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Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has launched a new matte lipstick with sheer lightweight colour called Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Sheer Matte. The formula is very lightweight and comfortable to wear. It is not drying and glides on nicely on the lips while giving the desirable coverage – it is easily buildable. The unique square bullet design makes for a neat and precise application.

New ysl Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Sheer Matte review and swatches

The slim silver and black packaging look very elegant and the unique square bullet design makes for a neat and precise application. There is a light scent to the lipstick which dissipates quickly. The sheer formula is perfect for everyday use and is easily buildable with more swipes. The shades look very natural on the lips with one swipe.

New ysl Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Sheer Matte review and swatches

Below are the shades I have swatched in this post:

101 Rouge Libre – Vibrant Cool Red

109 Rose Denude – Vivid True Pink

111 Corail Explicite – Tropical Coral

112 Raw Rosewood – Soft Rosy Nude

New ysl Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Sheer Matte review and swatches

The staying power of the lipstick is pretty nice for sheer coverage and matte finish, just that it looks very natural and sheer with one swipe. It does not dry my lips. The lipstick looks beautiful in the bag or on the vanity with the slim bullet gives an edge of sophistication. The formula is smooth and light.

New ysl Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Sheer Matte review and swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty is available at yslbeauty.ca, Sephora Canada, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net A Porter, Hudson’s Bay, and Nordstrom.

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Water Stain, the name alone makes my dry lips feel comfortable. Yves Saint Laurent has launched a new formula for lips called Vernis à Lèvres aka Water Stain. Water Stain is a water-enriched, lightweight stain that comfortably drenches lips in a brilliant, high-shine colour that feels fresh and non-sticky.

Yves Saint Laurent new lip stain gloss Vernis à Lèvres aka Water Stain review and swatches of 602, 605, 609, 612, 615, 618

Water Stain has 40% water-enriched formula applies effortlessly to the lips while hydrating and delivering buildable vivid colour. The YSL exclusive applicator, inspired by the curve of a wave, precisely applies this weightless formula for a luxurious look and feel without the sticky texture.

Yves Saint Laurent new lip stain gloss Vernis à Lèvres aka Water Stain review and swatches of 602, 605, 609, 612, 615, 618

The lip stain has a mango scent as other YSL lip products and I love it personally, very subtle yet delicious. The lip stain feels very bouncy, lightweight, and comfortable on the lips. It does not feel sticky on the lips at all. The formula is easily buildable, one coat gives me a sheer hint of colour, two coats give a medium coverage, while three coats work nicely to give full coverage to the lips and intense bright colour.

Yves Saint Laurent new lip stain gloss Vernis à Lèvres aka Water Stain review and swatches of 602, 605, 609, 612, 615, 618

I have dry lips and this lip stain did not make them drier but kept them comfortable. The staying power of the water stain is okay, I can not compare with other water stains that may be available in the market as this is something new for me. The stain stays okay for over an hour or two before I feel the need to reapply. The finish of the water stain is glossy. Personally, I apply the water stain on my lips and then budge it with my finger to give a very natural hint of colour when I am not in the mood for glossy lips. I have noticed that it does make my lips look fuller.

Yves Saint Laurent new lip stain gloss Vernis à Lèvres aka Water Stain review and swatches of 602, 605, 609, 612, 615, 618

I have swatched six shades of this water stain in a mix of pink, coral, and red

602 Vague de Rouge – fresh strawberry red

605 Bain de Corail – vivid orange-red

609 Submerged Coral – deep pink coral

612 Rouge Deluge – vivid pure red

615 Ruby Wave – deep cool blue red

618 Wet Vermilion – blood orange-red

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty is available at yslbeauty.ca, Sephora Canada, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net A Porter, Hudson’s Bay, and Nordstrom.

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Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has some amazing new launches this year and I have had the chance to try few of the new launches this fall including one from the Fall 2018 Yconic Purple Collection. The limited edition Yconic Purple Collection is the first makeup collection designed by Tom Pecheux. There are a number of new launches from the house including base makeup which I am so excited to share with you guys.

Yves Saint Laurent Le Compact Encre de Peau, Couture Palette Collector Yconic Purple, All Hours Concealer Encre de Peau, Dessin Des Levres, Tatouage Couture Metallics review swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Couture Palette Collector Yconic Purple

Couture Palette Collector Yconic Purple is a limited edition eyeshadow palette and is the first Couture Palette created by Tom Pecheux. The inspiration behind the palette is a salute to femininity, the bold “Y-shape”, embossed in glitters, magnifies the palette.

Yves Saint Laurent Le Compact Encre de Peau, Couture Palette Collector Yconic Purple, All Hours Concealer Encre de Peau, Dessin Des Levres, Tatouage Couture Metallics review swatches

The compact is rendered even more eye-catching thanks to the iconic YSL Cassandra in silvery shimmers of diamante. This palette is launched this autumn to dare unexpected contrasts for an ultimate sensual and daring look.

Yves Saint Laurent Le Compact Encre de Peau, Couture Palette Collector Yconic Purple, All Hours Concealer Encre de Peau, Dessin Des Levres, Tatouage Couture Metallics review swatches

There are some leather & nude shades warmed up by the femininity of purple & intense blue. The formula is very smooth and finely milled, it applies and blends beautifully without any fall-off. The shades are pigmented and easily buildable, for me, I prefer a sheer wash of color most of the days but for sure, I can try some intense looks with these pigmented colors this season, most probably with the beautiful colorful Indian outfits. The staying power of the formula is good. The purple and intense blue is very unique and gives some nice looks with the nude and leather.

Yves Saint Laurent Le Compact Encre de Peau, Couture Palette Collector Yconic Purple, All Hours Concealer Encre de Peau, Dessin Des Levres, Tatouage Couture Metallics review swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Le Compact Encre de Peau

Yves Saint Laurent Le Compact Encre de Peau is the 1st bouncy melting compact from the house, to wear as a foundation or as a finisher, for a flawless complexion all day. The unique powder formulation is double-coated, which enables it to be used for either foundation or as a finisher, allowing you to create your ideal customized complexion morning or night. It can be build up for daytime or stow it away for touch-ups until the night when additional coverage is required.

Yves Saint Laurent Le Compact Encre de Peau, Couture Palette Collector Yconic Purple, All Hours Concealer Encre de Peau, Dessin Des Levres, Tatouage Couture Metallics review swatches

The powder is very finely milled and lightweight. It gently mattifies the complexion, it draws a soft veil over visible pores. The powder has medium coverage when applied with the accompanying complimentary dense sponge. With powder or kabuki brush, I was able to get very little product on it, so a light coverage. Dabbing the dense sponge on the face during the day for touch-ups is another thing I have been loving lately, and when the packaging is this sexy, I am all in for it. It did not emphasize my problem areas but did create a soft blur on the skin. I prefer using it as the base for my good-skin days and on the other days, it works great as a finisher over my foundation. The staying power is good, I feel my skin is mattified, but to the extent that it still looks radiant. By the midday, I can see a bit more glow as my skin’s natural oils and the powder mix. I touch up in the evening if I am heading somewhere, otherwise, I love the natural radiant glow even until at the end of the day. I have swatched shade B50 which is a perfect match for me during the fall and winter.

Yves Saint Laurent Le Compact Encre de Peau, Couture Palette Collector Yconic Purple, All Hours Concealer Encre de Peau, Dessin Des Levres, Tatouage Couture Metallics review swatches

Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Concealer Encre de Peau

Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Concealer Encre de Peau is defined as an ultra-pigmented full coverage concealer which instantly camouflages under-eye circles and imperfections. It is a lightweight creamy formula which does not crack, cake or crease. The concealer has a nice creamy fluid consistency and blends in well into the skin. It is quite pigmented and provides a medium coverage which is buildable to high. The finish is satiny matte on me which looks very natural with a nice staying power.

Yves Saint Laurent Le Compact Encre de Peau, Couture Palette Collector Yconic Purple, All Hours Concealer Encre de Peau, Dessin Des Levres, Tatouage Couture Metallics review swatches

It works nicely as an under eye brightener or to conceal my pigmentation or redness and imperfections. It did not settle into the problem areas. It is described to be waterproof and transfer-resistant finish which I have not tested in the water yet but does look forward to doing that on my vacation next month. There are 22 shades available from light to dark. I have swatched shades 5.25 Praline which is more like my shade and 7 Coffee which is very dark for my medium skin with golden undertones.

Yves Saint Laurent Le Compact Encre de Peau, Couture Palette Collector Yconic Purple, All Hours Concealer Encre de Peau, Dessin Des Levres, Tatouage Couture Metallics review swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Dessin Des Levres

Yves Saint Laurent Dessin Des Levres is a multi-use styling liner with a modern twist pen with a built-on sharpener. It has a creamy, glide-on formula, with a precision liner and a smoothing primer in one.  At one end, the pencil tip empowers with a precise application; at the other, a flexible lip blender blurs and smooths. It has a matte finish. It is available in 12 shades. It works nicely as a lip liner as well as lipstick, with staying power of over 5 hours on my lips as a lip liner. It does work well to style the eyes too. I have swatched two new shades 6 and 26.

Yves Saint Laurent Le Compact Encre de Peau, Couture Palette Collector Yconic Purple, All Hours Concealer Encre de Peau, Dessin Des Levres, Tatouage Couture Metallics review swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Metallics

Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Metallics is a high pigmented lip stain with a matte metallic finish. The formula is lightweight and it gives the perfect metallic radiance to the lips without looking shimmery or sparkly, just lustrous metal sheen. The formula is long-lasting, and as mentioned already it is very pigmented. The formula is creamy but lightweight and glides on easily on the lips. I have swatched 103 Tribal Copper.

Yves Saint Laurent Le Compact Encre de Peau, Couture Palette Collector Yconic Purple, All Hours Concealer Encre de Peau, Dessin Des Levres, Tatouage Couture Metallics review swatches

There are more new launches from YSL Beauty this year worth checking out. I am really impressed with the Le Compact Encre de Peau and All Hours Concealer Encre de Peau which are on rotation in my everyday natural makeup. Couture Palette Collector Yconic Purple has beautiful shades which I am happy to have in my collection.

Yves Saint Laurent Le Compact Encre de Peau, Couture Palette Collector Yconic Purple, All Hours Concealer Encre de Peau, Dessin Des Levres, Tatouage Couture Metallics review swatches

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty is available at yslbeauty.ca, Sephora Canada, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net A Porter, Hudson’s Bay, and Nordstrom.

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