Ladies, this is the one. Yes, that is right after a lot of searching and testing I have found the red lip for me. Now this wasn't a quick or easy process I have tried out various lipsticks, lip glosses and even a couple of tinted lip balms until I realised I have not tried a YSL glossy stain. My mum bought a plum colour at the airport when we went to Canada and I remember always admiring the colour and the way it looked on her. I then also saw a blogger wearing number 9 in an outfit post, and thought it was gorgeous so it instantly became my mission to own it.
I went to boots to buy it, (obviously think of the points!) and after trying number 9 I actually felt that it washed me out and just didn't suit me. I tried a couple of others reds, one was too much of a brick colour and the other one was orange/red and not what I was looking for. It was my bf Hannah who noticed this shade and said try it on. Once it graced my lips I knew it had to be mine! This is my kind of red, it has a bit of pink in it which I find suits my pinky completion and doesn't wash my out.
I love the packing it is so chic and sleek, I love the little panel so you can see the colour inside. The angle sponge applicator is great as it is big enough to apply the stain preciously and easilly, I find it covers my whole bottom lip and to get the colour above it takes one sweep forward then one back on itself. The tapered tip is especially good for filling in those pesky corners which you really need to do when wearing a bright lip. I find that it lasts really well, it does lose some of its vibrance after 3 hours but it still leaves a colour on your lips and double bonus it isn't sticky!
This is fairly pricey at £22.50 but I really think it is worth it. One of my things for 2013 is to wear a red lip more, I think it really transforms a simple outfit and always seems to make an outfit look more polish and together and this is a colour which I don't feel self conscious wearing. I wore it here on new years eve. Have you got any of the Glossy stains? If so which one should be next on my list? What is your favourite red lip product?