Lip products aren't usually the items I hoard, but recently there have been so many absolutely great high end dupes FLOODING the drugstores. I am not a fan of spending a ton of money on high end lip products so when there are dupes I will almost always spring for them. L'Oreal Colour Caresse Gloss Stains are said to be dupes for the YSL Glossy Stains. I have none of the YSLs but I am loving the L'Oreal glosses.
The packaging is okay: gold in shade and very lightweight. I do like that you can see the color through the clear section of the tube. It makes it easy to find which one (if you own several--like a good makeup hoarder should) you are looking for easily. The close up tight, which is always a relief. I really dislike flimsy packaging that doesn't close securely.
The shape of the doe-foot applicator is almost exact to the YSL Glossy Stains--very thin when turned sidewys and wide and arrow shaped with turned face on. It has a slight bend and I feel that it really hugs the lips perfectly.
The texture of the gloss is very thin and lightweight. The color is very build-able. The high-gloss shine doesn't go away when the product dries down, it stays looking very hydrated and fresh. It lasts a super long time. I was wearing them for a couple of hours and then went to dinner. By the end of dinner my color had finally faded, but that is a lot of action it stood up to.
Lilac Ever After is a lovely pinky nude. I don't really understand why the name of this is Lilac Ever After because I see only a very slight lilac tint but it is mostly a nude-pink.
This one is the most sheer of all the colors I chose. It looks the most like a gloss of them all. The color is pretty and it is a nice daytime option because while it adds a touch of color it isn't overpowering.
Infinite Fuchsia is a pretty, bold option. I can't decide if I want to call it fuchsia or berry. Either way it is beautiful. My favorite color of the three I purchased.
Please excuse the blotchy swatches. It looks much better on the lips than this picture shows. I literally slapped it on and snapped a picture.
Endless Red is very pretty. I was excited to try this because I have been dying to own a glossy red that doesn't transfer easily (my husband has been too)!
This red has an orange tint but the plummy tones in my lips make it look more neutral.
The swatches below, in order are: Lilac Ever After, Infinite Fuchsia, and Endless Red.
I snapped pictures of the display case. I want to share the full display so you know what you may be looking for.
There are lots of colors to choose from.
I want to mention that these lip products have several different names. I believe in Europe they are being called Shine Caresse and in the States they are being called Colour Caresse. I have seen other names too but these seem to be the two most popular names.
I give the L'Oreal Colour Caresse Gloss Stains 5 out of 5 stars. The formula and texture is magnificent and I wouldn't be surprised if I decided to buy several more... like all of them.
Have you tried these yet? Are you looking for them currently? Which colors interest you the most? Let me know in the comments below!