YSL Pur Couture The Mats #208 Fuchsia Fetiche Lipstick is New!

YSL Pur Couture The Mats #208 Fuchsia Fetiche Lipstick

I’m back with a lippy review – me and lipsticks can’t stay too far from each other. This one is my last purchase from the coveted brand YSL. Last, coz YSL has closed shop and moved out of India. Its disheartening to see a much loved brand leave.
I saw the swatches of this shade online and instantly fell in love. I tried so hard to get my hands on this but the shades had not been released in India and there was no hope of it coming either. Finally my friend came to my rescue and got this one for me from Sephora Dubai! Thanks a ton Mini!! I am soooo excited to share this one with you all…

The Product Details (from the website):

The must have for the perfect matte lip look. Rich, creamy formula is infused with a velvet complex for a luxuriously smooth application, and jojoba oil for long lasting comfort. Intense color pigments for a vibrant touch of color that lasts.

Formulated with “Velvet Complex”, a combination of spherical powders and silk oil, Rouge Pur Couture The Mats gives the lips a perfect matte finish, a sensual sheen and 6-hour color hold that never fades or smudges.

Apply Lipstick from the center of the lips and work towards the corners of the mouth. To improve lipstick wear, apply Touche Éclat to the lip contour.



$35 in US / About INR 3200 post conversion – Dubai Sephora is expensive guys!!


The lipstick comes packaged in a golden case which has a decent weight – not too heavy. It bears the YSL logo on one side. Looks extremely classy but is quite a finger print magnet. The bullet itself also has YSl etched on it – I know a lot of brands, including drugstore ones, do it now but to me it still looks uber cool. The lipstick comes packaged in a golden cardboard box.

Grouse with the packaging – again, no indication of colour (if you have more than one). Also, the tag on the lippy bottom mentions only the number, not the name!

My experience with YSL Pur Couture The Mats #208 Fuchsia Fetiche:

Color: Unfortunately, the Mats from YSL have a very limited range of shades. I am not very sure why YSL has not developed this line much. The shade in question is a full on Fuchsia – bold and intense. Sometimes it looks a little like MAC Flat Out Fabulous (FOF) but FOF has a more pronounced violet streak to it. I just love this shade – it such a pretty, bright shade with loads of attitude. The cool tones are strong and prominent. Still, it would suit all skintones and will not look garish like a Mac Candy Yum Yum can on some skintones. The Mats range has no shimmer or glossiness to it – yet, its not dull or flat colour. Its rich bold shade.
Texture: The texture is creamy, light, velvet smooth, matte, non-drying and very comfortable.It glides on smoothly and looks just fab. No bleeding, no dryness. Love the texture on this one! One of the most comfortable matte lipsticks that I have come across!

Pigmentation: Full on pigmentation – 100%colour deposit in a single swipe. This one is a dream! I love pigmented lipsticks – this is perfect from that aspect!
Lasting power:The product lasted about 7 hours+ on me and still left a stain. You could do a whole day with it and it would appear that the lipstick is still on at the end of the day. The residual stain is that strong. You need a good makeup remover to get it totally off.


To sum this up for you:

Pros of  YSL Pur Couture The Mats #208 Fuchsia Fetiche Lipstick:

1. A beautiful bold colour.
2. Lightweight velvety matte texture.
3. Easy to apply and maintain lips contour.
4. Excellent pigmentation – Opaque in a single swipe.
5. Extremely comfortable – not hydrating but comfortable.
6. The lipstick applies smoothly – no tug or pull!
7. Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.
8. No feathering or bleeding – a big YAY for such a deep colour.
9. Convenient Packaging – easy to apply and easy to carry – doesn’t take much space in the bag.

Cons of YSL Pur Couture The Mats #208 Fuchsia Fetiche Lipstick:

1. Unavailability in India

IMBB Rating:

A definite 6/5 product.

The Mats formula is absolutely fantastic – a real winner. I am very surprised not to read more review on the Mats line – probably because of the limited shade range. There are about 10-12 shades only. Ya, 10-12 is a good number. But with NARS introducing 40shades at one go – 10-12 sounds very lame!

Do I recommend  YSL Pur Couture The Mats #208 Fuchsia Fetiche Lipstick?

YES! An absolute yes! I paid a King’s ransom to get this one – Dubai Sephora is expensive. But it was well worth it! This is the absolute perfect Fuchsia shade and last the whole day too!

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21 thoughts on “YSL Pur Couture The Mats #208 Fuchsia Fetiche Lipstick is New!

    1. Yes it is Kadambari – one of the most lovely Fuchsias I have! I don’t know why? They just upped and left!

      BTW…saw your jaw-dropping haul post!! Enjoy the goodies!!

  1. Well nice review… like ur reviews a lot like wise Neha’s…
    both like savior for lippeee selection
    technically it wo’t be ur last and i wish some “mini” like santa comes and recuse u…
    n Hve many YSL purchases 😀

  2. i know.. but i think they are still doing it at the airport… it looks absolutely stunning on you K. love how different kind of fuchsia it is!! :))

    1. They are! Wonder if its the same distributor for Duty Free or different one. YSL isn’t there in Thailand either, but its available at King Power at the Bangkok Duty Free. Thats my only hope now! Its a fantastic Fuchsia Rati!

  3. Looks beautiful on u kk….i have this one too, along with 204 and 207; and coincidentally, i am wearing this one right now. This is one gorgeous shade

  4. awesome kk.. 🙂 totally loved it on u, wt a bright happy fuchsia.. ohh ysl also closing in india? :O wts happening to these brands…

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