Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet
Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet ($30.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (228) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $35.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Papaya (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $50.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
The formula is supposed to be a liquid lipstick that has a matte finish with “long-lasting intense color” that “keeps [lips] moisturized.” It is, in many ways, similar to the liquid lipsticks that we have seen often in the last year, but the formula on this shade doesn’t fully dry down and has more of a “soft matte” finish than a really flat matte finish that most liquid lipsticks have. When I pressed my lips together, they stuck slightly, but the color didn’t lift away in patches. It wore for eight hours and was comfortable to wear–I hardly noticed I was wearing a lip color–and it doesn’t emphasize lip lines like some liquid matte lipsticks can. The formula has a sweet floral scent to it but no discernible taste.