L'Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in 186 Berry Persistent review + comparison
What it claims: "Discover a stain that thinks it’s a gloss. Now hydration & shine meet lasting, lightweight color. combines the power of a lip stain with lip-gloss luster. This next generation lip stain, formulated with a blend of light hydrating oils & concentrated pigments, delivers lasting color with a glossy finish. Packed with 30% water, leaves lips soft, comfortable and hydrated for up to 6 hours." (Source: Lorealparisusa.com)
L'Oreal came out with this product a while ago and I'm pretty sure you guys already read a bunch of reviews on it and comparisons with the YSL lipstain. Does it compare? Let's take a look.
There's a total of about 12 shades to choose from (correct me if I'm wrong) and I had a pretty hard time to choose! I wanted to step out of my comfort zone so I picked up #186 in Berry Persistent. It's a very deep berry shade that can we layered up to create a vampy look. I find that the texture of the product is very thin and light but still pigmented. One layer is opaque enough to hide my pigmented lips, but it doesn't apply as evenly as YSL glossy stains. It dries and sets pretty quickly and the shine remains for about 2 hours on me if I don't eat or drink. When the glossy finish disappears, the color remains intact since it's a pretty dark shade. The stain will get lighter as the day (or night) progress, especially if you drink and eat a lot but won't completely disappear. You still have to use a makeup remover on your lips at the end of day!
I didn't find the formula to be moisturizing on my lips, but it didn't dried them out either. It doesn't highlight dry flakes on your lips, but I'd still recommend you to exfoliate before using it. The packaging is very nice and the applicator is similar to YSL glossy stain. I don't think it's a dupe of YSL glossy stain simply because the texture is different. The high-end one is thicker, more consistent and opaque. One layer applies evenly nd keeps my lips moisturized. L'Oreal is a lot thinner, application is not consistent and it doesn't really moisturizes my lips. However, I do think that L'Oreal wet shine stain is a great alternative to YSL glossy stain. Plus, the lighter shades of the glossy stains (#18 and #19, see swatches here) do appear on my lips, whereas the lighter shades in L'Oreal wet shine stain are on the sheer side and might to appear on pigmented lips.
If you're looking into darker colors, I would say save your money and get the L'Oreal ones. If you want lighter colors, I suggest you take a look into YSL glossy stains.
On another note, I'll be having a blogsale soon!
Have a great week beautifuls!!