Beauty, Makeup

YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain

Lip stains kind of scare me. I’ve tried so many over the years, and I tend to be consistently disappointed by residual dryness and flakiness. So, when I recently received a sample of the Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Matte Stain, I was prepared to hate it but was pleasantly surprised! This product is sold at Sephora and similar retailers for $37.

I received the shade “16 Nude Emblem” which is a really pretty neutral pink that seems to enhance my natural lip color. It has a very lightweight quality to it and a kind of watery texture which makes it apply easily onto the lips. It’s opaque and only requires one coat of product, but it kind of sits atop the lips like paint. The lightweight nature makes it less likely to settle into lines in the  mouth (although it still helps to exfoliate the lips before application). Unlike most stains, it also seems to fade pretty evenly (although I did have to reapply after eating). In terms of dryness, my lips did feel a bit drier after using this product, but they were not uncomfortable. Overall, I think this is a great lip stain. It’s easy to apply and doesn’t dry down too much. However, I think lip stain aficionados will be disappointed in its lasting power.

Do you have a favorite lip stain? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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-XO Tiffy

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Beauty, Makeup

YSL Red Lipstick for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! There’s a lot of emotion behind this day for a lot of people, but I just think it’s a nice day to wear lots of pink or red and let people know that you care about them. This is my first Valentine’s Day in while where I’m single, but I’ve still been looking forward to it. I even baked some red velvet cookies for my coworkers and bought cheesy little cards for everyone. Topping it all off is this great new red lipstick I found: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in – 1 Le Rouge. This product can be purchased from Sephora and similar retailers for $37.

This beautiful blood red shade is so easy to apply. Just one shade will give you a completely opaque look. Sometimes, especially with red lipstick, it can be hard to coat the lips without a liner to hold the color within the lines of your lips, but this one was very easy to use without a liner. It didn’t feel at all messy, even when I was eating. I did reapply after eating a meal, but I think that’s fair. It doesn’t claim to be terribly longwearing, which is probably why it didn’t dry out my lips. Instead, it had this lovely satin sheen throughout the day. As it did fade, I found that it faded evenly until my lips just looked stained slightly red.

Overall, I was really impressed with this lipstick. I always love finding a beautiful red shade! This one does have just a hint of an orange undertone, which I generally do not prefer, but it didn’t clash with my cool, pale skintone. Typically, however, orange undertones work better with warmer complexions than mine. But it was subtle enough that the lipstick still works.

There was just one thing that I didn’t like about the product: it was super floral scented. I’m not really used to lip products smelling like anything, especially high-end lipsticks. But this one was just very floral and a little musky. It’s super distracting when you first apply the lipstick, but the scent does fade pretty quickly which is good.

So what are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Are you going to rock a red lip too?

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-XO Tiffy

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