Givenchy Le Rouge

givenchy le rouge lipstick brun vintage

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in ‘Brun Vintage’

I’ll admit it. I caved – completely, utterly, undeniably caved. After a month of semi-stalking Sydney’s Sephora store (I’m not really one to wait in a queue if I can avoid it), I finally ventured in and like any addict, made a beeline for the lipsticks – naturally. January has already been a little heavy on the beauty front for me, but having spent the last month eying up Givenchy’s Le Rouge lipsticks on Escentual, it was a given that I wouldn’t be leaving the store without a tube in my handbag.

Yes, it is a total splurge –ruinously so – but my oh my is it worth it. The packaging is sleek; a black grainy leather and a simple silver tube engraved with the Givenchy logo (although there’s no satisfying click when you snap the tube shut). The lipstick itself is long-lasting (when worn with a lip liner underneath), rich and creamy, applies evenly and keeps my lips feeling moisturised – getting four thumbs up from me. Naturally, I played it pretty safe with this one, opting for a neutral over a bold lip. I pick up the shade ‘Brun Vintage’, which is a stunning warm-toned muted rose shade with a velvety satin finish.

It hasn’t taken long for this lipstick to earn a permanent place in my handbag, or to become one of my favourite everyday shades. Somehow, I get the feeling this is going to be the first of many.


  1. Jessica January 14, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    I looked up some swatches. A gorgeous everyday color! Do you wear lipstick on a daily basis? I really love the look, but it feels strange sitting on the train at 8 in the morning with a bright red lip haha.

    • jamie-lee January 14, 2015 / 7:47 pm

      I really need to start including swatches, don’t I?! This is more of a muted rose shade so it’s not so in-your-face. I’m wearing it in this video: (you may have to watch the HD version to get a good idea of the colour).

      It’s a nice shade for everyday, definitely! I’ve been wearing it over lip liner just to make sure it lasts as long as possible.

  2. Ania January 14, 2015 / 9:19 pm

    great color!! 🙂

  3. Marta January 15, 2015 / 3:07 am

    So beautiful! amazing and the pics are great!

  4. Theresa January 15, 2015 / 11:31 am

    That is such a beautiful color and I think it’s smart that you went with something that’s more wearable for everyday use. The packaging is so slick! 🙂


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