Givenchy Brun Baroque & Neo Nude Le Rouge Mats Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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
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
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].

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01/06

Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat
Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat

Neo Nude

Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium plum with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without catching on imperfections. This was one of the better shades in the formula. The texture was lightly creamy, velvety, and smooth without being heavy or overly wet. The color pulled into my deeper lip lines just slightly, but it didn’t worsen over the five hours it lasted for. The formula felt 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].

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • Jouer Hold Me Blush
  • Milani Make Believe Highlighter
  • Milani Unicorn Dreams Highlighter
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Platinum Cream Color for Eyes
  • Stila Perlina Glitter & Glow
  • ColourPop Truth Super Shock Shadow
  • Urban Decay Scorch 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil
  • NARS Tonic Eyeshadow

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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MAKEUP LOOK
ON FACE:
Dior Star Foundation
Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
Jouer Hold Me Blush
Milani Make Believe Highlighter
Milani Unicorn Dreams Highlighter
ON EYES:
Tom Ford Platinum Cream Color for Eyes
Stila Perlina Glitter & Glow
ColourPop Truth Super Shock Shadow
Urban Decay Scorch 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil
NARS Tonic Eyeshadow

I really wish I had gotten Neo Nude instead of Nude Androgyne. Nude Androgyne is much more brown and pulls slightly orange. Not super flattering on me, but that’s what happens when you buy online, sight-unseen. It also has semi-opaque to mostly opaque color which isn’t streaky or patchy. Since it’s a bad color match I can’t comment on wear time, but it was comfortable for the few minutes I wore it.

DEFINITELY returning and buying Neo Nude instead. It’s such a flattering mauve-plum and I bet it would look wonderful as a cream blush!

These are $44 here and it’ll be a cold day in Calgary before I shell out that much for a brown lipstick that gets a C+ rating and a rosy plum that is very dupe-able (I’ll take MAC Captive or BITE Eggplant in its place).

BB=C+=37. L=A+=38 …..? No brainer. For a buck more, it’s Pat. Only one dupe in this list, though I think Leatherette garnered more, dupe-wise. Coffee Addiction is less red, more brown on me, iirc. Somewhat disappointing, though, bec it’s a let down when HEs behave badly.

I’m just not feeling these. Both have excellent dupes within MAC, Bite and UD. Neo Nude is a very lovely shade, but I have Bite Mauvember already.

Neo Nude is so pretty!!! I remember being interested in UD WSM and it’s a dupe. This is a rare occasion when I don’t have any of the dupes,lol! I really like the Givenchy Le Rouge formula.

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