|Even the packaging is shiny :)|
|It looks a little pinky but carry on reading....|
The applicator can be used to apply a really strong cupids bow line, so no need for a liner (unless you want to use an Aveda clear liner to make an even sharper line).
One application is enough, but 2 or even 3 creates a darker stronger lip. I've not been brave enough to wear the 3 shades lip outside yet.
|Left with flash (which I think I overdid!) and natural light right.|
Be warned though that this shade does dry a little darker than it first looks in the bottle. I am not sure if all the shades dry darker, but it means I ended up with a little more darker vampy colour than intended- but it suits me so I'm happy that I went slightly out of my comfort zone! Also a tip is to start at the centre of your lip and work outwards- otherwise you might end up with a darker splodge at the outer edges (like I did below in the pictures). A quick q-tip soaked in bioderma will sort this.
|No flash, flash! (Full face shots show my red, sore, flaky nose. Silly winter cold!! Full face shot to follow!)|
YSL Glossy stains are a little pricey at £22.50 BUT Debenhams currently has 10% off and 500 points on beauty if you spend over £40 so effectively it means you spend £35. I bought mine as a Christmas treat, and picked up a few gifts at the same time :) You can see the full range at Debenhams HERE
I love the Glossy Stains! Do you have any or any similar products? Do you stick to safe lip colours, or break out the brights?