In my opinion, Yves Saint Laurent can do no wrong. Every new product that hits counters seems to be even better than the last, leaving little room for anyone else in the department store to grab wanting ladies attention. My latest discovery from YSL is their Glossy Stains – a mix between a lip stain, a lipgloss and a lipstick in one tube. Packaged in their delightfully extravagant gold bottles, this unusually textured gloss provides a subtle amount of buildable colour that actually stains the lips to leave the hue on for longer. The cooling sensation when applied makes these really pleasurable to wear, as well as super light and comfortable on the lips. The colour is quite sheer when first applied, but it’s possible to apply more layers for a stronger result (without any weight on the lips.) Initially the result is quite glossy, but as the product is absorbed into the lips it leaves behind a subtle stain on the lip surface that doesn’t dry your pout out. The Glossy Stains are perfect for use in the day if you want a subtle makeup look, but are equally fab for a night out when you want to be able to re-apply without caking your lips in chalky colour. Although these aren’t cheap (£23.50 each) they are blooming brilliant – especially as I’ve never found a texture like it.
The Glossy Stains are available online and via YSL counters priced £23.50 each.