If you want a gloss that looks hot, shiny and will actually last... you reach for Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain. Rouge Enamel is a great bold red, but I also wanted to grab something that I could wear as a more day to day lip. Corail Aquatique looks to be the shade I was aiming for!
What the Sephora website has to say about Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain:
What it is:
A revolutionary new lip product that combines the texture and shine of a gloss with the long-wear of a stain.
What it does:
Coat your lips with this lip color that offers a lightweight texture, which immediately melts onto lips. Glossy Stain delivers intense glossy color for an extremely long-lasting shine.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
The applicator’s unique slanted tip and short soft bristles allow for flawless application with perfect precision.
Corail Aquatique applied more as a pinky coral, and is definitely wearable. It wasn't the exact shade I had in mind, but it's for sure a shade that can be worn quite frequently.
The applicator is a sponge, but not in any shape I’m used to using. Luckily, it’s easy to maneuver and the pointed end helps to make application more precise.
Scent-wise, when I sniffed the swatch, it smelled like roses and cinnamon. It was a little bizarre, but on the lips I can’t smell much of anything. Perhaps a very faint odor of the rose… but seriously, I’m extremely sensitive to smells and this isn’t offensive.
This stain didn’t budge all day long, though with this shade it will not be as apparent on your lips as the Rouge Enamel. Revive it after you eat by adding a dab of your favorite lip conditioner (I like MAC Viva Glam Ricky).
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain retails for $32.00 and is available at Sephora as well as at your local YSL counter.