Judge Judy: Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick

This is way overdue, but here is the fourth installment of my 5-part multiple lipstick swatch series using complimentary lipsticks I received from Sephora. I finally managed to find the time to actually do the lip swatches, and here we are. If you’ve missed out or interested to check out the previous three posts on three other brands of lipsticks (YSL, Bite Beauty, Dior), the links are down below:




So, we’re continuing this 5-part series (and hopefully concluding it soon) with the Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick.

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Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick

  • 34.00 USD for 0.12 oz
  • Smooth, long-wearing lipstick
  • Nourishes and hydrates with powerful antioxidants
  • Adds light-reflective color to lips

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Left: Described as a brownish red, this is how the shade Boyish Rose (10) looks on me. Middle: Described as a true red, this is how the shade Rouge Interdit (13) looks on me. Right: Described as a fuchsia, this is how the shade Fuchsia-In-The-Know (23) looks on me.


Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick

  • Smooth, long-wearing lipstick
  • Nourishes and hydrates with powerful antioxidants
  • Adds light-reflective color to lips

Truth be told, the benchmark for satin lipsticks ain’t as high as a matte lipstick. While the standards for longevity and comfort for matte lipsticks are pretty meticulous, it is almost non-descript for satin lipstick. We are way more forgiving towards the performance of satin lipsticks mainly due to the pre-established facts – satin lipsticks transfer, they are not as long-lasting, may not be as opaque, but hey that’s just their nature. In light of this, then the Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick aced it all.

True to its claim, the lipstick feels soft and smooth on the lips. Though it does look a little glossy due to its light-reflective properties, it doesn’t feel like a gloss i.e. it is neither goopy nor uncomfortable tacky. It feels like a good, moisturizing lipstick and looks that way. While your lips feels sort of hydrated throughout wear, I am again not too sure of the extent to which it actually “nourishes your lips with powerful antioxidants”. You can never be too sure with the healing or repairing properties of a cosmetic lip product. But the lipstick does contain beeswax and certain seed oils, pretty standard for providing moisture in a lip product.

Shade wise, I was honestly pretty bummed with the shade Boyish Rose (10). I was expecting the brown to show up a bit more since it is described as a brownish red, but the product in the tube actually looks almost like a dusty rose color. And when applied, indeed it looks like a deep dusty rose – in fact it kinda looks like a lighter version of the fuchsia shade. Which explains my disappointment. It was also the least opaque of the three shades I tried. It took more swipes from the tube to get it to fully conceal the lips.

When I think of a true red, I am thinking of a color that is in between a crimson and a scarlet. The red shouldn’t be too deep, nor should it be too orange toned. The shade Rouge Interdit (13), described as a true red, turns out to be a bright red with obvious deep orange undertones. This won’t be the type of red that I gravitate towards, but it’s kinda the perfect color for a vibrant spring/summer look. The shade has great opacity, and was a bit more long-lasting than Boyish Rose (10).

Fuchsia-In-The-Know (23) is a standard fuchsia color, with a balance of pink and purple undertones. It is richly pigmented and easy to apply. It wears off pretty evenly leaving a rather decent lip stain instead of being patchy.

So, should you spend your money on these? Well, if you are big for bold satin lipsticks, you would love this Givenchy series as the satin lipsticks offer that added light-reflective shine that makes your lips appear more luscious. Compared to the Dior and YSL lipsticks I previously reviewed, the Givenchy ones are definitely more eye-catching due to its formulation. And for being ever so slightly cheaper than the Dior and YSL lipsticks, this might be a better investment than the other two.

VERDICT: Recommended


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