#FrenchFriday : My Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick Collection (Review)

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Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick: review, photos, swatches

Happy Friday and welcome to your weekly French Beauty post! This week I want to introduce you to my collection of Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick. I'm not sure how and why I didn't feature this lipstick on the blog earlier, because it's one of my absolute favorite makeup products, like, ever.

Le Rouge by Givenchy is a little piece of relatively affordable luxury (pricey for a lipstick at $36, but cheap for a couture item), and I have a small family of four living in my lipstick drawer. I take them out often to marvel at their beauty, but I tend to keep them for special occasions - a bad habit I'm trying to lose, I will be heartbroken if I ever have to throw one away because it's too old, knowing I only used it a handful of time!

Let's take a closer look at these beauties!

Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick: the leather case with limited editions

The Packaging 

Unique, classy and incredibly luxurious, the leather case is what sets Le Rouge apart from the plastic lipstick crowds. It turns it into more than just a lipstick, a beautiful accessory that I'm proud to use in public. It also feels very soft and heavy, just what I expect from a luxury brand.

The permanent shades come in black leather, while limited and special editions are often dressed in different colors. I have one classic black, 203 Rose Dentelle, a gold edition, 312 Violine Précieux (this particular shade is sold out but you can still find another in the gold and black case here), a white, 309 Croisière Fuchsia, a limited edition from a few years ago, and a bordeaux, 315 Framboise Velours. There is also a silver edition, a floral case released last year, a white shimmering case that should have been released for the Holidays, but that never made it to the USA as far as I know (oh did I search for it...), and even a $300 crocodile skin case!

Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick: 203 Rose Dentelle, 315 Framboise Velours, 312 Violine Precieux, 309 Croisiere Fuchsia

The Formula 

To put it simply, Le Rouge is one of the best lipsticks I have ever had a chance to try. It's creamy but not heavy, velvety, opaque in one swipe, intensely pigmented, long-wearing without being drying, and it has a nice, subtle floral scent. It just feels incredibly good on the lips, and the satin finish is absolutely beautiful.

Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick swatches: 203 Rose Dentelle, 315 Framboise Velours, 309 Croisiere Fuchsia, 312 Violine Precieux

The Shades 

Have you ever been excited by a lipstick launch, only to find that none of the shades really appealed to you? Well Le Rouge by Givenchy offers the exact opposite experience. The color range is really well edited, with everything you need from nude to deep reds, pinks and corals, and every shade is vibrant, pure and attractive.

Among the four I own, I think it's safe to say that Framboise Velours steals the show. This deep raspberry is simply to die for, and it turns any look into a glamorous version of yourself. It's a shade that evokes confidence and femininity, and it's perfect for a romantic evening.

Rose Dentelle, the other permanent shade I have, is more of an everyday kind of color. A medium rose with warm undertones, it's a beautiful, flattering neutral that's easy to pair with pretty much anything. It looks very warm in my swatch shot in direct sunlight, but it's more rosy in indirect light.

Violine Précieux is a rosy berry with hints of brown. Another stunner, but more muted than Framboise Velours, it's a great evening shade for me. Unfortunately this shade appears to be sold out everywhere.

If you've been reading Beaumiroir for a while, you'll notice that Croisière Fuchsia is clearly out of my comfort zone. It's a cool darkened lilac with pink undertones. Really not my kind of shade usually, but I tried it in a store when it was released a few summers ago, and it looked a lot better than the other limited edition shade that was part of this collection (a matte coral that looked way too pale on me), so I bought it. Yep, for the white case! I don't regret purchasing it: obviously I have nothing similar in my collection, and I enjoy wearing with a very simple nude look to add a pop of color.

Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick: review, photos, swatches


More than a simple lipstick, Givenchy Le Rouge is a sensory experience: from the soft leather case to the velvety texture, the vibrant shades and the light floral scent, everything feels gorgeously luxurious. It is really a remarkable lipstick, and, while I hate to say that something is a "must-have", I strongly recommend giving it a try!

fotd motd with Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick in Framboise Velours
Wearing Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick in Framboise Velours (315)

Where to buy?

The products featured in this review were purchased by Lulle. I received no compensation to write this post, which only reflects my personal opinion. This post contains affiliate links.

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