You know you are about to buy something, and all the time you’re thinking, no, don’t buy this, its a really bad idea. But you buy it anyway? That’s how I felt when I shelled out £17.32 (or some other ridiculous figure – our VAT/TAX rate has been cut from 17.5% to 15% and most retailers have been forwarding the discount to shoppers but clearly haven’t had time to make it a nice round figure) for YSL’s Gloss in BLACK.
From plum to ebony, it dresses lips in an infinite range of shades, depending on how it is applied – feather light or rich and bold. Transparent yet intense, it plays on the depths of black and the pure shine of a sparkle-free formula.
Ok, sparkle free means they ain’t playing. This is a real black.
The gloss has a scent, and is fairly opaque for a gloss.
If you apply it thick enough it will look black. If you have dry lips this will look awful – it really creeps into the lines in your lips so I had to spend a while trying to get a half even look. The result was quite plummy as opposed to black:
The boyf couldn’t hide his disgust although he pretended to, as he did a double take.
“Do you like it?” says me
“Its a bit – er – dark”
No sh*t batman – it’s BLACK for crying out loud.
If you are a goth this is perfect (I’m not being sarcastic – little vampires in training, this is for you, although I am guessing 99p Stargazer black lipsticks are more rebellious).
This could work I think – over other colours. I had a Chanel white/black lip cream that was used to lighten and darken colours, so why not? It follows the same principle. It’s so serious without some shimmer in it though….I’d have liked a drop of metallic in it so it doesn’t just look like I’ve just been drinking coal tar shampoo.