Korean dupes of the YSL Glossy Stain

When the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain was released, they looked so good that I really wanted to own one. The high price tag ($34) was the only thing that stopped me from buying it. Among bloggers, the L'Oreal GlamShine Stain Splash is mentioned as an affordable dupe. I was already happy with being able to get the eSpoir Lip Stain Water Glow or the eSpoir Lip Stain Whip Mousse that looked kind of similar. But recently, I discovered many dupes from other Korean cosmetics brands too.

Tony Moly Kiss Lover Lip Master (9,800 won, 5ml)

Among the dupes that I have found, I like the packaging of the Tony Moly Kiss Lover Lip Master the most. The white scribbles add an interesting touch to the sleek, black packaging. The small window in the middle, showing the color of the lip stain and how much is used already, looks less boring with the "Kiss Lover" print on it. Unlike the YSL Glossy Stain, it doesn't have a gold cap, but a black one instead. There are only 5 colors to choose from, which isn't even close to the wide color selection that the YSL Glossy Stain has.
 
Update: there are now 10 different colors. (not all shown in picture).




Holika Holika PRO:BEAUTY Tinted Rouge (9,900 won, 5g)

The Holika Holika Tinted Rouge has a wider color selection (10 colors), but it doesn't have the iconic rectangular packaging and the window in the middle. If it wasn't for the black packaging and the line of the lip color on the packaging, it actually reminds me more of the Etude House Color Pop lip tints. They have the same applicator too.



Iope Tinted Liquid Rouge (25,000 won, 6g)


Iope is a higher end brand and is targeted to women instead of young girls, which shows through the color selection of the Tinted Liquid Rouge. The colors are less bright and more mature. Just like the YSL Glossy Stain, it has a very luxurious gold cap, but the window is moved to the left side instead of located in the middle.


The Faceshop FACE it Artist Finger Gloss (11,900 won, 4ml)

The Face Shop was inspired by the professional makeup artists using their fingers to apply lip products better and created this curved applicator for the Artist Finger Gloss. The color selection and packaging is very similar to the Tony Moly Kiss Lover Lip Master, but the one from the Face Shop is slightly more expensive. I guess, you need to pay a little bit more to get this special applicator. ^_^

The Saem Eco Soul Tint Lip Rouge (8,900 won, 5g)

There are 5 colors to choose from and the color 04. Spring wind pink, a purple based pink, is quite unique.  



All pictures in this post belong to Tony Moly, Holika Holika, Iope, the Faceshop, and the Saem, and they were edited by me.

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