YVES SAINT LAURENT Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain

First Impressions: YVES SAINT LAURENT Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain

YVES SAINT LAURENT Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain

I’ve been on the hunt for a nude lipstick that won’t leave me looking all wash out for quite a while now. Unfortunately not all of my attempts have been successful but something tells me that splurging on this $57 lip stain from YSL would be a good idea…

I love all of the shades in this range and the applicator looks so unique! However,as I do not have the money to purchase all of the shades in this collection, I had to settle for one and I think Shade 23 may just be my answer for a nude lippie …

Claims |


Create bold, long-lasting colour with ease with this revolutionary ultra-matte lip stain. The lightweight formula allows for all day wear with a no budge naked-lip feel.

  • Ink-like liquid matte formula gives your lips 8 hours of wear leaving them looking gorgeous all day without having to reapply
  • Formula glides onto your lips, drying quickly for a transfer-free finish
  • Spatula-like applicator gives the precision of a liner with the control of a brush for perfectly defined lips with every application
  • With a wide range of shade options, indulge your lips in perfect nudes, polished pinks, and to-die-for plums


Review | 

YVES SAINT LAURENT Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain

Packaging: Luxurious. In typical YSL fashion, this lipstains hits all the marks in the parking depatment! The packaging is simple yet also chic and sophisticated. I absolutely love it!

Formula: The forumla is smooth and applies onto your lips like butter. It dries relatively quickly so make sure you work fast! One con is that it becomes a little drying once it’s dried down. 😦  It’s certainly a matte lip stain.

Shades: I got mine. in shade 23 – Singular Taupe (deep nude). However there are plenty of shades to chose from, colours ranging from cute baby pink to edgier dark shades. There’s bound to be one for everyone! Shade 23 is a nice MLBB shade for me, the colour is super wearable.

Scent: The Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain has a nice luxurious scent to it, maybe a rose scent. As nice as it smells I find it annoying on my lips.

YVES SAINT LAURENT Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain Shade 23

Longevity: 3 hours. Despite it claiming to sit on your pout for about 8 hours, I find that it  gives me a good 3 hours of pigmentation. After which the colour starts to fade but not in a patchy way, it just subtly reduces in pigmentation.

Price: Expensive. Coming from YSL you’d expect the price tag to somewhere in the high-end region. One of these babies will cost you $57 AUD. Which is a lot of many for a lip product – but hey, it’s Ysl! 😉

Repurchase? Unlikely. As much as I love the shade and how it applies however I find that it’s just a tad too expensive for a lip stain that dries out my lips. I’ve got other lipstains/tints that not only delivers the pigmentation I desire but also leave my lips feeling hydrated and moisturised.  Overall a cute product for the vanity tablet but it’s not something they you should rush out to get your hands on.

I hope you enjoyed it!

Until next time,

Stay curious!



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