I did a review for the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain a long time ago, and this is a much belated post for the other shades (6 Camel Croisiere and 7 Corail Aquatique) that I said I would review. Out of the entire range, I think these are the easiest and most wearable shades to pull off for most complexions. Long time readers would know that I am all about “your-lips-but-better”!
My thoughts for YSL Glossy Stain still stand, so please check out this post for a detailed review. Camel Croisiere (6) and Corail Aquatique (7) are very similar, and I could have only purchased one, but two is always better than one 😛
6 Camel Croisiere applies as a burnt orange color. My first thought was that it’s a very chic summery shade and would look very pretty with a bronzy makeup. Unfortunately it is freezing cold in Australia and I am at my palest, so I feel this color is a little too warm for my liking at the moment. I don’t feel I will get much use out of it until I start to get more tanned.
Compared to Camel Croisiere, 7 Corail Aquatique is a coral shade but with a stronger pink undertone. With one coat as a lip stain, it applies sheer and has just the right amount of color to enhance the natural color of my lips and leaving them look moist and glossy. In my swatch picture below I applied two coats for more coverage, and it shows up as true pink coral that still looks natural and manages to brighten up my complexion.
Bottom Line: Love Corail Aquatique! Camel Croisiere is a seasonal color to me, and can be a little tricky to pull off depending on the skin tone.