My YSL passion goes on unabated and I bought myself this little beauty in the House of Fraser Sale. The usual price for these Golden Glosses are £22 but there were a few, including the Holiday collection shades that were down to approximately £14, and at my local counter they had loads left. The shade I grabbed is No. 45 – White Gold Opal.
A pale, largely clear base packed full of tiny pinky/purpley/bluey shimmer. I have to admit although it looks beautiful in the tube it also was a bit of a gamble as it looked potentially terrifying. I’m thinking pale 80’s frosty look lips if it turned out fairly opaque. Actually it turned out to be much nicer than that but first here are a couple of hand swatches. The first has really caught a lot of reflection and confirmed my fears, the second, is reassuring.
And on the lips (the first is out of focus and shows the sparkle):
Not so scary really and to see it in full context here’s my face. Actually unless you’re close, it’s just a pale pinky gloss.
Not at all scary. The formula doesn’t let it down either. So still I’ve yet to try a YSL product I don’t love. The formula for this is not too sticky, not at all gritty and long wearing (by gloss standards). It smells nice too, without being heavily scented.
I’m not a big gloss wearer as a rule, but I can never resist buying a pretty one and this definitely is. A real sale bargain although probably worth the full price in terms of quality.