Sunday, September 18, 2016

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in "404 Nude Pulse", "406 Orange Electro" & "411 Rhythm Red": 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. I tried a beautiful red from the line not to long ago and completely fell in love! So today I want to share with you three other shades from the range. To see some swatches, click......
YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stains
The Vinyl Cream Lip Stain comes in a lacquered black rectangular 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 Stains
As mentioned in my review of the shade "401 Rouge Vinyle", the YSL Vinyl Creams are a gloss/stain hybrid lip color with a hydrating, high-shine finish. In terms of pigmentation, the three shades I have here vary quite a bit, with the sheerest being even sheer than the original YSL Glossy Stains and the brightest being very intense and saturated. The product is not completely transfer-proof but the two brighter shades leave behind a beautiful tint. To read my in-depth review of the Vinyl Cream formulation, click here. Below I will expand on all three shades.
YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stains
406 Orange Electro: This is s beautiful orange-red with a slight hint of golden shimmers. The pigmentation is semi-sheer but buildable. It is sheerer and lighter compared to "Rhythm Red" (see below).
404 Nude Pulse: A soft peachy-pink nude, Nude Pulse is quite a challenge to work with. Because of the light and sheer pigmentation, the color looked super patchy and wrinkly on my lips. For the swatches below I used numerous coats to build a passable coverage. I would only recommend this shade to those with very pale lips.
411 Rhythm Red: A mandarin orange red, this shade is very pigmented and bright. It's perfect for those that like orange lips but don't want to go all out.
YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in "406 Orange Electro"
YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in "404 Nude Pulse"
YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in "411 Rhythm Red"
YSL is available online and in stores at Sephora, The Bay, Nordstrom, and Holt Renfrew.
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