YSL Baby Doll Kiss and Blush is a new Lips & Cheeks Blush Stain with a mousse-like texture that launched for Spring 2014 in an array of twelve shades.
I’m positive those with oily skin will adore these as they do have a matte finish with a stronger wear.
Take a peek!
As a massive fan of cheek and lip stains I was positive I was going to love YSL Baby Doll Kiss and Blush but…but..I didn’t. My drier skin refuses to love this formula.
YSL Fuchsia Desinvolte Baby Doll Kiss and Blush
YSL Orange Fougueux Baby Doll Kiss and Blush
You probably should not confuse the Doll Kiss and Blush formula with the Glossy Stain formula considering the packaging is so similar. Glossy Stain is a more traditional lip stain formula where as Baby Doll Kiss and Blush is a newer style texture as it has a softer, mousse-like consistency that’s very velvety. It actually dries down to a matte finish which isn’t a problem as I don’t mind matte blushes. Mind you, I don’t prefer them either but I don’t avoid them. I find the texture it a bit difficult to work with as it drags on my drier skin and goes on patchy. The color doesn’t look as natural as I’d like because I struggle through the application and blending! I seem to end up with a ruddy finish. It wears quite long on my drier skin at around 8 hours with some fading at hour 9.
YSL Baby Doll Kiss and Blush Swatches (Left to Right: Orange Fougueux and Fuchsia Desinvolte
I’m a little yak on using the same applicator for lips and cheeks. I feel the same way whenever I use Stila Lip & Cheek Stain. I just dislike sharing the applicator between my lips and cheeks. The applicator is a larger sponge with a flexible head that saturates well with color. Surprisingly the formula is easy on lips even though it is matte. It isn’t dry nor is it hydrating and wears for around 3 hours as it slowly wears away at around hour 4.
Pigmentation is excellent on these. They are bright, concentrated, and a little goes a long way. You can customize them as well for sheerer or more dramatic color pay off.
Overall, the YSL Baby Doll Kiss and Blush an excellent product however, my dry skin doesn’t really love them. I thought application was a bit difficult for me. I think oily skin will have way more success! If they were a touch more hydrating I imagine I’d be raving them but since I find the texture drier I’m a bit disappointed.
Anyone try them?
What did you think?