Apr 10, 2013

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in 103 Brun Creatéur (Sephora Beauty Insider Points Perk - April 2013)

Givenchy Le Rouge 103 Brun Creatéur (available here) - $36 for the full-size lipstick.

A semi-matte lipstick encased in genuine leather.  Enjoy perfectly defined lips that last as long as you do — and a genuine leather goods item. This lipstick-as-accessory delivers intense colors and a semi-mat finish all in one stroke. And as the first lipstick to come in real leather, it imparts a soft, supple touch and sensual feeling.

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick 103 Brun Creatéur Sephora Beauty Insider Points Perk Indian Makeup Beauty Blog Swatches Photos Review FOTD Looks
Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick in Brun Creatéur (103)
Sephora Beauty Insider Points Perk - April 2013 (sold out - available in regular/full size)
Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick 103 Brun Creatéur Sephora Beauty Insider Points Perk Indian Makeup Beauty Blog Swatches Photos Review FOTD Looks
Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick in Brun Creatéur (103)

I got the Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick in Brun Creatéur (103) as this month's now-sold-out Beauty Insider Perk at Sephora.  The original Givenchy Le Rouge lipsticks - the full size ones - feature a leather casing and the Givenchy logo embossed on the bullet.  They also cost $36, so I have no complaints about my free miniature lipstick missing the leather and the logo :P  Anyway, moving on the lipstick, I am not sure how the original one is packaged, but the mini features quite fancy packaging.  A tiny slide-out-box cover holds the lipstick that comes wrapped in thin white paper - pretty precious indeed!

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick 103 Brun Creatéur Sephora Beauty Insider Points Perk Indian Makeup Beauty Blog Swatches Photos Review FOTD Looks
Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick in Brun Creatéur (103) - Packaging
Original lipstick features leather casing, and I am not sure if I would have liked that.
Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick 103 Brun Creatéur Sephora Beauty Insider Points Perk Indian Makeup Beauty Blog Swatches Photos Review FOTD Looks
Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick in Brun Creatéur (103)
Not full/regular size - is a mini, Sephora BI points perk.

Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick in Brun Creatéur (103) is described as a dusty rose color, but I would describe this as a soft brownish-peachy/coral lipstick, more peach than brown.  This is the sort of color that can turn a hideous orange on me, but I have never been able to resist the lure of a free product, and I picked this up anyway.  Turns out, just this once, a little bit of greed didn't hurt - the color is quite a soft peachy brown on me, and it instantly brightens my face.  The formula is a dream to apply, so soft and easy to glide on, very pigmented, and it dries to a powdery velvet finish.  It is not a very long-lasting lipstick, but it definitely is the best sort-of-matte lipstick I have ever tried.  I might like this a teeny bit more than even the Burberry Long-Wear Velvette Matte lipsticks, though Burberry would score in terms of lasting power.

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in Brun Creatéur (103) - Swatches/FOTD

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick 103 Brun Creatéur Sephora Beauty Insider Points Perk Indian Makeup Beauty Blog Swatches Photos Review FOTD Looks
Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick in Brun Creatéur (103) - Swatch
Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick 103 Brun Creatéur Sephora Beauty Insider Points Perk Indian Makeup Beauty Blog Swatches Photos Review FOTD Looks
Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick in Brun Creatéur (103)

Unfortunately, this light-flooded-washed-out photo of mine does no justice to how pretty the color really is.  The swatch on my hand is a more accurate representation of the color.  On me, this can pass off for a peachy brown because my lips are quite pigmented, but on someone with lighter lips, this might look more of a brownish coral (not really drastically different, but I just had to add it in).   Givenchy Brun Creatéur (103) does seem like the perfect peachy coral lipstick for spring/summer with just the right amount of brown to make it wearable across a wide range of skintones.  The formula is fabulous, and this truly is a lipstick that lives up to its luxury claims.  Pricey, yes, but definitely my favorite among the newer semi-matte/velvet finishes that a lot of high-end brands have come up with of late, all at similar price points.

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