Thursday, April 17, 2014

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Rose Desire (11) and Rose Caprice (25) Swatches and Review

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During the last VIB sale at Sephora, I was struggling to find something new to try that would set my heart ablaze. I generally gravitate toward new-to-me lip products first, and therefore I ended my long flirtation with Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipsticks by finally picking up two of them. Given the season and my nearly irrational penchant for pinky nude lipsticks, I found that Rose Desire (11) and Rose Caprice (25) were perfect choices. After swatching a few of the colors and running out into the natural light these two proved to be just what I was looking for.  
Left to Right: Rose Desire (11) Rose Caprice (25) 

According to Sephora, Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick is:

An exceptionally smooth, long-wearing lipstick. This lipstick adds sexy, light-reflective color to the lips as it nourishes and hydrates with powerful antioxidants.

Rouge Interdit is more than a lipstick: it's a fashion accessory with a designer signature. The black and silver tube is an objet d'art adorned with a ribbon at one end that unlocks this beautiful piece. Wear anytime, in any circumstance. When applied, it immediately soothes and softens. Its fine, spreadable texture melts over the lips.

Rose Desire (11)- is described as a baby pink, but I would say that it is a pale blue-based pink to be more specific.

Rose Caprice (25) - is described as a pale pink, but I would classify it as more of a sheer-leaning pinky nude.

I find the formula to be very smooth and very comfortable to wear. I also find the formula quite hydrating. The texture of these two shades is creamy and lightweight, and both feel a bit like balm/lipstick hybrids. They both impart a lovely sheen that appears to twinkle in the light. While both can offer some buildable coverage, Rose Caprice remains by far the more sheer of the two. I find that the wear-time isn't terribly long because of the balm like texture, but that is more true of Rose Caprice than of Rose Desire. I also have a tendency to periodically rub my lips together to experience the tactile effects of particularly comfortable lip products, and this habit radically diminishes their wear-time. That said, neither are likely to survive a meal, particularly one that includes oil and vinegar salad dressing. Since I only chose two of the lighter shades, I think that it is instructive to read a review of one of the more pigmented shades, and The Non-Blonde wrote a fantastic review of Pink Paradise (10) that is a definite must-read.

There is a light nondescript fragrance that dissolves soon after application, therefore nothing detectable lingers for very long.
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Isostearyl Isostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polybutene, Lanolin Oil, Polyethylene, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) wax, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ozokerite, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Parfum (Fragrance), Propyl Gallate, BHT, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Polyacrylate-4, Citronellol, Linalool, Geraniol, Limonene, Eugenol. +/-: Silica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide. +/-: CI 12085 (Red 36), CIK 15850 (Red 6 - Red 7 - Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), CI 17200 (Red 33 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45380 (Red 21 - Red 22 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30 - Red 30 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77491 - CI 77492 - CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Mica.
 Top to bottom: Rose Desire (11) and Rose Caprice (25)
Outdoor lighting
Overall assessment: I'm very happy with the Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick formula, and think that I might eventually end up with a few more colors. These little pretties are definitely worth taking a look at!

$32.00 for 0.12 0z. from Sephora and Barneys New York (Rose Desire & Rose Caprice). (Affiliate Links).

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  1. Oh I had quite a fling with Rouge Interdit recently as well! Glamorous Orange is definitely a good reminder that I should pull my orange lippies out more often! These are great staple shades for sure!

    1. Hi Sunny! Aren't they just wonderful?! Oh, yes-- pull them out! I am going to have to go back and play with some of the other colors that were beckoning me! :D

  2. Gorgeous Helen, I have not tried this sheer formula. I love the Matte intense one! I was wondering if you have tried any of the Marc Jacobs foundations. I am thinking about buying the Bobbi Brown Stick foundation, the Givenchy Photo Perfection or a Marc Jacobs one. I usually get two or three to answer to different skin needs. Do you have any insights?
    No news here yet :(

    1. Hi wefadetogray,

      Their Matte formula is just GORGEOUS-- at some point I will have to get one of them!! This sheer formula is utterly delightful, but may not be your thing since you really love full opaque lipsticks-- this is comparatively far more balm-like, but lovely nonetheless! I haven't tried the Marc Jacobs foundation, and since I had such an underwhelming experience with his Gel Lipstick it might be a while before I warm up to trying something else from the line. I have heard wonderful things about the Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation, but haven't myself tried it. I have the Tom Ford Stick Foundation, and LOVE IT! I will have to get around to reviewing it and his liquid foundation as well-- both rank among my very favorites. I have heard lovely things about the Givenchy Photo Perfection, but haven't tried it or even played with it at the store. I will have to go check it out. I'm so sorry that you still have no news-- the mews and I have continued our positive post-doc incantations!! Keep me posted! Have a lovely weekend! <3

  3. The attributes listed entails that this lipstick nourishes and hydrates with powerful anti-oxidant, it sounds great but is it unique for this lipstick? I was planning to surprise my girlfriend by buying her a gift and a set of makeup included.

    1. Givenchy is not the only manufacturer producing nourishing and hydrating lip products. This is something that many manufacturers have been doing for a while now! Therefore, you will have many many choices available to you. If you are planning on surprising your girlfriend, then you might want to talk to someone close to her who knows what type of products that she likes so that you can make a more informed decision in your purchases. This is a really nice thing for you to do!

  4. Givenchy is one of my favorite lippies to buy whenever I hit Sephora. I love the matte and interdit line. I also like the new eyeshadow creams, I had to hoard, LOL. I love the shades you purchased, perfect for everyday wear.

    1. Hi Kath! They really are fabulous! I will definitely have to try their mattes next! I still haven't tried the eyeshadow creams-- other than swatching them at Sephora, but will definitely take a closer look next time I go. Yes, these shades are great for everyday, and they are just so pretty!!!!!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :-)


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