Three of the four Givenchy Gloss Interdit plum shades, from top to bottom: Velvet Purple, Sensual Chocolate, Lilac Confession
Earlier today I spent some quality “me” time with the plummy shades from Givenchy’s new Gloss Interdit ($25) line of lip glosses.
- Lilac Confession: a bright, cool-toned lilac with shimmer
- Sensual Chocolate: a shimmery plum-brown
- Velvet Purple: a shimmery berry
- Rose Taboo (not shown): a rosy mauve
Don’t they just scream fall?
Based on the plums, Givenchy scored big with these 15 new glosses, loading ‘em up with vibrant color, blinding shine and a smooth, non-sticky texture.
Givenchy also added hyaluronic acid microspheres, which are en vogue in a lot of beauty products now. They’re said to bind with water in the skin to, in this case, produce plumper, smoother lips with fewer deep wrinkles.
I don’t know if it’s more due to wishful thinking or microsphere technology, but I think I see a subtle difference in the size of my lips when I’m wearing these (although I can’t feel a difference).
In short — I think Interdit’s the hotness, but let me know what you think.
From left to right: Lilac Confession, Sensual Chocolate, Velvet Purple
Taste and texture
Dry lips don’t stand a chance against Gloss Interdit’s moisturizing formula. The stuff drenches lips in hydration.
There’s also a faint lipsticky scent and light fruity flavor, but neither one is strong, and the scent fades quickly.
Pricey, but comparable to Chanel/Dior
The $25 price is hella bootsy, but at least they don’t look or feel like a ripoff.
I put ‘em right up there with Chanel Aqualumieres and the Dior Creme de Glosses — the queen bees in my luxury lip gloss world.
I was *really* dragging today, even after liters and liters of tea…
How was your day? Anything new to report?
I could use an hour of sofa time and some Laguna Beach: Season One before bed.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,