Givenchy Rose Perfecto, Rose Dahlia, Hibiscus Exclusif Le Rouge Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) Le Rouge

Next up in our look at some of the new shades in the Givenchy Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) range are three pinks. The Le Rouge formula is best described as a creamy, richly pigmented, hydrating lipstick that has a light, natural to luminous shine. It is rose-scented with no discernible taste (from what I could tell). It’s long-wearing, comfortable to wear, and usually makes my lips look better than they do naturally as the consistency and texture make them appear smoother.

Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “electric bright pink.” It’s a brightened, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a soft shine. It had rich, full color coverage in a single pass, and it applied evenly and left lips looking fuller and smoother. This shade wore well for almost six hours on me. These days, we’re fairly inundated with bright pinks, so it’s not really a unique shade; what makes it slightly different than your typical neon fuchsia is really that it isn’t that neon–it’s bright but not blindingly blight, but it is not a dark fuchsia either. MAC Kelly Yum-Yum (LE, $16.00) is slightly more matte. MAC Happy-Go-Lucky (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Satsuma (LE, $24.00) is lighter, more matte. Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) (LE, $30.00) is more matte. Urban Decay Anarchy (P, $22.00) is darker. MAC Pink Pigeon (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Outrageously Fun (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. MAC Daddy’s Little Girl (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned, more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bubblegum pink.” It’s a light-medium, cool-toned pink with strong, blue undertones. It almost looks a little grayish against my warmer skin tone. It had mostly opaque color payoff, but the texture seemed less forgiving–it didn’t look as smooth or as even applied as Rose Perfecto. This shade lasted for four hours on me. NARS Villa Lante (LE, $25.00) is warmer, darker. MAC Divine Choice (P, $22.00) is sheerer. MAC Snob (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler-toned, less pink. MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $16.00) is slightly lighter. MAC Pink Nouveau (P, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “muted neon pink.” It’s a medium, very subtly cool-toned pink with a soft shine. I’d buy that it was a “muted neon pink,” as its brightness seems to fall somewhere between normal and neon–a little shy of “bright” even. The undertone seems to lean slightly blue when swatched and worn, but it looks almost warm-toned at times, yet when swatched next to truly warm pinks, it looks decidedly cooler–but your natural skin tone may pull it one way or the other (more “your mileage may vary” than usual). The color was richly pigmented and applied evenly and smoothly. It wore well for five hours when I tested it. Bite Beauty Damask (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer. Bite Beauty Vigne (P, $24.00) is a touch darker. Chanel Fougueuse (138) (P, $34.00) is sheerer. Giorgio Armani #505 (LE, $32.00) is brighter, darker. Urban Decay Turn On (P, $22.00) is darker. Milani Hot Pink Rage (P, $5.49) is darker, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) Le Rouge

Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) Le Rouge
Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) Le Rouge

Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) Le Rouge
Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) Le Rouge

Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) Le Rouge
Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) Le Rouge

Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) Le Rouge
Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) Le Rouge

Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) Le Rouge
Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) Le Rouge

Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) Le Rouge
Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) Le Rouge

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
  • Becca Guava Beach Tint
On eyes:
  • LORAC Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette

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Bre Avatar

They all look lovely on you Christine! I purchased 209 Rose Perfecto & loved it 210 Dahlia was a fail on me the milkiness of 210 looked hideous on my yellow tone skin.

CeliaV Avatar

Very lovely! But with the overwhelm of pink products on the market, it’s so hard to decide where to go and what to try next. I feel like I finally nailed my perfect summer fuchsia using between 3-4 products this year haha. Gorgeous, though! Bubblegum pink is awful on me but it looks lovely on you here.

Nina Avatar

Christine, do you know if Givenchy cosmetics are cruelty free? I’d love to buy Rose Dahlia but I dont want to support animal testing

Julia Avatar

Hmmmm! I am a bit disappointed by these 🙁 The quality is clearly there in at least 2 of them, but I can’t see myself wearing the shades at all. They look so… gaudy, almost. Christine, you are the queen of rocking all lipstick colours and they don’t even fully work for you!! That was not meant with offence whatsoever but it is so rare that colours don’t work for you. I have a similar skin tone so I can kinda base myself on you 🙂 One of the many AMAZING things about reading your blog

Julia Avatar

basically they are all way too cool-toned, is what i’m trying to say! I like coolness in my eyeshadows not my lippies…

Andie Avatar

I just watched your YouTube video about the Milani Primary Runway Eyes Palette from way back. It made me realize that I have a voice in my head that I read all of your posts in, that isn’t actually your voice. Haha. It’s a little like reading a book where you picture the character one way, and then they turn it into a movie and he/she’s just different than you thought. (Is this totally creepy? I hope not. LOL)

Thank you for consistently putting out such great reviews Christine! I really trust your advice and love how you respect others. I feel like you appreciate this dream job (that I know is a TON of work), and I see the effort you put forth every day. You spend so much time responding to comments and answering questions, and I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate you!

Dina Avatar

I have just found out gucci is releasing a cosmetics like in September
Do u have any info on it. I do have a pic but don’t know where I can get it or if will be available in canada

Brenda Avatar

They’re pretty, but they make me just sigh. I think i’m over the bright saturated pink lips. I want to wear Revlon Coffee Bean for a while LOL!!

Jade Avatar

I need to stop looking at cool-toned pinks because they just aren’t working for me at the moment!! Come on winter skintone…

By the way Christine, the dupes for these shades aren’t coming up yet 🙂 it says “Sorry! There were no dupes found for this product!” for all of them.

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