Wednesday, August 19th, 2009


Givenchy Velvet Purple, Glamorous Fuchsia, Lilac Confession, Capricious Pink

Givenchy’s Latest Lip Gloss Launch

Givenchy Gloss Interdit Ultra-Shiny Color Plumping Effect ($24.50 for 0.21 oz.) is a new product launch by Givenchy which features twelve shades of the new lip gloss.  I tried out four of those twelve shades, and I gotta say, I like the new formula!

  • Velvet Purple is a semi-sheer berry-burgundy shade with subtle shimmer and lots of glossy sheen.
  • Glamorous Fuchsia is a semi-opaque, medium bubblegum pink that goes on more creamy in finish and look but still has lots of glossiness.
  • Lilac Confession is a semi-opaque, medium pink laced with lightly cooled lilac with a frosty shimmer finish.
  • Capricious Pink is semi-sheer, light shimmery pinky-beige shade that goes on more sheerly and more of a muted, light pink, which is a bit different compared to the swatch (which is more of a bright pinky-coral).

The gloss does lightly plump up lips, but there is no noticeable burn/tingle that is often associated with lip plumping products.  (Trust me, I am no fan of that lip plumping tingle.)  It’s a medium-thick, non-sticky gloss that can be semi-sheer to more opaque, depending on the shade chosen.  Glamorous Fuchsia and Lilac Confession both had good pigmentation, while Velvet Purple was most certainly noticeable, it still appeared as more of a sheer gloss.  Capricious Pink had the least color pay off of the four, but that is the nature of lighter lip glosses.

I find that these wear for four or five hours with minimal fading, and they don’t leave behind any residue when they do fade away after eating/drinking.  They’re also moisturizing and feel really lovely on your lips–lightweight and not thick or tacky.  They’re a bit pricey relative to other brands’ lipglosses, but the price is right in line with what I’d expect from Givenchy.

  • Product: 8/10
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 8/10
  • Packaging: 7/10

Recommendation:  Lipgloss lovers will likely enjoy this new formula, and if you want some fuller lips… even better.  The way the gloss looks helps to further amp up your natural lip shape, too.  A wee bit pricey for some, but if it’s within your budget or you feel like splurging… not a bad choice!

Availability: Sephora

See product photos, swatches, and lip swatches


Givenchy Velvet Purple, Glamorous Fuchsia, Lilac Confession, Capricious Pink


Givenchy Velvet Purple, Glamorous Fuchsia, Lilac Confession, Capricious Pink


Givenchy Velvet Purple, Glamorous Fuchsia, Lilac Confession, Capricious Pink


Givenchy Velvet Purple Gloss Interdit


Givenchy Glamorous Fuchsia Gloss Interdit


Givenchy Lilac Confession Gloss Interdit


Givenchy Capricious Pink Gloss Interdit

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24 thoughts on “Givenchy Gloss Interdit Ultra-Shiny Color Plumping Effect for Full, Glossy Lips

  1. Rowan

    wow. They look reeeaaaalllyyyy pretty. However, not in my price range. I think I’ll stick with my MAC lipglass ^__^

  2. Tekoa

    What’s the brush like, bristles or sponge tip?

  3. Oooh. I am oddly drawn to Lilac Confession.

  4. Jenn

    I just picked up impertinent nude – love it!

  5. Wilcoa

    These glosses are absolutely gorgeous! I’m going to have to check them out once the come here.

  6. glitter princess

    are these LE?

  7. glitter princess

    loving Givenchy Lilac Confession Gloss Interdit &Givenchy Velvet Purple Gloss Interdit which reminds me of tender tyrst from rose romanceX

  8. NIcole

    I really love Lilac Confession..but the price is a bit much

  9. I got the Velvet Purple and love it- great pigment, not sticky, shiny and in my opinion, smells and tastes great. Didn’t really notice any lip plumping but I liked it as well as YSL Pur Gloss (one of my favorites)

  10. wow these are so gorge!! but u seem so-so about them Christine!!! do u prefer any other glosses? please dish!

  11. Yaya

    the fuschia looks really nice on you :)
    pretty colors

  12. sugarcrumb

    Lilac confession reminds me of Purple Rite lippie from MAC style Warrior. nice