YSL Vinyl Cream
YSL Vinyl Cream

I’ve had to go back and check several times just in case I’m missing something here – the YSL Vinyl Cream promises gloss, stain and lipstick in one – but they’re distinctly lacking gloss other than the first few moments of application. Don’t get me wrong – these are lovely; light, water-feeling on the lip, gorgeous, flattering colours and a stain that outlasts most that I’ve tried. But, after a few moments, we’re down to a sheen, not a gloss. A little longer and we’re down to just the stain.

YSL Vinyl Cream
YSL Vinyl Cream

I’m a very happy re-applier when it comes to lip products – I prefer gloss over all other lip products and that’s the payback for shiny lips; re-application, so I’d say you need to factor that in if you want to keep the sheeny-glossy element going. If you’re happy with a lip stain, however, it’s a great last and you won’t need to think about re-applying. When I tried to take off the swatches from my arm, it was definitely a challenge – it was finally removed with some effort with a waterproof eye make up remover.

YSL Vinyl Cream
YSL Vinyl Cream

Although the application doesn’t look terribly even in the swatches, this doesn’t translate to lips and it looks perfectly even. I think you can see in the swatches that YSL Vinyl Cream isn’t ‘that’ glossy. From bottom to top: Rouge Vinyle, Nude Pulse, Explicit Pink, Carmin Session, Burgundy Vibes.

YSL Vinyl Cream
YSL Vinyl Cream

From bottom to top: Rouge Remix, Rose Happening, Coral Neo-Pop, Rhythm Mix and Rose Mix. I love the shade selection – really vibrant and enlivening colours but, the stain will stay, the gloss won’t. They’re £26 each HERE.

 

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