Givenchy Le Rouge –#205 Fuchsia Irresistible Review

Givenchy Le Rouge –#205 Fuchsia Irresistible

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.


IMBB Rating:

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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Givenchy Ange Ou Etrange Eau De Toilette
Givenchy Lip Liner Pencil – Lip Rouge
Makeup Shopping: Lakme, Maybelline, Colorbar, Givenchy
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L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick – Always Apricot
Maybelline Super Stay 14 HR Lipstick Fuchsia Forever


51 thoughts on “Givenchy Le Rouge –#205 Fuchsia Irresistible Review

  1. OMG *woot* *woot* *woot*
    how many lipsticks you have 😀 😀 pls share the count!!!!!!
    this is lovely shade and looking cool on you *happydance* *happy dance*

  2. *clap* *clap* great review *clap* such a bold color *woot* *woot* *woot*
    you & neha di are Queen of lippies *hifive* *hifive* *haan ji* *haan ji* *haan ji*
    looks beautiful on you *oye balle* *oye balle* *haan ji* *haan ji*

      1. How many lip pies? I stopped counting. *headbang* *headbang* One fine day, I’ll let them all go in a blogsale – then you can count! *hifive*

  3. I love the packaging….its uber luxurious….and the shade is awesome… it on u….lets see when i get to lay my hands on this range….

  4. impressed by everything from packaging to the shade, excellent KK, what a lovely shade…..and was this IMBB sponsored as u say you laid your hands on it because of IMBB?

  5. *woot* dats beautiful.. i also love such gorgeous bright pinks n fuchsia.. *drool* *whistle* beautiful swatches.. *whistle* I am keen to try it out nw.. *happydance*

    1. Same pinch Neetu! Do try them, they have some very pretty colours – some lovely brights and some beautiful understated ones as well.

  6. Oh my *woot* it is such a lovely color i need it *jogging* *jogging* ur making me crazy KK, i bought Nars lip pencils luxemburg and cruella by ur review, already YSL one is in list, now this one, so good, ur making my hubby feel bad by making me buy everything *drool*

    1. U picked up Luxemburg and Cruella? Aren’t they absolutely stunning shades Sravanthi – bold but not loud! Love them! Pls convey my apologies to your hubby – imagine what my hubby must feel!! LOL!! Do check the shades of this and YSL – both ranges have some winners – will be sharing more shades of both soon.

      1. they are stunning, i cant even say how great i am looking, *thankyou* *puchhi* they are awesome, ya i think ur hubby suffering serious bank debt, i think he is so great letting u to buy these many, more reviews on YSL then i will wait,i thought of buying YSl one this week only, but i vl wait for ur reviews and then i vl decide, i so want this also, i want even mac girl about the town when ever i hit mall(3 or 4 malls) they are out of stock *headbang* *cry* *cry*

        1. Sorry for delayed responses – was in a 2 day workshop. If you don’t get MAC Girl about Town, try Estee Lauder Fuchsia Fever – will review it soon. Similar colour – way better in texture and longevity.

          Will share the YSL ones soon – in case you shop before I am able to put up reviews – a quick heads up on YSL Voluptes – pls do not go by hand swatches, try it on your lips. Some colours look amazing on hand swatch but look horrid on the face!

    1. *thankyou* Megha! When the colour is this fab and universally flattering – it takes very little effort on the part of the wearer!! 🙂

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