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YSL Non-public Carmine & Secret Rosewood Slim Glow Matte Lipsticks Critiques & Swatches

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The consistency felt lightweight and thin with more of a velvety glide than traditional creaminess, though there was some shine still present initially. It stayed on nicely for over six hours and felt lightly hydrating while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Tarte Juicy (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).Maybelline Ruby for Me (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).Revlon Love is On (P, $8.49) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).Colour Pop Bichette (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).MAC E for Effortless (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).MAC PhillipeBlond (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Bobbi Brown Imperial Red (P, $37.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar).MAC Nyma Tang (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Estee Lauder Boldface (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Pat McGrath Major Red (DC, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$39.00/0.07 oz. – $557.14 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a “luminous, glowing matte finish” and help to “smooth” and “moisturize” lips. It is silent on coverage, though promotional images by the brand show full coverage. It is also supposed to be “long-lasting” and “creamy.”

I can see what they mean by a “glowing” matte finish; it’s more of a modern matte–not as flat or as dry-looking as matte lipsticks from many years ago. Sometimes, it seems like brands are just afraid to use the term satin or semi-matte, though! They have a semi-matte finish–less shiny in person–with subtle pearl that looks less like shimmer in person and more of that “glowing” finish as described.

The texture was more velvety, so it didn’t feel as wet as a traditional lipstick, but it still glided readily across my lips. I found that it had a tendency to pill a little when swatched on my arm, but most shades did not have any issue like that when applied to my actual lips. This is rare, but I have had that happen where a product was clearly designed for lip skin over skin-skin!

They wore between five and seven hours, depending on the shade; deeper, richer shades (like a red) tended to last longer than lighter shades (like a peach or lighter brown). They were more on the non-drying to lightly hydrating side.

Browse all of our YSL Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Isostearyl Isostearate, Paraffin, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Mica, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Isohexadecane, Polyethylene, Synthetic Wax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ci 15850 / Red 7, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Aqua / Water, Aluminum Hydroxide, Silica, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Tin Oxide, Benzyl Benzoate, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Anise Alcohol, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum / Fragrance.

The lipstick had a thin, lightweight texture that had more of a velvety slip to it, though it had a bit of shine to it initially. This shade lasted well for five hours and felt lightly moisturizing over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Revlon Raisin Rage (P, $8.49) is darker (95% similar).Shiseido Scarlet Rush (204) (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar).NYX Alabama (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Bite Beauty Cherry Truffle (LE, ) is darker, glossier (90% similar).NARS Fire Down Below (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Slow Dance (LE, $7.50) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar).Sephora Auburn (P, $14.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar).NARS Vain (P, $26.00) is less glossy (90% similar).Bobbi Brown Ruby (P, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).NARS Olivia (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$39.00/0.07 oz. – $557.14 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a “luminous, glowing matte finish” and help to “smooth” and “moisturize” lips. It is silent on coverage, though promotional images by the brand show full coverage. It is also supposed to be “long-lasting” and “creamy.”

I can see what they mean by a “glowing” matte finish; it’s more of a modern matte–not as flat or as dry-looking as matte lipsticks from many years ago. Sometimes, it seems like brands are just afraid to use the term satin or semi-matte, though! They have a semi-matte finish–less shiny in person–with subtle pearl that looks less like shimmer in person and more of that “glowing” finish as described.

The texture was more velvety, so it didn’t feel as wet as a traditional lipstick, but it still glided readily across my lips. I found that it had a tendency to pill a little when swatched on my arm, but most shades did not have any issue like that when applied to my actual lips. This is rare, but I have had that happen where a product was clearly designed for lip skin over skin-skin!

They wore between five and seven hours, depending on the shade; deeper, richer shades (like a red) tended to last longer than lighter shades (like a peach or lighter brown). They were more on the non-drying to lightly hydrating side.

Browse all of our YSL Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Isostearyl Isostearate, Paraffin, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Mica, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Isohexadecane, Polyethylene, Synthetic Wax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ci 15850 / Red 7, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Aqua / Water, Aluminum Hydroxide, Silica, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Tin Oxide, Benzyl Benzoate, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Anise Alcohol, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum / Fragrance.

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Katherine Clark