Givenchy Gloss Interdit Lip Gloss: Pretty Plum Shades for Fall

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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 Givenchy Gloss Interdit is packin' heat hotness, but let me know what you think. 🙂

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From left to right: Lilac Confession, Sensual Chocolate, Velvet Purple

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Velvet Purple

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Sensual Chocolate

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Lilac Confession

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. 🙂


So sleepy…

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,



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  1. Rachel says:

    Beautiful! I like Sensual Chocolate and Velvet Purple. I think “sensual chocolate” sounds like something The Ladies Man would say.

  2. Karen says:

    Hi Rachel,

    Ha! The name of that gloss cracks me up, too. It sounds like naughty stage name!

  3. Catherine says:

    Oh man, Velvet Purple is GORGEOUS!
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Sunscreen Series, For Face: DDF Organic Sun Protection =-.

  4. Marisol says:

    All of those are gorgeous! Karen… you are making me want to purchase more MU that I don’t need but I WANT IT.

    Did you watch Sunday night’s TB? I love/hate a good cliffhanger.
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… I heart Shu Uemura =-.

  5. Kate & Zena says:

    Those three colors are beautiful.

    Nothing really new really to report here. The humidity decided to plague my area again. It managed to be low enough for me to walk Zena though.

    The only new thing I did was give Zena a bath. She decided to roll amongst the weeds, grass and what not in the backyard. She reeked something awful. She smelled so clean after her bath and her golden bits on the back of her ears were as bright as halos. She is so shiny and soft after a bath.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kate & Zena,

      Does Zena handle baths well? My dad’s dog, Shauna, hates the water. She’ll do everything and anything to get away … you totally have to coax or trick her into it.

      She’s the complete opposite of our black lab, Bell (RIP!). He was a total water dog who loved baths. It was the only time we could get him to sit still, ha!

  6. Kate & Zena says:

    It’s taken two years worth of positive reinforcement training and a routine of bathing her every month to get Zena really calm during her bath. The first time I gave her one, she positively shook in nervousness the entire time. She stays in the bathtub and lets me wash her real good now. I give her lots of kisses and tell her she’s a good girl while I wash her as it keeps her calm.

    The only thing I still have to do is carry all 35 pounds of her up 14 stairs and close the bathroom door come bath time. She avoids the bathroom like a plague unless she wants to explore. She’ll dig in her paws if I try luring her in with a treat so I ditch it all together and carry her though she’s heavy. It takes a towel or two to get her 95% dry. She loves towel time as it means no more water!

    Labradors are very well known for being water dogs. My old black lab Joseph loved bathtime. Porsche (my greyhound) got groomed at a groomer, Kimo DESPISED the bath and I have a few scars to prove it (rest well, Kimo) and Zena has learned to tolerate it as she gets lots of praise and kisses.

  7. Kailey says:

    I tried some Yes TO Carrots stuff from targay today…there great! The lip tints are wonderful and the lotion is really great 🙂

  8. Tekoa says:

    Today I finally caved and bought two Makeup Forever eyeshadows plus Bourbon eyeliner in celebration of….. finding my wedding dress. IEEEEEEE!!!

    Cat fur will not be an accessory. Not even Siamese fur.

  9. Ally says:

    I never bought a Givenchy product in my life but these are hot. I’ll have to check them out. Thanks for the review and swatches.
    .-= Ally’s last blog post… Bad Mood =-.

  10. Tavia says:

    Lila Confession rullz….although I never tried a Givenchy lipgloss ( only lipsticks) I think this time I will give it a try. This summer I had like 4 lipsticks from Givenchy and I like them a lot, my lips felt so soft and colors were super nice. I only hope that this gloss is not sticky, cause it’s the only thing I would hate:)
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Trend: discreet shine with Lancome Juicy Tubes =-.

  11. Salsia says:

    I love love love the Velvet Purple! Never tried Givenchy before, but I might give it a try after seeing this 🙂

  12. Hafsa says:

    Oh I love Velvet Purple, it looks gorgeous on you! I have Chanel’s Ironic Tonic and it looks like that on my lips, a nice plumy purply shade 🙂
    .-= Hafsa’s last blog post… Lights and Reflection =-.

  13. Karen B says:

    Wow, velvet purple looks amazing on you! I can’t justify spending that much on gloss though, I rarely wear gloss. If those were lipsticks on the other hand… hehe

  14. jojoba says:

    OMG!!! these are beautiful! I have only tried one l/s from this line and it was too pigmented for me and I think I never remember to review it!

    but your l/g look totally different! I am sold!

  15. Shivotra says:

    I especially love velvet purple

  16. Paris B says:

    Velvet purple looks amazing on you! 😀 I’d be keen to check this out in person soon
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… Review: Garnier Aqua Defense Moisturizing Cleansing Foam – Cheap and good! =-.

  17. Alexzandra says:

    I’m really loving Velvet Purple. It’s the same shade as a nail polish I used to own in High School, glitter and everything.

  18. Luinae says:

    Sensual Chocolate is going to be THE lip colour of 2009, at least for me. I love, love, love it! Will probally try to find a cheaper version of that colour. haha
    .-= Luinae’s last blog post… Flaunt your Favourite Feature =-.

  19. Vanessa says:

    Niiice – totally lemming Velvet Purple now!

  20. Fie says:

    Velvet Purple is so pigmented like woah! I like Velvet Purple and Sensual Chocolate the most. I’ve never tried Givenchy lip glosses before, haha now I’m lemming for them.

  21. cloudburst says:

    Velvet Purple is gorgeous!

  22. Kristen says:

    I am loving Lilac Confession. Karen, Velvet Purple looks amazing with your skintone.
    .-= Kristen’s last blog post… Gucci “New Jackie,” Fall 2009 =-.

  23. TaLaisa says:

    Velvet Purple is so pretty! I will need that color of gloss for fall. NEED. I also really like the Sensual Chocolate, it is lovely.
    .-= TaLaisa’s last blog post… Happy Valentines =-.

  24. meg says:

    Wow, I was admiring the pictures because they are undeniably gorgeous but also thinking at the same time that I wouldn’t like the glittery-ness that I saw on the tube shot. But holy moley, the swatches on your lips are divine! Just pure shine and crazy color…no gritty or excessive glitter for miles.

    Would I spend that much on a gloss? Maybe once. But I don’t know that I could let myself get addicted to them:) I would probably choose the Velvet Purple or Sensual Chocolate. I didn’t think I’d be drawn to the Sensual Chocolate but the swatches are lovely.
    .-= meg’s last blog post… Nancy Drew-Warnings at Waverly Academy =-.

  25. Sarah says:

    I love Sensual Chocolate on you!
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… What do you see? =-.

  26. shontay says:

    I think velvet purple will have to be mine. >:-)

  27. gio says:

    Thanks for the swatches. Velvet Purple looks gorgeous!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Looks: Purple with a splash of green + E.L.F. Studio Line haul =-.

  28. Milan says:

    Okay I love that you typed “hella bootsy”. LOVE IT! I used to say that ALL THE TIME. LMAO!

    Anyway these look AMAZING. I want them all. Are they out yet?

  29. Mikele says:

    LOL! I just had to say I enjoyed your use of the word “bootsy” as well! You are definitely “MY NEIGHBORHOOD” beauty addict! hahahaha!

    And I love Velvet Purple. Lemming!

  30. Bellalina says:

    These colors are so pretty!

    “Sensual Chocolate” sounds like that band that one of Eddie Murphy’s characters plays in from Coming to America. It was called “Sexual Chocolate.”

  31. angie says:

    i like sensual chocolate and velvet purple a lot!!!
    .-= angie’s last blog post… Anti-Aging Secrets of Top Dermatologists =-.

  32. Marce says:

    Woah! I’m loving Velvet Plum on you! Call the fire brigade, yo! 😀
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Korres Eyeliner Pencil – Review =-.

  33. those glosses looks fabolous on your lips, one thing velvet purple looks too dark on the brush and your lips it is not that much dark.. do you apply one coat or 2 coats?
    .-= stealing beauty’s last blog post… Concealer Reviews =-.

  34. Sakura says:

    You look awesome in velvet purple! Nice color!

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