This review will be on the Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick in the shade #301 Magnolia Organza.
A semi-matte 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 semi-matte 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 Le Rouge Intense Color Sensuously Mat Lip Color – #301 Magnolia Organza:
Packaging: The packaging 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 the look 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 two pieces of puzzle and closes securely.
Texture and Pigmentation: These lipsticks are super creamy and smooth, and just glide on the lips like butter. There is a good amount of slip to it which helps it not tug at all. They do go on evenly and opaque in one swipe that’s good enough to cover even pigmented lips.
Shade and Finish: The shade “#301 Magnolia Organza” is described as a “bright reddish pink.” On me, it looks mostly bright dark pink with very little red coming through. This color is quite wearable as it does not have a neon quality to it. It brightens up my face instantly and I love this color to no end, it’s one of my favorite colors to wear. If you are looking for a perfect party pink, look no further than this.
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: 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 8-hour mark. It does transfer during the creamy stage, but once it settles into the matte finish, the transfer is considerably lesser. You will need reapplication after a full meal. It does leave a nice stain behind.
Fragrance: It has a very subtle makeup-type scent which is not at all noticeable once it is on the lips.
Overall, 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 this super wearable color and the decent staying power. They have been pretty consistent in quality regardless of the shade in this particular range. I highly recommend this lipstick.
Pros of Givenchy Le Rouge Intense Color Sensuously Mat Lip Color – #301 Magnolia Organza:
- Luxurious case.
- Super rich and creamy texture, glides on without any tug.
- Opaque pigmentation in one swipe.
- Beautiful pink shade, flattering on all skin tones.
- Semi-matte finish.
- Good staying power.
- No overpowering scent.
- Feels very comfortable and lightweight on the lips.
Cons of Givenchy Le Rouge Intense Color Sensuously Mat Lip Color – #301 Magnolia Organza:
- None for me.
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