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. ColourPop Plastics (LE, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Persuasion (LE, $7.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Berry Bossy (DC, $7.49) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Si, Si, Me! (LE, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). NYX Aria (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay CSB (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Smashbox Femme Fatale (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Hourglass When I'm With You (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Joie de Vivre (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Warm Leatherette (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). ColourPop Unravelled (LE, $7.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Milani I Am Powerful (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (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). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia #10 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC P for Potent (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Toung 'n' Chic (LE, $18.50) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Acai Smash (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (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. Maybelline On Fire Red (DC, $7.99) is glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Original Sin (P, $57.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Carmin (LE, $37.00) is brighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Fraise (DC, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (DC, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain #25 (P, $33.00) is cooler (95% similar). Milani Seduce (P, $8.99) is glossier (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 Life's Blood (DC, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Yoni Crush (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Enamel Red (P, $9.99) is glossier (95% similar). Burberry Military Red (305) (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Clinique Passion Pop (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Red Haring (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). YSL Le Rouge (1) (PiP, $38.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Sephora High Heels (41) (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Dior Ultra Dior (999) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

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

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Katherine T. Avatar

(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….

tugce Avatar

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.

maria Avatar

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.

kjh Avatar

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….

Bonnie Avatar

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.

Samantha Avatar

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! 😉

Christine Avatar

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!

alexandra Avatar

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.

Kathrina Avatar

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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