Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge Lipstick Review & Swatches

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Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge
Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge

Golden Red (888)

Givenchy Golden Red (888) Le Rouge ($42.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, warmer red base with flecks of gold sparkle throughout. The finish was more satin-to-matte than particularly glossy, but it had noticeable sparkle and shimmer but not enough to make it truly metallic.

The texture was moderately dense with enough glide to apply comfortably without tugging; it seemed less velvety and creamy compared to other Le Rouges, though. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which deposited even color that didn’t emphasize my lip lines or natural texture. The color stayed on well for five hours and felt lightly hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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 Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Parfum (Fragrance), Trihydroxystearin, Tocopherol, Butylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Propyl Gallate, Phenoxyethanol, Pearl Powder, Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Cinnamate, Bht, Ci 15850 (Red 7 - Red 7 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

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What a stunning shade! I told myself I was going to wait for reviews before I buy this, and you’ve convinced me! It’s surprisingly hard to find a good red with gold shimmer, and none of the dupes are easily accessible for me or much cheaper anyways. And this has the bonus of having gorgeous packaging!

I was going to say “This looks like it would be perfect for a fancy New Year’s gift!” — and then I saw the packaging. So that’s intentional; no wonder it’s number 888 too. 😀

I think this is the red I’ve been looking for! It is warm (maybe too warm for my skin tone), but it also has a softness due to the sparkle and luminosity. Can’t swatch in my city though, there’s lockdown.

Gorgeous bullet and packaging. I can’t remember if Givenchy heavily fragrances their cosmetics like YSL, but it’s not like I need another red lipstick in my life….

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