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Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet Review, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet
Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet

Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet ($30.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Chanel La Secrete (61) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (228) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Papaya (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bounce (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Little League (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). KVD Beauty OG Lolita (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (DC, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Pat McGrath Femmebot (P, $38.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS London Clinic (LE, $27.00) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #4 (DC, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Almond Rose (P, $7.99) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $57.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). NARS Intriguing (P, $27.00) is more muted, warmer (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Naked (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS Sex Machine (P, $27.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be a liquid lipstick that has a matte finish with “long-lasting intense color” that “keeps [lips] moisturized.” It is, in many ways, similar to the liquid lipsticks that we have seen often in the last year, but the formula on this shade doesn’t fully dry down and has more of a “soft matte” finish than a really flat matte finish that most liquid lipsticks have. When I pressed my lips together, they stuck slightly, but the color didn’t lift away in patches. It wore for eight hours and was comfortable to wear–I hardly noticed I was wearing a lip color–and it doesn’t emphasize lip lines like some liquid matte lipsticks can. The formula has a sweet floral scent to it but no discernible taste.

Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet
Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet

Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet
Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet

Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet
Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet

Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet
Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet

Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet
Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet

Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet
Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
  • NARS Blasphemy Blush
  • Dior Luxurious Beige Highlighter
On eyes:
  • Giorgio Armani #16 Eye Tint
  • Giorgio Armani #17 Eye Tint
  • Giorgio Armani #18 Eye Tint


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Tiffany Avatar

Thanks for your review Christine, I was so curious about the finish of this. The color is really pretty, and I just love this overall look on you, especially the blush!

Eileen Avatar

I was really impressed with this one. Guerlain’s target demographic is the older, more mature woman; the woman for whom conventional matte lipsticks are quite a problem. As we get older, our lips become thinner, drier, and the lines become more prominent. I have some gorgoeus matte lipsticks, but I must always, always apply them over a balm and cannot wear them more than one day; ditto for the so-called long wear formulas. They are inherently drying even though the advertising hype always promises that they aren’t 🙁 So, it was with a certain amount of trepidation that I gave this one by Guerlain a try, but after a day of wearing it, I must say it is brilliant! It’s a beautiful color, it doesn’t exaggerate my lip lines, it has a soft sheen which is much more flattering on us older ladies than is a true matte, and most importantly, it doesn’t leave my lips feeling dry at the end of the day. For evening, I top it with the new “holographic” gloss that came with the collection and it is simply stunning.

Mica Avatar

Hi Christine,
I’m hesitating badly about this one and the rouge G !
I’m thinking maybe i would jump “finally” in the matte trend with this one ! It doesn’t look like those flat matte lipsticks.
But I’m also telling myself that if I really want matte lips, maybe I can just mattify any lipsticks with a light touch of powder ? (Never tried yet, cause I wasn’t interested in matte lips until seen this one).

Is it brighter or darker compared to the rouge G ?
I like the rouge Gs in general, it’s for me the best lipstick formula with the Dior Addict Extreme. It would be a safe choice.
So difficult to decide now ! They are both great in your reviews. Lol !

(Btw, there are a dot on top middle of any meteorite ball’s lid. It’s a pity that they produced them by attaching them or filling in there. But I’m still going to get it, with the eye and cheek palette.
I’m checking reviews about the nail polishes too.
Omg, Guerlain got me this year !)

Katherine T. Avatar

Wow, this is very pretty, looks like an easy MLBB color to wear. I have the MUFE dupe already, but if I run out, this would be a good option

Jocelyn Avatar

This kind of formula and finish is right up my alley! I dislike the other ultra matte finishes. They look terribly dry on the lips, but this satiny, semi-matte looks comfortable and doesn’t make your lips look like a desert. LOL I hope you’ll be doing more reviews of different shades, Christine! Beautiful as always.

Nancy T Avatar

8 hours and non-drying have me wanting to try this one! Plus the fact that it actually LOOKS comfortable and not dry and overly matte. The color itself is so beautiful, like something I would love to wear in spring and summer.

Lisa Avatar

I bought this last week and adore it! It is an unusual color for a fall launch but all their colors in this collection are. This is so comfortable on the lips! I also picked up that gourgeous new Rouge G.

Kayle Avatar

This is a nice approach to liquid-mattes! Although I love my super dry and matte finishes, I am intrigued by the idea of a comfortable and moisturizing but long-lasting liquid matte (albeit semi-matte) lipstick. If this wasn’t so expensive I’d give it a whirl! If only…

Donna Avatar

Chatting with a SA she confirmed this is the same M72 from the old Rouge G mat liquid lipsticks. They have changed the forum so its not so mat and taken the Rouge G packaging away. I own the original and thought that looks so familiar???

Also found out from same SA as she actually wears it, the Holiday Rouge G is Georgia from the normal Rouge G range, again I already own it. No idea why Guerlain took a current colour put it in a special Holiday packaging and gave it a new name as a limited edition. They could have just repackaged Georgia in the limited packaging.

Melanie Avatar

This is a beautiful color that really brings out the radiance of your complexion! The packaging looks a little 90s to me, though. I look forward to trying this formula!

BonnieBBon Avatar

I realize to anyone that’s not a makeup person this will sound so insane but I know anyone here will get it 🙂 I complimented you the day this came out bc I freaking love your look! I already ordered the maxi velvet but the look has stayed in my head especially the blush. I went through my old emails until I found the right one then started stalking EVERYWHERE for Nars Blasphemy blush. I was heartbroken thinking it must be a LE I missed. I didn’t want to bug you but was resigned to asking about it when DUH I remembered this year’s Klein collab…..I swear I held my breath!!! I found it finally!!!!! I don’t even remember what else is in it but I REALLY hope blasphemy ( the blush ) looks half that good on me!!! Thank you for inspiring my quest lol

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