I’ve ordered a set with different YSL lip products using my Sephora VIB points. I’ve received two YSL Stain deluxe samples, one if the glossy finish and the other one is the creamy finish. They came in the shades 401 (creamy) and 9 (glossy). They both retail for $36 and you can find it at different stores and also online (if you have Ebates you can get 3% cash back* if you purchase at sephora.com).
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Even the deluxe sample package is classy and elegant, perfect to throw in your purse or bring with you on your next trip. The applicator is pointy, making it easy to reach the corner of your lips and the cupid’s bow without making a mess. Since this is a stain, you should be careful when applying on your lips or it’ll… stain on your skin (cleaning with a concealer will solve this problem).
The swatch on the left is the 401 Creamy Stain and the one on the right is the 9 Glossy Stain. The different is very subtle, to be honest. It even took me some minutes after receiving the samples to find out they were two different finishes! The glossy is indeed a little glossier than the creamy but they’re pretty similar. After you apply the stain, you’re all set. It is long wearing and it leaves a beautiful “popsicle” finish after it fades. And I mean it, it’s hard to take off, you better remove it with an oil-based cleanser.
I’m happy with these YSL stains and I would definitely purchase them again. What do you think? Have you ever tried it? I’d love to know!