Available currently only the states online at www.ysl.com, is my personal make up hell – the limited edition YSL Gloss Pur Black. It’s fabulously dramatic on the catwalk, livens up a fashion spread no end, but can you wear it to the pub? No. So, if you’re not a model and you’re not a goth, and want to use this in the real world, you can’t. The trouble with black on lips is that it wears away leaving the pink of your lips showing through – generally around the areas that you use to sip your drink leaving you only half wearing gloss. With normal pinks, nudes etc that wouldn’t really matter – or show as much – but with black it just looks odd. Unless you are prepared to top up every five seconds, not eat or drink and risk all the Morticia jokes, leave it alone and wear black nails instead.
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