YSL Golden Gloss in #10 - Golden Peony: review & swatches!
By Tina A. - January 19, 2011
Time to review something a bit more high-end this time!
Namely, a lipgloss by YSL (which if you didn't know by now is one of my favourite brands when it comes to lip products)!
YSL's Golden Gloss in No 10, Golden Peony, is a shimmering, light neutral pink lipgloss. Shimmering being the operative word here, because, let me tell you, the amounts of golden shimmer contained in this lipgloss are not for the faint-hearted!
It even shows up on these photos and, as most of us know, catching the shimmer on pictures is not the easiest task - so, you can only imagine how that translates in real life.
Here's a few more swatches of it.
From what you can see, it applies on the sheer side, which is a bit of a let-down, however the golden flecks are still much noticeable! Like other YSL Golden Glosses, I found that it applies smoothly, has a nice mango scent and is moisturising, with moderate stickiness.
One thing that I recently(!) discovered is that all the Golden Glosses by YSL contain 0,2‰ of 24 ct gold - now, that is a miniscule amount, but it definitely adds to the whole luxurious feel!
Obviously, the biggest disadvantage of these lipglosses is the price. However, if you're looking to treat yourself to a super (and I mean super) shimmery lip product, well, do keep this in mind!
What do you think of YSL's Golden Glosses? And where do you stand on shimmering ones in general? Any recommendations for more affordable options (and yes, I'm still on glossout 2011 people, but can't hurt to ask, right)? :)