Guest Post By Sammanita
After a huge shopping from MAC and exploring many products from it I finally laid my hands on brand YVES SAINT LAURENT. The reason behind switching the brand are firstly I was little bored of Mac, secondly I wanted to try something different and new. And when you have store of YSL in your city, how long one [read makeupholic like me] can ignore that store? YVES SAINT LAURENT launches “the Mats” collection in 2012 I think… The lipstick comes in amazing 6 different shades:- N° 201 Orange Imagine, N° 202 Rose Crazy, N° 203 Rouge Rock , N° 204 Rouge Scandal, N° 205 Prune Virgin, N° 206 Grenat Satisfaction. Among these I pick up the shade “rose Crazy”.
Price: – Rs.1850/- for 3.8g/0.13oz
YVES SAINT LAURENT Rouge Pur Couture The Mats claims to be A rich, creamy lip color formulated with a velvet complex for an ultra-smooth application. Blended with jojoba oil for long-lasting comfort.
Contains intense color pigments for a more durable vibrant color. Gives a matte, satin & seductive finish. Available in a range of “rock & chic” shades for all skin tones. Now coming to the packaging, the lipstick comes in a beautiful gold mirror case box as well as bullet which give a classy finish of the lipstick. The best thing of this lipstick is it has no paraben as told by the SA girl. The lipstick look so gorgeous on the bullet that I can bet it will attract each and every one.
The lipstick is although claim to be mats but I found it is satin and have silky finish that turns into semi-matte after few minutes of application but keep moistens your lips pretty long time. The lipstick has no smell which is really good for those who have sensitive nose like me.
Color plus texture totally pay off excellently. The lipstick is highly pigmented for which a single swipe will give enough coverage but it is my habit to swipe lipstick 2-3 times for my satisfaction. The lipstick stays nearly 7 hours on my lips without any fading. The lipstick transfers a bit but survives well in between meals and drinking tea or coffee. The lipstick after fading leaves a nice lip stain which can be pretty wearable for another hour.
The lipstick shade is a just “bang on” pinkish red which is just ideal for party wear mostly but if you are confident enough to carry bold colors then you can wear it anytime clubbing with light eye makeup and a hint of coral on your cheeks .
Now coming to my likes and dislikes:-
The reason of loving it:-
It is matte, not in true sense but semi-matte.
Glides smoothly on lips.
The lipstick has no smell.
Stays for 7 hours without fading.
Can survive on meals and drinks.
Keep the lips hydrated.
The shade is perfect for party wear.
The reason of dislike:-
All the shades are bold and dark, not wearable for daily basis.
My ratings: – 4/5
My final thoughts:- The shade is fantastic and so is the packaging but being high on price I would suggest others to either wait for some discounts or to go for it without second thought like I did…after all it is a YSL lipstick and you can’t go wrong with it 😛