With YSL lip products, I either love or hate them depending on the formula. I do really love their glosses so I was definitely intrigued with this product.
The packaging is really nice looking. There are currently 8 shades in all.
The applicator is the same applicator that is in all the new glosses that is shaped to envelope fully the lip for a perfect application.
I first tried this out on my hand. It came off like a clear-ish gloss that didn't really have a whole lot of color to it, until a few seconds later when magic happened and the color came through. I tried shade 1 Drive Me Copper. It had a slight peach tint.
It felt so smooth on application. I was expecting it to be sticky, but it was not at all! It felt so nourishing on the lips. The smell was nice too. A hint of fruity.
It gives such a refreshing look to the lips. A minimal but slightly tinted look with a lot of moisture and gloss. The shine comes from four essential oils that help hydrate such as:
apricot kernel oil
coriander fruit oil
jojoba seed oil
passiflora edulis seed oil
Don't be fooled by the word tint in the title of the product. My friend tried the shade 5 Cherry My Cherie which is a darker pink, and when she tried to wipe it off to try something else, it literally did not budge. The oil came off, but not the color. We tried to take it off with waterproof eye and lip makeup remover, and it did not do a single thing taking it off, so be prepared to be committed to the color all day if you are wearing the pink shades. I did not have that problem.
I loved this product and will definitely recommend it to my customers. A superb glossy look without all the stickiness, and something that actually nourishes and treats the lips with a bit of color.
Yves Saint Laurent Tint-In-Oil $32