I’m soooo so glad to see a return to satin lipsticks! Or well… anything but matte. I get the matte trend was chic, and makes a bold Instagram-worthy selfie; but they are not always flattering nor practical on more matured lips. And much as I love a bold lip, I need my lipstick to wear well throughout the day without drying out my lips. With its latest Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick, Givenchy has managed to strike the perfect balance!
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin comes in an all-black acrylic angular tube with the signature grained ribbon design down the length of the front. The lipstick itself pulls out of the casing, and clicks in place (although mine did fall out in my purse recently!). There is a little ribboned loop at the end to help you pull the lipstick out, or hang it on your bag / keychain / necklace as an accessory if you so wish.
There are 24 richly pigmented shades, ranging from nudes to pinks and poppy reds. I tested out 2 of the boldest hues – Rouge Insomnie (bottom in this picture) and Ultravioline (top). Both shades are creamy smooth and fully opaque on the lips with a single swipe. It is quite different from the previous Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl [reviewed here]. I like the pointed tip which allows me to line my lips and get the corners perfectly done. The finish is a lovely natural satin, not quite matte and not glossy shiny, just incredibly chic and modern.
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Rouge Insomnie is a brightened cool-toned red that is just about the perfect red for those of us with a cooler skin tone! It has a luster to it that makes it happy, not vampy.
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Ultravioline is a cool fuchsia with strong blue undertones. The online description billed Ultravioline as a “warm purple” but it clearly does not seem that way on me, and each time I put it on I’m amazed at how it makes me look fairer!
Both the shades that I tested wore really well, and felt perfectly comfortable even after days of consecutive wear. I particularly like how I can reapply throughout the day without having to completely remove the previous layer, and the lipstick still goes on smoothly without pilling, and the color looks as fresh each time. Whilst I wouldn’t describe these Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin as being slippery, there is some emollience in there so I can rub my lips together to feather the color out to an ombre stain. However do watch out, as I invariably get some on my teeth as well whenever I do that! With the creamy, hydrating texture, there is some trade-off with longevity, and I found these do go off with eating and drinking, but they fade off evenly leaving a faint stain behind. Overall, these are huge winners for me, and you should definitely check them out too!
This post featured products that were kindly provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.