Sunday, October 27, 2019

Givenchy | *NEW* Le Rouge Deep Velvet & Le Rouge Night Noir Lipstick: Review and Swatches

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Givenchy | *NEW* Le Rouge Deep Velvet & Le Rouge Night Noir Lipstick: Review and Swatches
For Fall 2019, Givenchy has expanded its Le Rouge Lipstick ($49 CAD for 3.4 g) collection with six brand new shades and two new variations offering dramatically different finishes. With a pigmented powder-matte finish, the Le Rouge Deep Velvet Lipstick ($49 CAD for 3.4 g) is housed in a luxurious red velvet case while the Le Rouge Night Noir Lipstick ($49 CAD for 3.4 g) is a sheer sparkly lipstick encased in a glittery black and red tube. I've got a shade from each finish to share with you today. To read my review of the formulation and see some swatches, click......
Givenchy | *NEW* Le Rouge Deep Velvet & Le Rouge Night Noir Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Givenchy | Le Rouge Night Noir Lipstick, Le Rouge Deep Velvet Lipstick & Le Rouge Lipstick (From Top to Bottom)
Packaging:
The original Le Rouge Lipstick comes in the iconic shiny silver case paired with a genuine leather-wrapped cap. Instead of the black leather, Le Rouge Deep Velvet is wrapped in a layer of fuzzy red velvet. The design is quite striking but it's also a magnet for dirt and debris. Therefore, you may want to refrain from toting it around in your purse. The Le Rouge Night Noir, on the other hand, is covered in a layer of black glitter scattered with a light dash of red glitters. The finish is gritty but I've not experienced any fallouts thus far.
Givenchy | Le Rouge in "316 Orange Absolu", Le Rouge Deep Velvet in "25 Fuchsia Vibrant" & Le Rouge Night Noir in "04 Night in Blue": Review and Swatches: Review and Swatches
Givenchy | Le Rouge Night Noir in "04 Night in Blue", Le Rouge Deep Velvet in "25 Fuchsia Vibrant" & Le Rouge in "316 Orange Absolu" (From Left to Right)
Formulation:
With distinctly different finishes, the three Le Rouge lipsticks also have dramatically different formulations. The original Le Rouge Lipstick has a pigmented cream formulation that's lightweight and comfortable on the lips. One of the new shades is "316 Orange Absolu", a summery orange creamsicle with a natural sheen. The application is very slick and even; a couple of layers provided an opaque coverage that does fade with light eating and drinking.
Givenchy | Le Rouge in "316 Orange Absolu": Review and Swatches
Givenchy | Le Rouge Lipstick in "316 Orange Absolu"
Next up is the Le Rouge Deep Velvet Lipstick. With an ultra-pigmented, powder-matte finish, this new range is available in six shades. I have here "25 Fuchsia Vibrant", a bold medium pink with a super matte finish. The formulation is surprisingly smooth and creamy. There's no tugging during application and the finish is lightweight and non-drying. The color is not smudge-proof or transfer-proof but it will still last through some light eating and drinking.
Givenchy | Le Rouge Deep Velvet in "25 Fuchsia Vibrant": Review and Swatches
Givenchy | Le Rouge Deep Velvet Lipstick in "25 Fuchsia Vibrant"
Lastly, we have the Le Rouge Night Noir Lipstick, a sparkly sheer lip color available in six vampy shades. I have here "04 Night in Blue", a purple indigo scattered with bits of iridescent blue glitters. Unfortunately, this shade is a nightmare to work with. With an extremely sheer formulation, the application is incredibly uneven. Each stroke leaves behind visible patches and any contact between the upper and lower lip messes up the finish. To get the barely presentable finish in the swatches below, I spent a good 10 minutes carefully building the color and meticulously smoothing out the patches. Hopefully, this shade is not representative of the entire Le Rouge Night Noir range because unless it's paired with a dark and opaque base, it is virtually unusable.
Givenchy | Le Rouge Night Noir in "04 Night in Blue": Review and Swatches
Givenchy | Le Rouge Night Noir in "04 Night in Blue"
Have you spotted any of the new Le Rouge lipsticks from Givenchy? Which of the three finishes is your favorite?

Availability:
Givenchy is available in stores and online at Sephora and Holt Renfrew.
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