Regular readers have heard me say it before, but I think Yves Saint Laurent’s Golden Glosses are the best lipglosses known to (wo)man. It’s hard for me to describe them without hyperbole: they look like magic on your lips — owning one may deter you from buying other lipglosses. They’re $28 each, delightfully long-lasting, not the least bit sticky, and have a mango scent (sometimes mistaken for watermelon).
And for those anti-sparkle lipgloss wearers among us, YSL Spring will see the unveiling of Gloss Pur, Golden Glosses without the sparkle. I’ll admit I’m curious, even though I love these just the way they are.
1 Simply Gold – sheer yellow with gold sparkles
2 Golden Praline – mauvey, your-lips-but-better pink with gold sparkle
3 Golden Pink – bright pink with gold (this is my favorite shade)
4 Golden Fuchsia – definitely fuchsia
5 Golden Copper – red-orange (or orange-red) with a lot of sparkle
6 Golden Plum – forgive my lack of creativity, but it’s plum with gold sparkle
7 Golden Amber – gold, more sparkly and a little more brown than Simply Gold (1)
8 Golden Blackcurrant – like the skin of a black plum, with a lot of sparkle
9 Golden Garnet – bright, cool pink; more sheer, more purple, and cooler than Golden Fuchsia (4)
10 Golden Peony – sweet pink with a lot of sparkle
11 Golden Whisper – white/clear with a lot of sparkle
12 Golden Cinnamon – brown with a lot of sparkle
13 Golden Nude – silvery, baby beige with a lot of sparkle
14 Golden Purple – halfway between Golden Plum (6) and Golden Blackcurrant (8)
15 Golden Berry – hot pink, a little lighter than Golden Fuchsia (4)
16 Golden Burgundy – a brown wine shade, like red wine that’s turned (I mean this in a good way)
I’m also honored to share with you the lip swatches of my adorable and very good friend Sammi.
Special thanks to the sales associate at Neiman Marcus, who suspected there was something a little odd about my wanting to put lipgloss on my arm, but helped me do it anyway.