Jul 30, 2013
Today is my first time to purchase, try and review from the Givenchy Le Rouge Collection which I found two shades that are very flattering on olive, medium-deep or deep skin toned women and men alike. Givenchy Le Rouge (310) Croisiere Coral is a limited edition shade for Summer 2013 while Givenchy Le Rouge (202) Rose Dressing is a permanent shade which first got launched for Spring 2013.
Both are packaged in a leather case, with the permanent ones in black while the limited edition in white. The leather case is classic but it is too thin, so if you poke it with anything sharp or pointed (like your fingernails), it will surely leave a mark. So when you stow it in your purse, make sure to place it in a side pocket with no pens, keys or coins. Givenchy Le Rouge are known to be in semi-matte finish but it applies in a lightweight creamy consistency which turns into matte ones it touches your lips. It doesn’t pull nor tug my lips during application which is awesome for a matte lipstick and it averages 4 hours of wear. It also has a very light scent but non-noticeable once you wear it. The pigmentation are excellent with just a single swipe on the lips.
Because it’s in a matte consistency, you really need to do a pre-application preparation on your lips. Trust me on this because, I tried applying the Givenchy Le Rouge Croisiere coral with just a lip balm, and boy it looked horrendous! I have to actually take it off and scrubbed my lips then reapply. So this is what I usually do to prep my lips which never fails when working with matte lipsticks. I scrub my lips with white granulated sugar and honey mixture (1:2) then I removed it by scrubbing a washcloth dipped in warm water. I apply the lipsticks straight from the tube concentrating on the middle part then I trace the outline with a lip brush.
Givenchy Le Rouge (310) Croisiere Coral A-
It appears as a bright pastel apricot on my lips. This is a limited edition shade for the Summer of 2013. It lasted an average of 4 hours of wear on my lips. It is non-hydrating nor drying. I don’t like the formulation of this shade compared to Givenchy Le Rouge Rose Dressing because it tends to move around my lips. I think it’s just too loose and creamy. I just remedied this by not applying a lip balm prior to its application. Nonetheless, it a great shade for this summer and I received a lot of compliments when I wore this during my Doctor’s appointment today.
Givenchy Le Rouge (202) Rose Dressing A+
It appears to be a mid-toned pink coral on my lips. It is part of the permanent shades and it lasted an average of 5 hours on me. I can’t stop to gush on how the formulation of this matte lipstick is. I adore how matte lipsticks look on your lips but I just frowned upon its texture and formulation. But this is one of a kind, I just hoped they do the same on the Le Rouge Croisiere Coral one. It is slightly hydrating but not drying matte lipstick. It glides so easily on your lips without tugging/pulling. This breed of new matte lipstick formulation, it works like a cream texture on the tube but turns matte on the lips.
Both of these are two of the best coral lipsticks I’ve tried that would look great on all skin tones, but are most flattering on olive, medium to dark skin tones. Like any other matte lipstick, you need to prep your lips before you put it on. I really adore the color Le Rouge Croisiere Coral, it’s just gorgeous and I just hoped they’ll reformulate it if they decide to make this permanent in the future. The Le Rouge Rose Dressing however is phenomenal! If you are not adamant enough to give this try, I would suggest for you to purchase Le Rouge Rose Dressing and I’m sure you’ll probably be looking forward like I do, for Givenchy’s Le Rouge Fall 2013 collections.
Have you tried and loved any of the Givenchy Le Rouge Lipsticks? What’s your favorite shade?
Charisma’s Rating: A (overall)
Price: $36 for a 0.12 oz. tube
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