YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stains

Hello Friends! I trust you are all well. In this blog, I will be talking about YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stains ("YSL Matte Stains"). A relatively new product in Australia (these became available in Australia around February 2018 with a much earlier International release) and comparing them to similar products from Chanel (Rouge Allure Ink) and Dior (Dior Addict Lip Tattoo). I have chosen to compare them to Chanel's and Dior's versions because they are from French luxury brands on par with YSL.

在这个博客中,我写了我对YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stains的想法。

Chanel launched its Rouge Allure Ink as part of it's Fall 2016 collection. Dior launched its Lip Tattoo in the Summer of 2017. Prior to the two, there are also many other smaller brands that have a lip stains collection.The YSL Matte Stains were first launched Internationally around August 2017. This is particularly interesting to me because it seems like YSL took its time to formulate its version of a lip stain, instead of rushing the product.

Chanel品牌首次出品它们的版本(2016年秋季)。 然后迪奥发布了它们的版本(2017年夏季)。


I won't be comparing prices, as prices defer Internationally and in Australia. I rarely compare the pricing of luxury items. Why? Well, it is because I am a makeup addict who leans towards luxury items. I very often do makeup and skincare demos on my Instagram (@teacupofmakeup) Instastories, along with mini reviews. So if you are not following me on Instagram; I would love it if you did. Just click here!

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In Australia, you can purchase YSL online at (你可以从这些地方购买YSL): https://www.yslbeauty.com.au. Sephora; Mecca Maxima; Myer and David Jones carry YSL products.

Let's start with my thoughts on the YSL Matte Stains. There are 16 shades. I was blessed with 4 from YSL PR in Australia. YSL的公关给了我4支口红。 I've tried the following shades (它们是):

  • No. 1 Rouge Tatouage;

  • No. 3 Rose Ink;

  • No. 8 Black Rose Code;

  • No.11 Rose Illicite;

"Tatouage" means "tattoo" in French.

The swatches are shown in the photos below. I think I say this quite often but I'll say it again if you are new to my blog. I prefer to do my swatches on white paper. I feel that my skin tone could affect your judgement of the shades.


No. 1 Rouge Tatouage

No. 3 Rose Ink

No. 8 Black Rose Code

No.11 Rose Illicite

Chanel currently has 14 shades in its Rouge Allure Ink line. One of the Chanel Allure Ink lipsticks that I have in my collection; "146 - séduisant" has micro glitters in it that give this shade a rose gold twinkle.

Dior currently has 6 shades in its Dior Addict Lip Tattoo line.

YSL有16种不同的颜色。 Chanel有14种颜色。 Dior只有6种颜色。

Occasionally, not all shades in a lipstick collection perform equally. Possibly due to the type of pigments used. However, I did find that the No. 1 Rouge Tatouage; No.11 Rose Illicite; and No. 8 Black Rose Code, each performed as well as the other. No. 3 Rose Ink was a bit more watery in consistency.

FORMULA: fairly watery when compared to the Chanel and Dior versions. This is not a criticism of YSL's. I'm just noting the difference. Chanel's has a slight creamy texture.


SCENT & TASTE: YSL's tastes "floral" and "fruity". It has a light sweet taste. It has a corresponding scent. Its scent lingers for a while and then as your nose becomes accustomed to the smell, it becomes redundant. Chanel's tastes sweet and has that "lipstick" taste (waxy lipstick). Its scent is not immediately perceivable. Dior's tastes a bit like marshmallows. Sweet like candy. It has a slight minty smell with a touch of candy.


PACKAGE DESIGN: YSL's comes with a "frosted-glass like" plastic rectangle tube which allows for immediate shade identification. Chanel's is the same except that its rectangle tube has rounded edges. Dior has instead a rectangle tube that is coloured with a shade closely resembling the shade of its Lip Tattoo. All of them have a matte finish except for the caps.

YSL和Chanel有类似的包装。 迪奥的包装是不同的。 它的口红有一个与口红相配的彩色管。Dior的口红有一点薄荷味。

APPLICATOR DESIGN: YSL's has the most interesting applicator. It is like a painting knife/spatula. It is thin, mostly flat and has a slight angle to the applicator sponge. The "brush sponge" is like an inverted "U" on top of the black applicator stick (which quite cleverly has the YSL emblem on it). Chanel's has a black applicator stick with a triangle shaped sponge applicator. Dior's has a white applicator stick with a classic doe foot sponge. I very much LOVE YSL's applicator. I am better able to adjust the intensity of colour I want and I find it much easier to "paint" my uneven lips within the lip line. I was able to use the fine tip of the applicator to draw a line around my lips much like a conventional lip liner and then use the flat side to fill in my lips. Chanel's applicator though triangle in shape, did not allow me to do the same. The edge of Chanel's applicator was not as "sharp". I had the same issue with the Dior version.

YSL的唇膏涂抹器非常独特。 它非常像一把艺术抹刀。 易于涂抹唇膏。