YSL's Glossy Stains have been a blogger favorite for a while now - I've yet to read a negative review about these beauties. I personally love these, and have worn my #5 Rouge Vintage, oh so many times. While #9 Rouge Lacque is not an every day shade (for me anyway) it's just as good, if not better than my #5. The classic red lip lover will definitely love this one.
The pigmentation in this Glossy Stain is amazing. #9 is a bright red that leans towards orange. One of the things I like the most about this product is that it can be layered. If I find myself wanting a slight pop of color, one layer of the YSL Glossy Stain is sufficient. However, if I want a bright red lip for a night out, three swipes will give me a statement lip.
Left to right is one swipe, two swipes and three swipes of the YSL Glossy Stain in #9
The doe-foot applicator is quite easy to work with as well - it fits the corners of my mouth perfectly, and the product glides on smoothly. The Glossy Stain does have the signature YSL scent to it, but I personally really like it. Best to smell them in store if you're sensitive to smells because it's definitely stronger than most of my lip products.
Here I'm wearing the #9 Glossy Stain heavily applied.
I love a glossy red lip, and the advantage of this glossy red lip, is that it's relatively low maintenance. Because the Glossy Stains do in fact stain the lips, it does not leave you with a yucky "ring" when it wears out - just a pretty stain. I do find I sometimes need to moisturize my lips after this product wears out. Also, wearing the YSL Glossy Stains for more than 3-4 days in a row can be quite drying on me.
Of course, nowadays, with the L'Oreal Color Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stains, I'm not sure the price of the YSL Glossy Stain is worth it. I've yet to compare the products, but Carina over at Softly Sometimes just wrote a great review comparing the two, so check it out if you're curious!
Do you have the YSL Glossy Stain? What's your favorite? Do you think they are worth the price?