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.

Stay tuned for a giveaway for 10 of the best selling shades of Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick Coming soon.

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


  • Michelle Leslie

    I’ve never had much luck with lipstick and I so love the look. These do look super creamy though, perhaps it’s time I try again. Maybe I’ve just being buying the wrong brand

    • They are indeed worth checking out. I am glad this review was helpful

  • Oh my goodness all of those lipsticks are so DREAMY!! I want them all! My goal for this year is to be a little more bold with lip colors, I always stick to nudes or just plain chapstick! But I want to be more fun and feminine!

    • That sounds great, I am also trying incorporating more bold colors in my routine.

  • Zerin Hassan

    So many great shades!

  • I think it is incredible that you swatched every lipstick in the collection and the range of shades that they have available-from nude to fuchsia- is lovely. Do you know if they are cruelty free by any chance? x

  • What a collection! You have so many gorgeous shades!

  • I love those colors. My mother likes pinks and I am more of a dark pink or mauve color. That Brun Creatuer is very nice.

  • Marie Aldebert

    I have seen ads for this lipstick and also saw it quite a lot on social media! Loving the packaging! so simple yet elegant and luxurious! the colors look amazing!

  • Mary Jingjing Mortos Lopez

    I liked the brun shade lipstick. Not really a fun of lipstick though but those shades are really nice and a collection of everything would really cost some money.

  • Shadlyn Jay (SJAY)

    My favorite has to be Beige Plume – Peachy Beige I think it would be perfect nude or daily wear for me. I’m try that method and see if it last all day.

  • Firstly, lipsticks are such a great photogenic prop. My Mom is a big fan of this brand but I have not tried their lipsticks before. I am loving so many colors you have swatched.

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  • Oh they do look gorgeous! I really wish I had a local store who stocked Givenchy make up! All your photos look amazing and the swatches make it so clear and easy to see them all. They look so classy!

  • Talina

    Wow, those lipsticks are gorgeous! I totally want all of them now, lol! I love lipsticks and all of these looks great so I definitely need to pick a few of these up!

  • Your swatches are awesome! Definitely jealous of your Givenchy stash!
    Ebony x

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  • Jodi Major

    I had no idea applying from the bullet made it last longer. I don’t really wear lipstick, so that could be why! 🙂

  • Gluten-Free Spirited

    I’ve never tried Givenchy, but these shades are pretty. They look versatile for any skin tone. The swatches do a good job showcasing that.

  • Joslyn Dsouza

    Wow those colours and shades of lipsticks are so lovely …
    Amazing work!!!

  • Aditi Tandon

    Have marked 109, 201, 202. Those are my kind of shades. Thanks for highlighting them.

  • Ariel Huffaker

    I have never heard of this brand of lipstick before. All of the shades look so pretty. I would have a hard time just choosing one.

  • Wow you have a wonderful collection of lipsticks. I love all the pink shades. Very beautiful

  • Liz

    These look amazing!!!! Definitely need Brun Creatur

  • Ellie Plummer

    I am really into trying new lipsticks at the moment and I need these. These look so gorgeous, even the packaging.

  • Nicole Flint

    These look so creamy and pigmented! Also, you can’t go wrong with Givenchy!

  • This are all beautiful lipsticks,, my girlfriend needs to see this!

  • They are amazing, worth trying out. The shade range is good and the formula is amazing.

  • Sounds great, let me know which shade you pick

  • It is definitely worth checking out, the formula is so comfortable and shades are beautiful.

  • Exactly my thoughts, love a semi-matte and love how comfortable it is