Swatches: Givenchy Le Rouge Rose d'Exception and Framboise Velours

(Left: Framboise Velours; Right: Rose d'Exception)

Givenchy Le Rouge is hands down my favorite lipstick formula.  They apply like butter, are creamy and moisturizing, longlasting, and just generally luxe in feel.  The packaging is marvelous - sleek and rich and slightly edgy with its leather detailing.  So of course when I saw these limited edition colors on Sephora, I had to have them.  Framboise Velours is a rich pink berry.  It's so pigmented and soft, it applies best with a lip brush unless you have a remarkably steady hand.  Rose d'Exception is my idea of the perfect nude.  It is nearly the same color as my lips but adds a wonderful dimension and smoothness to them.

And to add to all of this wonderfulness, both have special packaging.


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