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YSL Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick Review With Photos

Nov 02, 2023Nov 02, 2023

Published on 8/30/2023 at 5:15 PM

Even for someone who works in beauty, the constant barrage of TikTok-viral products can make figuring out what's actually worth buying a little overwhelming. Still, when something pops up on my FYP over and over again, and nearly every beauty influencer I follow posts about how great it is, my ears perk up. Allow me to introduce to you the lip product that everyone from Alix Earle to Monet McMichael is obsessed with: the YSL Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick ($32, originally $39).

The hashtag #yslcandyglaze has over 12 million views on TikTok and counting, and I'm not exaggerating when I say that all the video reviews I've watched are glowing, which is probably the reason multiple shades have been sold out for weeks. Now, they're back in stock and on sale.

If you're wondering whether they live up to the hype, keep scrolling to read my full review of the YSL Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick and find out why you should hit "add to cart" while you still can.

I am picky when it comes to my lip products. My lips are naturally full, and although I always wish they were a bit bigger, on a day-to-day basis, I'm pretty happy with what I've got. However, they aren't perfect. My lips are often dry and chapped, which means I'm constantly on the hunt for products that are hydrating, and this lip gloss stick is exactly that. It moisturizes without that dreaded sticky feeling you get from other gloss formulas, and when it wears off, it doesn't leave me feeling even drier than before, which is an issue I've run into with other products in the past.

I also love the shade range. I typically choose options that are more sheer versus opaque, but the darker hues like "Cacao No Boundary," which is a chocolate brown, are perfect for covering up the discoloration I have on my lips. Plus, it is glossy. My lips shine so bright I'm not sure how people can look at me without sunglasses.

I use this product in a few different ways. My favorite shade is "Sweet Pink," which is a clear gloss with a pink hue, and I find that it's great for swiping on quickly when I'm on the go and I just need to give my lips a quick refresh. It easily takes them from dry and funky to plump and shiny with just one swipe. If I'm going out or wearing more makeup, I like to first start with a lip liner, overline my lips, and then go in with this stick, which gives me the perfect look — simple without being too overdone.

After taking off the cap, the brand recommends twisting the bottom for six clicks, which pushes forward enough product for one application. Once finished, turn the bottom the other way to retract the product back into the lipstick bullet.

The only thing I occasionally find frustrating about this product is that, as with any lip balm, it melts easily. I live in Los Angeles, and the temperatures have been high this summer (especially in my apartment, which lacks air-conditioning). This stick can get a little goopy if it's left in the sun or a hot car for even a few minutes — a mistake I made once and will never do again. Whenever it melts, I just toss it in the fridge for a few hours and it's as good as new.

The YSL Candy Glaze Lip Gloss Stick is available directly on the YSL website as well as Sephora and Nordstrom.