|YSL Glossy Stain #23 Fuchsia Cubiste|
YSL's Glossy Stains (more formally known as Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Levres) took the beauty world by storm when they were released in early 2012 and have spawned a number of copycats, both high end and drugstore. Despite the number of similar products now on the market, the YSL Glossy Stains keep drawing me back in to their web. I started with #5 Rose Vintage. Then #12 Corail Fauve (see my original review here), and about a month after that #15 Rose Vinyl. I love the glossy finish and staying powder of these products, and unlike many, I don't mind the smell (it fades so quickly and I'm generally not bothered by scents).
|Fuchsia Cubiste Lip Swatch|
After perusing the limited number of swatches I could find online (including here), I opted to pick up #23 Fuchsia Cubiste and one colour from the original collection, #13 Rose Dore. YSL recommends putting on one layer for a more natural glow, and adding a second for more intense coverage. I find that putting one layer on, letting it dry a bit, and then putting on a second layer gives the most even coverage and best staying power.
|Fuchsia Cubiste Swatch - Natural Light|
|Rose Tempura Swatch - Natural Light|
|Rose Tempura - 2 coats|
|NARS Mexican Rose|