Everyone knows that when you want to make a statement in the lip department, there’s nothing quite like a power matte. And when the grande dame of luxurious lipstick turns its hand to this decadent lip finish? Well, then you’re in for something truly spectacular. Step forward GIVENCHY Le Rouge Mat, a sumptuous colour pop of a lipstick that gives a perfect finish without scrimping on moisture.
New for 2018, Le Rouge Mat presents a capsule collection of six shades for every occasion, and every mood. A single swipe caresses lips with intense pigment that feels so supremely comfortable – a real feat for a matte lipstick – and it remains comfortable throughout its impressive wear-time.
It’s fair to say that GIVENCHY lipsticks are especially covetable when it comes to style. The house takes cues from its fashion lines during the creative process, borrowing signature elements and materials from the runway to make each product feel more like a talisman than a lipstick. It’s not uncommon to keep hold of a GIVENCHY lipstick case long after you’ve used up the lipstick inside!
Le Rouge Mat borrows from the aesthetic of her sister, Le Rouge, with the same weighty silver casing enrobed in black leather, plus tactile stud detailing and embossed ‘4G’ logos on both the lid and the bullet. You won’t want to keep this hidden away in your makeup bag.
The Le Rouge Mat Swatches
And here is the complete line-up of Le Rouge Mat lipstick shades. Stunning, aren’t they? The collection of hues is so beautifully curated; I’d happily own and wear each one of these lipsticks as a year-round lip wardrobe. From fresh, modern nudes to deeper and more sultry burgundies, each velvety matte lipstick kisses lips with show-stopping texture. The power pairing of rich pigmentation and a matte finish means that the longevity of these is just sensational.
So, what do they look like on the lips? Here’s each shade, without liner, applied straight from the bullet…
Le Rouge Mat Worn
I usually find nudes tricky to pull off, but 110 Nude Androgyne is a game changer. This isn’t a wan, insipid nude; it’s a decadent suede hue with a slight coral undertone, which brings a touch of welcome warmth to your skin. It’s packed full of character, and you don’t have to overload on blusher to help the colour to ‘pop’.
Another supremely wearable shade is 215 Neo-Nude, a new generation nude that’s perfect for those who favour a natural lip. Its soft and flattering hue is just made for daytime wear, while that signature matte texture adds some edge.
Pretty as a petal, 216 Rose Graphique adds freshness to your look in seconds. The bright and balanced pink is ideal for spring, simply pair with fluttery lashes and a slick of liner for instant polish.
The star of the collection is 329 Rouge Stiletto, a classic ruby red that isn’t too warm, or too cool. It’s a confident and sensuous shade with a velvet matte texture looks incredible on all skin tones.
The statement shade of the collection is 330 Violine Rétro, a juicy raspberry-plum hue that creates instant impact. Reach for this shade when you’re feeling fearless!
And finally, the vamp of the collection. 331 Pourpre Défilé is seduction in a lipstick, as slinky and tactile as a velvet dress. When you want to look evening-ready, this is the shade to reach for.