|L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Pink Perseverance 182, Pink Resistance 183 , Berry Persistent 186 ,Infinite Fuschia 187 and Everlasting Caramel 192.|
The basic concept behind the Gloss/Stain formula is a lip gloss that dries down to a glossy look and leaves a stain as it wears . When the Ysl glossy stains are first applied to the lips, they feel like a lip gloss but within 10 - 15 secs they begin to thicken . They require 2-3 layers to look completely opaque and leave behind a substantial stain as they wear . I find the glossy stains to be incredibly glossy , comfortable and long wearing .The Loreal version is a lot thinner in consistency but they thicken just like the glossy stains and set with a glossy finish .
|Pink Perseverance 182, Pink Resistance 183 ,Everlasting Caramel 192 Infinite Fuschia 187 and Berry Persistent 186 .|
The darker colors leave behind a stain just like the glossy stains and it lasts 3-4 hours easily while the lighter colors are more translucent in comparison . I think its crucial to let the layers dry in between and not press lips together . I applied 3 even layers for all of the lip swatches below .
Infinite Fuschia 187 is a magenta cream in the tube and translates as a slighter darker magenta on the lips .
Please note : my lip swatches are high definition close up of my lips and in real life all of them look opaque .
Overall , the performance of the darker shades is on par with the Ysl glossy stains but I cannot recommend the lighter shades. They too sheer to warrant a purchase . If you are looking for lighter shades then Ysl is your best bet . They maybe uneven in application but at least they are visible . As far the the darker shades are concerned I highly recommend both the Loreal and Ysl ones . The good news is that, now there is a gloss/stain for every price point :)
Price? The Ysl ones are $32.00 a piece and the Loreal caresse stains are $7-$10 .
Limited Edition ? No.
Where did I purchase ? Walgreens.