Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick | Review.

I recently come across a red lipstick that I have fallen head over heels on, the Givenchy Le Rouge Couleur Intense in 304 Mandarine Boléro ($38, available here) from the “Les Créations” colour palette. There’s nothing that makes a woman feel more alive, sexy and sassy as a red lipstick. I spoke about getting my first red lipstick a while ago, the MAC Lady Danger lipstick in this post. I didn’t think I could come to adore a red lipstick as much as Lady Danger, but Givenchy has proven me wrong, yet again.

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick | Review.

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick | Review.

Givenchy Le Rouge: A+ Presentation and A++ Formula

The presentation of this lipstick is flawless. Mine came with in a miniature shopping bag with the Le Rouge lipstick keychains attached to it. The shopping bag has found a spot in a display case by my vanity area, and even the lipstick box feels like a collector’s item: the texturized cardboard packaging feels almost too good to throw out. The overall packaging is inviting not only to the eyes but to the senses as well.

The packaging of the tube is super sexy – the lipstick is encased in a very luxurious-looking genuine lambskin leather bullet with silver accents. The lambskin leather bullet makes it the perfect accessory that will set tongues wagging and make a statement when you whip this out for a touch up. The lipstick itself has the Givenchy logo embossed on it. The uniqueness of the tube is bound to set you apart and Givenchy really outdid themselves in delivering a very aesthetically pleasing lipstick. This is the perfect empowerment accessory to carry with you, and will easily make you forget any dinner table manners. The overall presentation of this lipstick really speaks of the brand’s attention to details.

There are 12 shades available at Sephora (at the time of writing, several shades are sold out), so there is a color for everyone. The shade 304 Mandarine Boléro is described as a “muted red orange”, the perfect type of red for my yellow-based skintone. The orange in the red is very friendly to Asian/yellow-based skintone and it is similar to the MAC Lady Danger that I own. The shade palette include colours in the beige/nude family (billed as “Les Naturels”), the everyday pink family (billed as “Les Roses”), and the bold/look-at-me (mostly red) family (billed as “Les Créations”).

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick | Review.

Givenchy Le Rouge | One of the Best Matte Formula’s

The formula is described as being semi-matte, but capable of delivering the intense color in one stroke. The semi-matte formula ensures that it applies evenly, and does not dry out the lips, which is one of my main issues with matte red lipsticks. The texture has the right amount of slip and is far from being matte while delivering that intense pigmentation. The creamy and smooth texture of the lipstick makes the application very delightful; Far from suffering the tugging, and feathering of the lipstick upon application, I could not be more impressed and happy with how quickly and put together I look with just one swipe of the lipstick.

The lipstick wore for a long time without feathering or any fading despite having it on for hours. It feels light and moisturizing on the lips so my lips don’t feel “sticky” like it would if I was wearing a matte lipstick. The finish is satin-like, but does not sit on the lips or highlight any cracks/dry skin. The lipstick has a slight pleasing fragrance to it which I could hardly detect during application.

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick | Review.

Givenchy Mandarine Boléro // MAC Lady Danger // MAC Dreaming Dahlia

Why I’d Repurchase the Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick

The semi-matte formula delivers an opaque coverage with one layer of application, and red-carpet ready intensity with two layers. I’m not a fan of applying red lipsticks with a brush, so I apply it directly from the tube. The lipstick is a very approachable introduction to bright colors that offers the perfect balance between a refined, elegant woman and a femme fatale.

The Givenchy Le Rouge Couleur Intense Lipstick is a true testament to the lipstick effect and I cannot fault it for being a leading economic indicator. I am unlikely to run out of red lipsticks quickly, but I would not ruling out purchasing another shade (The shade 301 Magnolia Organza and 306 Carmin Escarpin are calling out my name).

The Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick is available at Sephora for $38. While the price is not for the faint-hearted, the Sephora Chic Week or Family and Friends or the VIB sale is the perfect time to pick these up at slightly cheaper.

The creamy and smooth texture of the Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick makes the application very delightful; Far from suffering the tugging, and feathering of the lipstick upon application, I could not be more impressed and happy with how quickly and put together I look with just one swipe of the lipstick. The texturized cardboard packaging feels almost too good to throw out. The overall packaging is inviting not only to the eyes but to the senses as well.

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick… Overall Thoughts

The semi-matte formula delivers an opaque coverage with one layer of application, and red-carpet ready intensity with two layers. I’m not a fan of applying red lipsticks with a brush, so I apply it directly from the tube. The lipstick is a very approachable introduction to bright colors that offers the perfect balance between a refined, elegant woman and a femme fatale. The lipstick wore for a long time without feathering or any fading despite having it on for hours. It feels light and moisturizing on the lips so my lips don’t feel “sticky” like it would if I was wearing a matte lipstick.

Where to buy: Sephora ($38)

Have you tried the new lipstick from Givenchy? Which shade did you pick up and do you have any shade recommendations?


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