Sunday, August 21, 2016

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in "401 Rouge Vinyle": Review and Swatches

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For Fall 2016, Yves Saint Laurent is extending its lip stain range with the new Vinyl Cream Lip Stains ($42 CAD). Available in 12 elegant and vibrant shades, the new collection promises an ultra high-shine finish with an intense pop of color. To see some swatches and my review of the shade "401 Rouge Vinyle", click......
YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in "401 Rouge Vinyle"
Packaging:
The Vinyl Cream Lip Stain comes in a beautiful lacquered black tube with a gold YSL logo etched on the cap. There are tiny rectangular windows on the sides that show off the color inside. The flexible doe-foot applicator has a thin paddle design with a pointed tip. The design allows for a very precise application on the bottom lip, but I found it a bit too flimsy to coat my upper lip.
YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in "401 Rouge Vinyle"
Formulation:
Compared to the original Glossy Stains and the Pop Water Glossy Stains, the Vinyl Cream Lip Stain is a lot more pigmented. The formulation is still a gloss/stain hybrid but the texture is definitely a bit thicker. "401 Rouge Vinyle" is a beautiful blue-based deep red and the finish is super glossy!
YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in "401 Rouge Vinyle"
Unlike the original glossy stains, the Vinyl Creams transfer quite a bit. Although to be fair, I did put on a lot of product and even though there was noticeable transferring, a good amount of product still remained. Also, even when the color completely wears off, the lips will remain nice and stained. Lastly, there is just a tad bit of feathering.
The Vinyl Creams are very much like an ultra-pigmented lipgloss but you still get that non-sticky, moisturizing, and almost wet feel on the lips. All in all, if you loved the original glossy stains, you might like this one as well. The wear and application are a bit more high-maintenance but the color is a lot more intense!
YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in "401 Rouge Vinyle"
Availability:
YSL is available online and in stores at Sephora, The Bay, Nordstrom, and Holt Renfrew.
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