Lipstick Week: Day 2 True Red - YSL Glossy Stain 9 Rouge Laque

In this installment of Lipstick Week, I take on stinky smell.  Yes, it's the YSL Glossy Stain.  It's not the color or the formula that repels me, it's the intense sickeningly sweet smell of every YSL lip product I have tried.  Like, gag me with a spoon.

However, I received a neat sample card from an order I placed online at Neiman Marcus.  I decided to grit my teeth and give these a try.  Can't waste a good sample, you know.
 In it, three shades of YSL's Glossy Stains.  No 9 Rouge Laque, No 11 Rouge Gouache, and 7 Corail Aquatique.
Today, a mostly neutral, slightly warm leaning red, Rouge Laque.  These suckers really are glossy.  The particular shade has a translucency which goes a sheer with the first layer and then built up for more opacity and depth.  This swatch is more of a glob than a swipe.
On my lips.  (Let's honorably ignore any weird hairs, nasal discoloration and zits, shall we?  There no flakes in this picture.  Noooo.)  This is two thin layers, which looks warm and slightly sheer.  And of course, the glossiness is there.  Very pretty.  Too bad for the gross rotting fruit smell.... so close under my nose.  *hork*
Here I am indoors, in natural light.  I like how the color, even though bright, wears like a neutral color on me.  Despite the obviously high pigmentation (which my lips tend to be wary of), it was comfortable to wear without the icky stickiness of lip gloss.
This picture makes me laugh.  Obviously Bacon is being pondered.
 One more insufferable selfie, but this time outdoors.
Wear time was  long. It stayed well in place, even retaining most of it's shine into its 4th hour before the smell made me wipe it all off.  The stain part of the product didn't work on me though, at least on my lips.  On my arm, it left a very faint stain:

  Am I going to buy it? Nope, nope, nope.  Never ever with that smell.

I know lots of folks are fans of the Glossy Stains.  What about you?  What cosmetic brand has a scent that makes you want to crawl the walls?

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