YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats Lipsticks

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The matte lipstick trend seems to be stronger than ever at the moment so it is no surprise that Yves Saint Laurent Beaute have recently extended their current, eight piece Rouge Pur Couture The Mats collection with five new rebellious shades to dress the lips in a rock matte finish. The Rouge Pur Couture The Mats collection from YSL Beaute offer up the best of both worlds – a cool matte finish, a leather-like texture but with a comfortable, smooth application and a non-drying staying power. The colour pay off is intense and highly pigmented for an edgy look but the sleek bullet of the lipstick allow you to apply and line your lips perfectly for a polished finish.

The five new shades are (from top to bottom):
No.214 Wood On Fire (a rock red powered by adrenaline)
No.215 Lust for Pink (a cool fuchsia to stand out in the crowd)
No.216 Red Clash (an earthy red to put lips centre stage)
No.217 Nude Trouble (a hot-blooded riff on terracotta)
No.218 Coral Remix (a toughened-up red, pierced with orange)

After playing about and applying these lipsticks I can confirm they are matte, but not crazily matte like some of the liquid matte lipsticks that are all the rage at the minute! They still have a slight sheen to them and a smoothness on the lips which I quite like. The five new colours are strong but not too bright (except Lust for Pink maybe) so ideal if you don’t want to be too daring with your lip colour this Summer but still like something that stands out. The quality and lasting power of these golden beauties is brilliant, as you would imagine from YSL, and I am tempted to check out the rest of The Mats collection next time I am passing by my local counter.

These five new shades, along with the existing The Mats collection, are available online (£26 each). Which one would you pick?

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*this post contains samples gifted for review purposes

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