I am such a sucker for chic packaging and Givenchy’s Le Rouge certainly hits the mark in that category. Encased in a genuine leather, Le Rouge lipsticks embody the essence of the Givenchy brand: edgy with just the right amount of femininity. I love when fashion houses that venture in to the beauty market can establish continuity between the runway and the cosmetic counter.
The formula for Le Rouge is a lightweight and moisturizing semi-matte. The colour is not flat, nor is it glossy; instead it seems to capture light while providing a velvety finish. The texture results in lips feeling supple and smooth while imparting a full finish with one swipe of the bullet.
Definitely my current favourite neutral shade, Brun Createur transitions well from simple work makeup to being paired with a bolder eye look in the evening. But for Givenchy, the luxury of one of the best mattes I have ever used comes at a hefty price: $38 CAD. Exclusively sold at Sephora this new line is definitely an indulgence.