Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain

I absolutely love the idea of lip stains, but in reality I find them extremely drying on my lips. Application is usually a chore as I just can't seem to get them to apply evenly. All my lip stain problems were solved when I came across YSL's new Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain.



Currently exclusive to Selfridges, they retail at £22.50.They come in around 20 shades, so choosing one was extremely difficult.

I also had the embarrassing case of knocking over the display. It started with me knocking over just one lip gloss, but in trying to save it dropping to the ground, I knocked over another, which in turn knocked over a whole row with a domino effect. Anyway, luckily I managed to salvage the situation somewhat with only one dropping onto the floor.


I ended up selecting 2 shades:

9 Rouge Laque
12 Corail Fauve


I really like the packaging of these lip stains. They are fairly chunky and cuboid with a small window to see the colour of the satin.



These lip stains are extremely pigmented. The texture is lovely, creamy and rich. Unlike conventional lip stains they do not feel dry on the lips at all, in fact they feel fairly moisturising.

Swatches of (L-R): 12 Corail Fauve, 09 Rouge Laque


I'll start with the one on the right, 09 Rouge Laque.



Rouge Laque on the lips:


Rouge Laque is a vibrant red with orange undertone. It can also be stained very lightly with fingers for more subtle cherry red lips which can be more easily worn during the day.


Corail Fauve is less pigmented, and is an easier to wear shade.

It's a beautiful coral-peach shade.


Corail Fauve on the lips:


The applicator for these lip stains is a heart shaped for precision application. This is necessary as I personally find this lip stain difficult to apply. Rouge Laque is especially difficult, due to its intense shade. Careful application is needed or else I'd end up looking like a clown with red lipstick outside the edges of my lips.


The finish of the lip stains are super glossy. They have good lasting power, slowly fading after an hour to a more subtle stain.

25 comments:

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  2. Have you tried Palladio lip stains? Although application can be a bit of a challenge with them, I find they never dry out my lips and I really love how natural it looks. Definitely worth trying out! And I really like the look of YSL Glossy Stain on you, though on myself, I prefer a non-glossy finish.

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  3. This looks wonderful! It's the first I've heard of this stain. The packaging is pretty chic, too :)

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  4. The red one looks really nice : D

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  5. I will have to look into this one! Maybe I can pick a berry shade. I dont have any such colour.

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  6. both look really pretty! how i wish we had YSL here. :/

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  7. Aw, I hate when that happens when I try to take an item off a display to only knock some more down. :3

    These stains are lovely though. The packaging is so sleek as well. Corail Fauve is so pretty! I

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  8. Oh wow! I love the red one. I so want to wear red during the day so maybe this is the solution.

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  9. they look pretty similar in swatches, but so different on your lips. opps....for what happened at the counter. accident happens.

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  10. Rouge Laque looks lovely! Reminds me of the Chanel RAL, but less pigmented maybe? I love liquid lipstains, so easy to use!

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  11. These both look lovely! I'm really liking Rouge Laque. I love the packaging of these too, very nice!

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  12. I just love YSL makeup. I think it goes on so well. These colors are beautiful.

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  13. Corail Fauve is such a fresh and pretty pink. The heart shaped applicator is kind of cool--- and it does sell like it would be better for precise application!

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  14. Oh, I love the translucent look on the lips a lot! I need to check this out once they reached Austria!

    Thanks for showing! Both colors look very pretty on you, but 09 Rouge Laque looks especially pretty with the hint of orange to it!

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  15. These look gorgeous, I love YSL products. They make your lips look pretty!

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  16. They are so pretty! Rouge Laque is one I must have :)
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  17. Penelope you have such beautiful lips as usual. The colors compliment your skin tone quite well.

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  18. the colours are gorgeous! my fave is definitely the first one :D

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  19. Hi, do you know where I can get it in New York?

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    1. sorry for the extremely late reply! You can buy it in Sephora.

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  20. they look stunning and both of them look pretty..personally, i love the second one and it looks pretty wow i really want it.
    Mi_Mi
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  21. I like your swatches! It's perfect lips!

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  22. Oooh I popped the coral one on my christmas list after this swatch and photo, but it comes out SO pink on me! Almost a redish pink, it varies so much from yours I'm convinced its wrong... Going to nip to selfridges to compare the tester with mine just to put my mind at ease ha... saying that though I LOVE this product and am definitely getting more! Great review.

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    1. Oh dear, I'm so sorry that the shade looks so different on you. I try my very best to make my swatches as accurate as possible so am truly sorry about that!

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