There has been such a buzz around this product within the blogging community since its release, and mainly because it has been named as a YSL Glossy Stain dupe, which I think has been good news all round, as I am afraid my budget just can't stretch to YSL price tags, I don't know about you?! So with a small £7.99 price tag I did not hesitate to snap this up. In comparison, I think L'Oreal's packaging is a lot nicer, and actually looks a lot more classy and expensive than the YSL tube. Although, I have not had the pleasure of testing out the YSL Glossy Stain, I'd love to hear other peoples comparisons!
|A swatch of the product!|
The first thing I noticed about the L'Oreal Paris Glam Shine Stain Splash collection, is that the colour range is a bit samey, it feels like there should be a lot more nudes and pinks, so when choosing a colour, I had to go for a trusty red. Juliet (Shade 300) is the reddest out of the range, although you wouldn't realise until you swatch it, as it looks very pink in the tube. This colour is very wearable, on first application you are left with a bold and glossy colour, which changes as it dries on your lips. After a few hours the product leaves a 'just bitten' stain, which I think looks really lovely!
The product is quite sticky like a lip gloss at first, but as the product dries, the stickiness disappears. My absolute favourite thing about this lip stain, is that it is water-based, meaning that your lips are constantly hydrated. Although, it does feel really strange on your lips at first, like you are dabbing water rather than a lip product, but it does thicken up once on the lip! After hours of wear, dinner, drinks and chatter this product still looked fine, there was still moisture and the thought of re-applying was distant. The longevity is amazing, and honestly, I was shocked to get such good results from a drug store product. Application is a dream with the petal-shaped wand, I think the shape makes it really easy. The only (small) downfall to this lip stain is the pigmentation compared to others I have tried, it took about 4-5 layers to get a fully opaque lip, I mean I got the result I wanted after multiple applications, but it does seem pretty excessive!
I would love to see more colours introduced to this very small range, I think this is a perfect lip product for those girls on the go who have no time for re-application throughout the day!
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