If you're not a fan of colour, then this is a great alternative while still helping lips to look plump and full of life. The light and non-sticky texture provides lips with a shiny finish and delicate menthol plumping effect, without stinging or irritating sensitive lips. You only need a small amount to ensure a fab finish, which dries to leave a slightly tacky sensation that's a fraction of a traditional gloss. Although the original Glossy Stains leave a matte texture on the surface, this is a different result - almost like a gloss-balm hybrid. The same precise applicator is still present, as is the case we know and love (albeit in a statement silver pot!)
Although this isn't a particularly thrifty purchase at £26.00 for essentially a menthol glossy balm, it is delicious to use and perfectly comfortable on lips - even when re-applied throughout the day. I've only had it a couple of days and I'm already a big fan; it's so much more inviting than pulling out a tatty old lipbalm from your bag over lunch, which is a selling point for me in itself! I'd love for YSL to add to this sub-collection with a couple of other tinted tones, so here's hoping this does well enough to justify it!
Do you love the YSL Glossy Stains too? Will you be popping into store to check this out?