I know I have a handful of sun-screens to review but I had to share this one with you on first. What’s the rush? Scroll down for the pics and you will know. Now, that you are back up, let me begin my review of the ever-hottest shade of “Fuchsia” and in my current favorite formula – Givenchy’s Le Rouge. This shade had been on my wish list for ages – I was finally able to get my hands on this thanks to IMBB.
The 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 2760
Packaging of Givenchy – Le Rouge – #205 Fuchsia Irresistible:
As discussed earlier while reviewing Rose Dressing from this range – The packaging is iconic and definitelyeye-catching – extremely unique – Encased in 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 engraving of the Givenchy logo – very upmarket, very luxe.
As usual, no shade indicator. Comes packaged in a cardboard box and I prefer to store them in the box, lest the leather (very thin layer) gets scratched or torn.
My experience with Givenchy – Le Rouge – #205 Fuchsia Irresistible:
Color: The colour Fuchsia Irresistible is described on the website as “Vibrant Fuchsia” and that is perfect – look at the pics! It is a bright bold colour –yet, thereis a touch of sophistication and elegance about it! It does not come off as garish. This one is definitely THE MOST talked about shade in this range and having tried it, I can understand why.The range has some amazing browns/n*des as well – I am yet to try them.
Texture: The texture is consistent, if not better for this shade. Its lightweight, creamy, settles into a semi matte finish – without making the lips look or feel dry. On the contrary, it feels hydrated while worn. This has to be the best, most comfortable matte lipstick that you would ever have come across. Beats the pants off of all other mattes.
Pigmentation: The product has fantastic pigmentation – one swipe deposits about 95% colour. It comes very close to my lovely Rouge d’ Armani! Its absolute poestry how the product swipes across the lips depositing insanely beautiful colour. lasting power:This one lasted about 6 hours and left a pink stain which had to be taken off with the make up remover.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of Givenchy – Le Rouge – #205 Fuchsia Irresistible:
1. A beautiful vibrant Fuchsia color
2. Universally flattering shade – IMO
3. The BEST semi Matte lipstick formula out there.
4. Extremely lightweight and comfortable-to-wear texture
5. Great pigmentation
6. Easy to apply from the tube
7. The lipstick is moisturizing and applies like a dream – no tug or pull!
8. Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips
9. There was no feathering or bleeding
10. Luxuriousbeautiful iconic packaging
CONS of Givenchy – Le Rouge – #205 Fuchsia Irresistible:
1. Givenchy products are not as easily available in India – in Mumbai, only Juhu Shopper Stop has a counter.
2. The product has fragrance – supposed to be mimosa and black currant. I no likey.
Yes, a 6/5 product.
We invariably come across mattes, which leave our lips dry, parched and craving for a lip balm. What’s the point of a Ruby Woo if I have to end up nursing my lips for the next 2 days. If you love matte, try this semi-matte – atleast one! You wont regret it.
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