Wednesday, 16 April 2014

that old black magic ♥

I really do appreciate sunshine, this week has had me reaching for my Ray Bans and embracing the warm weather. Yes, I’m a typical Brit – as soon as there is a ray of sun, my sunglasses come out and so do my summer lip colours. When the weather is colder, so is my make-up bag…well the colour tones anyway so it’s nice to bring out the bright pink lip shades for a change! Out of all the lip colours I have, the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain will forever be one of my favourites. Like certain perfumes, my lip products also remind me of old memories – this particular shade 10 was worn pretty much all of last year. I can be quite dull when it comes to my lip colours, I love sticking to one nude shade and playing it safe, but I cannot help but love this shade!

The texture of the lip stain is creamy and moisturising but it still has incredible pigmentation. The packaging itself is beautiful, I cannot fault YSL in that aspect whatsoever, the only point I would make is that I wish the texture of the lip stain was slightly thicker. Although the concept of this YSL lip product is supposed to be a lip stain and not a gloss, I do prefer a thicker formula regardless. The staying power is incredible, it lasted for over four hours and it did not leave my lips dry. Overall, I give this lip stain 9.5/10 You can buy your own YSL glossy stain here – Debenhams are actually doing 33% off! Have you tried this shade before? What is your summer product?


  1. Such a great summery shade, the pigmentation is impressive :)x

    The Belle Narrative

  2. we always love wearing lip stains, they're just so easy to wear because they save the hassle of having to reapply during the day. This is the perfect shade for the warmer months, it definitely screams Spring!


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