YSL Insurgent Red & Restricted Pink Slim Glow Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Insurgent Red (202)

YSL Insurgent Red (202) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture LipstickYSL Insurgent Red (202) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick ($39.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented where a single layer really delivered opaque coverage in one go.

The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and had a bit more creaminess (though still more velvety than typically creamy) but remained very lightweight. It wore well for over six hours and felt lightly hydrating over time.

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

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.

Restricted Pink (203)

YSL Restricted Pink (203) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture LipstickYSL Restricted Pink (203) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick ($39.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, peony pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one layer, which did not build up well as the texture had a tendency to catch on imperfections and separate along lip lines.

The lipstick felt lightly creamy with some velvety glide, and it was lightweight and thin, but it wasn’t as forgiving of imperfections as other shades once applied. It lasted decently for four and a half hours and felt lightly moisturizing while worn.

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

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.

YSL Insurgent Red (202) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Insurgent Red (202) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Insurgent Red (202) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Insurgent Red (202) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Insurgent Red (202) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Insurgent Red (202) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Insurgent Red (202) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Restricted Pink (203) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Restricted Pink (203) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Restricted Pink (203) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Restricted Pink (203) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Restricted Pink (203) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Restricted Pink (203) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Restricted Pink (203) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Insurgent Red (202) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Insurgent Red (202) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Insurgent Red (202) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Insurgent Red (202) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Insurgent Red (202) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Insurgent Red (202) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Insurgent Red (202) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Restricted Pink (203) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Restricted Pink (203) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Restricted Pink (203) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Restricted Pink (203) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Restricted Pink (203) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Restricted Pink (203) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Restricted Pink (203) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick