YSL Tatouage Couture

Hell, yes! The new YSL Tatouage Couture colours are the new benchmark for mattes. And I don’t say that lightly. Matte textures have been steadily improving over the past couple of years – there are still a few desperately dry formulas kicking about but on the whole they’re a shadow of their former lip hating selves.

YSL Tatouage Couture

They’re basically inks in that they leave a colour stain on your lips but it’s in a kind of gossamer formula veil that feels like a weightless gloss. It’s a high pigment stain so you can expect a decent colour impact. Because it doesn’t have the same weight formula as a lipstick, there is a sheer element that you can see on the swatch but because your lip colour isn’t the same obviously as your arm skin, there is more depth of colour on the lips than on my arm.

YSL Tatouage Couture

The little paddle looking applicator is so good at hugging the lip – one swipe and it’s on perfectly. Someone in product development should be feeling pretty pleased with themselves!

YSL Tatouage Couture

In the swatch from left to right: Unconventional Coral, Fuchsia Intime, Rose Ink, Black Red Code and True Orange. There are 18 shades to choose from. I wore mine from mid-day yesterday and it was still there by evening – and they’re all still on my arm 24 hours later.

YSL Tatouage Couture

As seen above! If I was going to suggest any oh-my-god-it’s-nearly-november treats to self I would without a doubt recommend one of these to cheer you along. I used a clear balm over mine and it didn’t disrupt the last I don’t think but did give a slightly softer lip look that I prefer. The bad news is that they’re £29 each (HERE). But still… so much joy! I’ve linked to John Lewis who seem to have good stock levels across most colours.

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