Lipstick Week: Day 3 Cool Red - YSL Glossy Stain in 11 Rouge Gouache

I go back to the well, the smelly well, and try out the second shade in my YSL Glossy Stain sampler.  Today for Lipstick Week, I take on a bright cool red, Rouge Gouache.
This is a pretty stunning shade.  The pigmentation of this particular shade is super rich and goes on much more opaque in one swipe than Rouge Laque from yesterday.  Also, the intensity of the glossiness in this shade is pretty impressive.  I like how the swatch looks on my arm than I do on my face though.



Cool tones generally offer a higher level of contrast against my skin and for Rouge Gouache, the opacity makes it a very intense shade indeed for me.  Here it is on my lips.

This is a red a bit outside my tolerance level.  It is quite stunning though.  It does make my lips be the ultimate standout feature on my generally neutral face and quite more STATEMENT-screaming than the easier Rouge Laque.

Here I am, gazing into the zombie hoard descending into the suburbs:
Here is a side by side comparison of the two reds from this week so far.  The more neutral Rouge Laque on the left and the much cooler Rouge Gouache on the right.  Same thoughts on the wear, comfortable feel, and yes, same putrid smell as I wrote previously.
What's your red comfort zone?  Sheer or opaque?  Warm, neutral or cool?  Glossy or matte? 

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