7 Days, 7 Lipsticks (Part 7)
Wish you all a Very Very Happy New Year 2015!!!! May this year bring love, peace and prosperity in your life. Today, I am ending this review series with a YSL matte lipstick. It’s a matte red, in fact a scandalous red for many. The best reds in the makeup industry have all been mattes. Mattes have kind of an edge, a sharpness, dark, dull, cold feeling, which makes reds almost pop out and look gorgeous on the lips. I always have Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Anne Hathaway and the likes in mind when I even think of red. They have found their red and they flaunt (-ed) it oh-so-perfectly!!!! Finding your perfect red is like finding a perfect pair of jeans, a torture to find – a treasure to keep 😛 It actually keeps you PURRING!!!
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 a 6-hour color hold that never faces 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.
My Experience with YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats Lipstick No. 204 Rouge Scandal:
Ever since YSL introduced the “Mats” range in their line-up, it has totally changed the definition of matte in the beauty industry. They made us realize that in addition to being beautiful, mattes can also be so very comfortable. Today, I will be reviewing the shade 204 “Rouge Scandal,” the most Scandalous Red Matte lipstick they have.
Packaging: Gorgeous, Luxury, Glorified!! A beautiful golden case, on which the YSL logo is etched; it does carry some weight around. The shade name is written at the bottom of the case and the prominent edged bullet is present inside.
Shade: One of the best reds present in the market today; the mixture of colors in this lipstick is so gorgeous; I find myself at a loss of words. It is a beautiful blood red – deep, dark, cold, very cold.
Pigmentation: Hundred percent pigmentation in one swipe; you have to go real carefully with this one; handle it with care, lest it may bite!! Yes literally, reds are one of the most difficult shades to apply; and this one is the same. A small mistake; and it may totally ruin your otherwise flawless makeup.
Texture: A smooth, velvety texture with a matte finish. It’s a joy to apply this on your lips, goes very smooth without tugs and pulls; when you know the end result is going to be matte. Lip preparation is necessary. Although it is not as drying as some other mattes, in fact, I may even call it a moisturizing matte. Still, a Matte is a Matte is a Matte!! It will accentuate your dry lips after some time, to a certain degree.
Staying Power: It lasts, yes sir, it does! It lasts well beyond the 6 hours claimed by the brand; and then leaves a beautiful stain behind. In fact you get quite a decent life span out of this lipstick.
Pros of YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats Lipstick No. 204 Rouge Scandal:
- Comfortable, velvety, matte.
- Love the fragrance.
- Luxurious packaging.
- Bold, dark, blood red.
- One hundred per cent pigmentation in one swipe.
- Lasts 6-8 hours, leaving behind a deep stain.
- No bleeding or feathering.
- Goes on very smoothly on the lips.
Cons of YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats Lipstick No. 204 Rouge Scandal:
- Unavailable in India.
Would I Recommend YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats Lipstick No. 204 Rouge Scandal?
Yes, definitely. Just keep in mind a few rules for achieving an elegant makeup look for red lipsticks. A matte red lipstick is quite preferable over a sheer and shiny one and of course, if you are less comfortable, you may start out with the sheer ones as well. Keep your makeup neutral, natural, and flawless. Give most attention to your red lipstick application. Be Strong. Be Confident. And be Comfortable. Take care. Bye.
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