L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stains ($9.99) are a cross between a lip gloss and a lip stain. These are being compared to the very expensive YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stains, only at a fraction of the cost. And unfortunately at a fraction of the quality, in my opinion. Needless to say, I did not like this at all!
The L’Oreal Colour Caresse Shine Stains are available in a nice variety of 12 pretty shades. I chose the shade Rose On and On, a pretty light pink color with a slight shimmer. I love the packaging. The tube is a sleek gold plastic with a clear window so you can easily see the color you’re choosing. The top twists off to reveal your doe foot applicator.
The shine stain easily glides across the lips because of it’s slick texture. Unfortunately I could not get Rose On and On to apply evenly after several different attempts. I don’t know if it is my lips or what but the color was very patchy towards the center of my lips. So I would have a nice light pink shade around the edges but the middle stayed a darker pink like the color my lips usually are.
I tried applying this several ways thinking that maybe my lips were too moist, or too dry. But nothing helped. It doesn’t look quite as bad in my swatch pictures below, but in person, it looks much less attractive. And as the day wears on, that patchiness only gets worse.
I’m really not fond of the way these L’Oreal shine stains feel on the lips either. To me, they almost feel slimy the whole time you’re wearing them. I kept waiting for it to dry down to be less slippery but it never does. And unfortunately it becomes a bit sticky too which I don’t like.
I liked the amount of glossiness these give to the lips but that does transfer when eating and drinking. I didn’t notice Rose On and On leave any stain color behind on my lips but then again my lips are pretty pigmented normally and this is a lighter shade.
I was really hoping to like these L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stains. Unfortunately I’m not a fan and I like my YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain much better. Rose On and On was quite sheer while YSL Rose Pastelle is much more pigmented. I also prefer the feel and look of the YSL version over the L’Oreal any day.
Have you tried out any shades of the L’Oreal wet shine stains yet? If you have, share your thoughts below. I’d love to hear your opinions!