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Givenchy Rouge Stiletto & Violine Retro Le Rouge Mats

01/06

Givenchy Rouge Stiletto Le Rouge Mat

Givenchy Rouge Stiletto Le Rouge Mat

Givenchy Rouge Stiletto Le Rouge Mat

Givenchy Rouge Stiletto Le Rouge Mat

Givenchy Rouge Stiletto Le Rouge Mat

Givenchy Rouge Stiletto Le Rouge Mat

Rouge Stiletto

Givenchy Rouge Stiletto Le Rouge Mat ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The color payoff was good but shy of full coverage (as described). The lipstick felt velvety and smooth as it glided across my lips with ease, but it was a thinner formula and seemed a bit more prone to emphasizing my lip lines overall, though not as badly as other shades in the formula had done. It wore well for five hours, left barely any stain behind, and was lightly moisturizing over time.

Formula Overview

$37.00/0.12 oz. - $308.33 Per Ounce

Givenchy released a new, matte finish of their Le Rouge lipstick range. It's supposed to have "an ultra-velvety intensely matte" finish where "one stroke is all it takes to saturate lips in plush, opulence color that lasts and lasts." While I've been a fan of the original Le Rouge formula since it launched, I found the Le Rouge Mats to be rather disappointing. The pigmentation varied but was rarely opaque--certainly not one-stroke "maximum coverage"--and the lipstick itself seemed to gravitate toward my lip lines and any imperfections on my lips. I always make sure to exfoliate my lips prior to doing a round of lip swatches about an hour ahead of time (to give them time to soak up some lip balm and calm down, in case they reddened at all!), and this formula tended to emphasize.

The texture was velvety and had a lot of slip without feeling wet--it felt packed with silicones like a face primer--so they were comfortable to apply, thin without being clingy, but they lasted between four and five hours on me with minimal staining with the deeper shades. The formula was lightly hydrating on me overall. They did have a floral scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Givenchy Le Rouge Mat swatches.

Ingredients

Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polydecene, Synthetic Wax, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ozokerite, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Fragrance, Trihydroxystearin, Bht, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Propyl Gallate, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxycitronellal. +/- : Aluminum Hydroxide, [+/- , Ci 15850 (Red 6 - Red 7 - Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45380 (Red 21), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 - Red 30 Lake), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77491 - Ci 77492 - Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Mica].

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Givenchy Nude Androgyne, Pourpre Defile, Rose Graphique Le Rouge Mats

01/06

Givenchy Nude Androgyne Le Rouge Mat

Givenchy Nude Androgyne Le Rouge Mat

Givenchy Nude Androgyne Le Rouge Mat

Givenchy Nude Androgyne Le Rouge Mat

Givenchy Nude Androgyne Le Rouge Mat

Givenchy Nude Androgyne Le Rouge Mat

Nude Androgyne

Givenchy Nude Androgyne Le Rouge Mat ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coral with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered the lips fairly evenly. The lipstick had a thin, velvety texture (felt more like a silicone face primer than a typical lipstick!), which helped it glide nicely across the lips, but there was slight color that pulled into my deeper lip lines. It wore well for three and a half hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$37.00/0.12 oz. - $308.33 Per Ounce

Givenchy released a new, matte finish of their Le Rouge lipstick range. It's supposed to have "an ultra-velvety intensely matte" finish where "one stroke is all it takes to saturate lips in plush, opulence color that lasts and lasts." While I've been a fan of the original Le Rouge formula since it launched, I found the Le Rouge Mats to be rather disappointing. The pigmentation varied but was rarely opaque--certainly not one-stroke "maximum coverage"--and the lipstick itself seemed to gravitate toward my lip lines and any imperfections on my lips. I always make sure to exfoliate my lips prior to doing a round of lip swatches about an hour ahead of time (to give them time to soak up some lip balm and calm down, in case they reddened at all!), and this formula tended to emphasize.

The texture was velvety and had a lot of slip without feeling wet--it felt packed with silicones like a face primer--so they were comfortable to apply, thin without being clingy, but they lasted between four and five hours on me with minimal staining with the deeper shades. The formula was lightly hydrating on me overall. They did have a floral scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Givenchy Le Rouge Mat swatches.

Ingredients

Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polydecene, Synthetic Wax, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ozokerite, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Fragrance, Trihydroxystearin, Bht, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Propyl Gallate, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxycitronellal. +/- : Aluminum Hydroxide, [+/- , Ci 15850 (Red 6 - Red 7 - Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45380 (Red 21), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 - Red 30 Lake), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77491 - Ci 77492 - Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Mica].

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

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Givenchy Brun Baroque & Neo Nude Le Rouge Mats

01/06

Givenchy Brun Baroque Le Rouge Mat

Givenchy Brun Baroque Le Rouge Mat

Givenchy Brun Baroque Le Rouge Mat

Givenchy Brun Baroque Le Rouge Mat

Givenchy Brun Baroque Le Rouge Mat

Givenchy Brun Baroque Le Rouge Mat

Brun Baroque

Givenchy Brun Baroque Le Rouge Mat ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that did not apply as evenly as expected, and the product seemed to clump in places where my lips weren’t perfectly smooth (despite exfoliating prior to applying the lipstick). The consistency felt smooth, velvety, and thin without being clingy, so it was comfortable to apply and to wear. It lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly moisturizing, but it did pull into my lip lines over time.

Formula Overview

$37.00/0.12 oz. - $308.33 Per Ounce

Givenchy released a new, matte finish of their Le Rouge lipstick range. It's supposed to have "an ultra-velvety intensely matte" finish where "one stroke is all it takes to saturate lips in plush, opulence color that lasts and lasts." While I've been a fan of the original Le Rouge formula since it launched, I found the Le Rouge Mats to be rather disappointing. The pigmentation varied but was rarely opaque--certainly not one-stroke "maximum coverage"--and the lipstick itself seemed to gravitate toward my lip lines and any imperfections on my lips. I always make sure to exfoliate my lips prior to doing a round of lip swatches about an hour ahead of time (to give them time to soak up some lip balm and calm down, in case they reddened at all!), and this formula tended to emphasize.

The texture was velvety and had a lot of slip without feeling wet--it felt packed with silicones like a face primer--so they were comfortable to apply, thin without being clingy, but they lasted between four and five hours on me with minimal staining with the deeper shades. The formula was lightly hydrating on me overall. They did have a floral scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Givenchy Le Rouge Mat swatches.

Ingredients

Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polydecene, Synthetic Wax, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ozokerite, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Fragrance, Trihydroxystearin, Bht, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Propyl Gallate, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxycitronellal. +/- : Aluminum Hydroxide, [+/- , Ci 15850 (Red 6 - Red 7 - Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45380 (Red 21), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 - Red 30 Lake), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77491 - Ci 77492 - Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Mica].

7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
3
Application
77%
Total

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Givenchy Pourpre Edgy & Prune Trendy Le Rouges

01/06

Givenchy Pourpre Edgy (326) Le Rouge

Givenchy Pourpre Edgy (326) Le Rouge

Givenchy Pourpre Edgy (326) Le Rouge

Givenchy Pourpre Edgy (326) Le Rouge

Givenchy Pourpre Edgy (326) Le Rouge

Givenchy Pourpre Edgy (326) Le Rouge

Pourpre Edgy (326)

Givenchy Pourpre Edgy (326) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep red with cool, pink undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied without tugging on the lips, but the color could have been a smidgen more even overall. The translucency to the coverage seemed to make any imperfections in the finish/application more noticeable, unfortunately. The lipstick felt smooth and velvety going on with moderate slip, and for all that slip, it did not accentuate my lip lines and seemed to smooth them out a bit (not as much as other shades in the Le Rouge lineup, though). It wore well for five hours and was moisturizing.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.12 oz. - $300.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color" with a "semimatte finish." Most shades are opaque with a few falling short of full coverage that apply evenly and last between four and six hours. The fomrula is lightly creamy to moderately creamy with some slip that is comfortable to wear and typically moisturizing over time. It has a floral scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Givenchy Le Rouge swatches.

Ingredients

Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polydecene, Synthetic Wax, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ozokerite, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Fragrance, Trihydroxystearin, Bht, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Propyl Gallate, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxycitronellal. +/- : Aluminum Hydroxide, [+/- , Ci 15850 (Red 6 - Red 7 - Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45380 (Red 21), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 - Red 30 Lake), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77491 - Ci 77492 - Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Mica].

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Givenchy Framboise Couture, Corail Backstage, Rouge Fetiche Le Rouges

01/06

Givenchy Framboise Couture (323) Le Rouge

Givenchy Framboise Couture (323) Le Rouge

Givenchy Framboise Couture (323) Le Rouge

Givenchy Framboise Couture (323) Le Rouge

Givenchy Framboise Couture (323) Le Rouge

Givenchy Framboise Couture (323) Le Rouge

Framboise Couture (323)

Givenchy Framboise Couture (323) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a cream finish. The color coverage was opaque in a single layer and applied evenly and smoothly across the lips without dragging or tugging during application. It had a velvety texture that wasn’t too thick, too thin, or too slippery. The color adhered well to the lips and wore nicely for almost six hours.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.12 oz. - $300.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color" with a "semimatte finish." Most shades are opaque with a few falling short of full coverage that apply evenly and last between four and six hours. The fomrula is lightly creamy to moderately creamy with some slip that is comfortable to wear and typically moisturizing over time. It has a floral scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Givenchy Le Rouge swatches.

Ingredients

Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polydecene, Synthetic Wax, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ozokerite, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Fragrance, Trihydroxystearin, Bht, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Propyl Gallate, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxycitronellal. +/- : Aluminum Hydroxide, [+/- , Ci 15850 (Red 6 - Red 7 - Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45380 (Red 21), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 - Red 30 Lake), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77491 - Ci 77492 - Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Mica].

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Givenchy Holiday 2017 Le Rouge Mini Duo

01/04

Givenchy Holiday 2017 Le Rouge Mini Duo

Givenchy Holiday 2017 Le Rouge Mini Duo

Givenchy Holiday 2017 Le Rouge Mini Duo

Givenchy Holiday 2017 Le Rouge Mini Duo

Holiday 2017

Givenchy Holiday 2017 Le Rouge Mini Duo ($25.00 for 0.08 oz.) contains two, miniature-sized Le Rouge lipsticks in shades that can be purchased individually from the permanent line-up. It was available earlier this week, but the recent sale seems to have decimated stock on the lip sets this holiday season… I’m not sure if this particular set is available in stores or not, but both shades can be purchased on their own. As far as mini lipsticks go, these felt particularly cheap and lightweight with a very short bullet, and I felt like they had more slip and less pigmented compared to their full-sized versions.

Value

Le Rouge retails for $36.00 and contains 0.12 oz. or costs $300.00/oz. The set retails for $25.00 and contains 0.08 oz. It contains $24.00 worth of product.

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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