Monday, February 11, 2013

Day 42. YSL Vernis à Lèvres #8 [review & swatches]

This is the first post (out of two) dedicated to the fantastic YSL Vernis à Lèvres, a fantastic lip product that is not a lipstick, nor a gloss. I already took pictures of the two YSL Vernis à Lèvres I own but these are going to be full reviews of the two shades. This post is all for #8.

Generally speaking, the YSL Vernis à Lèvres are a lip product that mixes features of lipstick, gloss and lipstain. The lipstick similarity comes in with pigmentation (intense and opaque) and range of colors. The Vernis is also gloss-like because the color is and stay shiny for a long time, also the texture is similar to the one glosses have, but without being sticky. They are also lip stains, because once they are on, the YSL Vernis à Lèvres stay on and, well, stain the lips. The color intensity is buildable: one coat will give you a nice color, but full intensity needs two coats, just let the first coat set for 30/60 seconds before applying the second one.
It sits well on the lips and it is not drying. 

The YSL Vernis à Lèvres #8 (Orange de Chine) is a fantastic brick-red, almost orange, shade. 

YSL Vernis à Lèvres #8 - one coat of product

YSL Vernis à Lèvres #8 - two coats of product (9 am)

The color is really intense and pigmented, and it lasts a long time. 

Swatch for YSL Vernis à Lèvres #8

I applied the Vernis at 9 am with two coats of product, and the result was the one shown in the picture above. 
I took the second picture (below) around 11 am, after a cup of coffee and a small snack. As you can see, the Vernis is almost intact.

YSL Vernis à Lèvres #8 (11 am)
Last picture was taken around 1 pm, after a light lunch. The product is still there but there's something off about how it looks patchy: basically it moved around and faded a bit during lunch.

YSL Vernis à Lèvres #8 (1 am)

 After that it lasted until 4 pm, with only the outer edges still on and a light color stain on the rest of the lips.

Overall this is a product I highly recommend: a lip product that delivers intense and shiny color, that lasts a long time without being tacky or uncomfortable. #8 is a fantstic shade if you love orange-y red that can be also worn during the day. 

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