And a lot more french words to that name.
Hands down I have never received more compliments on my lip color than when I was wearing #24, a perfectly red red without a lean toward blue or orange.
I heard about this product from Brow Guru Stacie at Marsha Nadalin Salon in Kahala Mall. She had been shopping with a friend and gave it a high recommendation. Her friend wore hers and many hours later, the color remained.
That was Thursday.
Friday I was driving around the Nordstrom parking lot around lunchtime and was fighting for a space. Seriously, it was one of those parking nightmares that only happen when a good sale is going on.
And a good sale was going on-Nords was having its Access Event for their anniversary sale.
I being a slovenly user of my Nords card for greener pastures of my other cards, didn’t get the memo.
I was lucky anyway and got a space.
My head spun a bit when I walked in. Areas of the store were draped in sheer cream curtains for the special access event with nice prices on a lot of stuff.
For the beauty department, it was full of people. Not to the point of pressing, but pretty full.
I had gone in with the thought and mission of-checking out the YSL stain, the Trish McEvoy Flat Liner Brush and Osmotics line.
More on that later.
The YSL lip stain, is very lightweight when applied, slightly shiny, but not shiny to the 10th degree like the more gel-like products. I was a bit challenged with the doe applicator. It does have a point to the flat wand, but even with lip liner, I was drawing outside the lines. It is easily removed before it dries.
Wearing a new lip color is like wearing freshly styled hair. I don’t want to move my head or disturb the lip color and try to avoid actions that remove it.
But that defeats the purpose of the stain right?
By the time I got home, the color was still there, but had a ring around the edges, with the interior of my lips decidedly less hued.
The real trial was the next day when I wore it to ballet and reapplied for dinner that night.
It’s not drying at all, but I slicked on some Fresh Lip Balm later in the first part of the day, but the color stayed true.
I reapplied a fresh coat before dinner.
Now, in Europe, I understand that ladies remove their lip color prior to eating to avoid lips on their glasses. From my s. american source who lived here and there, he thought this was the height of manners, even tho you removed your color at the table.
The product definitely was challenged at dinner. I had grilled salmon, veggies and a salad. Read all contain some oil in the preparation.
Still had a hint of color when I got home tho.
For me, this product lasts about 4 hours.
It’s not bad–at $35, it’s worth it to not think about color for 4 hours.