Givenchy Heroic Pink & Heroic Red Le Rouges Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge

Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark berry with a satin finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied with smooth, even coverage. The consistency was incredibly silky and smooth, so it glided on easily and was comfortable to wear while being flattering worn, as it made my lips appear fuller and softer. On me, the color wore for five hours and was hydrating over time. The formula has a floral scent but no discernible taste. Maybelline Berry Bossy (DC, $7.49) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Persuasion (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Si, Si, Me! (LE, $19.50) is lighter (80% similar). NYX Aria (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia #10 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay CSB (PiP, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Hourglass When I'm With You (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Joie de Vivre (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Warm Leatherette (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Unravelled (LE, $7.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Milani I Am Powerful (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Femme Fatale (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Givenchy Violine Retro (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet (P, $37.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Givenchy Prune Trendy (327) (P, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Toung 'n' Chic (LE, $18.50) is darker (85% similar). MAC Babes and Balls (LE, $19.50) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). Bite Beauty #002 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Givenchy Heroic Red (321) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a smooth, creamy consistency that was easy to apply and sat well on the lips. It made my lips appear softer, plumper, and smoother overall. The color wore well for six hours, left a stain behind, and was hydrating. The formula has a floral scent but no discernible taste. MAC Life's Blood (DC, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (DC, $7.99) is glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Original Sin (P, $54.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Fraise (P, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Carmin (LE, $37.00) is brighter (95% similar). Guerlain #25 (P, $33.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Rouge (P, $37.00) is more muted (95% similar). Cle de Peau Dragon Red (P, $65.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Popsicle Lips (28) (P, $8.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Yoni Crush (LE, $19.50) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Enamel Red (P, $9.99) is glossier (95% similar). Shiseido Code Red (221) (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Burberry Military Red (305) (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cherry on Top (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). YSL Le Rouge (1) (PiP, $36.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Dior Ultra Dior (999) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (DC, $7.49) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Sephora Survivor (10) (P, $13.00) is glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge

Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge

Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge

Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge

Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge

Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge

Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge

Givenchy Heoric Red (321) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heoric Red (321) Le Rouge

Givenchy Heoric Red (321) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heoric Red (321) Le Rouge

Givenchy Heoric Red (321) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heoric Red (321) Le Rouge

Givenchy Heoric Red (321) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heoric Red (321) Le Rouge

Givenchy Heoric Red (321) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heoric Red (321) Le Rouge

Givenchy Heoric Red (321) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heoric Red (321) Le Rouge

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Tom Ford Ravish Blush
On eyes:
  • Clarins Nude Eyeshadow Palette
  • Sephora Love Affair Eyeliner

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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(groan) I LOVE Heroic Pink, have been looking for this color for a while, but I hate fragrance in lipsticks, and it’s in the middle of the ingredient list, so no-go for me. I’m ok with a vanilla, cupcake, or natural scent, but since this is Givenchy, it’s probably straight up perfume. I think the dupes are more reddish berry in color, will continue looking….

Wow these are both gorgeous. I had not realized the Le rouge line was almost same price as Nars Audacious. In my mind Givenchy is more luxe/expensive.

It’s funny how that works out! Audacious is NARS’ “premium” offering, though – I remember when they came out, it was a big deal that the price was so much higher than the regular lipstick!

Ah, Heroic Pink. That one is quite the pretty one, and not too run of the mill shade wise, either! I did see the CP Boogie is listed as a “possible dupe”, though. I do have Boogie (such a cool shade!), but really love Heroic Pink.

Are these shades part of the holiday collection? Or fall? I feel like a keep missing out on Givenchy’s LE collections because I never know when to expect them in stores, and which stores get them.

Heroic pink is beautiful and an A+ wow. I like Heroic red also but it is just too bright for me. I just purchased two Sisley lipsticks that were 1/2 price but I am still tempted.

Even this pink, er, no thank you person would love heroic! But, having loved the 4 loaded bolds I got, maybe will try to curtail the spending, and do berry bossy on the next Ulta Maybelline sale. But the Givenchy is just a smidge more unique. Maybe this and Bond. Only slightly pink….

I found a must have in this review, Heroic Pink! Gorgeous colour, and the formula seems just amazing. Thank you so much for reviewing these!

Oh yes Heroic Pink will be my first Givenchy lipstick!!! I recently tried a deluxe sample (several uses) of Givenchy Teint Couture foundation and I looooooove it!!! Number 4 Beige is such a good match surprisingly and it’s a beautiful foundation I wonder why no one talks about it!!! It makes me want to try more Givenchy.

Question for you, Christine – I love your beautiful lip swatches, but many times if I choose a color you’ve swatched, it turns out much darker/cooler on me. I’m very pale/fair, with neutral/cool undertones, and I guess my lip’s natural color is a little mauvey. Do you think this means my lip pigmentation is darker and cooler than yours? Just trying to base my purchases off your reviews while also taking my coloring into account! 😉

It can be lighting, your coloring (think about how white looks against black – very contrasting, so a black can look deeper as a result, whereas if you put black against a navy, you might not see the richness), your natural lip color, and so forth. My guess is that your cooler and very fair skin makes everything appear more dramatic on you!

These colors look so good on you. You are so beautifull Christine. I think we should tell our fellow women that more often.
Lots of love and thank you for being such a lovely person.

Heroic Pink is to die for! The color may not be that special, but the finish is divine. I got this shade yesterday and it’s super pretty. <3 Thanks for the review, Christine. 🙂

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