Ooh-la-la. I have fallen completely in love with the recently relaunched Givenchy Rouge Interdit lipsticks. They are things of utter joy to anyone who appreciates luxury, elegance, beauty and sensuousness.
Unlike some creamy lipsticks which drag the lips as they’re applied, the Givenchy Rouge Interdit lipsticks glide on effortlessly, imbuing the lips with a buttery veil of shiny colour (hoorah for the return of glossy lips!). The Black Rose Oil in its ingredients provides lasting moisture while the ultra-fine oils give the lipstick a smooth texture and ensure that it glides on with ease and remains comfortable for hours (even on lips prone to dehydration). It may feel as comforting and hydrating as a sheer lipstick, but the Givenchy Rouge Interdit lippies provide great colour which lasts beautifully.
There are 24 shades of Givenchy Rouge Interdit lipsticks now, and they are gorgeous – there are just too many to choose from. I love the vibrant bright colours for summer – in particular Orange Adrenaline (right), Wanted Coral (middle; the perfect coral) and the signature Rouge Interdit shade (left).
The other thing I love about the Givenchy Rouge Interdit lipsticks is the tube which, with its grosgrain ribbon stripe along the lid and its little loop of satin ribbon at the base of the tube, feels like a sort of talisman.
Yes, they are pricey and yes there are cheaper lipsticks out there which will impress – but for a little bit of lipstick luxury, a special lipstick for a night out, or the ideal present for a beauty buff, Givenchy Rouge Interdit lipsticks are perfect. I certainly intend to try as many of them as my budget allows! What do you think? Have you tried them?