Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) Le Rouge
Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) Le Rouge

Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “vibrant fuchsia.” It’s a bold, bright, cool-toned fuchsia with red tones and a satin sheen. NARS Carthage is slightly less bright. MAC Rare Exotic is cooler. MAC Lickable is lighter. Guerlain Champs-Elysees is redder. See comparison swatches.

I’m really quite enamored with the Le Rouge formula, and I suspect that next time Sephora has a sale going on, I’ll pick up a few more shades (assuming I can hold off until then!). Fuchsia Irresistible had rich, opaque color in nearly a single pass. The color was lightweight, comfortable, and wore for ages–nearly seven hours, plus left a residual stain. The consistency is creamy but doesn’t have too much slip, so it doesn’t bleed or feather. The formula looks lovely on the lips and really seems to give lips a smoother appearance overall, and it is hydrating when worn and for a couple of hours after it’s worn away.There’s a very faint scent that’s supposed to be mimosa and black currant, but I was hardly able to detect it in the tube and definitely not when applied.

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Fuchsia Irresistible (205)

A+
The color was lightweight, comfortable, and wore for ages--nearly seven hours, plus left a residual stain. The consistency is creamy but doesn't have too much slip, so it doesn't bleed or feather.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) Le Rouge
Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) Le Rouge

Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) Le Rouge
Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) Le Rouge

Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) Le Rouge
Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) Le Rouge

Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) Le Rouge
Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) Le Rouge

Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) Le Rouge
Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) Le Rouge

Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) Le Rouge
Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) Le Rouge

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58 thoughts on “Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) Le Rouge Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Meha meha

    holy mother. even if i don’t ever wear it because i quite possibly couldn’t pull it off, I WANT THIS!

  2. Gorgeous! This has been in my online shopping cart for ages.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of liz liz

    oh my god literally everything about this is beautiful. the color and finish, the little print on the lippie itself, the case….. ugh. dream lipstick.

  4. Stephanie

    Wasn’t sure about this since I have Guerlain Champ-Elysses, but I’m so glad I bought it. This formula is amazing!

  5. It’s been extremely frustrating that my local Sephoras had these in a closed display, but never got them into the regular Givenchy section, so I’ve not had the chance to swatch them. This does look like the fuchsia to end all fuchsias, though. Might have to get it…

  6. I love the looks of this! Can I ask what you’re wearing on your eyes? So pretty.

    • WHAT MAKEUP ARE YOU WEARING?
      On eyes: Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Eyeshadow Palette, Kat Von D Proud Peacock Eyeliner. On cheeks: Edward Bess Summer in Capri.

  7. Karen

    Oh my – I am swooning! I am trying so hard not to buy more makeup, but wow, what a gorgeous color! It does look rather like the ultimate fuchsia. Looks amazing on you, by the way, Christine!

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Nina Nina

    I have this color and LOVE it. It looks amazing on your Christine! Would you ever rock this during the work day? Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Nina!

      I think it depends on where you work, because I work from home and well, I’m the boss, so :) It would be more important that you wear what’s appropriate based on your work’s rules/culture!

  9. This is sooooo gorg! I have MAC’s Rare Exotic but I may have to get this one too. What lip liner did you use with this?

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rad Rad

    Wow, what a colour! On my wishlist :)

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Nancy Nancy

    AHHHH I LOVE IT!!! Hot/neon pink is my favorite color for this summer! :D How does it compare to Maybelline Vivid Rose? Do I have enough reasons to own both without feeling guilty? haha

  12. Colleen

    Oooh! If you do buy another one to review I’m hoping it is the Mandarine Boléro. That color looks incredible in the tube and I would love to see it on.

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Michele Michele

    Hi Christine! How does this compare to Vivid Rose from the Vivids collection?

  14. Alicia

    It caught my attention as soon as I saw it. Amazing! Seems like I will be breaking my ‘no buy’ to get my hands on this gorgeous colour. Hope it’s available in Canada.

    • Ines

      I purchase Mandarin Bolero (a coral-red) from my local Sephora in Montreal. They don’t have this on the floor yet, they have them hidden away in a drawer, because they haven’t received the display unit.

      In any case, all the shades are available for purchase online on Sephora Canada! Pricey, though (although I gotta agree – top notch formula – featherweight, not drying, and leaves behind a nearly transfer-free stain). Lovely, chic case too!

  15. VickyM

    This is gorgeous! I now will have to decide between this and Taffetas Rose from the same line, however it´s great to know the formula is good. Even though I have two similar colors since I have Guerlain Champs Elysees and Mac GAT (I know you list Mac Lickable as a dupe but GAT is very similar to Lickable so…) but I still have to swatch this, it looks great! :D

  16. anabelle

    lovely color! how does it compare to mac’s girl about town?

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Neha Neha

    I love this lipstick, its worth every penny. I love collecting lipsticks and this is by far my most expensive item ..I would also love to buy Guerlain some day. .. The color is damn gorgeous, it has that vibrancy but still one can wear it any time of the day..anybody can pull it off…im NC30 and usually the bright pinks don’t look great on me but this one is just bang on. .. I’m looking forward for more colors and your reviews Christine…I want to admit that this probably is the first thing I got without your review,and I’m so happy to know you loved it as well. ..!!!

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lydia Lydia

    That color is breathtaking!!!

  19. Hannah

    *fingers crossed that you can’t resist the temptation to pick up more of these cause I would love to see more shades (perhaps a paler shade) reviewed by you*

    This look amazing though. I already have a few lipsticks in this sort of shade, so I’m going to pass on this one, but the formula sounds great!

    • I will probably cave on the summer shades, but there’s no reason (other than want) to nab any of the permanent shades, lol!

      • Hannah

        I’m amazing that you can use such reason and logic in the face of the OMGPRETTY lol… in any event, I would love to see a review of the summer coral shade. My Sephora doesn’t have any testers of this one.

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa Melissa

    Oh man this is GORGEOUS! I have one of the summer Le Rouge shades. Most expensive lipstick I’ve ever bought myself! The two shades you’ve reviewed make me want to buy more!

  21. I already have Guerlain’s Champs-Elysees, but this is too pretty to pass! I might have to cave in as well. It looks great on you, Christine. :)

  22. It looks great on you! Love the color, love the finish. :)

  23. Eeshita

    Holy!!! this color is crazy!!! OMG Christine is there any color that you cannot pull off??? everything looks so amazing on you! anyways, I already have MAC Girl About Town and NARS Carthage, do you think I still need this? thanks for sharing!

    • Need? No, I mean, not NEED. I might say try the formula in another color and see if you love it – that way you can get something different and (hopefully) in a great formula.

  24. THIS IS AMAZING!!! I may have to to purchase this.

  25. Very pretty and surprisingly wearable for such a bright shade!

  26. Wow, this is an amazing colour! I have not tested any Givenchy lip products before, but I have heard only good things. The Givenchy logo on the lipstick sold me!

  27. Ooh la la. Such a pretty color! Looks great on you too!

  28. Ann

    Wow am I glad I bought this last week ! Have not tried yet, but now I will for sure keep it ! Looks beautiful on you !

  29. I’m not much of a lip-product girl, but the color of this one is so gorgeous, I think I’m going to bite the bullet and buy it!

  30. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Stephanie n8iveBeauT

    Looking at the swatches, due to the intensity of them they’re making my eyes hurt. Beautiful color, I will take a look at them next time I’m in Sephora. Christine, your complexion looks beautiful. Are you wearing the Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation? If so how about a review on it? I don’t think you have one and I’m curious as to what your meticulous thoughts are on it.

  31. Breanna

    Well, between collecting Givenchy lip sticks and an Inglot palette, there goes my summer spending money.

  32. Caitlin W

    this is such a pretty color!! but i think it also compares quite well to maybelline’s color sensational vivids lipstick in vivid rose, which i own & love. i think i’ll stick with the $7 maybelline lip color instead of spending $30 more for givenchy for the same color. i might consider others if i don’t own similar colors.

  33. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sarah Sarah

    Can I suggest a dupe?
    This color is almost identical to my holy grail fuchsia 911B by Wet N Wild

  34. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of LC LC

    OMG (as a lip product lover) NEED!