YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain Review

YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in Rose Ink

Yves Saint Laurent has launched a new lip product called Tatouage Couture Matte Stain, inspired by the long-lasting, intense effect of tattoo’s, available in 24 different shades. The YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain‘s formula is supposed to have a matte finish with an extreme color pay-off. For today’s post, I’m going to review the YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in the shade Rose Ink.


The YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain comes in a transparent, frosted platic tube with gold and black details. The tube feels nice and sturdy, containing 6 mL of product in total. I really love how bold and modern the packaging looks!


Opening the tube of the YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain reveals a very unique applicator. It has a sponge consistency, but is shaped like a flat brush with a slanted tip. It also has the YSL logo on the applicator itself and I’m absolutely obsessed with tiny little details like this one. I found the applicator to work well on my lips. It was easy to distribute and apply the lipstick precisely on the edges of my lips.


As you can see from the swatch, the YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in Rose Ink is highly pigmented and swatches evenly. The lip stain has a subtle, perfume-like scent which evaporates after the product has dried. The consistency is definitely very thin but it doesnt bleed into fine lines. The texture of the product isn’t visible at all, it just looks like a very strong stain. It’s exactly like a tattoo, still showing my own skins texture.


YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in Rose Ink Swatch

The YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in Rose Ink is described as a Bright Pink shade. For this shade, I used two thin layers for full opacity. It looks slightly shiny during the initial application but turns more matte after time. The lip stain looks super bright and bold on my lips. It feels very comfortable and nourishing.

This product is also VERY long-lasting because it stains heavily! The top layer stays on for many hours, also after eating and/or drinking but underneath that, my lips were stained for DAYS with the same shade. It’s cute for one day but it looks very strange if you decide not to wear make-up the next day while still having bright lips. This is why I won’t grab this product as much as I want to, which is such a shame because the color is amazing, especially with the sunny Summer weather! This is probably only a problem for the more bolder shades but I’m not very positive about that claim since I haven’t tried any other shades.


The YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in Rose Ink is a beautiful, long-lasting product with a gorgeous matte finish however, be aware that this shade might possibly stain your lips/skin for days!

The YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain is available for a suggested retail price of €38,50 Euro at several (web)stores like Douglas, Ici Paris XL and De Bijenkorf warehouses.


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