Hello Lovely Ladies!
I have been away….did you miss me? It has been a maddening couple of weeks – first the deadline to put up the stuff in blog sale; then the D Day and the mad rush that its been ever since. I didn’t know blog sale meant so much work for the person conducting it!! Tracking all the comments, emails, payments, follow-ups, packing and tracking!!! Phew! And in the middle of it all – I caught viral and 2 days went in a blur of exhaustion and body ache! Finally, one batch of parcels is on its way, second one is ready to go tomorrow, but it doesn’t get over still – need to track till each reaches each individual, I can see the madness which team IMBB must bear, especially Jomol, on the bidding day! Hats off to you!
Now that I am back, I had to come back with a bang and nothing makes a bang quite like a Givenchy Le Rouge! Right from their iconic packaging to their sensuous semi-matte finish to their wearable colours. Let’s find out more about these babies.
As timeless as Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress. Le Rouge transforms you into a style icon with its signature semi-matte 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-matte 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 2700.
The packaging is beautiful, eye-catching and iconic. Just like a YSL Voluptes or Guerlain Rouge Gs is identifiable from a mile away, so are these. Encased in genuine lambskin leather. Did it really have to be leather – debatable – I guess its about creating a statement and hype. 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, very upmarket, very luxe! Again, 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. So, I am not likely to happily toss it into my bag on the run. The photographs do not do justice to the packaging!
My Experience with Givenchy Le Rouge – Rose Dressing:
Color: The colour Rose Dressing is described on the website as “bright coral pink.” To me, it is a soft coral pink, its not too pastel, nor is it too bright, just a touch of sophistication!. The most talked about colours from this range would probably have been fuchsia. However, when I was planning to pick Givenchy Le Rouge, I was fairly sick of fuchsias and wanted to try a colour which was different, a little away from what I normally wear. So, I picked this. Come on! it isn’t a full on coral, gurrrls!
Texture: The texture is lightweight, creamy, settles into a semi-matte finish, the lips do not LOOK or FEEL dry. On the contrary, the lips feel hydrated while worn. This has to be the most easy-on-the-lips matte lipstick that you would ever have come across. You do not need a lip balm below this.
Pigmentation: The product is high on pigmentation, one swipe deposits 90-95% colour. Had I never used Giorgio Armani lipsticks, I would have said that this deposited 100% pigmentation in one go. However, this is very very close.
Lasting Power: This one is definitely from the long-lasting range, I got easy wear of 5.5-6 hours. Post which, it left a faint pink even stain.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of Givenchy Le Rouge – Rose Dressing:
- A beautiful pinkish coral color.
- 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.
- There was no feathering or bleeding.
- Luxurious, beautiful iconic packaging.
Cons of Givenchy Le Rouge – Rose Dressing:
- 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 do not like it. Its faint and dissipates quick, but…
Yes, a 5.9/5 product.
I would have given it a 6/5, had it not been for the fragrance!! 😛 This is one of the best lipstick formulas out there, far superseding Chanel Cocos and Dior Diorifics. You have to try it to believe it!
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