This week's Nudey Tuesday focuses on Givenchy's Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in "26 Voluptuous Nude." At $28, these are a little on the pricey side so I bought this with a 10% off V.I.B. coupon. These lipsticks come in a beautiful array of colors -lots of pinks and nudes (my favorites!) I was so excited when I bought this.. I went home, popped open the tube, and this is what I got:
Can you believe that?! That lipstick was smashed inside. It's weird because the lipstick wasn't used (the top was still smooth, shiny, and free of any "prints) but someone must've twisted the lipstick up and stuck on the lid. I was a little upset but I didn't want to return it just because of that so I gave it a go.
The Product: The first thing I notice about this lipstick is that it is very moisturizing. However, I don’t feel that it “becomes one” with my lips. It doesn’t feel like a lip balm –still very much a lipstick. The texture is creamy and smooth and feels really nice on. The lipstick applies evenly and effortlessly –perfect for on the go. I also love that it gives your lips a nice sheen and doesn’t accentuate my lip lines or create flakes as some other pale or nude lipsticks tend to do if the formula is drying. The lasting ability is pretty long too but I tend to eat a lot so I can't give you any specifics. For me, it would last for about 2 hours but that's because I tend to eat or snack every 2 hrs or so. In my experience, there are no flaws in the product itself. I could only wish for more moisture (my lips are super ridiculously dry at times.) I will comment on the pigmentation of the particular color next but the majority of these lipsticks, in my experience, tend to be very pigmented.
The Color: Voluptuous Nude is a nice, subtle nude with a slight hint of peach that's not too light or dark -I'd say light medium. It's not as pale as I had hoped and kind of looks like my acutally lip color -just very slightly more nude. I also wish that it was more pigmented -so that maybe I could tell the difference between this shade and my actual lip color. The other colors in the line are very pigmented so maybe it's just this particular color. You can even see that the swatch (above) is sort of sheer. I think this particular shade is just a bit more sheer than the other shades in the line though I've heard a lot of good things about this shade though so maybe it'll work for someone else. The color will work for most skintones (light and dark) because it's not so pale or too dark.