A pale stain seems like a veritable impossibility. That is one of the reasons that Yves Saint Laurent’s glossy stains in Rose Pastelle (reviewed HERE) and Beige Aquarelle (#19) were so intriguing to me.
While Rose Pastelle has a very cool pale pink (almost border lining on lavender) undertone, Beige Aquarelle (which retails for $32) translates as a warmer, pinky-peachy shade.
When applying it on your lips, the creamy pale nature of the product makes it hard to believe that it will yield any observable color at all…however, after a couple of coats and a few minutes, the stain miraculously deepens to a light peach.
If you love a pale lip as I do, are willing to prep and prime lips before application and are interested in a very light version of the YSL Glossy Stain, then Beige Aquarelle is a marvelous option.