Billed as “the first blinding nudes” in the beauty world, this intriguing new trove of lip colours from Yves Saint Laurent combines the glimmer of a gloss with the creamy staying powder of a traditional lipstick.
Offered in eight fruity shades with monikers that read like options from a mocktail menu – think Pink No Taboo and Fuchsia Tomboy – the collection is formulated with finely milled iridescent particles for a multidimensional shine that's just muted enough to pass as "nude".
Ensconced in a lovely gold tube, use the doe-foot applicator to apply directly onto moistened lips. The colour is buildable, so you can opt to layer with an additional coat for a more intense sheen. Tip: To use as a subtle stain, simply blend with a clean fingertip to take off the “topcoat” and tamp down the shine.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres Rebel Nudes, $43 each, is available at YSL counters and Tangs Orchard. For more information, visit www.ysl.com and follow the brand on Facebook and Twitter.