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Thursday, January 3, 2013

L'Oreal Caresse Lip Stains (YSL Dupe?)


I have seen the new L'Oreal Displays at my local Walgreens and kept passing by them, not giving them any attention, until I started hearing about a possible YSL dupe of their Caresse lip stains on IG (I am mainly active there due to my laptop being out of commission and can only blog when I am able to borrow one lol).

I decided to buy a couple to see if I liked them, the first two I bought was "Infinite Fuchsia" (which is now one of my favorites), and "Pink Rebellion". At first I didn't like "Pink Rebellion", by itself on my bare lips did nothing for me but make my lips look shiny, however on top of a pink or purple lipstick for example, it was stunning! "Infinite Fuchsia" by itself was just gorgeous- a perfect berry shade in my opinion, and it stayed on! It stayed on TOO well that I was actually panicking on how to remove it! LOL.

I ended up loving them, so went to Target (since it's cheaper there at $7.99 a pop as opposed to Walgreens selling it at $9.99 each), and got the rest of the colors I liked (I skipped getting the paler colors). There are 12 shades total in the line, and I got 9 of them all in all: Endless Red, Stubborn Plum, Infinite Fuchsia, Everlasting Caramel, Coral Tattoo, Pink Rebellion, Berry Persistent, Rose on and on, and Eternally Nude.

***Note: Will be updating this post as soon as I do all the swatches on the lips***

These are brand spanking new on the market, so there isn't a whole lot of info on them yet, even L'Oreal doesn't have them on their website! So, I will be as detailed as I can be in this review:

Quick facts:
- The darker colors seem to stain a bit better (Endless Red, Infinite Fuchsia, and Berry Persistent)
- "Stubborn Plum" and "Pink Rebellion" almost look identical, however I liked that Pink Rebellion, looks more baby pink on my lips, almost like a nice soft lilac.
- All the colors had great staying power, even when I ran water over them numerous times.
- You definitely need an oil based makeup remover to remove these effectively.
- The wand applicator is a paddle shaped doe foot, making it easier to apply and control how much desired product you want to apply.
- To me, there is no funky annoying smell or feel, they are not drying once on your lips.

Colors I highly recommend: Endless Red, Infinite Fuchsia, Coral Tattoo, Pink Rebellion, and Berry Persistent

Colors that are nice to have: Everlasting caramel and Rose on and on

Colors to skip: Pink Perseverance and Lilac Ever After

Wear time: I wore "Pink Rebellion" to work and was able to get about 6 hours of wear, I am sure I would have been able to have gotten more wear out of it, but had lunch which made it toned down. I will update this post with a before and after pic in regards to wear as well as the other colors in the upcoming days. Since these are stains, it's hard to work quickly with them so I would have to do the swatches on the lips on separate days.

YSL Dupes? I do not own any YSL lipglosses, however, I have swatched the YSL ones at Sephora several times and I can say they do seem very similar, but these are below half the cost of ONE YSL lipgloss! I am sure you can find a comparison by another blogger online who may have both.

Overall, I highly recommend these! They are awesome stains and well worth it, especially on nights out on the town where you don't really want to spend time touching up, or if you are looking for a stain that's not drying-- these are perfect!


Wearing "Infinite Fuchsia"


divinexjanice said...

I always adore you reviews becase the are so detailed. I can appreciate the time you put into you pots! Miss ya!

BlackBarbieS said...

I have the Ysl Rouge a Levres and also this one. I am sorry but you can see the difference in the quality.....

Askmewhats said...

wow, I do not own a YSL gloss for now but it does look like one base on swatches! I love all the shades and they look great on you!

iamsutil said...

hmm nice shades!i want the coral tattoo and eternally nude. i wonder when they're going to hit our local stores...thanks nessa!

anna said...

Infinite Fuchsia looks gorgeous as does the other swatches. Thanks for sharing. Have a great 2013.

Cezanne said...

I saw this post and had to run out and get Infinite Fuchsia. I absolutely love the color.

Vanessa said...

Don't apologize! It's your opinion :) I don't have the ysl one so I can't compare like I said in my post, just a quick look at the ones in Sephora they seemed to be the same. I think for a drugstore stain, it's a pretty good dupe for those that are on a tight budget.

Vanessa said...

Thank you Janice! Miss you too, how is everything? Hope everything is going great for you!

Vanessa said...

Thank you Nikki!

Vanessa said...

You're welcome! Hopefully you guys get them soon!

Vanessa said...

You too Anna!

socialitedreams said...

want! they seem great

Carolina Calderon said...

I picked up infinite fuchsia today after reading this blog, I love it!

Danielle Hughes said...

The colors are lovely! And such a wide variety of colors is always a plus. I definitely want to try Stubborn Plum and Infinite Fuchsia! Lovey post.

Anonymous said...

Cute nails!

denie relly said...

terimaksih mas infonya sangat bermanfaat sekali , Imformasi tentang make up mata sayu yang saya dapat dari blog anda menambah ilmu bagi saya.

Sandra Nunez Toledo said...

nice shades! I like the all colors but the Infinite Fuchsia and Endless Red really catches my attention..nice blog..I love it!!!

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