YSL Tangerine Boho (42) Glossy Stain
YSL Tangerine Boho (42) Glossy Stain ($36.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark coral-red with warm undertones and a glossy finish. MAC Knockout (LE, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Flash Drive (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Berry Bold (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Temper (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Push Some Buttons (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Orange de Chine (8) (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Gone Bad (216) (DC, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). Sephora Fresh Mango (26) (P, $12.00) is lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
The Glossy Stain formula is supposed to have the “texture and shine of a gloss” with the “long wear of a stain.” I’ve long been a fan of the Glossy Stain formula for a long-wearing gloss with (often) good pigmentation. It had good color payoff with a little translucency that gave it that stained look where the natural lip color comes through slightly. The color went on beautifully with smooth, even coverage that made lips look fuller and smoother (lines were less noticeable–and I was pleasantly surprised the color didn’t gather heavily in the lines!). The texture feels very thin and watery initially, but after a couple of minutes, it develops into a moderately tacky, more gel-like consistency that is thicker and much glossier. On me, it was still going strong after eight hours of wear and was neither drying nor hydrating. The formula has a fruity scent to it, which wasn’t too noticeable when worn.