I’m a serious lipstick lover. It’s my favourite beauty product of all time. When I picked up my purse this morning to head to work, it weighed a ton. When I dumped it out, 26 lipsticks rolled out. Ryan rolled his eyes as Reese grabbed one and tried to play Keep Away. Sigh…. I don’t care though. I love each and every one, including Givenchy’s Le Rouge Liquide, my newest additions.
Why do I love Givenchy’s LeRouge Liquide?
The latest three products I received from one of my favourite luxury beauty brands, Givenchy Beauty, are standouts. Le Rouge Liquide is interesting. These leather-clad lipsticks are more like matte lip creams. You must twist the bottom of the lipstick to release the product into the applicator (twist carefully or you’ll end up with more than you need).
The lipstick offers up a soft, matte, blurring effect and some of the deep berry colours make you look like you just finished eating a bowl of cherries. I say this because the velvet-like applicator does not offer up a sharp and precise application. I like this though. The look it offers is subtle and more natural. Those who prefer a more precise look may want to apply this cream-like lipstick with a lip brush.
Unlike most matte lipsticks, I found this formula very hydrating thanks to it containing hyaluronic acid (offers up a lip plumping effect). My favourite colour of the trio is #306 – Orange Plumetis. It’s a traffic stopping orange red that I paired with a nautical stripe outfit. That beautiful colour made that outfit! Back to the point though, my lips never felt dry while wearing it. This formula contains Gatuline Oil which smooths and softens lips. To top it off, the colour pay-off was stellar. It complimented my dark skin tone beautifully and made me look like I was glowing. Seriously obsessed.
Another colour I reach for often is the deep, sexy berry colour, #412 Grenat Alpaga. This lovely, matte berry/plum colour is a bit of a welcome treat from all of the nudes I normally favour. It’s sexy and of-the-moment, accentuates but doesn’t hide the beauty of your natural lips. Again, thanks to the velvet applicator, it offers up a soft, blurred effect that looks perfectly undone on lips, as opposed to sharp and severe.
#101 Nude Cachemire is one of those perfect nude lipsticks that looks great on anyone. It’s subtle pale brown with a hint of pink looked great on my dark skin tone. I lined my lips with a chestnut coloured lipliner which enhanced this subtle look. #101 Nude Cachemire is one I reach for frequently as it looks great with everything…and offers up just enough colour to enhance your natural lips. Looks particularly great with a brown smoky eye.
I *highly* recommend these lipsticks…frankly, anything from Givenchy. Speaking of which, I’m going to go check out their lovely line of handbags to tote around all of their makeup.
Have you tried Givenchy Beauty yet? What are your favourite products?
*In collaboration with Givenchy Beauty.