The Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres had a lot of buzz when it came out, and rightly so. It’s described as ‘A revolutionary new lip product that combines the texture and shine of a gloss with the long wear of a stain.’
I’ve fallen in and out of love with lipgloss over the years – if the texture is too cheap if can often be over sticky and become either bad in taste or smell as wear goes on. The Vernis À Lèvres is marketed as a lipstick that has an application wand like a gloss. The texture when put on your lips at first is like a non sticky gloss, and open application to your lips it dries into a more lipstick like texture. As time wears one it does turn into a stain, though depending on the colour of your lips and the colour of your shade this winds up colouring your lips with varying intensities of colour. Furthermore, this is a glossy looking formula, so if matte lips are more your thing, I’d suggest trying the YSL Kiss & Blush.
This product has been compared with a product that came after it, the Dior Fluid Sticks, and I would say most definitely that these are the most consistent (perhaps therefore better), product. However, the Fluid Sticks are more balmy though and in comparison the Vernis À Lèvres is more colour focused.
The packaging is classy and though the product might initially seem expensive, very little of it is needed to be effective, so it can last you a long time. The pointy tip of the wand helps with precision and you can apply the product on bare lips.
All in all, the Vernis À Lèvres is a fabulous product that is beautifully effective. I hate things that have a very short lasting life, but this can last me all day, and even if I’m eating and drinking. It’s a great buy, and one you won’t come away regretting.
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