Givenchy Beige Caraco, Beige Deshabille, Rose Ruban Le Rouge Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) Le Rouge
Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) Le Rouge

Givenchy Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz. each) recently released twelve new shades in the range, and I purchased all twelve through Sephora. I’m working my way through testing each one, so you should reviews sooner rather than later! The formula is described as having a semi-matte finish and intense, “one stroke” color. Each lipstick is housed in a tube that is encased in a thin layer of leather. They are rose-scented with no discernible taste. You can see all the shades I’ve reviewed previously here. Here are reviews for the first three I’ve tested:

Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as “medium peach beige.” It’s a slightly-lighter-than-medium peach with beige and warm undertones. The finish is luminous with a soft sheen. The consistency was lightweight, very creamy and smooth, but it had a little more slip than darker and more mid-tone shades in the range. It was mostly opaque, and for as much creaminess/slip this had, it only very, very lightly showed “lines” if you pressed your lips together. This shade lasted four hours on me. Too Faced Melted Nude (P, $21.00) is lighter, more matte. NARS Torres del Paine (LE, $25.00) is rosier. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is lighter, more beige. Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $22.00) is more beige. Edward Bess Forbidden Flower (P, $32.00) is brighter. NARS Isola Bella (P, $25.00) is more orange. NARS Biscayne Park (P, $25.00) is similar. MAC Yash (P, $16.00) is more beige, more matte. MAC Wholesome (LE, $16.00) is lighter, yellower in tone. MAC Freckletone (P, $16.00) is darker but sheerer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Givenchy Beige Deshabille (108) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as “muted light peach beige.” It’s a light-medium, peachy beige with subtle, warm undertones. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, but it is one of the sheerer shades I’ve come across within the formula. It is a lot less forgiving applied as well; one of the qualities I really like about the Le Rouge formula is how much smoother lips usually look with it on, but my lips look almost crumbly at times with this shade. A lot of lighter shades, such as this one, have similar issues, but it is always disappointing when a brand doesn’t improve upon it. It has a bit more slip than average, and it does show “lines” if you press your lips together. This shade only lasted three hours on me. MAC Close Contact (LE, $16.00) is slightly rosier. MAC Pure Decoration (LE, $16.00) is lighter, yellower. MAC Peachstock (P, $16.00) is a bit lighter. MAC Nearly Nude (LE, $16.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pale pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones–it almost has a gray-ish cast. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it suffered from the same problems as Beige Deshabille did–uneven, not smooth, appearance once on, and it, too, will show some “lines” where the color will gather on itself if you press your lips together. This color wore well for three hours when I tested it. MAC Sublime Pleasure (LE, $16.00) is sheerer. MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $16.00) is sheerer, lighter. theBalm Milly (P) is darker, more matte. MAC Fun Finds (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more matte. MAC Myth (P, $16.00) is lighter, more matte. MAC Innocence Beware (LE, $16.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) Le Rouge
Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) Le Rouge

Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) Le Rouge
Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) Le Rouge

Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) Le Rouge
Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) Le Rouge

Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) Le Rouge
Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) Le Rouge

Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) Le Rouge
Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) Le Rouge

Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) Le Rouge
Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) Le Rouge

Givenchy Beige Deshabille (108) Le Rouge
Givenchy Beige Deshabille (108) Le Rouge

Givenchy Beige Deshabille (108) Le Rouge
Givenchy Beige Deshabille (108) Le Rouge

Givenchy Beige Deshabille (108) Le Rouge
Givenchy Beige Deshabille (108) Le Rouge

Givenchy Beige Deshabille (108) Le Rouge
Givenchy Beige Deshabille (108) Le Rouge

Givenchy Beige Deshabille (108) Le Rouge
Givenchy Beige Deshabille (108) Le Rouge

Givenchy Beige Deshabille (108) Le Rouge
Givenchy Beige Deshabille (108) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) Le Rouge

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
  • Becca Guava Tint
On eyes:
  • LORAC Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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In the lightness, yes – 108 is very peach/warm, whereas Rose Ruban is pink! If you have a natural lip color that tends to turn peaches pink, they might look the same on you, though.

I’m crazy excited that they’ve released more nudes (I’m really into the nude lips) with my favourite color formula ever!! I am loving the look of Beige Caraco and glad to have come across your review just before I made my order ๐Ÿ˜›

Le rouges are one of my fav lipstick formulas ever! This is slightly disappointing with these lighter shades though! ๐Ÿ™

They’re better than some other beige shades (from other brands), though I was let down that they didn’t truly nail it!

Hm, I think the *colour* of Deshabille looks like a perfect ‘beige nude/nice concealer lip’ on you , but I wish they all applied a little more smoothly/evenly. I tend to feel that lipsticks as pale as the second two particularly, on *any* skintone, need to look as smooth as possible for the best effect! White based things don’t really forgive many inconsistencies in texture… ๐Ÿ˜›

Still, you wear everything so well, as always. You have the professional ability to somehow work any lipstick, LOL! ๐Ÿ˜€ I think your lovely smile helps ๐Ÿ˜‰

I agree! I thought if any formula could do it, maybe it would be Le Rouge. They’re not truly bad, and with respect to what I’ve tried, certainly in the upper 10% probably.

I was going to automatically dismiss these but I think that the Rose version might actually work for me.

I generally love the Givenchy le rouge lipsticks but looking at these, I think there will a line of CSI experts waiting to examine my corpse like visage if I were to put these lipsticks on. Oh wellโ€ฆ..

Normally I do not find a nude lip to be my favourite on you, but I have to say, I think all three of these look really excellent. Perhaps it is the finish, I’m not sure, but it works!

These shades looks so much better than other nudes for brands like mac n nars

I am still hunting for a perfect nude lipstick for my nc40 skin tone ๐Ÿ™

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