The Yves Saint Laurent Slim Velvet Radical Matte Lipstick is a full coverage lipstick that delivers intense and long lasting semi-matte color. It is available in 17 shades ranging from light pinks and nudes to deep vampy reds. It is $39.99 USD for net wt 0.07 oz.
YSL boasts that it’s Slim Velvet Radical Matte Lipstick is a “comfortable and intensely pigmented semi-matte long lasting lipstick infused with silky oils for comfort and an innovative square bullet for precise application that does not bleed or crack.”💋
As always the Yves Saint Laurent packaging is beautiful and very lux feeling. The square bullet is a nice change to the traditional round bullet that most lipsticks have. The formula is smooth and creamy and comfortable to wear. There is no noticeable scent.
I did find that despite the claims, this shade tended to bleed and wander outside of my lip line. With the square bullet design and creamy formula it is easy to apply, but as with any deeper shade of lipstick it’s a good idea to wear a lip liner. I also noticed that after wearing this lipstick for an extended period of time, and as it wore off, my lips were stained. The staining was an orange shade that looked like I had been eating pasta sauce and gotten it all over my lips…not a good look 😳
I received this Boundless Maroon 315 Yves Saint Laurent slim velvet radical matte lipstick complimentary from @Influenster. While the lipstick was gifted to me, I will always be honest about my reviews and opinions.
Boundless Maroon is not a shade of lipstick that I would normally wear. While I don’t think the shade is a bad match for my skin tone, I do feel since it’s such a dark shade it washes me out. On the bright side, it makes my teeth look super white! If I’d chosen my own shade I would have gone with a light soft pink like 303 rose incitement or a beige nude like 301 nude pulsion.
I’m thankful to be gifted things for consideration, but in this case, it’s kind of a waste since I’m not likely to wear this lipstick very often if ever again. 💄
YSL is a luxury brand with a luxury price tag. The packaging feels lux and the branding is beautiful. To be honest, I feel as if $39 USD is just too much to be paying for a lipstick when there are so many other great lipsticks available at a third of the price.
If you are interested in other great less expensive lipstick alternatives click HERE to check out my post about the $8 USD Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks available in 87 shades and 4 finishes. By clicking HERE you can also read all about what I think about the Maybelline Lip Sensational Lipsticks available in 32 shades and 4 different finishes for only around $9 USD.
What about you? Have you tried any Yves Saint Laurent Slim Velvet Radical Matte Lipsticks? What has your experience been? Did you love it? Hate it? Have you notice anything different from what I found? Did you have any staining or bleeding? Let me know in the comment section below.
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