Framboise Velours (315) is another huge win for this formula. As a big fan of the LeRouge line in general, this one is no exception. The colour is outstanding and I believe will work across skintones: light to dark, cool to warm. The cool tones are subtle and indeed, as a darker lip colour, its surprisingly soft and highly wearable and doesn’t run ‘vampy’ on my NC20ish neutral skin. I would compare this to Guerlain Madame Batifole, but this one is not as bright, pulls more plum than red and a little more wearable for those looking for a punchier colour without going over the top. It is absolutely gorgeous and serves to effortlessly brighten the complexion. Wonderful!
Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a cool-toned, medium-dark raspberry pink with a soft shine. It had full color coverage, and it was extremely pigmented–one stroke is really all you need. It wore well for almost six hours on me and left behind a soft stain. The formula was comfortable to wear and hydrating. MAC Splurge (LE, $22.00) is more muted. Bite Beauty Crimson (LE, $28.00) is slightly brighter. Guerlain Gladys (78) (P, $51.00) is cooler-toned, brighter. YSL Exquisite Plum (22) (P, $34.00) is darker. YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (P, $34.00) is darker. MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Madame Batifole (860) (LE, $51.00) is redder. Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (P, $30.00) is cooler-toned, darker. MAC Rebel (P, $16.00) is cooler-toned, more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.