YSL Beauté's Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain ($32) is a revolutionary new lip product that combines the texture and shine of a gloss with the long wear of a stain. YSL created Glossy Stain to coat the lips with color, offering a lightweight texture that immediately melts into lips upon application. Glossy Stain delivers intense, glossy color for an extremely long-lasting shine.
Glossy Shine is shipping to the YSL counters at our department stores on March 1. Over the weekend, I discovered that it's already available at Sephora. I ordered four shades (hope I like them all) to see how the little color swatches online represent the shades and their intensity. I suspect they will arrive tomorrow, and I'll photograph them as soon as I can. I had planned to hold off on this feature, but Nina asked about the new Glossy Shines this morning, and I promised to post the information I have today.
The color range is enormous - 20 shades for every moment and preference, from delicate pinks and plums for day to bright reds, berries, and burgundies for any occasion that calls for more drama. I'm sure you'll agonize over the choices if you decide to shop online at Sephora. I did. Once I know a product, it's easy to select shades from those little online swatches. When the product is new, it's a roll of the dice. I'm eager to see them.
The applicator's unique slanted tip and short soft bristles allow for flawless application with perfect precision. If Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain meets my expectations, I'm going to have a new love. I've been a YSL lip color addict for many years.
Until March, Sephora is the exclusive supplier for these new lip colors. You can see them at this Sephora link. I've been assured that we'll be able to purchase them at YSL counters in March.
Update 1/18: I have tried two from my first order and wanted to let you know that you're not going to see much, if any, shine from these stains. Know before you order. Stay tuned for a "personal experience" feature.
Photos courtesy of YSL Beauté