[productsamples/affiliate] Givenchy has given their lipstick collection a new look with three new finishes: Le Rouge, Le Rouge Deep Velvet and Le Rouge Night Noir.
Starting with Le Rouge Deep Velvet, it is, as you would imagine, a very powdery matte with intense saturation and a a gorgeous red velvet wrapped casing. I’m not a matte fan personally, but they’re light on the lip given the absolute depth of texture and finish.
I seem to remember Givenchy lipsticks being more scented than these seem to be but perhaps it’s a trick of the nose (I’m simultaneously testing a fragrance).
So, I have accidentally swatched the same colour twice (there are two the same in my sample set which I am sure is a simple oversight). From bottom to top: Rose Boise, Fuschia Vibrant, Rouge Graine, Beige… and Rose Boise again! It’s a mango butter enriched formula (it feels super silky) with a predicted 12 hour last which will entirely depend upon what you do while you wear.
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Next up, Le Rouge. This is described as a ‘luminous’ matte, so lacks the velvet finish of the Deep Velvets but doesn’t offer any shine. It’s hard to categorise really but I do like the fact that this brand is really honing finishes to such detail.
A dash of hyaluronic acid spheres is all it takes to make these feel like a whisper on the lips. There are 29 shades, all closely associated with the fashion collections. When you drill down the number of beauty brands that have a fashion arm – or rather, fashion brands that have a beauty arm, they’re few and far between in the scheme of things but I do think that it gives beauty collections more relevance and depth.
From bottom to top: L’Inattendu, Grenat Volontaire, L’Interdit and Violet Audaceux. Most notable is L’Inattendu – it’s rare to find this colour properly formed and not washed with white tones, so lavender lip lovers will be thrilled with it. The lipsticks have the signature black leather wrapping which was a favourite of Ricardo Tisci.
Finally, Le Rouge Night Noir. These should be considered black toned top coats that take a lipstick, or a bare lip, look to a completely different dimension. You can add the vamp to literally any colour.
In fact, I don’t find these super glittery – they’re nothing like the intensity of say, Ciate Glitter Flips, and that’s a big relief! I really like grey washed, translucent coats because they’re such an easy way to instantly create a new look whenever you feel like it. I quite like them on bare lips actually – it’s dramatic in a really casual, unexpected way. The magpie in me adores the glittery coated packaging.
There are six variants – I have three here. From bottom to top: Night In Plum, Night in Red and Night In Grey. These launch in September for £29 each.
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