YSL Beauty launched their new Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Sheer Matte (C$50.00 for 0.08 oz/ 2.2 g) that comes in 12 shades. These are lightweight with sheer coverage matte lipsticks with a unique square shape that is designed for a neat and precise application. I received them in 4 colours with different undertones. The Rouge Pure Couture line comes in different finishes and coverage which unfortunately I haven’t tried any of them to date but overall I have been a long time fan for YSL beauty’s lip products. The shade I received them in contains:
- Rouge Libre is a deep bright red with slightly blue undertone
- Rose Denude is a beautiful mauve rose that deepesn
- Corrail Explicite is warm red with coral undertone
- Raw Rosewood is a gorgeous dusty nude mauve
The formula is soft lightweight matte with a buildable coverage that offers a decent coverage in my opinion. It does not fell heavy on lips and wears comfortable. In terms of lasting power, they stay pretty well together without bleeding or smearing around the lips. It does give a more blurred illusion over the lips with a balmy texture. The packaging looks luxurious and sleek, it fits nicely in any on the go bag. There is a slight nice scent to them but not too heavy yet pleasant. It have a more soft velvet feel and finish, and I can see my self wearing them all the time during day and night easily.
I just only think they carry a higher price tag for the amount you get them for. They come in a much smaller size than any other luxury lipstick formula in the market, is it worth it? to be honest I don’t know. I just feel there are quite some amazing matte lipstick formulas out there that makes you rethink about the purchase of this lipstick. As a balm lip lover I have never tried any thing like this before except I find these to be really close to the Dior Addict Lip Glow in matte which came in only one shade. Most of the lip balms come either in satin finish or shimmer.
Aside from size of the product I think the formula makes this absolutely a hit for me. I really love the formula and finish of them, I can wear them all the time all year long for the fact that it doesn’t dry out the lips and feels conformable while wearing. My favorite shades is Rouge Libre and Raw Rosewood, they just gives enough color for a nice fresh look. I find all colors are quite wearable and I have already been wearing them all day and they have made their way to my on the go bag.
You can find them all in store and online at YSLbeauty.ca.
Press samples provided and courtesy of YSL beauty.