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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The Red Lip for me - YSL Glossy Stain 11

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?



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14 comments:

  1. ysl is an amazing brand! the designs of the packings are so pretty.

    www.walkonthestylesite.blogspot.de

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    1. I know their packaging is gorgeous one of their lipsticks is next on my list! I have no idea why I don't look there more it is a great brand! x

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  2. The YSL glossy stains are so lovely :) my best friend got me one in #18 for Christmas, it's a beautiful pinks shade which are my faves haha :) Want to get myself some more and this is a stunning colour :)

    http://sophiameola.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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    1. Thank you Sophia! I have added number 18 to my list and will be checking that out tomorrow on my lunch break haha, pinks are right up my street as well and if it is anything like this one I'm 100% sold! xo

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  3. This looks so lovely on you! I've been wanting to try one of these for ages but have been putting it off because of the price. Keep telling myself I've already got a zillion red lippies, but this just looks so nice!
    Mel xx

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you lovely :) I know the price put me off for a really long time but I can say this is really worth it :) But defo worth trying a few on I tested about 5 before I settled on this one! xo

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  4. This is one of my favourite lip products, just the perfect formula. It looks gorgeous on you. x

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    1. Thank you :) The formula is amazing I can't believe I haven't tried these sooner really! x

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  5. I love a red lip and a YSL glossy stain so this is perfect for me! You look so pretty

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  6. So so so beautiful! Red lipstick is my go-to beauty tip, and this shade is seriously gorgeous! <3

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

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  7. I love this lipstick! It looks amazing xx

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Oooooo so adorable! Want it too!

    Love your blog, want to start following each other? :)

    Love,
    Amélie
    http://bagsandchocolate.blogspot.be/

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  9. So pretty, I have number 10 and I absolutely love it, the lasting power is amazing, they are hands down worth the money :-)

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  10. I *love* the YSL Glossy Stains -- my favourite lip products! I had that shade and #7 which is a "my lips but better" nude with a hint of coral. Worth every penny, the consistency is amazing, adore the way they look on the lips, and not drying at all.


    Allie
    http://ordinaryallie.blogspot.ca

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