For those that hesitated or were not able to get the Beauty Insider 100 point gift of the Givenchy Gloss Interdit Ultra-Shiny Color Plumping Effect in #04 Rose Taboo, you might want to think about purchasing a full size version.
During the frenzy that was and still is Sephora Friends and Family event, Sephora Beauty Insider members with 100 points in their Beauty bank were eligible, for a short time, to get this Givenchy Gloss Interdit Ultra-Shiny Color Plumping Effect in Rose Taboo. I normally pass on the 100 point gifts unless it’s an item I really, really want to try. Givenchy gloss is one of those items. I adore my Chanel Glossimers very much. I was looking for a new line of glosses to try since I pretty much have every Chanel color I want for the time being. I decided to try out Givenchy because I heard they use a lip brush (WIN!), they are not sticky (WIN!) and they have a non offensive scent (WIN!)– Unlike YSL glosses which smell awful to me. So I received my little Givenchy gloss when I received my Sephora order. I must say that I was almost as excited about the gloss as I was what I PAID for. I soon found out I had good reason to be excited. The gloss in the package looked a lot like Chanel Wild Rose Glossimer. But upon application the Givenchy gloss definitely was more opaque and the silver shimmer was not as prevalent on the lips. It does have a scent. It’s very sweet candy smelling scent. I can’t describe it but it’s not so strong that when I wear it I can “taste” it when I breathe. The color is a nude pink my lips but better (MLBB) color. It’s slightly warmer than the swatch Sephora has on its website but not so warm that cool gals couldn’t pull this off. It’s such a sweet and dainty color. It’s fab for slicking on for a quick neutral lip or when you are in a hurry. I will say that the glitter in the lip gloss is kind of gritty. I have never had this problem with Chanel Glossimers so I was a bit disappointed about that. The texture was sleek and light. It did not feel sticky at all. The brush made for wonderful precise application and does not splay out like those wretched Bobbi Brown gloss wands brushes! Best of all this gloss is shiny. I mean like put on your sunglasses shiny. I mean like, it looks like I just ate at KFC shiny! Better yet, it says shiny for a long, long time. It does not seem to dull as it wears off.
Win! Win! And Win!
Last time I counted I had about 6,890,604,568,087 pink, my lips but better, lip glosses. This one is a definite WIN for me and I will purchase it again when I run out. And YES I do actually USE up lip glosses Judgy McJudgenstien!
One thing I find a tad misleading is that the name of the product “Gloss Interdit Ultra-Shiny Color Plumping Effect”. The ultra shine to this gloss gives the ILLUSION that your lips are plumper. The gloss itself has no plumping qualities to it. It’s just an illusion. And while I love Doug Henning; and agree that “Magic is a world of illusion!”, your lip gloss should not be. Oh how I am dating myself by even mentioning Doug Henning. There are so many people reading this right now that have no idea who he is and what the “world of illusion” references. I’ll just sit here with a smug look on my face while you scratch your head and wonder if I’m really married with a kid or if I live with 15 cats in a house full of junk. (Ha! Shows what YOU know. You’re only half right!) Do you need this? It depends. If you don’t mind a little grit from the glitter and you don’t mind that it’s scented and you don’t intend to plump your lips then yes…but that being the case there are an equal number of cons as there are pros. So I say it’s all about color. If you love the color or if you love one of the 13 other colors this gloss comes in then by all means pick one up. You’ll be out $24.50 for your troubles, but your lips will look afreakinmazing. (Yes. Afreakinmazing is a real word Judgy von Judgicutty!)