YSL Rouge pur Couture Glossy Stain

As much as I try, I’m really not a lipstick girl. I love it and don’t really have a problem with how it feels on the lips but I am rubbish at reapplying. The only time I really manage is on a night out out when I can load on the red lippie and seal it so it doesn’t budge all night.


But in the day time? I pretty much fail with wearing lipstick. But these new Glossy Lip Stains from YSL have changed that – the texture of these is really unusual, as the name implies they sit in between a stain and a gloss – they have the moisturising (yes, moisturising not sticky) feeling of a gloss but the colour really lasts like a stain. They are amazing.

The two shades I’ve been playing with (and falling for) are 12 and 17. 12 Is a bright coral and 17 is a blue-toned, bright pink.


YSL Glossy Lipstain 12 & 17
YSL Glossy Lip Stain ’17’
YSL Glossy Lipstain ’12’
L-R: 12 & 17
YSL Glossy Lipstain ’17’
YSL Glossy Lipstain ’12’
I love how these colours look and feel on the lips, they really are the best of both worlds between a lipstick and a gloss. No, at £22.50 they aren’t cheap – but I’m justifying them with two reasons…one, they are *almost* like two products… a gloss AND a stain and they are the ideal every day lip product (perhaps in a toned down colour) thanks to the light feel….and everyday colour = lots of wear.
Yeah, definite girly-nomics going on here. But I love them!
Available now from Debenhams


  1. February 28, 2012 / 8:19 am

    They both look really lovely…I will def have to keep my eyes peeled for these beauties! 😉 x

  2. Sami
    February 28, 2012 / 10:14 am

    I wasn’t too keen on the YSL Glossy Stains! I felt it was too watery and left an ugly stain on my lips :/

  3. February 28, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    I have yet to try any of these stains, but I can just tell I will love them!

  4. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 / 8:34 am

    are you sure you labeled the photos with your lips correctly ? The last one looks more like the 17 to me as the first lip looks more coral-y… or is it just me? lol

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