YSL Vernis A Levre Glossy Stains Review Pt 2: Brun Glace, Camel Croisiere, Violet Edition

YSL Glossy Stains Review: Brun Glace, Camel Croisiere, Violet Edition

 

Hi everyone!

I was so impressed with my previous YSL Glossy Stain purchases that despite my vow to reduce makeup spending I had to “invest” in some more. The colours that I had my eyes on were unfortunately not available in Australia so I purchased them from the Nordstrom (thanks Xiao !)

I’ve reviewed #5 Rouge Vintage and #9 Rouge Laque in my previous post. Just like the other Glossy Stains I’ve used previously the colour and the shine of these lasts for hours on the lips.

*pic heavy post*

 

YSL Glossy Stains swatch Brun Glace, Camel Croisiere, Violet Edition

 

Colour, texture, performance.

#2 Brun Glace is a pigmented deep rusty brown, which has a lovely sepia vintage photography feel to it. Strangely enough some days it looks more berry on my lips. This is my favourite Glossy Stain out of  the bunch- such a beautiful autumnal colour that wears beautifully on the lips for hours. For such a dark colour it applies and wears really evenly (unlike Violet Edition which is gorgeous but settles into lip lines)

#6 Camel Croisiere is a sheer caramel toned coral nude. With each reapplication the colour becomes less muted ‘caramel’ and progressively more ‘coral’.

#1 Violet Edition is a very pigmented deep vampy plum. It is a gorgeous gorgeous colour, but it I am a bit disappointed with  how the colour tends to become a little bit patchy and uneven on the lips within about 15mins of application (the more layers the worse it is), particularly with dry lips. I’m still glad I have it though because it’s a very unique colour/texture and I have nothing like it in my current stash.

 

Keep reading after the jump!

YSL Glossy Stain Camel Croisiere, Brun Glace, Violet Edition

 

Dupes.

As I’ve mentioned in my previous review of the Shine Caresses (part 1, part 2), they are a great dupe for these Glossy Stains in terms of the unique texture and formulation of the product. In terms of these specific colours, I would say that Bonnie Shine Caresse is a close dupe of Camel Croisiere (although Bonnie leans slightly more coral)- in fact they are so similar in terms of how they feel, look, and perform on the lips that I find myself regretting putting the money down for Camel Croisiere. Milady Shine Caresse is similar to Violet Edition, but is lighter in colour and has stronger purple tones. There is no Shine Caresse colour equivalent to Brun Glace as far as I’m aware.

 

How to use.

With the lighter colours, application doesn’t matter so much; with the darker Glossy Stain shades, however, I find that careful application does make a difference to the overall evenness of the look. I like to work quickly applying the first layer all over the lips then allowing it ‘set’ over about 10 seconds- while it’s doing that it’s important not to press the lips together. I then repeat that with a second layer.

I like using Glossy Stains both by themselves, and also with lip liners. Lip liners can intensify the colour, take your look from day to night, as well as give you endless possibilities with modifying the colour (MAC Burgundy Lipliner and YSL Brun Glace Glossy Stain creates a beautiful glossy wine coloured lip- FOTD coming soon).

 

Availability: Myer, Nordstrom, and YSL counters worldwide

Price:  $50 AUD (Australian RRP) $34 USD (RRP US)

 

YSL Glossy Stains swatch Brun Glace, Camel Croisiere, Violet Edition

 From left: Camel Croisiere, Brun Glace, Violet Edition

Wearing YSL Glossy Stain in Camel Croisiere FOTD

Wearing YSL Glossy Stain in Camel Croisiere

 Wearing YSL Glossy Stain in #2 Brun Glace FOTD

 Wearing YSL Glossy Stain in #2 Brun Glace

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YSL Glossy Stains swatch Brun Glace, Camel Croisiere, Violet Edition

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