YSL No Taboo Chili & Illicit Orange Slim Glow Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

No Taboo Chili (213)

YSL No Taboo Chili (213) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture LipstickYSL No Taboo Chili (213) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick ($39.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper with moderate, warm orange undertones and fine copper and orange pearl that gave it more of a satin sheen. It wasn’t particularly shiny or glossy that wore down to more matte within an hour or so (or instantly, if blotted).

It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, which adhered evenly and applied smoothly, without dragging, in a fluid stroke. The texture was very lightweight, more velvety than traditionally creamy or “wet” feeling. It lasted well for five 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.

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Illicit Orange (214)

YSL Illicit Orange (214) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture LipstickYSL Illicit Orange (214) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick ($39.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium orange with moderate, warm undertones and fine, gold and copper pearl that gave it more of a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer.

The lipstick had a smooth, more velvety glide (so it didn’t feel as “wet” when applied) that had good adhesion and wasn’t prone to settling into my lip lines. It wore well for four and a half hours and felt lightly moisturizing 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.

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YSL No Taboo Chili (213) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL No Taboo Chili (213) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL No Taboo Chili (213) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL No Taboo Chili (213) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL No Taboo Chili (213) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL No Taboo Chili (213) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL No Taboo Chili (213) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Illicit Orange (214) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Illicit Orange (214) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Illicit Orange (214) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Illicit Orange (214) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Illicit Orange (214) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Illicit Orange (214) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Illicit Orange (214) Slim Glow Matte Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I like the finish and both colours. However due to that square shape, they seem quite problematic to apply with precision directly from the bullet

No Taboo Chili (what a weird name!) is gorgeous for autumnal feels! If love to try to get it if I thought it wouldn’t get all over my face. 😷 So many beautiful lipsticks have come out during our current crazy times!

I often wonder when I see weird names like this if they sound better in their “first language”, in this case French. A translation issue that doesn’t quite hit the mark?

I agree with Nancy about the nonsensical name of No Taboo Chili – however I do love both shades. The square shape of the lipstick is a little offputting, but I guess if it was a problem, you would have mentioned it Christine.

Hello Christine!
Sorry but, did you do something to your stain on your lip? It looks more diffused…
I have one but it’s more pigmented than yours. I’d like to get rid of it so, if you found something to make it less noticable please let me know!
Thank you,
Martha

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