Glosses can be a bit temperamental. You get those that pucker and form weird rings around your mouth. You get those that seem to get everywhere and you get those that are so sticky, one gust of wind and you have hair full of gloss and streaks on your cheeks. And then there are those that last no longer than two whole minutes.
I'm happy to say that the newly launched YSL Gloss Volupte that I picked up at Manchester airport on the way home to Dubai in December is none of the above. 206 Fuchsia Oran is a fairly sheer, beautifully juicy fuchsia with no shimmer and an extremely glossy finish.
The packaging is divine-packaged in a clear tube with a gold lid and the YSL silver 'band' around the middle you see on all the YSL Rouge Volupte range. Snazzy.
The formula is light and comfortable on the lips. The best thing about this gloss is the staying power and the even fade. I was amazed that after 4 hours and a curry I had a very pleasant stain on my lips-no patchiness or dryness in sight.
The worst thing I think, seems to be the thing people are raving about--the lip shaped brush. The brush is supposed to be uniquely curved to hug the lip and make application precise and easy, Unfortunately I find it quite difficult to use and almost impossible to get an even layer of colour.