Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) Le Rouge Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright reddish pink.” It’s a bright, bold, medium-dark pink with warm, reddish undertones and a luminous sheen. The color payoff was incredibly rich and yielded full color coverage in a single stroke. It wore well for five and a half hours and was hydrating while worn. MAC Pleasurefruit (LE, $16.00) is pinker. Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is lighter. Maybelline Shocking Coral (P, $7.49) is darker, slightly warmer. MAC Watch Me Simmer (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Heart to Heart (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Force of Love (LE, $15.00) is lighter, pinker. Guerlain Gracy (LE, $49.50) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches.

Mandarine Bolero (304) Le Rouge Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “muted red orange.” It’s a muted, coral-orange with a luminous sheen. It had smooth, opaque color coverage, and the consistency applied evenly. This shade wore well for five and a half hours and was lightly hydrating while worn. Givenchy Rose Dentelle (203) (P, $36.00) is somewhat pinker. MAC Sweet Grenadine (LE, $16.00) is more orange. Chanel Pygmalion (LE, $34.00) is slightly pinker. MAC Lady at Play (P, $22.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches.

Carmin Escarpin (306) Le Rouge Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “warm poppy red.” It’s a orange-red with warm undertones and a soft, luminous shine. The consistency was lightly creamy, easy to apply, and applied evenly. The color coverage was very nearly opaque, and the lipstick lasted six hours and left behind a soft stain and was nicely hydrating. NARS Future Red (LE, $26.00) is slightly redder. Urban Decay Bang (P, $22.00) is more orange. Maybelline Orange Edge (LE, $7.49) is very similar. Maybelline Infra-red (LE, $7.49) is redder. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin (P, $7.49) is similar. Maybelline Neon Red (P, $7.49) is also similar. MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $15.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches.

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Magnolia Organza (301)

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10/10

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Mandarine Bolero (304)

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Carmin Escarpin (306)

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10/10

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10/10

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Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Magnolia Organza (301) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) Le Rouge Lipstick

Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) Le Rouge Lipstick
Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) Le Rouge Lipstick

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78 thoughts on “Givenchy Magnolia Organza, Mandarine Bolero, Carmin Escarpin Le Rouge Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Magnolia Organza is so so so pretty! I don’t think there’s a Givenchy counter near me though, otherwise I’d buy this baby in a heartbeat!

  2. Ah, my wishlist just got longer! :D

  3. Love this grouping .. Wow! I have Magnolia Organza 301 and it is my top pick from this line.. far better on my skin than Rose Dressing which is very nice, but doesn’t have the same oompf factor.

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Andie Andie

    Those first two colors are perfect. I love them.

  5. lovesunshine

    Are these also slightly hydrating as the rest of the line?

  6. Mandarine bolero is gorgeous! They all are.
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  7. All of these shades are absolutely stunning!

  8. Omggggggggggggg
    see this is the feeling

    I have two n glad u gave them A n A plus

    now buying
    magnolia organza yaaaaaaa
    christine u r looking sooooo beautiful as always

    n I cant tell how greatful I am for the reviews u did
    proud owner of 7 givenchy le rouge n adding more

    u r the best bet when it comes to invest in some high end stuff

  9. helen

    I am loving your reviews on these Givenchy lipsticks. Even though my colouring is similar to yours (GA maestro 5.5), i seem to be wearing a cooler lip lately. Is this an absolute no-no with a warm skin-tone?
    Are there any lipsticks in this collection that you love (and recommend) that lean to the cooler side?

  10. C

    You look super pretty today, Christine. Love the first and the third.

  11. You look amazing in most photos…these lipsticks are outrageous on you! Stunning. I don’t think I’ve seen you look better. Loved the first…then scrolled down and couldn’t decide which one was most flattering. I know you get buried in options to wear in your everyday life outside testing new products. Please, get a lot of use out of these three. Just lovely!!!!

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jennifer Jen

    Wow, all three of these are stunning! Have never used Givenchy cosmetics, but you’re tempting me! xo

  13. All three shades look AH-mazing on you! I think I like Mandarine Bolero best… Or no wait, Magnolia Organza! Argh, I can’t decide :-)

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Barbie Barbie

    I love all 3!

  15. Please tell me Mandarin Bolero is a dupe for Viva Glam Cyndi – I have been looking for one since the beginning of time.

  16. Very summery shades, but all of them are nice :-)

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rebecca Becca

    Mandarine Bolero is one of my faves – it’s very close dupe for Hourglass Muse, but a better formula IMO.

  18. Me gustan los tres, no se si podrĂ­a elegir uno :)

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Xero Xero

    Oh my god these colors are amazing.

    I can’t afford one $36 lipstick, let alone three so I can’t buy these…but I am definitely shopping my stash for dupes!

  20. OMG the colors are gorgeous! They look amazing on you, especially Magnolia Organza! Really, really like the colors. :D
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  21. shelley

    I bought several shades from this particular collection and they never lasted long on my lips. Three hours max.Quite moisturizing but the fact it wouldn’t stick around for very long was quite a disappointment considering the price. :( These shades look marvelous on you Christine.

    • What shades did you get, Shelley? The lighter ones last about average on me (four hours), and then the darker/brighter shades last five to six hours! But it’s not a long-wearing formula (like 6-8 hours).

      • shelley

        102 Beige Plume, 104 Brun Cachemire and then 301 Magnolia Organza which is my fave shade out of them all. I will probably need to fill in my lips with a nude lip liner to help them last a little bit longer.

  22. Kate

    When are these being released? I’m in UK and I can’t find the nudes/pinks anywhere.

  23. I own the Mandarine Bolero and it is seriously the perfect beginner-friendly lip color! If you’re not into the all-out red lip shade, this shade is a must-try!
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  24. Shanty

    Are these limited edition? Magnolia Organza is a beautyyyyyy! LOVE IT!

  25. Oh wow, these three are beautiful! I was hoping for Magnolia Organza to be darker/redder, but it’s gorgeous as is.

  26. Those are pretty colors!
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  27. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lisa Lisa C

    Omgosh!! I have 301 and love it but WoW, now I see that I will *need* 304. So pretty!!

  28. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Denise S. Denise S.

    All three of these look gorgeous on you Christine!

  29. Magnolia Organza is freaking beautiful!
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  30. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sheejun Sheejun

    You look so pretty today, Christine! I just love orange-reds on you!

  31. Danielle

    Oh man, I love all of these shades and they suit you really well Christine! The finish is beautiful. I like Magnolia Organza especially.

  32. Gisele

    Wow! They all look gorgeous on you!
    How do you choose what lipstick you’re going to wear everyday?

  33. Christine I was wondering, in a review when you write that a lipstick lasted 4 hours on you, are you eating and drinking during that time? I just can’t get anything to last on me over an hour if I’m eating and drinking.

    • Hi Elisa,

      I’m usually not eating, but if it’s something that wears 8+ hours, then I’ve probably eaten with it on. I don’t have an issue with color fading really while drinking as I either use a straw or sip with the inside of my lip cupping the edge of the glass so minimal product is left on the cup/glass. I usually apply one lip color in the morning, eat lunch, then another 1-2 colors then, and then 1-2 colors after dinner.

      • Hi Christine,

        Thanks so much for your reply. I was curious about your routine when test lip products. Maybe a straw will help improve the longevity for me. Thanks for the info as always!

        • Generally, if you really need it to last for hours and through drinking (and somewhat through meals), drier formulations will always last the longest – which is why often putting a lip pencil on underneath a lipstick helps everything adhere better. A shade like red, berry, wine, etc. also lasts longer even in more emollient textures, as they often stain the natural lip color, so the fade is much, much more gradual and less visible in a sense!

          Hope that helps! :)

  34. Hannah

    Are these shades Limited Edition?

  35. Katrina

    I just purchased this lipstick in the shade Carmin Escarpin. This is one of the smoothest and creamiest lip applications I’ve experienced! The shade is complimentary to my skin tone, and I love the leather case! Definitely a winner!