YSL Golden Gloss # 18

Until Tuesday, the only YSL product I owned was Touche Eclat # 4. I picked up Golden Gloss # 18 after swatching it a week earlier and cooing in admiration as it sparkled on my hand. I even left the swatch on my hand for a further 30 mins until I accidentally rubbed it off trying to elbow my way through Primark. I wasn't amused to discover it had gone.

YSL Golden Gloss # 18 is a lovely cool lilac shade full of gold flecks - and they're not just ordinary gold flecks either, they're 24 carat gold flecks! Ooooooooh!


Now I'm not going to front, I flinched slightly as the sales girl cheerily trilled "That'll be £19 please". In fact I almost changed my mind as the most I've spent on a lipgloss is "MAC money", but as I handed my card over I felt a warm rush envelop me. Yep, it was that oh-so familiar feeling - denial!! I know you've all felt it too, so let's join hands and rejoice as this puts an end to all feelings of guilt that are related to indulgent beauty purchases.

The transaction was over in a matter of seconds and unless I was going to slip a foreign object in the tube when I got home and then claim it was unsuitable to use, I wasn't getting my money back so I thought I may aswell embrace this gorgeous lipgloss for all it's worth - which is £19 in case you've forgotten! *wipes my brow*



Worn over a very light coat of MAC Lavender Whip (LE)

It goes on super shiny and is non-drying boasting Nigella and Camelina oil as ingredients. I've never heard of them but they evidently contribute to the lusciousness this delivers, so they're fine by me. It's quite sheer but I found it layers up quite well so you don't find yourself squinting to catch sight of the gold flecks. I can't wait to wear this over a nude lip tomorrow but I may find myself pretending to reapply it throughout the day as I want this baby to last for the price I paid damnit!! I'll happily show the tube off 6 times a day instead.

My Mum has been a lover of YSL cosmetics for as long as I can remember and I fear I may well be adopting her expensive habit as I plan to attend the Boots Christmas evening on Oxford Street next week and pick up the new YSL Singulier mascara and Rouge Volupte # 24 (Praline Delight) - my first Rouge Volupte! Hurrah!

Let the YSL assault begin!


30 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Rai said...

OOOH SO PRETTY!

BeauMakeUp said...

Wow girlie! That is just GORGEOUS! So worth the £19 hun! You can relax! HAHA xxx

Computergirl said...

I like YSL stuff too, although sometimes I buy a few things in 'hype shopaholic mode' woops!! Expensive woops!!! It's a pretty lip gloss, hope you like the mascara too! Emma :)

JennXOXO said...

That is gorgeous! Oooh soo pretty. Love it.

Tali said...

Omg it looks gorgeous!!!

Liparazzi said...

ha ha, this post made me laugh...bet you're glad you never took it back though!You need Rouge Voluptes in your life!My fave lipsticks by miles!

*Dainty*Dollymix* said...

This lipgloss looks gorgeous on you hun! The only YSL products i own are a rouge volupte & touche eclat!

xox

Cat said...

As perez would put it:

Amazeballs.

xx

em said...

woah it looks so good on you! I would love to own more YSL but the price is scary! xo

Sarah x said...

It really suits you so definitely worth it x

shakespeareandstilettos said...

it looks gorgeous!!! i own just one golden gloss and want more. x

Muhsine said...

amazing :)

Lipstick Rules said...

GORGEOUS!!! I will now have to check out the glosses. I don't think you will be disappointed by the YSL Rouge Voluptes -- these are VERY addictive ;-)

Can't wait to hear about your future YSL buys!

Michelle
xoxo

Caramel Diva said...

I love this color...looks great on you!

jobetterdays said...

This is gorgeous! I have been trying really hard to resist getting a ysl lippie, I swatched some the other day in boots but I resisted, for now anyway!!

CocoBella said...

Gorgeous!!

madame b fatale said...

I have #2 oh my god I love it! It was given to me as a gift and now I want them all!!!

blkprincess87 said...

Very pretty

Vixxan said...

Very Pretty

The Postcolonial Rabbit said...

I love Golden Glosses! I played with this the other day but wasn't sure there'd be much colour pay-off on my pigmented lips. You HAVE to try out shades 5 and 8 - tangerine and blackcurrant. They're really amazing shades and gold pops in them.

Cheated Hearts said...

That looks gorgeous :) x

Lollipop said...

That's bloody gorgeous! I may have to invest since I adore Lavender Whip xx

Bicky said...

Expensive but wow, I want that. :D

Imo said...

Hey Yinka, is the Boots store offering a discount of some sort? id like to get my hands on urban decay 24/7 liner :) x

VexInTheCity said...

LOL thanks ladies xx

@ Postcolonial Rabbit - I'll check those shades out next time I'm there

@ Imo - Just the Boots Xmas evening. Spend £50, get 1200 points. I linked to it in the post. Check the site for dates.

Sara (The Makeup Snob) said...

This definitely looks like money well spent! Those lips look amazing!!!
The sales associate sounds like so much fun!

juvenescent said...

I really like that gloss. fabulous. Thanks for the swatch.

LissaSioux said...

is that MAC lavender whip lipstick only available in the UK because i don't see it in the states?! :(

VexInTheCity said...

@LissaSiouz - Lavender Whip was Limited Edition and released in either Jan or Feb 2009. It's no longer available here or in the states, unless you track it down on Specktra, Makeupalley or Ebay!

Anonymous said...

hi!

I ve seen lavender whip on a site for £21 ish do u think its worth it in your opinion (Im NW45 btw)

Thanks
Dammy

 

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