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YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain Review + Swatches

YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain 5 rosewood gang 8 black red code

 

Why Hello There! Want something exciting? Me, I’m excited for all the Fall makeup launches that’s been popping up lately. There’s definitely gonna be a lot of beautiful stuff to look forward to, and one of them is the latest lip launch from Yves Saint Laurent Beauty. While I know each of us has been all fired up with Rihanna’s Fenty makeup release (will be reviewed here soon), you may have overlooked that YSL also released their own version of matte liquid lip stains. They’re called the Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stains (0.20 oz for $36). They’re not exactly matte liquid lipsticks, but they’re pretty much what a matte liquid lipstick should be, and what I’ve always wanted and has been waiting for from YSL to release.

 

YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain review

 

 

If you’re a YSL lipstick/beauty fan, myself included, then let us all rejoice. We all know that YSL makes such good quality lipsticks with high impact pigments and irresistible colors, so the Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain is definitely great news. These have the same flavor/scent that comes with YSL lipsticks and the consistency is not creamy but more gel-like. The brush applicator is completely unique because it’s shaped like a spatula with a YSL insignia on both sides and it allows you to apply the lip stain precisely on your lip lines-similar to a lip liner. The packaging looks cute, sleek, and easy to keep in your purse or makeup pouch. I love the frosted glass tube and shiny top which is a bit similar to Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Color (reviewed HERE).

 

YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain swatches

 

When it comes to their lasting power, these YSL Tatouage Matte Lip Stains will take about 4-5 minutes to set on your lips, and will also require 2-3 swipes to get a full coverage on the lips (at least on mine). Although, if you just want a light to moderate coverage or even an ombre effect, one swipe will just do. Once these lip stains set, they’re set for a long haul. In fact, after 4-5 minutes of application, these lip stains start to have a matte effect with almost zero transfer. Beyond that, I haven’t noticed any transfer at all, no feathering, and no smudging. These Tatouage Lip Stains are definitely kiss-proof like a lip tattoo.

 

YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain

 

These Lip Stains are kinda like Armani’s Lip Magnets (reviewed HERE), Lancome Matte Shakers (seen HERE), and Dior’s Lip Tattoos (HERE). They’re all intensely-pigmented comfortable lip stains that last for a long time while feeling weightless. Some may be a bit more drying than the others, like Dior’s Lip Tattoo which is a tad bit drying, while Armani has the perfect blend of high-impact colors+lightweight feel+no dryness on the lips while remaining smudge-proof. The YSL Tatouage is closer to Armani’s Lip Magnet in terms of formulation and property. Love the array of shades too.

 

YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain swatches

 

5 Rosewood Gang –  Deep Mauve Pink. The perfect mauve rose shade that will work on any skin tone. The formula of this seems to set a bit quicker than the others and it’s intensely staining. One of my most favorite shade in this line of lip stains.

 

8 Black Red CodeDeep Burgundy. Another favorite shade of mine. This shade is so ready for Fall with its reddish-black tone. It’s a wonderful wine shade that commands attention and complements the lips wherever you go.

 

16 Nude EmblemTerra Cotta Pink. Something about this shade that makes it currently sold out in Sephora. It seems very popular among others, and some have compared it to the famous Armani Lip Magnet in #507 (seen HERE), but for me, I think this shade is a lot closer to #506 or a blend of #505 and #506. Oh well, I thought this shade would be some sort of a medium warm nude pink or something like that, but I find this shade to be a terra cotta coral. It’s unique and entirely different.

 

23 Singular TaupeDeep Nude. From the moment I saw this shade, I knew this was gonna be the perfect nude shade for my light-medium skin tone. Indeed it is, and I love that it gives a nice natural pout for an everyday lipstick look. The #7 Nu Interdit shade is a lighter version of this, which is great for fair to light skin tone.

YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain swatch

Another nice shade I saw, though I think would look too light for me was #11 Rose Illicit, which a rosy nude shade. Oh my, the truth is, there’s a lot of beautiful shades from this release, it’s hard to choose just one, but the price can be a guilt factor. On the other hand, these are really long lasting lip stains that could last either from 4-6 hours for light or nude shades, or 6-8 hours and beyond for darker shades. Also, these are high-quality, transfer-proof, matte-effect liquid lip stains that will surely give Dior’s Lip Tattoo, the popular Armani Lip Magnet, and even Lancome Matte Shaker a run for their money.

 

YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain 16 nude emblem 23 singular taupe

 

Have you had these yet?

 

YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain swatches

 

The YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain is available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Barney NY, & Bloomingdales 

 

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Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon Review

 

Hey all! Another lip product of the moment here. A couple of months ago, a sample of their Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon was included in one of my beauty purchases. It was in the shade Glacé. Somehow, for some reason, I misplaced it but when it magically popped up on my vanity table, I knew I had to give it its much-needed attention. To my surprise, I was blown away by the quality of the said the said lip product. First of all, I really love its texture. It gives a soft matte finish, non-drying and it feels really light on the lips. It’s very much like a lipstick, but velvety. It has a perfect complementing matte effect that doesn’t really settle into the lips’ fine lines, unlike most matte liquid lipsticks. Second, because of its “pen type” applicator, the application is smooth, easy and accurate. Thirdly, it has the most amazing scent of a lip product I’ve ever tried. The hint of orange is really interesting on this particular lip product.

 

Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon Review

 

One thing that struck me the most about the Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon (0.05 oz, $24) is how beautiful the Glacé shade is. It’s a gorgeous dusty mauve that really complemented my lips’ natural tones. It looks like something I could wear every day and it looks my kind of shade. Because of that, I couldn’t help but take note to drop by at the Bite Beauty aisle for more shades of the Matte Crème Lip Crayons for my next Sephora visit.

 

Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon Glace Swatch

 

When I finally had a chance to check out the other colors of the Matte Crème Lip Crayons, I realize that they’re almost all good. Lots of very pretty everyday shades, lots of muted colors, and wearable pinks and browns. It was so tempting to buy them all. But I couldn’t get crazy, so, I decided on two starters, the Pastille shade and the Amaretto.

Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon

  • PastilleDusty Mauve. A shade that’s very similar to Glacé but more on the mauve-purple/pink side. The shade is very pretty and will complement any skin tone. It’s muted for daily wear I’d say that this is the next best thing especially for those who wanted a bit more color from Glacé.
  • AmarettoPeachy Nude. I’m normally not crazy for nudes, but this particular nude is a yes for me. It’s peachy warm and it’ll look great on anybody with a light to medium skin tone. It’s even great a perfect neutral nude for darker tones. This particular nude hue is very versatile for sure.

 

Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon Review

 

  • Glacé – I’m really gogo gaga about this shade. I still have my original sample size that I’ve been using constantly lately, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be purchasing it in its regular size soon. This is a beautiful shade of dusty mauve rose that I tend to prefer in most of my lipstick shade. It also kinda reminds me of YSL #66 Bois de Rose which is my signature lip shade.

 

Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon Review

 

 

Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon swatches

 

About the packaging, it seems like every Bite Beauty products feel really comforting to the touch. I love their velvety textured containers and tubes, so the Matte Crème Lip Crayons are no different at all. Also, its packaging allows for no-mess application and there’s definitely no need to sharpen the product at all.

Verdict, these are definitely one of the best lip product finds for me lately since it has everything I’d want in a lippy; the ease of application, great pigments, lightweight comfortable textures, non-drying matte finish, and colors to last for 4-6 hours with delicious non-boring scent. What more could you ask for?

 

The Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon is available only in Sephora.com

 

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