When it comes to lipstick, Givenchy is the grande dame.
It’s not just about the killer shade selection, or the covetable packaging. It’s not even about the incredibly sensorial textures that feel so buttery soft on the lips (although, the textures of their lipsticks are extremely tough to beat). Instead, the reason why the Givenchy lip line feels so incredibly special is all down to the sublime attention paid to every last detail of the lipstick; applying that creamy, stay-true colour is a moment of true beauty bliss.
If you’re already a die-hard Givenchy Beaute fan, then you’ll be thrilled to know that there’s a brand new lipstick to fall in love with: Givenchy Rouge Interdit. Already a classic of the Givenchy lip line, the 2017 update has been completely reimagined with 24 brand new shades, a new look, and a brand new formula that feels even more tactile than before. Its launch reveals a treasure trove of vibrant, satin-fresh colour – and I’m positive you’ll find your next signature shade in its ranks.
Before we take a look at the swatches, it’s useful to see where Rouge Interdit fits in with the wider Givenchy lipstick family. Here’s a quick run-through, from fullest coverage to sheerest:
GIVENCHY Le Rouge
The classic lipstick of the collection housed in timeless GIVENCHY leather packaging
Coverage: Very full | Finish: Demi-matte
GIVENCHY Rouge Interdit
A directional signature lipstick with a vibrant shade selection
Coverage: Full | Finish: Satin
GIVENCHY Rouge Interdit Vinyl
The playful, fashion-led line with a blurring effect on the lip
Coverage: Medium | Finish: Glossy
GIVENCHY La Rouge-a-Porter
A day-to-day lipstick presented in slimline leather and metal packaging
Coverage: Semi-Sheer | Finish: Radiant
The Rouge Interdit Shades
• 01 Secret Nude A warm and peachy nude
• 02 Serial Nude Golden nude
• 03 Urban Nude Warm and inviting rosy nude
• 04 Street Rose A dirtied nude rose
• 05 Nude in the Dark A sensual and warm brown-nude with a pink undertone
• 06 Rose Nocturne A dark and warm nude-rose
• 07 Purple Fiction Bold and rich plum with a cooler undertone
• 08 Framboise Obscur Deliciously wearable muted raspberry red
• 09 Rose Alibi A warm and deep rosy hue that’s less pink, more muted red
• 10 Boyish Rose Dirtied neutral-to-cool deep rose
• 11 Orange Underground A sublimely warm fusion of brick red and burnt orange
• 12 Rouge Insomnie A decadent, deep claret red with a neutral-to-warm undertone
• 13 Rouge Interdit The star shade of the Givenchy Rouge Interdit collection! A fresh and youthful red
• 14 Redlight A warm and zingy red
• 15 Orange Adrenaline Juicy, wearable orange that’s perfect for medium tones
• 16 Wanted Coral A summer-ready shade of vibrant and warm pinked coral
• 17 Flash Coral Milky coral orange-pink
• 18 Addicted To Rose A creamy, light rose
• 19 Rosy Night A sheer and glowy cool-toned pink
• 20 Wild Rose A blue-toned lilac pink
• 21 Rose Neon Vibrant bubblegum pink that’s full of fun
• 22 Infrarose An almost-neon shade of hot pink that makes a big statement
• 23 Fuchsia in the Know Delicious raspberry pink
• 24 Ultravioline Electic violet with a touch of pink
Congratulations to our winner Amy A!
To celebrate the launch of Rouge Interdit, we’re offering one lucky person the chance to win a Givenchy beauty hamper worth over £300! Come and join the game…
1) Take a picture of you wearing your favourite lipstick, or a picture of your lipstick mark. Or, if you’re in London, Manchester or Birmingham, take a selfie with the #IWasHere graffiti around the city!
2) Post your snap on Instagram or Twitter making sure to include @Escentual, #IWasHere_TheGame and #RougeInterdit
That’s it! The competition runs from 9th Feburary until 16th February 2017, and is open to UK residents and those over 18 only. See the full terms and conditions here.