I don’t know what inspired me to get back into glosses, but I did. I fell for the look. But the look isn’t easy – most of the glosses I’ve tried clump up, slide around, or just feel heavy, sticky and awful. I haven’t been very lucky.
Then I read an article about how much Kelly Clarkson loves YSL gloss. To be honest, I don’t care about Kelly Clarkson much, but she seems like a down-to-earth “real girl,” so I trusted her. And more than anything, I like to try on makeup.. so I jumped at the chance to check these out.
So gorgeous. They’re filled with flakes of “real 24-carat gold,” so they’re sparkly/shimmery in a whole new way. (You can share that tidbit of upper-classness when you’re strutting around feeling fancy as hell.) The gloss smells faintly of watermelon – not necessarily what I’d expect, but it’s not unpleasant. It brushes on smoothly, and the look is very high impact. I bought it in #30 Golden Satin, a pinky coral that almost matches my natural lip color. It adds a whole lot of shine and a grown-up douse of glitter – super sexy.
Before I found YSL, my personal rule was no gloss without an updo. One of my hugest pet peeves is getting my hair stuck in my lip gloss (so gross). This is the game-changer – the high-shine solution that doesn’t turn my lips into fly paper.
As for durability, let’s be real about my lifestyle needs. I eat ice cream literally every day. And this smart little gloss is my partner in crime. Even after a couple (yes, more than one) rounds of afternoon soft serve, it looks completely gorgeous. Unexpectedly perfect. Like I’ve never even picked up a spoon.
So while this is a bit of a splurge ($30 at Sephora), I know it will be a lasting favorite for me. Plus, I’m going to act crazy classy around my house knowing my lips are coated in gold.