YSL Glossy Stains have captured my attention lately, having seen Raeviewer's raved thoughts on them. I took the opportunity to swatch a few of the standout colours from Matas, my local drugstore, yesterday. My first impressions of the YSL Glossy Stains are that they are excellent in their colour range and I can see myself using these on busy days. A single application in the morning and afternoon is probably all you need to maintain a fuss-free lipcolour all day.
These reminds me of the Chanel Rouge Lacques in texture and application. The only difference is that they stain the lips without having the horrible dryness that 'stains' are usually associated with.
The colours that strike me the most are 11, 13 - only because the after stains are gorgeous too. In pictures, numbers 10 and 11 are very similar - however, 11 is probably more of a pinkish red and 10 an orange toned red. I had initially loved 7 from pictures online, but after seeing it in person, feel that it is a bit too 'brown' for my liking. 19 is the more wearable version of 18, which appears too blue-tone light barbie pink. In general, lighter shades don't stain quite as well as the darker shades, so I consider it pointless as a stain anyway.
Whilst I'm trying to control my spending budget for the next half year before my contract here in Denmark finishes, I can't help but resist picking up some shades from this line up. For now, I walked away empty handed, knowing that I'll be returning back.