Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge
Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge

Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep red.” It’s a medium-dark, ruby red with subtle warm undertones and a smooth, luminous finish. OCC Role Play is more matte, shimmery. Giorgio Armani The Red is cooler-toned. Giorgio Armani Red Fuchsia is pinker. Guerlain Garconne is a bit darker. Dior Diva is more matte. Buxom Scoundrel is brighter. See comparison swatches.

I’m seriously making a pact between you and me that I am not to buy any more Le Rouges until Sephora does their % off during the holiday season, except any limited edition shades that I’m unable to resist. I only picked this one up to qualify for free shipping when I bought the limited edition summer shades from Givenchy’s own website (threshold was $75), but it is a stunner. A very classic take on red with the signature glossy sheen of the Le Rouge range. That sheen gives it such a smooth, plump, and juicy effect on the lips; color just looks smoother, more even, and lovely on lips. Some lipsticks can catch or emphasize imperfections on the lip, but this is a formula that masks imperfections. The consistency is lightly creamy but not too slippery, so it doesn’t move around or feather while worn. It’s nicely hydrating, wears a solid six hours (with a residual stain that lingers after), and is incredibly pigmented.

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Grenat Initie (307)

Temptalia Recommends
A+

A very classic take on red with the signature glossy sheen of the Le Rouge range. That sheen gives it such a smooth, plump, and juicy effect on the lips; color just looks smoother, more even, and lovely on lips.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge
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Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge
Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge

Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge
Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge

Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge
Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge

Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge
Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge

Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge
Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge

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23 thoughts on “Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Hi Christine,

    This is such an amazing red on you! I love how intense the color is :)

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amanda Amanda Tetreault

    Between the sparkly body highlighters and bronzers and the great red lipsticks it seems like we’re having a very glamorous day at temptalia haha love it!

  3. I’ve been putting off buying a Le Rouge for a while, because my Sephora doesn’t have them to sample and swatch, but one more stunning review from you and I’m just going to sign my paycheck over to them and have a bunch shipped sight-unseen. They’re so, so lovely!

  4. This is so gorgeous .

    It looks beautiful on the lips & the packaging is great , too .

    Thanks , Christine !

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Esther Esther

    I own this lipstick and is honestly the best thing ever, completely worth the money and my absolute favorite lipstick on this planet. It’s perfect.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Zainub Zainub

    This looks beautiful on you. I have the urge to buy almost everything you post ‘coz they suit you so well. M.A :)

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

    OMG this is a beautiful red! Looks gorgeous on you Christine. I must buy it!

  8. I have the Rose Dressing one Christine and It’s the best matte lipstick I’ve tried. I also got the Croisiere Coral, not the same as Rose Dressing but I love the color, it compliments well with my skin. I looks bright almost neon. I’ll probably skip on this and just wait for OCC Role Play to get launched instead.

  9. This is the kind of red I need! I will be picking this up during a sale :)

  10. Gemma

    I got this shade too but I haven’t opened it yet.. lol
    so beautiful red !! And really makes lips no imperfetions :)
    *adore Le rouge*

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

    This is one of my 2 favorite red lipsticks, the other one is the sephora vib rouge shade that bite made..

  12. VickyM

    This looks great on you Christine, currently I have only one Le Rouge Magnolia Organza I like it and plan on buying another one from this line in the future, probably Hibiscus Exclusif. This is a nice red but I think it´s too dark for me, I always love to see reviews from this line.

  13. DrMom

    Hi christine, you look great! I just have to say that I am known in my circle of friends for knowing when someone is pregnant…. And I have had this sneaking suspicion about you… You seem to have that pregnancy glow! I’m right aren’t I? I won’t tell!

  14. How wonderful it is looking on you dear …. :)
    I picked fuchsia and will gt it this week …..
    I need moreeeeee but I promise … will wait for some offers :)
    U r looking drop dead gorgeous

  15. Oh wow! I think I may be getting this! It looks like an amazing red.

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kelly Kelly

    Does this have a scent?

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

    Definitely my kind of red! Loving the packaging as well.

  18. This is my HG red! I have about 20 different reds after searching for just the right one, and this one just blew me away as soon as I put it on the first time.