YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain – Spring 2016

January 18, 2016

This spring YSL has launched two new Glossy Stains ($36 each) in Tangerine Boho and Rose Folk. Both are warm-toned glossy tints. I couldn’t find these anywhere at counters near me so I ordered these online sight unseen. The colors are warmer than I anticipated but offer a medium to bright wash of coral to the lips that will brighten the complexion. I’m a huge fan of many of the YSL Glossy Stains (in particular the Pop Water colors). These are different from your normal lip stain because they don’t dry out my lips and remain glossy once dry.

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Tangerine Boho is a warm bright coral red. Rose Folk is a few shades lighter but runs peachy on me (instead of a pink like the name rose implies). Your mileage may vary depending on your lip tone – these pull very warm on me but have a slight transparent quality which allows the lip to show through slightly. These are slightly scented with a pleasant sweet fragrance but it’s subtle and not overpowering.

In case you’re new to this formula, the tips are beveled for easy application:

Swatch comparisons:

YSL Pop Water Glossy Stains in Wet Nude, Juicy Peach, Eau de Corail (swatched here)
Tom Ford Lip Color in Twist of Fate (review here)
Tom Ford Bare Peach (reviewed here)
MAC Huggable Glass in Such a Sweetheart and Cool & Cute (reviewed here)
Tom Ford Sweet Spot (swatches here)

If you already own some of the other Pop Water Glossy stains I think you can probably skip these two. Tangerine Boho is a redder version of Juicy Peach and more red version of Onde Rose. Rose Folk is a slightly deeper version of Wet Nude and lighter than Eau de Corail. I do think they are both lovely – although these are from the spring collection, they have more of a summery vibe.
I’m drawn more towards Rose Folk (the lighter option) as I love a good peachy color. I do think it pulls more peach than rose, but if you’ve seen/tested these in person, I’d love to hear your take on these as well.

Both of the YSL Glossy Stains from the spring collection retail for $36 each. You might want to see if your local counters have these. Also online at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York and YSL.

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  • Anonymous January 18, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Hi Sabrina – I purchased the two YSL palettes. I have not decided on the glossy stain though I did try No.43 Rose Folk. I am waiting for the new Volupte Shine.

    • Sabrina January 22, 2016 at 4:12 am

      Smart move! If I had seen/tested these in person I probably would have waited too. I have high hopes for the upcoming launches though!

  • Alix January 18, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Darn, I was hoping that at least one of these colors would suit my complexion, but no go. I hope YSL comes out with more Glossy Stains soon, it's my favorite gloss formula (and I own seven of them!).

    • Sabrina January 22, 2016 at 4:16 am

      Save your $$$ for Feb/March – there are more lip products coming out from YSL I can't remember where I saw the exact launch date, but check out https://www.instagram.com/marytushik/

  • Rachel Polansky January 18, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    I like Rose Folk better but not a huge fan of coral lips in general.


    • Sabrina January 22, 2016 at 4:17 am

      Thanks! Hope I saved you some $$$ πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous January 18, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    They both look lovely on you. I can see you wear them on a beach in Greece πŸ™‚ I haven't tried the Glossy Stains. Sometimes, the YSL formula is a bit too much for me (Tint-in Oil and Gloss Volupte) and I don't like that feeling on my lips.
    Have a nice day.

    • Sabrina January 22, 2016 at 4:17 am

      Thanks Tanja! There are some new launches coming from YSL later this spring. Also new Chanel Stylos which look promising!

  • Clever Girl Reviews January 18, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    I love Tangerine Boho on you!

    • Sabrina January 22, 2016 at 4:17 am

      Thank you!!