The colour payoff is incredible. It only takes one swipe per lip for awesome coverage and *truth be told* this is my go-to base shade for my lip glosses. Especially YSL Golden Gloss in #2. The shade is too much like my skin tone and I look unbelieveably washed out when I wear this alone, so I don't.
This lipstick is very moisturizing and very lightweight. The creamy finish is more oily than buttery feeling, to me. And I find it does not last as long as it claims but it does not feather off of my lips nor does it oxidize to a different shade: it is tube true throughout it's entire wear. I can honestly say that my lips feel softer after wearing this formula which is why I will rate it so high at the end of this post.
I first fell in love with YSL Beauty in the late 90's and I have been treating myself to a few products here and there ever since. I love the quality of this lipstick as much as I love the vessel; notice the mirror on top! Genius! Recently, they have begun to appear at my local outlet mall inside the Designer Fragrances & Cosmetic Company stores. L'Oreal acquired YSL Beauty in 2008. This makes the cosmetic line within my price range and I have been able to buy a few things at once. The DF&CCo prices are usually 60% off of the counter price but understand that that shades and collections are from seasons past.
|Bare lips with flash, #4 without flash, #4 with flash.|
*Back to #4*
I hate to say that this shade has been discontinued, if it had not, I would have repurchased when needed. And even though this is an expensive, prestige product retailing for $34.00 I would have recommended that everyone save up and make this purchase. I rate #4 a coveted 5 out of 5 stars. Were you able to procure #4 for yourself?