First of all, thank you mother for purchasing this me ages ago! I got a little over excited mainly because of the packaging. Who doesn’t? Finally reviewing this and the first thing I had noticed is the shade. Looking at it, it is a purple, violet shade with a magenta, fuchsia undertone. It isn’t too bright nor dark, this is definitely a summer shade!
One swipe on the lips and it gives the lips a lovely, very noticeable saturation of colour, not even a sheer pigmentation, leaving a great shine adding dimension to the lips. The shine will fade over time as you would expect with lipglosses. This is definitely buildable to increase opaqueness bt I find one swipe is enough. It is brighter on the lips than on my hands and in the packaging. Blotting will leave the lips a stain of colour.
I thought the consistency was unique, quite watery, something I haven’t experienced before. It felt weird since this was a first time experience but the liquid feeling disappears and doesn’t become sticky as you’d get with many lipglosses unless you blot then it is sticky. Feels like gel after the water gimmick fades. I can definitely feel that this is a high quality product as compared to drugstore products. It doesn’t settle into the lines, bleed, emphasise any dry patches or even drying! It seemed to have held up well whilst I ate and drank. A top is needed once during the day and possibly again during the night if I’m out with colleagues straight after work.
The wand is very easy to use and the shape is perfect allowing me to easily define my lip shape. The scent slightly gives me a headache sometimes. A floral scent which is very artificial. Not really my cup of tea but it doesn’t stop me using it. Tastes weird too (not directly of course). I love this shade and definitely need to try out more of their other shades. I do hope their other shades are worth £25 each.
Have you tried any of YSL’s Glossy Stains?