shapes are different but basically in the same mechanism, I guess.
I prefer the L'Oreal one since the smaller applicator is easier to handle.

(L to R)
My temp tattoo
L'Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain Infinite Fuchsia
Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain Violet Edition
(Oh, they are on my arm in case you are wondering....)

lip swatch
This is just one coat and sheered out.
I don't really like vinyl like shine and intense color in hybrid product like this, so this is pretty much how I wear it.

As you see in the first swatch picture, Infinite Fuchsia has quite a bit of red in it.
Once applied on lips, however, it becomes darker and more plumy.
It leaves a lingering stain that I find flattering even after the color becomes softer.
Initially it feels a little sticky but it is nothing compared to some of those tacky lip glosses and it goes away leaving my lips comfortable.
This is a winner for me. :)

Here is the FOTD with Infinite Fuchsia.

Actually, I love this so much I ordered two more colors today. :)
(I can tell you none of them is mauve.)

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