Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge Review, Photos, Swatches

Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge
Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge

Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le RougeGivenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep red.” It’s a medium-dark, ruby red with subtle warm undertones and a smooth, luminous finish. OCC Role Play is more matte, shimmery. Giorgio Armani The Red is cooler-toned. Giorgio Armani Red Fuchsia is pinker. Guerlain Garconne is a bit darker. Dior Diva is more matte. Buxom Scoundrel is brighter. See comparison swatches.

I’m seriously making a pact between you and me that I am not to buy any more Le Rouges until Sephora does their % off during the holiday season, except any limited edition shades that I’m unable to resist. I only picked this one up to qualify for free shipping when I bought the limited edition summer shades from Givenchy’s own website (threshold was $75), but it is a stunner. A very classic take on red with the signature glossy sheen of the Le Rouge range. That sheen gives it such a smooth, plump, and juicy effect on the lips; color just looks smoother, more even, and lovely on lips. Some lipsticks can catch or emphasize imperfections on the lip, but this is a formula that masks imperfections. The consistency is lightly creamy but not too slippery, so it doesn’t move around or feather while worn. It’s nicely hydrating, wears a solid six hours (with a residual stain that lingers after), and is incredibly pigmented.

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Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge
Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge

Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge
Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge

Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge
Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge

Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge
Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge

Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge
Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge

Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge
Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) Le Rouge

Le Rouge
Givenchy
$36.00/0.12 oz.

95%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Between the sparkly body highlighters and bronzers and the great red lipsticks it seems like we’re having a very glamorous day at temptalia haha love it!

I’ve been putting off buying a Le Rouge for a while, because my Sephora doesn’t have them to sample and swatch, but one more stunning review from you and I’m just going to sign my paycheck over to them and have a bunch shipped sight-unseen. They’re so, so lovely!

I own this lipstick and is honestly the best thing ever, completely worth the money and my absolute favorite lipstick on this planet. It’s perfect.

I have the Rose Dressing one Christine and It’s the best matte lipstick I’ve tried. I also got the Croisiere Coral, not the same as Rose Dressing but I love the color, it compliments well with my skin. I looks bright almost neon. I’ll probably skip on this and just wait for OCC Role Play to get launched instead.

I got this shade too but I haven’t opened it yet.. lol
so beautiful red !! And really makes lips no imperfetions πŸ™‚
*adore Le rouge*

This looks great on you Christine, currently I have only one Le Rouge Magnolia Organza I like it and plan on buying another one from this line in the future, probably Hibiscus Exclusif. This is a nice red but I think itΒ΄s too dark for me, I always love to see reviews from this line.

Hi christine, you look great! I just have to say that I am known in my circle of friends for knowing when someone is pregnant…. And I have had this sneaking suspicion about you… You seem to have that pregnancy glow! I’m right aren’t I? I won’t tell!

How wonderful it is looking on you dear …. πŸ™‚
I picked fuchsia and will gt it this week …..
I need moreeeeee but I promise … will wait for some offers πŸ™‚
U r looking drop dead gorgeous

This is my HG red! I have about 20 different reds after searching for just the right one, and this one just blew me away as soon as I put it on the first time.

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