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I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Year, this is my first post for 2018 and what could be more better than writing about one of my favorite and most go-to brand and formula for Lipstick. I am talking about Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick. It all started with my first lipstick purchase from the brand and I never looked back, the lipsticks were always treasured and loved by me and my mother. And now, I have got the chance to share my review and swatches of 18 shades of Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick. If you have heard about them before, I am sure this would be on your wish list or you must have already bought it. And if you have not heard about them before, I assure you, you will fall in love.

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick - Review and Swatches

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick - Review and Swatches

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick (CAD $42) is a semi-matte lipstick and is one of the most comfortable semi-matte formula I have tried. The lipstick is encased in an elegant silver and leather tube. The texture of the lipstick is creamy and comfortable. The formula is highly pigmented and one stroke on the lips gives a perfect amount pigment with radiant, lasting color. The lips do not dry out but the formula is very moisturizing and the staying power is amazing, almost 4-5 hours on me without eating much, but I don’t mind to apply and reapply. The formula glides on very easily on the lips, it is very lightweight and ultra-smooth.

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick - Review and Swatches

To apply it, it can either be applied straight from the bullet, after defining the lips with a lip liner or it can be used with the finger for longer staying power. I apply the lipstick with my finger to the lips and press them a bit. Then I apply the lipstick straight from the bullet to increase the intensity based on my need, this method does help the lipstick stay longer. This is a lipstick-as-accessory which looks great as well as works great.

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick - Review and Swatches

There is a wide range of shades available in Givenchy Le Rouge Lipsticks which are suitable for different skin tones as well as moods. There are 14 shades which are already existing and 7 additional shades which became available in August 2017.  I have the swatches and description of the shades below:

102 – Beige Plume – Peachy Beige

109 – Brun Createur- (new) mauve brown

201 – Rose Taffetas – light pink coral

202 – Rose Dressing – bright pink coral

205 – Fuchsia Irresistible – vibrant fuchsia

209 – Rose Perfecto – electric bright pink

210 – Rose Dahlia – bubblegum pink

214 – Rose Broderie – (new) rosy deep pink

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick - Review and Swatches

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick - Review and Swatches

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick - Review and Swatches

301 – Magnolia Organza  – bright reddish pink

303 – Corail Decollete – pink toned coral

305 – Rouge Egerie – coral red

307 – Grenat Initie – deep red

315 – Framboise Velours – deep raspberry pink

323 – Framboise Couture – (new) berry fuchsia

324 – Coral Backstage – (new) bright coral

325 – Rouge Fetiche – (new) cool red

326 – Pourpre Edgy – (new) dark maroon red

327 – Prune Trendy – (new) purplish berry

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick - Review and Swatches

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick - Review and SwatchesGivenchy Le Rouge Lipstick - Review and Swatches

Overall, I highly recommend you to check this lipstick if you have not tried this and if you have already tried this, I hope the shades and swatches are helpful. Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick is available in Sephora Canada, Sephora, and Net-A-Porter.

*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are based on my own experience.

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