Aug 26, 2013
So here’s another haul from Givenchy’s Fall 2013 Collection, Soir D’Exception Collection, is a brick red shade Givenchy Rouge D’Exception lipstick.
Givenchy Le Rouge (308) Rouge D’Exception is described as a warm berry red in a semi-matte finish. It appears as a midtone brownish tomato red on my lips. It’s a beautiful brick color perfect for fall matches perfectly with neutral smokey eyes, aqua or seafoam green. Its case is the classic Givenchy black lamb skin leather but like any other limited edition lipstick from Givenchy, it gives a cutting edge from the usual sleek black design and have a silver brick accent added to it (this is for fall, it’s a white leather case for summer limited edition). It has the usual smooth and creamy texture, typical to every Givenchy Le Rouge line, for easy application. It provides better hydration compared to the other 3 Givenchy lipsticks I’ve owned. It wears an average of 7 hours with a stain that lingers for another 3 hours or so. It hydrates the lips during the first 5 hours of wear.
The Bottom Line:
It is a type of berry red shade that’s very wearable to work and not too vampy. If you prefer subtle shades of red for fall, this is the best choice. It also doesn’t have much transfer compared with the other shades of the line, but still can’t be considered as “kiss-proof”. I will purchase the other limited shade which is (206) Rose D’Exception a soft rosy pink. I also noticed that it is slightly drying during it’s final hours of wear, when compared with Rose Dressing and Fuchsia Irresistible but not as drying as Croissiere Coral. Since this lipstick is warm toned, it tends to make your teeth look yellowish. Also, I need to wear cool toned blue or green eyes to make this lipstick pop up. Or it’s going to make me look washed out otherwise. Everybody in all skin tone can definitely rock this shade this fall.
Do you have a rule when it comes to color coordination when applying your makeup? Like Nude eyes with Bold lips and etc.
Charisma’s Rating: A
Overall Quality: 9/10 Formula: 9/10 Pigmentation: 10/10 Application: 10/10 Longevity: 10/10
Price: $36 for a 0.12 oz. tube
I purchased this!