Monday, April 15, 2013

Review: Givenchy Le Rouge

I have this thing where I keep wearing neon lipsticks. Phenolphthalein pink. Highlighter Orange. Bright, blood red. I was certain that lipsticks in a color that might believably be the color of an actual lip would be boring. "What's even the point?" I would have asked.

On occasion, I am incredibly wrong.


Givenchy Le Rouge in Brun Creatéur (Dusty Rose) is the best thing I have ever put on my lips. I was sent a free sample by Sephora, and it appears that this product is magic.


It doesn't look magic, although it does have a beautiful satin finish and luxe opacity that add to its classic charm.


On my head, though, this shade highlights the rest of my makeup, lighting up my entire face. The texture is incredibly smooth and luxurious-feeling.

Lipstick when applied
Plus, it didn't even blink its little lipstick-y eyes at my four-hour test. The product stayed perfectly.


I will absolutely be purchasing this product in its full sized form, sexy leather case and all.

It's certainly a wee bit on the pricey side. At $36 for 0.12oz ($300 per ounce), it cost twice what a MAC lipstick costs, ounce per ounce. ($15 for 0.1oz, or $150 per ounce.) But damnit, I am in love! People who are in love don't want to hear about practicalities! I will purchase this lipstick and it shall be mine.

12 comments:

  1. How's the feel of it? That is a great colour on you and it's also a colour I like to wear myself, but I'm absolutely terrible for chewing lip stuff off if I can feel it on my lips. No-feel products are HG for me so if this is one I'm buying it.

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    1. I wouldn't say it's "No-feel". It's not sticky or weird feeling and it doesn't dry out your lips, but I have never tried a lipstick where you absolutely can't tell whether or not something is there...

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    2. Lipstains are usually my reference for that, but then again since I have lips like the Gobi they don't really fly for me. I think I need some kind of Pavlovian training to quit this lip-chewing habit.

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    3. They're not drying at all, if that info helps.

      Also, sorry, I am about to be a dick and correct you, but this is something people mix up a lot and it's a pet peeve of mine: That would be operant conditioning. Pavlovian conditioning (aka classical conditioning) involves things like your blood pressure or heart rate.

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    4. OH GOOD POINT. In my defense, it has now been 13 years since Psych 101 for me, and all that followed was the less behavioral and more biological.

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  2. Oh my. This color is fabulous on you, and it makes me what to try it out. From the pictures, it seems a bit like my favorite color, Clinique's Guava Stain. But I can't say why.

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    1. I don't have it, so I can't compare!

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  3. My friend got this too and she loved it!!

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  4. That's so beautiful on you. Looks like it's worth the insane price tag.

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  5. This color is gorgeous on you! I love these types of shades, they look so blah in the tube but they're so flattering on. I recently picked up one of Milani's new lipsticks in the shade Naturally Chic and it reminds me quite a lot of this - sort of a warm browned rose color.

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  6. I also got this as a Sephora sample, and couldn't get over how cute it is! I love the tiny little package and tube. But yeah also I love the color and wear time. It looks perfectly natural and put together. I am not in love with the scent, it's a little stronger than what I choose for myself (love MAC scents). So I'm not sure I'll purchase a full size.

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