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Givenchy Rouge Insomnie, Wanted Coral, Ultravioline Rouge Interdit Satin Lipsticks

01/06

Givenchy Rouge Insomnie (12) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Rouge Insomnie (12) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Rouge Insomnie (12) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Rouge Insomnie (12) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Rouge Insomnie (12) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Rouge Insomnie (12) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Rouge Insomnie (12)

Givenchy Rouge Insomnie (12) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium red with cool, pink undertones and a natural sheen. It had good color coverage, though it was not full coverage. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and felt comfortable to wear and was nicely moisturizing over time. The color wore well for six hours but feathered slightly along my upper lip line.

The formula is supposed to have “vibrant, satin color” with “long-lasting wear” and “absolute comfort.” The best part about the formula is that it is very hydrating, but the downside is shorter wear time (three to five hours) and a more balm-like texture that slides around and can be more high-maintenance with deeper shades. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade (based on the six I tried) from semi-opaque to opaque coverage. There was a sweet, floral scent and subtle taste (sometimes I noticed it, other times I did not).

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Isostearyl Isostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polybutene, Lanolin Oil, Polyethylene, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) wax, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ozokerite, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Parfum (Fragrance), Propyl Gallate, BHT, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Polyacrylate-4, Citronellol, Linalool, Geraniol, Limonene, Eugenol. +/-: Silica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide. +/-: CI 12085 (Red 36), CIK 15850 (Red 6 - Red 7 - Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), CI 17200 (Red 33 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45380 (Red 21 - Red 22 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30 - Red 30 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77491 - CI 77492 - CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Mica.

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Givenchy Street Rose, Rose Nocturne, Purple Fiction Rouge Interdit Satin Lipsticks

01/08

Givenchy Street Rose (04) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Street Rose (04) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Street Rose (04) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Street Rose (04) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Street Rose (04) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Street Rose (04) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Street Rose (04) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Street Rose (04) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Street Rose (04)

Givenchy Street Rose (04) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly and never tugged on the lips. The texture was creamy with moderate slip, which made it incredibly comfortable to wear and hydrating over time. The color could have sat more flatteringly on the lips, as it had a tendency to gravitate toward my lip lines over the three hours it wore for.

The formula is supposed to have “vibrant, satin color” with “long-lasting wear” and “absolute comfort.” The best part about the formula is that it is very hydrating, but the downside is shorter wear time (three to five hours) and a more balm-like texture that slides around and can be more high-maintenance with deeper shades. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade (based on the six I tried) from semi-opaque to opaque coverage. There was a sweet, floral scent and subtle taste (sometimes I noticed it, other times I did not).

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Isostearyl Isostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polybutene, Lanolin Oil, Polyethylene, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) wax, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ozokerite, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Parfum (Fragrance), Propyl Gallate, BHT, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Polyacrylate-4, Citronellol, Linalool, Geraniol, Limonene, Eugenol. +/-: Silica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide. +/-: CI 12085 (Red 36), CIK 15850 (Red 6 - Red 7 - Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), CI 17200 (Red 33 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45380 (Red 21 - Red 22 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30 - Red 30 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77491 - CI 77492 - CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Mica.

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

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Givenchy Coral Gypsophila Le Rouge

01/08

Givenchy Coral Gypsophila Le Rouge

Givenchy Coral Gypsophila Le Rouge

Givenchy Coral Gypsophila Le Rouge

Givenchy Coral Gypsophila Le Rouge

Givenchy Coral Gypsophila Le Rouge

Givenchy Coral Gypsophila Le Rouge

Givenchy Coral Gypsophila Le Rouge

Givenchy Coral Gypsophila Le Rouge

Coral Gypsophila

Givenchy Coral Gypsophila Le Rouge ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark coral-orange with warm undertones and a shiny, cream finish. It was richly pigmented with nearly opaque pigmentation in one layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across the lips.

The Le Rouge formula is supposed to have “intense color” and a “semi-matte finish” in “one stroke.” I’ve been a fan of the Le Rouge formula for its high coverage, natural finish, and comfortable wear, and this summer’s limited edition shade was no exception. The lipstick was creamy, smooth, and lightweight with enough slip to glide on nicely but not so much that it slid around while worn. This shade wore well for five hours and was hydrating over time.

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Eye Shadow Palette

01/09

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Holiday 2016 Quartet

Palette Ors Audacieux

Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux Eye Shadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday quartet that features four, shimmering shades. The formula is a wet/dry one, where wet application increases the “density and brilliance.” For the most part, I did not notice significant differences between dry and damp application, except with the third one, which had the most glitter. I could see this working best with other shades in one’s stash, like a few matte shades, perhaps a black or deep brown for more contrast, as it could use more contrast for greater versatility.

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Best Lipsticks | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Lipsticks | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products. Here’s a look at the best lipstick formulas I’ve tried:

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have “bold, creamy color” with “extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear.” The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain. The range is rather extensive with over 30 shades, so you may find our top 15 best Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks list useful. Some of my favorite shades are: Pickled Ginger, Kale, Sour Cherry, and Spritzer.

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Givenchy Heroic Pink & Heroic Red Le Rouges

Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge

Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark berry with a satin finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied with smooth, even coverage. The consistency was incredibly silky and smooth, so it glided on easily and was comfortable to wear while being flattering worn, as it made my lips appear fuller and softer. On me, the color wore for five hours and was hydrating over time. The formula has a floral scent but no discernible taste. Maybelline Berry Bossy (P, $7.49) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Aria (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Si, Si, Me! (LE, $17.50) is lighter (80% similar). Anastasia #10 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass When I'm With You (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Femme Fatale (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Warm Leatherette (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty #002 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Babes and Balls (LE, $17.50) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Givenchy Heroic Red (321) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a smooth, creamy consistency that was easy to apply and sat well on the lips. It made my lips appear softer, plumper, and smoother overall. The color wore well for six hours, left a stain behind, and was hydrating. The formula has a floral scent but no discernible taste. MAC Life's Blood (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.99) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Starlett Scarlet (LE, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Fraise (P, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Carmin (LE, $37.00) is brighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Dragon Red (P, $65.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Rouge (P, $37.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Yoni Crush (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (P, $7.49) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cherry on Top (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Noirish (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Dolores (LE, $34.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Do Not Disturb (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.50) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $17.50) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Ardency Inn Original Mix (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Jungle Red (P, $28.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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