Hello lovely ladies,
I am back with another lipstick – this time from the House of Givenchy! It’s been with me for a while now, but I just didn’t get around to reviewing it! My problem is that mentally I write so many reviews daily, but just don’t get around to actually penning them down. If only there was an instrument which could record my thoughts and filter them 😛
Product Details (from the website):
As timeless as Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress. Le Rouge transforms you into a style icon with its signature semi-mat finish and genuine lambskin leather case. Each shade is specially concentrated with intense color pigments for easy one-stroke application that lasts throughout the day. This lipstick defines, plumps, and moisturizes lips with its unique lightweight shaping formula and non-sticky texture. Lips are sensuously dressed in radiant semi-mat color that is soft to the touch.
What it is:
An intense semi-matte lipstick and leather accessory in one.
What it does:
More than a lipstick, this is the new accessory for women’s lips. Encased in genuine leather that’s soft and supple to the touch, this long-lasting lipstick perfectly defines lips in one stroke.
$36 in US / In India @ INR 2785.
The packaging is definitely eye-catching and as distinct as a Guerlain Rouge G or a YSL Volupte. The case cover is made of genuine lambskin leather. You disengage the lipstick from the lambskin leather cap and the bullet has a normal twist-up mechanism. The lipstick bullet bears the Givenchy logo. In entirety, it’s a little big and not-so travel friendly. I store them in the cardboard box that they come in – lest the leather (very thin layer) gets scratched or torn. There is no colour indicator.
My Experience with Givenchy #203 Rose Dentelle Le Rouge Intense Color Sensuously Mat Lipstick:
Color: The color “Rose Dentelle” described as a “deep rose” is a dusty rosy pink. It’s an everyday pink but very flattering on our Indian skin tones. There is a creaminess to the colour which makes your lips look soft and fuller. I feel that dusty rose shades like this one and like Bobbi Brown Rose Blossom are very flattering on almost all skin tones. This could easily be the lipstick you wear to office everyday and still not get bored. It just brightens up the face in a pretty way.
Texture: The texture is lightweight, creamy, settles into a semi-matte finish. It is hydrating while worn, you just don’t get the feel of a matte/semi-matte lipstick. The lips do not feel or look dry – on the contrary, they actually look fuller and hydrated. It does not sink into the lines of the lips, nor does it bleed.
Pigmentation: Being such a soft and almost neutral shade, the product has great pigmentation. One swipe deposits 90-95% color, taking care of all lip pigmentation. Look at the arm swatch – that’s a single saturated swipe, don’t you just love it!
Lasting Power: Again, despite the colour not being bold, the lipstick lasts about 5 – 5.5 hours, post which it leaves a faint pink even stain.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of Givenchy #203 Rose Dentelle Le Rouge Intense Color Sensuously Mat Lipstick:
- A beautiful dusty rose shade.
- One of the best semi-matte lipstick formula out there.
- Extremely lightweight and comfortable-to-wear texture.
- Great pigmentation.
- Easy to apply from the tube.
- The lipstick is moisturizing and applies like a dream – no tug or pull!
- Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.
- No feathering or bleeding.
- Luxurious, beautiful, iconic packaging.
Cons of Givenchy #203 Rose Dentelle Le Rouge Intense Color Sensuously Mat Lipstick:
- Givenchy products are not as easily available in India – in Mumbai, only Juhu Shopper’s Stop has a counter.
- The product has fragrance, supposed to be mimosa and black currant, I personally am not a fan. I don’t mind fragrance in my lip products, but this one is not my favourite. However, I do not detract from the product because of my personal preference.
Yes, a 5/5 product.
I love this formula and love how lightweight and comfortable it is. It really screams high-end, from packaging to the actual product. You should definitely try the range – they have some really pretty colours. I have reviewed Rose Dressing and Fuchsia Irresistible from this range earlier, will be sharing a couple of more colors with you soon.
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