Thursday, 7 March 2013

L'Oreal GlamShine Stain Splash Review (YSL Glossy Stain Dupes!)

I finally managed to get my hands on these new lip stains from L'Oreal. They have been hailed as dupes for my beloved YSL Glossy Stains, and I've been keeping a beady eye out for their arrival in the UK, as apparently they've been out in Europe for quite some time.
They've finally landed on UK shores and I picked up three of the shades in Superdrug last week (They are currently 3 for 2!) 
So first of all... The packaging. I love it. It's actually much nicer than the YSL packaging in my opinion, and looks much more expensive than their £7.99 price tag. 
The formulation of the products is almost identical to the YSL. It feels like a cooling creme on application, but after layering, it leaves a super thick, glossy finish that stays put for hours, even after eating. The only differences in the formulation that I noticed were the scent (the L'Oreal version has quite an artificial berry scent which isn't as nice as the YSL) and the number of coats needed to achieve opacity on the lips (with the YSL it takes 3, with L'Oreal it's 4-5.)
The only real downside to these is the shade range. Out of the shades available, these were by far the best, sitting amongst a few terracotta shades and some dodgy lilacs. From having a peruse online, it seems that there are a couple of magenta/pink shades that seemed to be missing from the display in my local Superdrug (There weren't even spaces for them, so I wonder if they stock different shades in different shops?) Either way, the shades I chose were the most wearable amongst the selection I saw.
Lolita
Romy
Juliet
As with the YSL, these do change in colour as they dry on to your lips, so it's worth layering them up on your hand in the shop to see the true colours before you buy. Juliet is the perfect example of this, as it looks really pink in the tube but is quite a true red on the lips.

Here are a couple of images of the YSL, to remind you of the packaging and finish.

YSL Glossy Stain in 14 Fuchsia Dore
Overall, these didn't disappoint, and while they are currently 3 for 2 it brings the price down to just over £5 each... almost 1/5 of the price of the YSL. Love them. You can pick them up in Boots & Superdrug in the UK now (RRP £7.99)

Have any of you tried these new lip glosses, or the YSL ones? What do you think?

102 comments:

  1. These look amazing! Definitely gonna check them out.

    Katie x
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  2. I bought the shade Lolita about two weeks ago and I LOVE it!


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  3. Yes I am going to boots this weekend so I will have to pick some up xx

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  4. I love the packaging of these :)

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  5. I like the sound of these, Juliet is my fav of the ones you featured. x

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  7. I'm not a L'Oreal fan but Juliet looks incredible!
    Nice review, thank you!

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  8. They look amazing! The packaging and the colours too especially the last one you're wearing is so so pretty on you. I'm still into the Rimmel Apocalips phase so I don't know if these will steal my heart. They're also a little bit too shiny for me, I prefer a matte effect :) but other than that they look really amazing!

    Great post!

    XO
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    1. Oh and I noticed that the packaging says "Caresse", so does it mean that it'll nourish your lips? :) Because I have one of the Caresse lipsticks and it's wonderful.

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    2. They definitely aren't hydrating like the Tarte balm stains, in fact they tend to be a little drying for me. I wouldn't suggest wearing them every day, at least not without a hydrating lip balm in between applications.

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  9. They look so nice!
    And for £7.99 you cant go wrong really! I'm excited to try these now

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  10. Wow, they look amazing! Will give these a try soon! Thanks :) x

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  11. Finally! I've been wanting a YSL Glossystain since you first spoke about them in your Youtube vids but thought I'd hold out for an affordable dupe. Here's hoping they're 3 for 2 sometime soon so I can stock up on colours :)
    Kerry | Kerralina x

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  12. Lolita and Juliet look nice!

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  13. Gorgeous colours and finish. The packaging looks like a bullet!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  14. I was so disappointed the first time I swatched these, I think I was expecting them to be more like the Apocalips! I'll have to go back and have another look at them xxx

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  15. Love the Juliet one such a pretty bright colour x

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  16. I saw these instore and am dying to try them, however from your review I think I still love my YSL glossy stains- they make me feel so luxurious or something :)

    x

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  17. great review! im excited!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  18. These look lovely, bit of a disappointment about the colours though!

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  19. These look gorgeous, especially Romy. Definitely going to pick some up. Thanks for the review!

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  20. These look really pretty, especially Juliet. Nice review :)
    Holly xo

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  21. I bought Lolita last week and I've been trying it out quite a bit.
    It's a lot darker than I thought it would be but I still like it :)

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  22. These look so great and an amazing dupes, definitely going to try them! xxx
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  23. Lolita shade looks nice :D I might opt for Romy as I don't have any red/pink shade in my collection of lip products ^.^

    Tofu x

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  24. I have a serious obsession with the YSL glossy stains! Does anyone know if they sell these in Spain yet? I can't wait to try them for a fifth of the price! :) x <3

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  25. My mum has two shades of these L'Oreal GlamShine Stains and she loves them! Btw me too, sometimes I use them :D :)

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  26. In Canada these are called "L'Oreal Paris Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain." I love them!

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    1. Are the names of the actual shades different in Canada, I live in the US and I think I have some of the shades she mentioned but the names are totally different. The only name that comes to mind is "Pink Resistance".

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    2. I've got 184 Rose on and on that I bought in Canada and it looks very much like the palest of her 2 pinks in the tube. I think they sting a little bit after the application but I like the staying power.

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  27. I love the YSL glossy stains.
    So I definitely going to try the Loreal ones as well, but we don't have them here yet.

    xx, A!
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  28. I haven't tried the YSL Glossy Stains (the price tag has always deterred me); however, I own and adore two of these L'Oreal Shine Stains. They have become my all-time favorite lip products because they look gorgeous and are so comfortable to wear. I do agree though they the shade range needs definite improving! There were only 3-4 shades out of the whole range that I really wanted to purchase. I hope they release more shades in the future and I'm glad to hear from someone who has tried both the YSL and L'Oreal versions that they are indeed very similar as that helps curb my desire to pick up the YSL version.

    Thanks for the great review!

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  29. Still really pretty glossy stains tho, I really hope they'd bring them here to Malaysia because they don't even sell YSL glossy stains here in Malaysia=(

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  30. These look gorgeous! I am so happy you think they are a really good dupe for the YSL ones as they are so expensive. Definitely going to look at these when I'm next in Boots or Superdrug.

    Gillian from glamupeveryday.com x

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  31. I can't wait for these to release in my country!! They look amazing and the packaging is gorgeous! I love the YSL ones, so if they are nearly as good I'll love them forever heheh! :))

    XO,
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  32. These look gorgeous and I'll definately be checking them out - Juliet looks lovely!
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  33. These look beautiful on you, the colours are gorgeous! I might have to check these out in Superdrug...
    Charlotte xxx
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  34. I just recently bought one of theses, and bright lipstick type products are usually my thing. However, I loved this products and the color. The names in Canada (not sure about the USA) are different than yours I believe, as none of the name you just wrote about sound familiar. But they are gorgeous. I might go back and buy a more "everyday" color. I currently own the color "infinite fuchsia" and Its great!

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  35. L'Oréal makes some beautiful products, the lipgloss are great, but I will buy them again (I don't use them anymore) when they'll stop testing on animals.

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  36. These look really good! I love the idea of the YSL Glossy Stains but the price has always put me off so these L'Oreal ones loos amazing! I love the one in Juliet, such a gorgeous colour! Thanks for the recommendation! :) ♥

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  37. Ah I've been so close to giving into the YSL Glossy stains. Thanks for the information :)

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  38. I haven't tried the L'Oreal ones or the YSL ones but I would be much more inclined to spend my money on the L'Oreal ones. They look great and the colours you've chosen are really nice!

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  39. I'm a big fan of the YSL glossy stains and to be honest I don't think these are actually dupe they're still nice and everything but they don't feel the same and certainly don't have as nice a colour range some of them even look unwearable. On the other hand Juliet looks lovely on you! X

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  40. They sound great :) xxx

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  41. nice review! i love the color lolita!
    i'm a newborn beauty blogger and it would be awesome if you followed or checked it out :D eymbeauty.blogspot.com

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  42. These are lovely colours especially Lolita!

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  43. Love it when high street brands bring there version of great beauty products, especially like the Juliet shade :)

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  44. Wow these have been in Finland for about half a year now. & they are called The L'oreal Shine Caresse lip stains here. As you can see, where you have the shade name it says "caresse" above it. :D I thought it was kind of funny :) Anyways, I have the shades Romy & Milady and I love them! xx

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  45. These look gorgeous and such a good dupe, I will have a look out

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    xx

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  46. I have 101 and 102 and theyre amazinggg!!! <3

    Please check out my blog an follow :) <3
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  47. These look lovely, Especially Juliet, I definitely want to pick that one up, I'm hoping they won't be too wishy washy without doing 4 or 5 coats as I know I probably won't have time for that very often.
    Rosalie x
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  48. I cannot wait to get my hands on some of these!! :)


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  49. These look like seriously good dupes!

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    xo

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  50. Juliet looks like a great colour, need to get my hands on these

    A little bit Unique

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  51. Why haven't these arrived in my country yet? :(
    I can't wait to buy some <3
    Romy is my favorite out of these 3!

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  52. I have a few and i like the ones I do own, but as you said the color selection isn't very appealing so I won't be purchasing anymore of them

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  53. Oo Lolita is gorgeous! I know what I'll be buying next time i'm near boots/superdrug!

    Great post :)

    Lou x

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  54. So dangnam pretty! haha! Might have to get my grubby mitts on some!
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  55. Going to have to try these out, so pretty!
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  56. I've never really tried any loreal products before. I think I'm going to have to start!
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  57. I have one but i can't get over the scent! I think the us has different names for the colors because i have pink persistence and it looks a lot like romy.

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  58. Never tried the YSL one but really wanna give this a go!

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  59. They look gorgeous! xxx

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  60. These are amazing. I own two, but I want all of them. They feel so high-end.
    As always, thanks for the post Fleur.

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  61. Just saw these in your haul video you just uploaded so came to check out the review :) I love Lolita & Romy!

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  62. Juliet looks beautiful on you!

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  63. These look amazing on you fleur :) nice to see affordable dupes to the YSL. Thanks for sharing :)

    xx

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  64. Ah, they look sooo good :) Definitely gonna check them out! x

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  65. These look lovely, it's a shame about the colour range though.

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  66. Have you tried Rimmel Apocolips? I bought them today and love them! Slightly less glossy maybe?

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  67. I have Bella and Juliet (mine is spelled as 'Juliette' though)..got a surprise when i put on Juliet, got to work and had bright red lips...not ideal for my job...but still pretty for a night out...;)

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  68. Juliet is such a lovely colour I love it how its such a bold red, I get what you mean when you said that the other two where similar.

    Pipp xx
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  69. I popped into Superdrug today to get some conditioner and mascara...sitting right beside the L'oreal mascara I wanted to get were these lipglosses...and because of this review I couldn't resist! Only had a quick try (bought the Juliet) but I love it, not at all sticky like I thought it might be and a lovely shade.
    So thanks for your review(/darn you Fleur for getting me to spend more money than was necessary :P)
    xx
    p.s. Have only in the last few months discovered your vlogs and blog, and I'm hooked. Not a huge beauty girl but you're so engaging and nice that I'm now not only subscribed to your vlog channel but your beauty video too :)

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  70. I love how they show up, especially 'Juliet'! <3


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  71. These look great!! Love a good dupe!!

    I would LOVE IT so much if you guys would check my blog out and maybe even follow?! :D xx

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  72. They look amazing!!!

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  73. I love Romy! Check out my blog :)

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  74. I'm definitely going to get this in Romy now!

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  75. For the Americans wondering, Lolita is Lilac Ever After, Romy is Rose On and On, and Juliet is Endless Red.

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  76. I ran out and brought 'Juliet' and have to say I LOVE it! Literally an exact dupe for my YSL Glossy Stain, although I'm a little upset now that I don't have any reason to buy YSl make up, cry.

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  77. These colours look lovely! But I just bought a YSL Glossy Stain, so I'm going to use that for a while =)

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  78. oooh i think i might have to get one of these! they look great :)

    claire x

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  79. I have tried juliet its a lovely colour isn't it :) I have also made a review from a while ago if you like check it out <3 xxx
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  80. I've been looking into these for a while now! One of the best reviews I have seen :) Next time I see these I'll pick up Romy :) xoxo

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  81. These look amaaaaazing! Gonna try them out when I'm in the stores.

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  82. I really like them and also did a review of them on my blog :) I got two other colors. I hate it though that there are 12 shades in the US and only 8 in Europe - and they changed the names!!
    Check out the colors that I got http://svenjaislifestruck.blogspot.de/2013/03/beauty-reviewloreal-paris-colour.html
    xoxo
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  83. I so want this in the Princess shade! Eeep just to get some monet together now

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  84. I would love the shade Lolita but can't figure out which one is the USA equivalent (I have heard it's the same shades but a different naming convention). Does anyone have the shade equivalents for these (or can at least provide the one for Lolita in the US)? Very much appreciated if so. Thanks!

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  85. Heej Fleur,
    First I've got to say I LOVE YOUR VIDEOS! They really make me wanna try out a lot of different styles ;)
    But I've got a question for you. I've bought these lip stains last week (I bought the color Romy) and even though I like the color, it dries my lips really badly. They really hurt and I need several coats of lip balm to make them hydrated again. Is this normal for this product or did I bought a bad one or maybe they just aren't for me ;)
    Please let me know!

    xoxo Hanne

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  86. Come and check out my review on this.

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  87. Love these! Will def pick up a few

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  88. I adore these. I own lots of these and lots of the YSL ones too. Both are great.

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  89. Great review! Thanks

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