So I'm here today to casually tell you that I think I've found The Perfect Nude Gloss. And get this, there are no peachy, corally undertones to it! No, this one is a mauve nude and I can genuinely say I have nothing like it in my collection. And to think it came from the edgy, sexy Black Fetish collection from YSL. It's not a shade I would have gravitated to at the YSL counter but it has knocked me upside the head and widened my horizons in terms of lip shades, so there's a good chance my stash will expand from having just corals and nudes!
As a gloss lover and newbie to the Gloss Volupte range, shade 210, Beige Nu (€25) is very special altogether. The packaging is gorgeous with the angled applicator making it super easy to apply swiftly at one's desk or if one is heading in to a meeting, dressed in work clothes and feeling like crap, a quick slick of this and all is well in the world.
It feels incredibly luxurious on the lips with it's smooth and silky texture. It smells like watermelon to me and gives a wonderful plumping effect which is great for someone with thin lips like myself. The mauve undertones make it look more sophisticated rather than edgy and I've been wearing it with simple liner and mascara like below, or teamed with a smokey eye. It is perfection. It doesn't have a sticky feel and lasts a couple of hours before reapplication is needed.
Also from the collection is this textured nail polish in the shade Taupe Graine (€24). It's a khaki greeny brown shade that looks very chic altogether on the nails and I was wearing it in my August Favourites video.
It's supposed to give a leather effect to the nails but I think it gives a concrete effect instead. I'm not mad on it and while I like the colour and the texture part, together I'm not feeling them because more often than not, after rooting around in my handbag, my nails get scuffed and have a white cast to them. So either I need to become a lady of leisure or have someone get my things out of my bag for me. Either would suit me grand.
If I'd to choose between these two, it's a no brainer. The gloss wins every time and wait until you hear this. Joanne even bought one and wears it all the time!
The Black Fetish collection is on counters now so go check it out and try out one of the glosses. They're fab!