[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] Givenchy has stopped doing seasonal collections – quite right too as there’s really no need for three (sometimes four) different collections per year. It’s reminded me how much store we used to set by seasonal beauty and it’s not really something that exists in any real state any more. Berry shades for autumn, deep shades for winter, pastels for spring and brights for summer. It’s a where what you like when you like attitude now and that’s great. That said, beauty brands would probably prefer to still dictate what we wear and when but I feel pleased that Givenchy has opted out of the chaos and is just giving newness as it comes along.

Givenchy Le Rouge Interdit Baume Review

These new Givenchy Le Rouge Interdit Baumes are right up my street – natural ingredients (96%), hyaluronic, jojoba seed and Acmella Oleracea extracts all make for a silky, nourishing balm. The plant Acmella Oleracea is interesting, especially for its common names –  toothache plant, Szechuan buttons, paracress and buzz buttons. I feel that buzz buttons are a marketing department’s dream ingredient! It’s said to give a smoothing and tightening effect to the lips but so far I haven’t noticed anything.

Givenchy Le Rouge Interdit Baume Review

The level of detail is what’s exciting me – see the Givenchy logo all the way around the bullets? I know that No.10 bullet looks black but it’s a very, deep grey with some burgundy undertones. It’s pH responsive and came up a lovely colour on me – it’s a French colour.

Givenchy Le Rouge Interdit Baume Review

It’s pink with a slightly brown/grey edge and I love it.

Givenchy Le Rouge Interdit Baume Review

The white bullet, No.00, is basic balm with no colour – it gives a pleasant gleam though but I wouldn’t describe it as glossy as such so definitely a winner for those who don’t like very high sheen. The balms are £34 each HERE.


The new universal couture lip balm that hydrates and nourishes.

Hydrating lip care: Le Rouge Interdit Baume provides intense 24-hour hydration with an ultra-nourishing formula made with 96% natural ingredients*, enriched with Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Seed extract and Acmella Oleracea Flower extract. Encased in the same iconic couture design of Le Rouge Interdit Intense Silk, this universal lip balm is suitable for all skin tones and genders. Upon application, lips feel immediately moisturised, nourished, and enveloped in comfort. Day after day, they feel smoothed and protected against dryness. For instant glowing healthy lips that last.

Universal and iconic shades: The innovative formula of Le Rouge Interdit Baume is available in two shades, suitable for everyone and any occasion.

  • N°00 creates a natural sheer finish
  • N°10 revisits the iconic Givenchy black shade that enhances lip colour by adapting to each skin tone, for a natural effect

Key active ingredients:

  • Hyaluronic Acid acts as a hydrating ingredient, giving lips a plumped appearance
  • Jojoba Seed Extract ensures exceptional glide-on application for optimal care with nourishing effects and protection against dryness, leaving lips feeling smoothed and hydrated
  • Acmella Oleracea Flower Extract stimulates collagen contraction* and helps smooth lips

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