The Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain ($34.00 USD for 0.20 oz) is meant to be a hybrid version of a lip gloss and stain. The idea behind this lip product is described as being, “A revolutionary new lip product that combines the texture and shine of a gloss with the long wear of a stain.” In my opinion, I find this description to be incurable accurate. When worn the product delivers a light sheen whilst having the colour longevity of a stain. This product does wear well on me, but from other reviews it appears that not everyone has experienced this.
In terms of texture, when first applied there is a slight ‘tack’ feeling but I find that this feeling fades after the product has sinked in and dried on the lips. The resulting finish is opaque and slightly glossy. If you are looking for a product that is as shiny as a full blown lip gloss then this product may not live up to expectations. It should be noted this product does have a mild fruity scent.
Overall, I probably won’t repurchase this product mainly because it’s very long lasting and I am curious to try other more innovative products on the market. That said, I am pleased with this product and you should definitely check it out if you, like me, are a fan of stain lip products.
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