Monday, February 17th, 2014

YSL Pourpre Preview (16) Glossy Stain
YSL Pourpre Preview (16) Glossy Stain

YSL Pourpre Preview (16) Glossy Stain ($35.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, fuchsia-purple with a glossy, creamy finish. NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is less glossy, lighter. Urban Decay Anarchy (P, $22.00) is more fuchsia. Urban Decay Crush (P, $19.00) is similar. Maybelline Brazen Berry (P, $7.49) MAC Zen Rose (LE, $17.00) is darker. MAC Up the Amp (P, $16.00) is more muted, purpler. MAC Style Packed (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Narcissus (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Buxom Swinger (P, $21.00) is less glossy, pinker. See comparison swatches.

It had mostly opaque color coverage, and the texture I’ve come to expect from YSL’s Glossy Stains: light-medium in thickness, gel-like, mostly non-sticky, and very glossy. This color wore virtually as long as I wanted to, but it wears well for six to eight hours and then loses its glossiness and doesn’t look as even as it did initially after that. I still had noticeable, decent color twelve hours later, and the best part was that my lips never felt dehydrated. It does stain over time, which helps improve the longevity. The only downside is that the color is less forgiving than other Glossy Stains for evenness, and there is a little settling into lip lines that you’ll see in the close-up lip swatch. Luckily, it’s hard to see from a normal viewing distance, and it did not worsen over time. Glossy Stains have a grape-like scent, which I don’t notice once the product “dries” down (the formula begins as a very thin, liquid-like consistency but “dries” down to a gel-like one).

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YSL Pourpre Preview (16) Glossy Stain
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YSL Pourpre Preview (16) Glossy Stain
YSL Pourpre Preview (16) Glossy Stain

YSL Pourpre Preview (16) Glossy Stain
YSL Pourpre Preview (16) Glossy Stain

YSL Pourpre Preview (16) Glossy Stain
YSL Pourpre Preview (16) Glossy Stain

YSL Pourpre Preview (16) Glossy Stain
YSL Pourpre Preview (16) Glossy Stain

YSL Pourpre Preview (16) Glossy Stain
YSL Pourpre Preview (16) Glossy Stain

The Makeup Look

On face: Sephora Perfection Mist Foundation, NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder, Hourglass Luminous Light. On cheeks: Tom Ford Wicked Blush. On eyes: Tom Ford Ice Queen Quad, Sephora My Boyfriend's Jeans Eyeliner.

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53 thoughts on “YSL Pourpre Preview (16) Glossy Stain Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Really nice shade! It suits you.

  2. Gorgeous on u honey
    this was my first makeup purchase this yr and sooooo glad u gave this A
    u r looking deadlyyyyyy here

  3. Gorgeous on you Christine!

  4. That color is beautiful on you! And I even wonder if I can wear it. Too purple (MAC Heroine) and my kids threaten to take the item away! This looks softer than most with a purple undertone. Since I like purple eye shadows I love glosses with just a slight purple undertone. Am I right that this color is more wearable than most like products? On you it’s certainly stunning…

    • To me, it is comparable to Heroine in terms of “purpleness” but the glossy finish might give it a softer appearance! Tell your kids to shove it, not their lips! 😉

      • My kids mean well. They’re just very opinionated and don’t like too much glitter or too bold an eye color. It can be a mood killer…when I really like something…but they do back off. Except Heroine. For some reason they both just hate that one shade! This one is so pretty….

        • I know exactly what you mean about mood killer! Even if you LOVE LOVE something on you (whatever it is, makeup, clothes, etc.), when someone says, “I hate that on you” or “you look awful in that,” it plants a little seed of doubt and does ruin it a little. It takes a lot of confidence and attitude to be able to 100% tune out the noise.

  5. I really love this color!

  6. I LOVE this color on you. Totally getting this <3 Thank you for the review Christine :)

  7. Yeah, in the close-up shot I can indeed see that it settles into the lines on your lip a bit, but it’s really minimal. And if you say that it doesn’t worsen, then I definitely don’t mind. Pretty!

  8. Christine, I looove your eye makeup! I also love this gloss!

  9. What a pretty shade! Your eye make-up is stunning, Christine. :)

  10. Loved the shade! looks pretty on u!
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  11. beka

    this looks great on you! i love the eye look you paired it with!

  12. This looks gorgeous on you! Especially with the grey sweater :-)

    These are totally on my list of things to try!
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  13. Erika

    I was just considering purchase of this one! I’ve been inspired to buy some ‘Orchid’ makeup items, and this seems perfect!!! Do you think it would look good on a Medium/Light Olive skin tone with yellow undertones? Thanks! Love it on you!

  14. This is gorgeous! Looks great on you too :)

  15. Jenn

    This is one of my favorite lip products! I haven’t worn it in a while, so thanks for reminding me to bring it out. I think I’ll wear it tomorrow! Great review!

  16. This is actually a perfect spring/summer color. I may have to get over my aversion of glossy finishes for this!

    Shani x
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  17. Amy

    Gorgeous colour, it really compliments the blue under your eyes!

  18. OMGAH GORGEOUS. Instant wishlist item. LOL
    Really loving the fuchsia/orchid shades lately. ^^

  19. Ohhhh gawddddddddd

    I just read again
    and the liner is my boyfriend jeans

    N I didddddd picked it
    not getting soon but now I will also pair it with same liner
    eyeshadow I try n find dupes

    its my first liner and if m not mistaken I also picked one more from ur top ten list

  20. I’ve just recently gotten into these and they are the most fabulous product! They last so incredibly long! I received this particular shade on Valentines. I am totally addicted to these!

  21. I have it and i loveeeeeeeeee it!!
    When they start selling those…i had seen swatches…and i immidiately loved it!!
    so i bought it! 😀