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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Review: L'Oreal GlamShine Stain Splash [Lolita, Marilyn, Milady & Juliet]

For the past couple of weeks I've been hearing a lot of buzz around the new L'Oreal GlamShine Stain Splash lip stains (longest name ever!) and well, I just couldn't resist giving them a try. They have been described as the high street version of the YSL Glossy Stains and after not being quite able to part with that many pennies for a lip product, I was especially looking forward to trying the more affordable alternative. 
Lolita is a super wearable nude shade that looks pretty with any make up look. Wear with a smokey eye for a beautiful night time look or with neutral eyeshadow & a nude blush for a fresh & natural look.

The colour range is quite nice, although I wouldn't say it was amazing, there seems to be an okay range of colours from nudes to pinks through to corals and reds. A few of the peachy coral shades look super pretty but because I tend to stick to more pink shades with my make up I didn't end up purchasing any - perhaps I'll change my mind come summer time! The scent probably isn't going to be to everyone's taste but I actually really love it. It reminds me of cherry sweeties and to be honest, I'm a huge sucker for any lip product that smells like sweets. One of my favourite things about these is the packaging, I think the outer casing is sleek and luxe looking & the applicator is the perfect shape & size to quickly and easily apply the product to your lips - perfect in my eyes!
Marilyn is a beautiful pink shade that with one coat gives a hint of colour and with a couple of coats can be built up to give a real pop of colour. This is my favourite of the four shades I own because it's the most versatile. I'm excited to wear this with a pretty pink blush & lots of mascara for a super girly look.

I think these look, feel and wear like a product that's much more expensive, I had high hopes to begin with, but I think they've even been exceeded! The formula is consistent throughout each of the four shades that I have, they all look super glossy on the lips, they have lovely pigmentation and they wear nicely throughout the day. The darker/brighter shades, Juliet & Milady, leave more of a stain on the lips, which is to be expected and I can easily go 7-8 hours without having to reapply. The shine obviously starts to wear off but because the colour left behind is so even and not patchy in any way, there's no need to touch up unless you want that shine back. With the lighter shades, Lolita & Marilyn, I tend to reapply after 4 or 5 hours, just to top up the colour. They seem to layer really well, they don't ever go gloopy or weird and they never look too heavy on the lips.
Milady is a berry shade that is the most out of my comfort zone but one I am looking forward to experimenting with. This is most flattering for my fair skin with just one sheer coat to give a slightly darkened fuchsia colour but it can also be built up to give a really intense colour.
They do feel slightly sticky, but not too much, certainly nowhere near the stickiness of say, a MAC lipglass and I personally like that they have that element of stickiness because it means they don't move or smudge, which is important for the bright shades. Although they claim to be non-drying, I do find my lips to feel a little dry after wearing these all day, but that's nothing a good slick of lip balm won't solve! The first coat will give a really pretty sheer wash of colour but if you really want to build up the full colour intensity a second application is needed, but I like that they're versatile like that.
Juliet is a beautiful red shade that I know I'm going to be wearing so much during the summer. It's the most perfect non-fussy red lip, I know it's not going to smudge or fade unevenly throughout the day which I absolutely love because I hate high maintenance lip products! 

Overall I'm really impressed with these and I can't lie, I'm sure a couple more of the coral shades will find their way into my collection in time for the warmer weather! But shhh, don't tell my boyfriend! For those in the UK you can find these in Boots & Superdrug for £7.99 each (& if you're quick, you'll be able to grab them on 3 for 2 in Boots!)

Have you tried any of the L'Oreal GlamShine Stain Splashes yet? 
Do you like them?
xoxo

79 comments:

  1. They all look super pretty on you Jennie, the lolita one is my favourite, as that is a colour I would be more than likely to wear. Think I might just have to check it out!

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    1. It's such a lovely wearable shade <3

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  2. I was looking at these the other day and couldn't decide whether to buy one or not. I like the idea of them but I wasn't overly impressed by the colour range.

    Gillian from glamupeveryday.com x

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  3. ooo I love the look of these, especially lolita and marilyn :) xx

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    1. They're so pretty & wearable! xo

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  4. i have one, and i couldnt decide what i think of it, so im kind of neutral on it - but im def going to give it another trial xxxx

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  5. I love the looks of Milady and Juliet - so incredibly pretty! xxx

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    1. They're beautiful statement colours <3

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  6. I'm in two minds as to whether or not to buy these! They look lovely but the shades don't look wow enough for me to want to pick them up! Great review Jennie x

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  7. Juliet looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the slight hint of shine but without the gloopiness that comes with most glosses.

    http://beautifulsmudges.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's a really beautiful shade! xo

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  8. Romy and Lolita are my favourite. I really wanna try Marilyn now!

    Cchieri.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. These look so gorgeous, I really want to try some! xo

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  10. Such gorgeous packaging, and I love the first colour.
    x

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    1. It's a beautiful everyday shade! xo

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  11. I have six of these so far! I am obsessed with them, they're so gorgeous! Your photography is stunning Jennie.. and your lips are so pretty too! Wish these looked as good on me as they do you :D xx
    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  12. love these,milady looks beautiful x

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  13. These seem to be all the rage atm. Marilyn does look amazing!

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  14. they all look so nice!I'm really tempted to try #103, looks pretty :)

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  15. I love the Lolita shade!! It's so pretty and comes out the best I think
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. They look so lush on you, all juicy-like! x

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  17. Love the look of these, Lolita is absolutely beautiful!
    Great post, Jennie
    x

    www.makeupbypoppy.co.uk/blog

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  18. Oh, Juliet looks adorable! I also love the look of Romy, but I'm unsure to buy one. Not a fan of the lipgloss sticky feeling :D

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    1. They're not super sticky, but they have to be a little so they last for a long time! xo

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  19. The names are so much cuter in the UK! I've got a couple of shades on my 'summer list'! They ALL look lovely on you x

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  20. The packaging alone is so pretty. The colors look so nice -Hanna

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  21. These look amazing! Hope they bring these to Iceland real soon..
    ps. your photos are always insanely stunning xx

    elinlikes.blogspot.com

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  22. I really love the look of Juliet! :)
    Catherine x | Brighton Girl

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  23. i love these <3 !
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  24. I think the first look is my favourite!

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  25. These are so pretty, I love the look of Lolita xx

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    1. Definitely a great everyday shade <3

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  26. I really need to try juliet, such gorgeous lip stains!

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  27. ooooh! I love these! the packaging is beautiful and I love the berry shade! xo
    Shabby Chic and Tea♥

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  28. These look amazing on you Jennie! Lolita is a gorgeous everyday pinky color, but the real standout is Juliet! WOW, what a great red shade!

    XO
    aly

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  29. These glosses look so lovely - really liking the colour of Marilyn and Juliet! I really want to try these now :-)
    Lianne x
    Rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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  30. I am not usually a fan of lipgloss, because I always end up with hair stuck to my lips, which equals GOO IN MY HAIR, but that Milady shade looks SOOOOOOO pretty it might almost be worth it!

    elissiam.

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    1. It's so lovely, definitely worth it! xo

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  31. I've yet to try these lovely, but the shades are delightful. My favourite on you has to be Lolita! x

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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    1. It's a great every day kind of colour <3

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  32. These all look amazing- such a nice way of laying out the post as well, looks so much nicer than just swatches etc.

    Aaah the jacket/cardigan from ASOS is a dream! I love it :)

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  33. Lolita is beautiful! xo
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  34. beautiful colours - thanks for these lips swatches x

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  35. These look amazing, such beautiful colours I definitely want to get Marilyn!

    Laura xx
    laurajadeblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. oooh i love the first one it looks so lovely on you!
    great blog and such a lovely blog

    kitty xx http://kittyhannon.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. These colours all look stunning on you :) I love the look of Juliet, the packaging is also so pretty! x

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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  38. These look lovely! Marilyn and Juliet look lovely on you, perfect for Summer. I really need to start wearing bolder shades so think I will try these xx

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  39. Oo I need to go and give these a swatch. I'm a huge fan of the applicator L'Oreal use - its perfect xo

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