I’ve genuinely been a fan of the YSL lip stains since they launched in 2012. Now, for YSL Summer Splash 2015, there’s a third version of them; the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres Pop Water (£26). Don’t even try saying it after a gin. I think we can just call them YSL Pop Waters. It’s just a little bit genius that in the creation of Pop Water, the same type of high grade colourants that are used in gummy bears are used in these! They’re far less shiny that the previous versions but, in my view, more stainy, so perfect for a hit of colour without stickiness.
Shades from bottom to top are: Rouge Splash, Pink Rain, Onde Rose, Wet Nude, Juicy Peach and Dewy Red. They look super shiny in the swatch, but the shine quickly wears away. What I’ve found with all the YSL variants in this category is that they need frequent reapplication. Personally, I love the tactile element of application so it doesn’t bother me at all but if you’re looking for Bobbi Brown type longevity, you won’t find it here.
And just to prove the point that they are stainy – this is my arm now!
Le Laque Couture Pop Colours are fun – over washes of colour to wear alone for fresh and bright nails or to transform other shades. They are buildable – in the swatch below I’ve used two coats but bear in mind that they’re over a white nail wheel so will look more vibrant than they actually are. I’m going to experiment using them over white.. I think that could look very pretty.
Shades that I have are Orange Drop, Rouge Wet and Fuchsia Rain.
I found there to be almost no difference between Rouge Wet and Fuschia Rain. You can take these up to three coats but you’d need to be sure that your nails aren’t discoloured and have an even edge to them to make these look their best. You will be able to see the nail through the coats. The La Laque Pop Waters are £19 each.
Finally, as part of the collection, there are some eye colours – Full Metal Shadow; glossy splashes of metal colour. I tested them out and found that they didn’t last at all.. there was nothing on my lids at all by the end of the morning, so I’m going to experiment with using them with eye primers before blogging them.
The YSL Summer Splash 2015 range launches on 27th May.
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