You all remember me raving about YSL Glossy Stains [if you didn’t, check out this post], and while I still haven’t committed to a full-sized tube, I have three more swatches to share with you. This time the colors are from YSL’s Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain lineup. The sample trio I got featured #103 Pink Taboo, #106 Beige Anarchist, and #107 Naughty Mauve.
|Yves Saint Laurent Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain|
What’s so different about these? Well, if the original Glossy Stains are gorgeously opaque, Rebel Nudes are more on the sheer side, and act more like lip glosses than liquid lipsticks. They are also the first to premiere Euphoric Pearl technology for an all-day 3D luminous effect.
|Yves Saint Laurent Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain – arm swatches|
#103 Pink Taboo is best described as watermelon pink with subtle golden shimmer. It gives my lips a very natural tint and gorgeous shiny finish; it’s my favorite color of the three.
#106 Beige Anarchist is described as nude pink, but on me it looks like beige coral with golden microglitter. It’s a very neutral daytime shade that would work even for most color-hesitant ladies.
#107 Naughty Mauve is a crazy mix of mauve base and purple shimmer. The color shows really well in the swatches, but it actually doesn’t look anything like that on the lips. Instead, the lips have that “your lips but better” tint with just a hint of subtle blue shimmer.
|Yves Saint Laurent Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain – on the lips|
The packaging looks just like the original YSL Rouge Pur Couture stains: blackened tube with golden cap, featuring a slanted doe foot applicator, which distributes the pigment quickly and evenly. Unfortunately, my lips must be a special kind of crazy, because Rebel Nudes glosses didn’t go on as evenly as their sisters from the classic collection.
The longevity is totally on par with other Glossy Stains – each one of these 6-7 hours on my lips without fading, and I only needed one touch-up at the end of the day. Those are some great results for lip glosses!
|Yves Saint Laurent Rebel Nudes Glossy Stain (left to right) – #107, #106, #103|
Although I love the wear time and the feel of Yves Saint Laurent Rebel Nudes Glossy Stains, the formula just doesn’t seem to work for my lips. This collection, however, is great for anybody looking for long-lasting sheer gloss that doesn’t need to be constantly reapplied throughout the day.
Formula 8/10 | Application 8/10 | Pigmentation 9/10 | Longevity 10/10 | Product 9.5/10
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
$35 USD for 0.2 oz. Available at Sephora.
Octyldodecanol, Water, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Ethylcellulose, Sorbitan Stearate, Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Sucrose Cocoate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Calcium, Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alumina, Benzyl Benzoate, Anise Alcohol, Acrylates Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Fragrance. May Contain: Ci 77891/ Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Ci 15850/ Red 7, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, Ci 17200 / Red 33, Ci 15985 / Yellow 6, Caramel, Ci 42090/ Blue 1, Ci 19140/ Yellow 5, Ci 75470/ Carmine.