I may not have silver spoon stuck in my mouth but I know a thing or two about boujee makeup. My first purchase was the Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl by Charlotte Tilbury back in 2015. The price was a bit of a pain in the arse but girl had to have it. Then, I fell in love with the By Terry Ombre Blackstar otherwise known as the most fabulous stick eyeshadows on the face of this planet. I got the color Misty Rock and fun fact, I’m wearing it on my lids as I’m typing this post (currently wearing my pink batik daster too. Life’s good). Ever since, beauty power houses have been coming up with revolutionary products, including Armani Beauty, which came up with a range of the most water-like yet long-wearing liquid lipstick called the Lip Magnets. They’re fab as well. I’m sure Armani was the one who incorporated that kind of technology (or sorcery) into their products. Then Dior and YSL came up with similar products.
YSL makeup products never piqued my interest. I remember loathing their liquid eyeshadow because I thought the packaging looked horrid. However, I’d seen people online loving their cult fave Touche Éclat clicky-pen thingy and their lip products as well. They said that all YSL lip products got this signature florally scent.
I’m sure I’ve spoken about my change in preference when it comes to lipstick shades. I used to be this mad mauve-ish pink lipstick lover but now I’m more into nude lipsticks. I used to think that they’re pointless, but I guess karma got me. Whatever, they’re all I want in my stash now. I then stumbled upon and got smitten over this beautiful-looking nude-ish brown lipstick that was neutral but leaned a hair pink. And yes, it was a YSL lip product. I suppose karma does really exist.
The product in question was the YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain. I got the shade Singular Taupe, which Sephora described as deep nude. On me, it honestly looks like the color of my lips... but better. Under certain lights, it looks pinkier. Other times, I can see a hint of taupe shining through it. And yes, it has that florally scent which is not overwhelming whatsoever and doesn’t linger on your lips once you apply it.
The packaging looks beautiful. A bit weird to hold when maneuvering the product, but beautiful. I especially like the transparent frosted glass bottle. The most interesting part is the applicator. Its slanted rectangular shape reminds me of a spatula, but it works wonders in dispersing the products onto the lips and getting the edges neat. Big fat A++ for that.
Like the Armani ones, this also has a watery consistency which ‘sets’ in about a minute. It doesn’t suck the life out of your lips. When you drink, it will transfer into your mug, but the color stays intact on your lips. 5 hours later, it doesn’t look as full on as when you first apply it, so you gotta reapply (unless faded lipstick look is the one you’d go for).
This boujee-ass lipstick does not pay my bills nor does it erase my sins; it doesn’t completely blow my mind. Actually, it does when layered on top of the Makeup For Ever Aqua Lip Liner in 3C (a.k.a. another lip shade that resembles my natural lip color, but EVEN better). It’s a nice everyday shade which you don’t have to splurge on because there’s a myriad of cheaper alternatives out there. I was just feeling particularly boujee.