I have never been a girl who consistently reapplies lipstick throughout the day, much less wear lipstick. I would consider myself more of a lip gloss kind of gal. Growing up, my mother would observe me in the mirror while I was getting ready and would constantly be in my ear to put lipstick on.  I would do it to appease her, but since the last 10 years of living in NY, I don’t have her there reminding me to put my lips on.  My mother is the type of lady who always looks perfect from head-to-toe at all times. Dressed to impress with hair and makeup perfectly done. I always wished I had that characteristic, but my sister, Kathy got that one!

This past spring, I was walking in the meatpacking district near my home and noticed the Sephora store from down the street. Their beautiful window displays of all these bright colored lips caught my attention. I have to admit, the last time I wore a bright lipstick was when I was on the dance team in high school and it was mandatory to wear red. I still remember having to put on my MAC Russian Red before show time every Friday night at our football games. I graduated high school in 1995, so this was some time ago wearing any type of bright lipstick.

Saksette Danceline Team- 1993

As I’m walking through Sephora mesmerized by all the colorful lips, I came across the YSL lipstain, aka Yves Saint Laurent ‘Rouge Pur Couture- Vernis A Levres’ Glossy Stain.  I tested out all the colors on top of my hand as I had about 10 different colors going on. I instantly fell in love with one of the colors that popped out from the rest. #20- it was a beautiful red that I couldn’t wait to apply on my lips to see the look.  I loved the application wand, it seemed as if it was an idiot proof lipstick wand. It was brilliant, especially for myself who never wears lipstick. It glides on your lips, smells amazing and you do not have to constantly apply it throughout the day. It  is the perfect lipstick for me! Oh, how my mother would be so proud of me to know that I wear bright lips every day now. It does not dry out your lips and is very light as if you’re not wearing anything. It is more of a stain with gloss attributes.

YSL lipstain ($32) from left to right: #9, #11, #20

I’m proud to say that it has now become my signature look.. The YSL lipstain has become a staple in my makeup bag and it should be in yours too!

My signature look

Want to know a little secret? The red lipstick the model is wearing in the YSL lipstain ad, they say it is #9, but it’s actually #20, which is a color that is exclusive to Sephora. This wasn’t caught until after the photo was choosen, printed and distributed. #9 was the closest color to the original #20.  Just a little YSL insider juice for you.