YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain Liquid Lipstick Review! (Rosewood Gang)

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all doing well. Today I want to review the popular YSL Tatouage Couture matte stain liquid lipstick. I got this beauty for my birthday and have been trying it out ever since. I have the shade Rosewood Gang, as you can see. I hope you enjoy this review!

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Overview & Claims
Each YSL matte stain costs £29 which is quite a lot for one liquid lipstick. YSL is a luxury brand though, so the price point is high. But for £29, I would expect the quality to be outstanding.
The packaging is gorgeous. The frosted heavy duty plastic bottle comes in a gold box, which matches the gold lid. The YSL logo is quite large on the lid. This one is definitely a lipstick you can have on display.
The applicator is really unique. I haven’t seen anything like this before. As you can see from the pictures, it is an squared off shape with a slanted edge, this makes a precise application surprisingly easy.
This lipstick claims to have high pigmentation, comfortable and give a naked lip feel. It also says that it provide full coverage, high precision and no colour bleeding. It will last for 8 hours according to YSL.

YSL Applicator 1YSL Swatch

As I have already mentioned, this lipstick is so easy to apply. Once it is one and has had a moment to dry down, it is completely matte and very pigmented, specially considering this is a matte stain. Since the consistency is so thin, I wasn’t expecting such a bright opaque colour, so this definitely impressed me.
I’ve got to say, I absolutely love this lipstick. It feels extremely light weight on the lips, so I would definitely agree with the ‘naked lip feel’ claim. It doesn’t feel drying at all. It does sink into the fine lines after a while, but it is not so bad in my opinion. The colour doesn’t bleed and it lasts really well on the lips. After a few hours the colour does slightly fade, but since this is a matte stain and not a thick lipstick, it still looks really lovely once faded so you don’t need to reapply if you don’t want too.
Another bonus of this lipstick is the smell. It smells so incredible!! Once it is on your lips you can’t really smell it though, so if smells irritate you, I wouldn’t worry too much.
Overall, although on the pricey side for a lipstick, the quality of this is really good so I would recommend trying them out if you get the chance. If you’re into pinks, Rosewood Gang is a fantastic choice.


YSL lip in packaging

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  1. February 5, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    Ooh this looks gorgeous! I love liquid lipsticks, I’ll need to try this one out! x

    • February 5, 2018 / 5:13 pm

      It’s stunning isn’t it?! Yes definitely do if you get the chance xx

  2. February 5, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    That is such a lovely shade of lipstick and the packaging is so beautiful! I really want to try a YSL product as they all look so incredible!

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    • February 5, 2018 / 5:25 pm

      Its such a perfect colour isn’t it?! I haven’t tried much YSL myself, but I have loved the things I’ve tried! Xx

  3. February 5, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    Not going to lie, I’m a little disappointed. For that much money from YSL I’d expect a glass tube, more like a foundation bottle rather than plastic. And I don’t think 8 hours is that great for a liquid lipstick! The packaging does look great though and the colour is lovely. Great review! x


    • February 5, 2018 / 5:37 pm

      I see what you’re saying about the packaging, but I don’t think I could be trusted with a glass bottle since I’d want to carry it in my handbag to top it up haha! Thanks for stopping by! X

  4. Creative Nails
    February 5, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    That packaging is so pretty! The shade of the lipstick is gorgeous too. I don’t often wear lip products but I love matte lip stains so this sounds perfect – I’d love to try it!


    • February 5, 2018 / 5:40 pm

      It’s such a gorgeous product isn’t it!? This would be a good choice for you as it doesn’t even feel like a lipstick on the lips! X

  5. February 5, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    Sounds like a great product! The price of high end products always seems like a lot when you first buy them but they’re usually worth the investment! I’ll have to look into these- https://sophiehearts.net x

    • February 5, 2018 / 6:04 pm

      Yeah it’s a fab product! & I completely agree. X

  6. February 5, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    This sounds like such a good product! I’ve heard so much about YSL but have hesitated to spend so much on a lipstick, but by your review it sounds so good! I’m always worried about matte lipsticks being too drying. Thank you for sharing! x


    • February 5, 2018 / 8:36 pm

      Yes the price is a little off putting! This one isn’t drying though, so it is a good option x

  7. February 6, 2018 / 4:35 am

    That shade is so stunning! Thanks for the review!

  8. February 6, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    It’s gorgeous right!! And oh me too haha, I don’t think I would have got it if it wasn’t a gift! But I am glad I got to try xx

  9. February 6, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Isn’t it beautiful?! & this one is a great option for you then!! Xx

  10. February 7, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    I think I love the packaging almost as much as I love the shade!xx

  11. February 18, 2018 / 11:43 am

    That lipstick colour is beautiful, I have always been tempted but the price is just so high

    • February 18, 2018 / 11:56 am

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it? I agree about the price. I don’t think I would have purchased it for myself based on the price! But the quality is there, if you ever decide to take the plunge! 🙂

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