Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

YSL Golden Red (37) Golden Gloss
YSL Golden Red (37) Golden Gloss

YSL Golden Red (37) Golden Gloss

YSL Golden Red (37) Golden Gloss ($30.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a near-opaque holiday red with gold shimmer and a high gloss finish. It has a orange base but doesn’t pull to fiery on me at all. I love that despite the opaqueness of the color, it doesn’t bleed at all.

my thoughts on the formula: Fun fact: Golden Gloss really does contain gold–0.2% of 24 carat gold to be exact. It’s a shimmering non-sticky, moisturizing gloss that has a sweet mango scent. Typically, these wear four hours on me. Some are sheer, some are more opaque; usually, the darker shades are the ones that are more likely to be opaque.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: If you’re a fan of more pigmented glosses and have been looking for an orange-based red, Golden Red should work quite nicely.

where to buy: Nordstrom

See more photos & swatches!

YSL Golden Red (37) Golden Gloss
YSL Golden Red (37) Golden Gloss

YSL Golden Red (37) Golden Gloss
YSL Golden Red (37) Golden Gloss

YSL Golden Red (37) Golden Gloss
YSL Golden Red (37) Golden Gloss

YSL Golden Red (37) Golden Gloss
YSL Golden Red (37) Golden Gloss

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Golden Red? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $30.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

Chanel Exces is sheerer and not quite as orange, plus it doesn't have gold shimmer but it was the closest I could think of!

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27 thoughts on “YSL Golden Red (37) Golden Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Nicole

    It looks like a slightly darker version of MAC Wonder Woman lipglass to me… :)

  2. ak

    I t looks good on you Christine, I think that you can wear this for yourself in the daytime or in the night.

  3. Taj

    Your lips look so juicy and kissable !

  4. Jill

    Beautiful color! I was expecting it to look a deeper red on your lips, but it’s still a very pretty color. I like!

  5. 4 hours?i have got à few of thèse , all dark shades and if I can get 30 minutes I âm lucky!!!!

  6. Marina

    This looks so pretty but how i hate these glosses for the horrible stink!

  7. Megan

    That gloss looks gorgeous on you Christine! Do you think it would work on someone with very cool undertones?

  8. I’m a huge fan of this formula, particularly the smell. It reminds me of mango tea!

  9. I love YSL everything! Especially the scent of their glosses.

  10. Polly

    OOH~ I love gold glitter here! With orange-y red it stole my heart, dear!

    And as always, it suits you so well!

    One more thing, I love your light setting lately. It looks more REAL than before, IMO!

  11. Alannah

    This is GORGEOUS. Exactly the kind of shade I always want to wear but never can. :( I’ll admire it from afar on you!

  12. This shade is gorgeous! I’d love to have a red gloss, wish it didn’t have the gold shimmer in it, though… While the gold is lovely, I know I’d reserve it for evening and fancy events because of it. Maybe I’ll check out the Chanel dupe! :)

  13. Alessandra

    Could Chanel Glossimer in Myriade be considered as a dupe? Maybe just a little sheerer…what do you think?

  14. Sareena

    As i said earlier, red suits you very much.. :) Nice smile

  15. Lucie

    So breath-takingly beautiful! I must have this one!

  16. Desiree

    I can’t see the swatches- only a picture of the tube… is this how the site is going to be on by mobile phone from now on? :-(

  17. Kathleen

    Ugh, ysl glosses are my weakness and indulgence. They are my favorite glosses ever and I only have two. I think my collection is going to be growing in the near future.

  18. kiran

    I love red, but I’m not a fan of this sort of formulation. I feel it doesn’t stay on for longer.

  19. minzy

    omg i’m so excited! i wanted to get the wonder woman lipglass but then i thought no, plus LE things always break my heart. this looks so similar but with the a nicer, more even finish! MUST HAVE FOR ME thanks so much for posting

  20. PJ

    Hi Christine this is gorgeous on you. I usually don’t wearing bold glosses alone though without any lipsticks. What lipstick would you recommend that I wear with this? Thanks!