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May 07, 2013

My Lips But Better: L'Oreal GlamShine Stain Splash in Romy (Review and Swatches)

lip stain gloss packaging Romy
lip stain gloss wand in pink shade Romy
hand swatch of pink lip gloss stain Romy
lip swatch of pink lip gloss stain Romy a my lips but better colour
Please excuse my under eye circles - only three weeks till I graduate so I'm too busy to sleep much!

L'Oreal's GlamShine Stain Splash is a wonderful hybrid lip product that combines the greatness of a range of lip products into one gorgeous little tube. These GlamShine Stain Splashes have been heralded as the YSL Glossy Stain dupes- having not tried any of these myself I can't really comment, but I will be able to tell you all about the GlamShine Stain Splashes (and how much I've been enjoying the shade I picked up).

The shade I bought for myself is called Romy and, as you can see in the above photos, it is a really natural pink shade that does wonders to subtly add some colour to your face. Romy is my ultimate MLBB shade, it is just a fraction darker than my bare lips and I find it really flattering and incredibly easy to wear. I tend to wear this most on days when I'm not wearing a lot of make-up and want something that will  instantly make me look more 'done-up' without being too bright or high maintenance. I have, however, also paired this with an intense smokey eye on nights out and thought it looked really gorgeous worn like that too. 

The formula of these GlamStain Splashes is unlike anything that I've come across before. They apply very fluid, feeling almost like water. They then thicken and start to feel very thick whilst retaining the lightness that you get when you apply them. When they are dried they are like a thin layer of glossy gel over your lips which lasts incredibly well when you aren't eating or drinking- for literally hours. The colour is relatively sheer with one application but they are very buildable and don't feel too thick or heavy even with two or three layers. In the photo of my lips I'm wearing two layers and this is how I like  to wear Romy. I get a visible, opaque colour and the glossy finish is noticeable without being too intense.

I'm not a big fan of lip glosses normally, I find that they last poorly, are easily smudged and they are often way too sticky. GlamShine Stain Splashes are the opposite. They last remarkably well (and even fare okay when eating), I have had no experience of smudging and they are not sticky in the sense I dislike. My only gripe with these is that Romy does not leave behind much of a noticeable stain when the gloss finish fades. It may be that the shade is too close to my natural  lip colour as I've read in other reviews that the staining power of the darker shades is better. Nevertheless, I haven't noticed much staining power but as the glossy finish lasts so well this isn't too much of a problem.

Overall, I absolutely love Romy. I think it is really subtle and gorgeous, perfect for more natural looking make-up and I really think this would be a great 'date' lip product as it improves the look of lips without being too obvious and the lasting power is brilliant for something so glossy. I'm  really happy I picked this up! You can find L'Oreal's GlamShine Stain Splashes in Boots for £7.99.

If you've tried these I'd love to know what you think about them! 



  1. This looks lovely, ,I've been wanting to try out the peachy/coral one of this! x

  2. I love this colour! I have been meaning to pick up a GlamShine because they are supposed to be an exact dupe for the YSL Glossystains.

    Millie x

  3. I love this for everyday! I find it goes a tad sticky at the end but I love the colour and the packaging! xxx

  4. I haven't tried these yet, been loving my Apocalips too much pahahaha xxx

  5. Ohh so pretty! I wasn't interested in these but I might just give them a chance xx

  6. Aww this is so pretty and looks fab on you! <3 I've been eyeing these for a while and I am now convinced that I need to pick up some! Lovely post hun! :))

    I am running an International Giveaway on my blog now, and I'd love it if you enter for the chance to win some YSL, Chanel and Essie products!


  7. Oooh I really like the colour of this! I'll have to get myself one.

  8. Ooh I really like this! Added to my wishlist! xx

  9. It looks gorgeous on you. I haven't tried it as I am not really big on glosses. x

  10. Lovely! I've got Lolita and I really like it.

    Rebecca x


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