Wow feeling a bit rusty blogging about makeup today! I can’t believe the last makeup review was when I did summer previews (quite a while ago oops!). Anyways back with a bang with new lipstick reviews and first up it’s Givenchy’s newest lipstick launch, the Rouge Interdit Vinyl range.
Luckily I had the privilege of a brief glimpse at these a few months ago at the Givenchy Les Saisons preview, here and have been super excited for their launch. Glad to see them finally here!
The Rouge Interdit Vinyls are all about extreme shine & impactful shades created with rare, precious ingredients for comfortable wear.
Unlike the Le Rouge lipsticks that come in leather packaging, these new Rouge Interdit Vinyls sport sleek black acrylic packaging complete with a pretty ribbon.
I also find this type of ‘barrel’ packaging rather clever as the cap is decently sized and less prone to slipping off your hand. Clumsy girls like me appreciate features like this and I can’t tell you enough, how annoying it is to loose a cap in the car!
Formula & Longevity
This new formula is ultra glossy and nourishing on the lips. The secret ingredient behind this is black rose oil which is added for maximum comfort during wear.
The Black Rose oil is combined with a silicon resin to form that vinyl shine that these lipsticks provide. A very fresh take on bold colours since most pigmented formulas come in matte finishes these days. The silicon in this lipstick also brings in a soft focus element that blurs out fine lines and gives the illusion of a plumped up effect. Specially flattering on mature lips that loose fullness with age.
So far i’ve experienced wear time of around 3-4 hours with slight fading and approximately one touch-up for the day. Of course this depends on how much you’ve been snacking as the lipstick wears off quite easily while doing so. But overall I like that it fades evenly and wont leave you with a strange ring of colour around the outer parameter of your lips.
*If you have noticeable fine lines, the moist formula does migrate and bleed into them and a lip liner would be essential. However for a more youthful carefree approach I wear them as is, since the slight migration does not bother me!
On to some swatches,
I received 4 shades from Givenchy as PR samples.
Fuchsia Illicite – A bright fuchsia with strong blue tones.
Rouge Rebelle – A warm red.
Noir Révélateur – A unique transparent colour that changes according to one’s PH and wears different from person to person. You can expect a colour from mauve to plum.
Nude Ravageur – A light peachy beige (More suited for fairer skin tones).
These are lipsticks for everyday wear. They won’t dry out your lips and impart bold colour without emphasising fine lines or texture. It’s a very forgiving formula that’s will be your everyday favourite once you find your perfect shade.
My picks are the bright pinks and corals. I feel these truly outshine the nudes as they tend to wear a lot more opaque and therefore more impactful. The nudes unfortunately don’t show up too well on me and the pigmentation seemed lacking.
Final verdict, if you are on the look out for a great everyday lipstick and/or suffer from dry lips, these are for you!
Rouge Rebelle Party!
If you reside in Singapore and want to try out these new lipsticks, do join me this Saturday (11th June) at Paragon lobby (2pm-4pm) or Hylam Street at Bugis Junction (6pm-8pm) for a fun filled launch party hosted by the lovely ladies of Givenchy Singapore!
I’m excited to mix and mingle with you as well as share my favourite bright lippie looks and tips to wearing bold colour, specially if you are new or shy to wear them!
There’ll be cupcakes, champagne and also photo booths to document your day! And of course you go home with a goodie bag courtesy of Givenchy too!
Do RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention your name as well as any friends you’d like to bring along to the party! (limited slots available)
I’ll see you there! ❤
For additional info see this post.
Pricing & Availability
Rouge Interdit Vinyl lipsticks will be available in Singapore (Paragon & Sephora outlets) from the 6th of June.
There are 14 shades in all from which 12 will be available locally retailing at SGD 48.