This review will be the last from my Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick collection. I have thoroughly enjoyed these lippies and these have been a worthwhile investment in my books. This review will be on the Givenchy Le rouge lipstick in the shade 201 Rose Taffetas.
About The Product:
A semimatte lipstick encased in genuine leather.
What it does:
Enjoy perfectly defined lips that last as long as you do—and a genuine leather goods item. This lipstick-as-accessory delivers intense colors and a semimatte finish all in one stroke, and as the first lipstick to come in real leather, it imparts a soft, supple touch and sensual feeling.
My Experience with Givenchy 201 Rose Taffetas Le Rouge Lipstick:
The packing is absolutely classy and luxurious. The lipstick has a cap covered in genuine leather and has a decent amount of weight to it which gives it a feel of being a high-end item. Only the cap has weight to it, the tube inside is fairly light. The cap has a slot in which the tube slides through with some resistance like 2 pieces of puzzle, and closes securely.
Texture & Pigmentation:
These lipsticks are super creamy and smooth, and just glide on the lips like butter. There is good amount of slip to it which helps it not tug at all. It goes on evenly and opaque in 1 swipe good enough to cover even pigmented lips.
Shade & Finish:
The shade 201 is described as a light pink coral. It is such a gorgeous baby pink shade which suits my light-medium complexion, like it was made for it. It instantly brightens up my face and gives such a flirty, girly look. It is a very wearable shade as it does not have a neon quality to it; it does have a decent amount of blue undertones, but not enough to make the shade clash against warm skin tones. It is mostly a warm, light pink shade. I feel like light-medium even dusky beauties could easily pull off this shade.
During the initial couple of hours of wear, the finish is creamy with a slight sheen, and after that it settles down to a more semi-matte finish. The finish is not a flat matte, instead it makes the lips look soft and supple.
Feel and Look on Lips:
This lipstick is fairly hydrating during the initial hour of wear when it is still in the creamy stage, but once it settles to a more matte finish, it is neither too hydrating nor drying. It does feel very comfortable and lightweight on the lips. Also, once it does settle to the matte finish, I can see it accentuating the fine lines and clinging to my dry patches just a little bit only noticeable from up close. This can be fixed with swiping a fresh layer of the lipstick.
Staying power is pretty good. It stays for 6-7 hours with light snacks and drinks before I notice some fading. But, the color is still visible by the 8th hour mark. It does transfer during the creamy stage, but once it settles to matte the transfer is considerably lesser. You will need reapplication after a full meal. It does leave a nice stain behind.
It has a very subtle, makeup-type scent which is not at noticeable once the lipstick is on the lips.
I am truly very impressed with this lipstick. I feel you get the best of both worlds of a creamy and matte lipstick with this semi-matte lipstick. I love the super creamy texture of it, this super wearable color and the decent staying power. These lipsticks have been pretty consistent in quality, regardless the shade I try from this range. I highly recommend this lipstick.
Pros of Givenchy 201 Rose Taffetas Le Rouge Lipstick:
• Luxurious case
• Super rich and creamy texture
• Opaque pigmentation in 1 swipe
• Beautiful, girly, baby pink shade
• Semi-matte finish
• Good staying power
• No overpowering scent
• Very comfortable and lightweight on the lips
Cons of Givenchy 201 Rose Taffetas Le Rouge Lipstick:
• None for me
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