YSL Glossy Stains.

I’m a HUGE fan of lipsticks! All colours, brands & finishes (although I do have some favourites!). I only have a selection of glosses that I go for when I don’t want to wear a lippy. You may, or may not, know that I’m a total YSL fan – I’ve loved pretty much everything I’ve got of theirs. I was recently sent these new gorgeous YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres* (aka as the YSL Glossy Stains). They are luxurious, as is the entire the YSL beauty range & as you can imagine the quality of them are second to none.

RRP: £22.50 available from HERE.

They are fairly expensive, considering their Touche Eclat foundation is £5.50 more(!) but you’re getting a good quality product for the price. (But still, I do wish they were around £13-£15!)

The lip gloss wand is a slanted ‘arrow-like’ shape which I feel that totally makes application easy. It’s quite bendy though when you put it on your lips – always makes me think it’s going to break but it seems to be fine 🙂

The formula is in between a gloss, a lip stain & a lip balm! It’s not sticky & has such a gorgeous LIGHT YET CREAMY finish to it. It feels like I have nothing on which is totally a bonus. It lasts me a fair few hours before I need to re-apply. I think #17 Encre Rose has to be my favourite out of the two. It’s a beautiful light blue-pink colour, totally summer worthy!

Overall, I’m very happy with these Glossy Stains. I would reccomend these to anyone who is out there for a good quality, ‘stick-free’ & hydrating lip gloss. But, ALSO if it was a colour they couldn’t find elsewhere (this is purely down to the price)! However, the YSL Glossy Stains, Revlon lip glosses & the Intense Lipgloss range by Illamasqua have become my ultimate favourites!

Have you tried YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres (Glossy Stains) before? What are your thoughts?


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*These products were sent to me & this is my 100% honest review, as always!


  • Jazz Harris

    These look really nice and your swatch is much more pigmented that I expected.

    Ria x

    • Kaushal

      Hi Ria, yes they are! They’re beautifully creamy x

  • Sam

    I love the pink one! so beautiful xxx

    • Kaushal

      Snap! 🙂 x

  • I love the way the YSL stains look on you, especially the blue-pink shade. I absolutely love the YSL lipstick so might give their stains a go . . .even though I don’t actually like stains but oh well the gold packaging will hypnotise me into parting my money

    Epiphannie A: Beauty by a Disneyvore

    • Kaushal

      They’re more of a gloss than a stain – but great quality as is the rest of the YSL range 🙂

  • I love the packaging of these lip glosses! Before I put any lipstick or lip gloss on, I make sure to coat my lips with my fav chapstick or vaseline and softly brush them with a soft tooth brush to make them extra soft and make the color or gloss last way longer.

    • Kaushal

      I try and do that every morning 😀 it works wonders!

  • That color looks lovely!

    • Kaushal

      Thank you, Harper!

  • really strong pigment, these look great!

    • Kaushal

      They are! 🙂

  • I love the pink one, are these drying at all?


    • Kaushal

      They’re not drying, they beautiful! 🙂

  • Eve

    Beautiful shades!

    • Kaushal

      They are, aren’t they!