YSL Rouge Pur Couture the Mats Lipstick No. 203 Rouge Rock Review, Swatches & LOTD

Hello Girlies,
On my last vacation to Thailand I had been a fool and didn’t buy much makeup and instead splurged on accessories and clothes which are already available here in Calcutta. I had been crushing on this lipstick since forever, the YSL Rouge Pur Couture the Mats Lipstick No. 203 Rouge Rock. I got this through a friend who had been to Dubai for vacations I can’t thank her enough. Today it’s time to bring my lady in Gold for a ramp walk.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture the Mats Lipstick Rouge Rock

YSL Rouge Pur Coutere the Mats Lipstick No. 203

YSL Red Lipstick Review

Product Description
The must have for the perfect matte lip look. Rich, creamy formula is infused with a velvet complex for a luxuriously smooth application, and jojoba oil for long lasting comfort. Intense color pigments for a vibrant touch of color that lasts. Formulated with Velvet Complex, a combination of spherical powders and silk oil. Rouge Pur Couture The Mats gives your lips the perfect matte finish, a sensual sheen and a 6-hour color hold that never fades or smudges.
Apply Lipstick from the centre of the lips and work towards the corners of the mouth. To improve lipstick wear, apply Touche Éclat to the lip contour.

Price: USD 36
Quantity: 3.8 gms

This lipstick is a part of Autumn "Cotemporary Amazons "Collection.

Availble in 6 different shades.

  • 201 Orange Imagine
  • 202 Rose Crazy
  • 203 Rouge Rock
  • 204 Rouge Scandal
  • 205 Prune Virgin
  • 206 Grenat Satisfaction

YSL Rouge Pur Couture the Mats Lipstick Rouge Rock Review

See it Through my Eyes
I am not a kind of person who splurges madly on makeup. For instance a red lipstick is available in all brands, we have a Mac Ruby Woo and then we have a L’Oreal Star Reds Pure Rouge. Some high end brands have made their market recognition and trademark, but that doesn’t mean affordable ones can’t make a red lipstick like the luxury ones. But, a girl is a girl right, its hard to control the temptations which look attractive. I am narrating my story, when we first met me and YSL Mat lipsticks. I knew I had to get one and rest is history.

Did I say packaging? Well this is enough to drag you towards it. Its classy and luxurious. The girl next to you might die of envy, when you bring this beauty out of your stash. The lipsticks are housed in gold metal case with YSL embossed on one side. The outer cardboard box is also identically golden which I have forgotten in some rest room out of my melodramatic excitement. The metal body has sufficient weight which gives that classy feel. Since the body is metal finish, it picks up finger prints. If someone steals it someday, CID can do the job well. Just Kidding! I have just one of this, but if I had two, I couldn’t pick out the shade of my choice as the packaging is not color coded. The lipstick base contains shade number and not the name. Thank God, I remember the name.

YSL Rouge Pur Coutere Rouge Rock : Best Matte Red Lipstick

The finish is creamy yet matte, its light weight velvety smooth formula makes it so comfortable to apply.  The appearance is super matte after it sets. There is no tugging or pulling while application, my lips don’t feel dry at all. I don’t need to apply a lip balm underneath, still my lips feel healthy and moist that’s the beauty of the formula.  The comfort factor makes it so workable during overnight parties, no bleeding, no drying the lips. My lips feel plumped and happy even after hours of wear time. In other words it’s a living dream!

YSL Rouge Pur Couture the Mats Lipstick No. 203 Rouge Rock Review

Staying Power
It stays on and on until you decide to remove it. It stayed on me for 7 hours and more. It leaves a stain behind at the end of the day, doesn’t make you feel it’s a stain though, stays that fresh. I had to remove it with a makeup remover to take it off completely.

Did you ask about pigmentation? Oh my Good Lord, now you know why I fell in love? It’s supreme in one single swipe even on my pigmented lips. One swipe across the lips and I am done. After 6 to 7 hours of wear time, it leaves behind a beautiful even stain on the lips.

Its undoubtedly one of the best reds I own in my stash. Its that intense blood red shade to hit the dance floor and stun everyone. It makes my teeth appear whiter. It’s a cherry on the cake for that LBD.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture the Mats Lipstick No. 203 Rouge Rock Swatch

YSL Matte Red Lipstick

YSL Rouge Pur Couture the Mats Lipstick No. 203 Rouge Rock LOTD

What I like about YSL Rouge Pur Couture the Mats Lipstick No. 203 Rouge Rock

  • The super Luxurious Packaging makes me feel like a princess.
  • The supreme Pigmentation.
  • The shade is universally flattering.
  • A faint happy fragrance.
  • Application is hassle free and smooth
  • Pigmentation is top class.
  • The staying power is amazing upto 7 hours.
  • Doesn’t settle into fine lines.
  • need not apply lip bam underneath, its a non drying formula.
  • The matte texture is very light on the lips.
  • Will cover pigmented and dark lips.
  • No product wastage as it’s highly pigmented

What I don’t like about YSL Rouge Pur Couture the Mats Lipstick No. 203 Rouge Rock

  • High pocket pinch.
  • Availability.


Recommendation: YES!
NoM Report Card: 5/5

Final Verdict

I am in love with this lip color since the day I got it. It excels in all departments of pigmentation, finish, staying power, shade, qualitiy. This is the best reds one can have in their stash. It's is a dream red lipstick in terms of qualtity.

Have you tried any of these YSL lipsticks? Which one is your ULTIMATE favorite Red Lipstick let me know in the commnerts below?

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