03/21/2012 04:32 EDT | Updated 03/22/2012 02:19 EDT

YSL's Lip Stain Is Glossy, Not Dry

By: Michelle Mullins,

Lip stains and I haven’t had the best of relationships. The products I tried in the past felt dry and required too many steps to apply. As a result, I’ve stayed away. Far away. Recently, however, I was introduced to YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stains and I can happily say, this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

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These YSL Glossy Stains offer the staying power of a stain but the look of a gloss. The packaging is sleek featuring gold and black, and a little window showing a hint of the colour inside. Each ‘bottle’ contains a larger doe-foot-style applicator, which allows for an easy application.

A couple of swipes across the lips creates an even application and once on, the product settles on your lips very comfortably. It's very lightweight and the colour is ah-mazing. Intense, bold and BEAUTIFUL. I wore these comfortably for about six to seven hours, with no sign of streaking or fading.

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I tried three bright statement colours: #9, Rouge Laque (what I describe as a pure red); #14,Fuchsia Dore (a bright fuchsia); and #4, Mauve Pigmente (a rich red wine-like colour). Wearing these, I don't think anyone would ever guess these were stains. Two thumbs up!

The Glossy Stains are available now at Sephora for $34 Canadian, and later this spring at Holt Renfrew and select Bay and Murale stores.

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