Givenchy Pop Gloss Crystal in Plum By Night Brings the Hawtness

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For once Tabs wasn’t the sexiest thing in the house.


Today the honor went to Givenchy Pop Gloss Crystal in Plum By Night ($23.50), one of two limited edition glosses from the Givenchy Holiday 2008 collection.

A dark, shimmery berry shade with multi-colored glitter that’s oh-so-very fine, this cream gloss not only looks pretty, but also feels fabulous on the lips. Its thin, non-sticky and moisturizing formula is a dead ringer for Dior Creme de Gloss.

Like Dior Creme de Gloss, Pop Gloss Crystal is highly pigmented, with *hella* shine and full color-coverage. I’ve found that using less is the key to getting Plum By Night looking its best. 🙂

Givenchy Pop Gloss Crystal in Plum by Night

Price: $23.50
Use: A full-coverage lipstick and gloss hybrid that adds shine, sparkle and color to lips
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

I am convinced that I saw Tabs nod his approval when he saw my pajama clad, ratty-haired self strut around the living room with Plum by Night on my lips this morning. It was the very first time in our history together as cat and enslaved human that he deemed me worthy. *tears*

Blush: Did You Watch It?

This morning I watched the first episode of Blush on Lifetime (television for women!) while I put on my makeup. So far I’m hooked!

I have a big crush on Nolan. He’s always smiling, seems totally sweet and has already revealed some mad makeup skills. Plus, he’s got that kick-arse last name that’s, like, 55 syllables. He needs to be my gay BFF, fo’ reals.

I can’t wait to see what he does next. TEAM NOLAN!


I’m off to dance class in a few. What are you up to tonight?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. ParisB says:

    Non sticky and pigmented gloss – my kinda gloss!! Is there a scent? I realise Givenchy tends to be highly scented in their products.

  2. Daya says:

    OOh, splurge! What a pretty pretty color! 🙂

  3. Janelle says:

    Omgah that Givenchy lip gloss looks gorgeous! Damn, if only it wasn’t $23. I guess I’m adding this to my wishlist haha.

    Btw, I got a tube of Clinique’s Plump & Shine lip gloss in Blackberry Bloom & I seriously love it on me! Such a pretty color that’s dark enough on my pale lips to be noticed, but still good for everyday wear. I do have one question though – is your’s so darn sticky too? This has to be the stickiest lip gloss I’ve ever used. It doesn’t bother me that much, but I wonder if they’re all like that or if it’s just mine.

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  4. Dao says:

    Tabs looks cute with his collar 🙂 He’s still the number one sexy smokey eyed stripey beast on the interwebz ^_^ I have to agree with others that this gloss is something. Man, it is screaming my name, now I need to look away!

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  5. Karen says:

    Hi ParisB,

    It has a very faint candy scent. It kind of reminds me Sweet Tart candies!

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Daya,

    Girl, it looks even prettier in real life! The micro-glitter is *amazing*.

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Janelle,

    Oh yay! I am glad you like it! Yes, my tube is very sticky. I am used to MAC Lipglasses, though, which are very sticky, so the Clinique formula doesn’t bother me.

    Have you paired it with a liner yet? It makes it very dramatic!

  8. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    Tabs sends his love! 🙂

    Seriously… I will have to be your gloss pusher with this one. It’s fab. GET IT!

  9. Adrianna says:

    That’s a gorgeous lip gloss. I have gone crazy for it.

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Adrianna,

    Honestly, these pics hardly do it justice. It’s so pretty in person!

  11. Brittany says:

    You’ve been featuring so many pretty shimmery glosses lately. My bank account does not appreciate it 😛 This one is super pretty too. I like the LE Winter packaging too. So cute.

    I forgot about that tv show. I’m going to have to see if they put episodes online. I try to remember to watch things then I just forget until someone asks me like three days later how the new episode of whatever was, lol.

  12. Janelle says:

    Hi again Karen,

    Ok good, so it’s not just my tube hehe. I don’t mind it either because I love the color & super-glossiness too much to care! The bf doesn’t like the stickiness, but he’ll get over it. 😛 I haven’t tried it with lipliner yet, but now I want to! Thanks for the tip.

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  13. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    I love the packaging, too! It’s cute, yet still very chic!

    I checked the lifetime website yesterday and they only had full eps of two other shows. 🙁 There are clips on youtube, though!

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Janelle,

    LOL, at least when you kiss him his lips will get moisturized too! 🙂

    Oh yah… it looks different when layered on top of different shades of lip liner! I like it paired with a cheapie one from Wet n’ Wild (the infamous 666 liner) and it looks great.

  15. Shefali says:

    Karen – this is HAWT. Where can I get it?

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Shefali,

    Sephora! 🙂

  17. Glosslizard says:

    Next in line on my gloss list…. Givenchy Pop Gloss!

  18. Tatiana says:

    OMG… I did see Blush! Doesn’t Nolan remind you of Jaslene from ANTM? And also, Maxi looks like the middle sister on Medium… I laughed through out.

  19. Tali says:

    I dont know.. im not a fan of the new givenchy packaging.

    10 (ok i lie..6) years ago the lipglosses were silver and sleek with mirrors in the lid. The feel was lovely and the range of colors were more limited but better.

  20. Sylvie says:

    Hi Karen,

    I saw this at Sephora in Paris last week but I didn’t get it. It just gets to me that there are too many replicating themes for every season! I mean summer is always gold and this fall/winter it’s all about cherries and berries! In any case, there are two Givenchy products that my mother really likes, one’s Mr. Mat (applies as a gel but turns to a mattfying powder. It’s a base) and another is their roll-on eye gel. She said that the results were visible after her first use. And as for Mr. Mat, her skin stays matte the whole day. Her idea of whole day is from about 8.30am to around 1am.

  21. cloudburst says:

    I really like the gloss, I might buy that.

  22. Katee says:

    Looks gorgeous! But I say, who cares about the lip gloss – I love your cat!!! SO CUTE!!!!!

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  23. ines says:

    hey karen!
    studying for my last midterm THANK GOD, and hopefully getting 8 hours of sleep before it.

    that’s a sexy color, although i wonder if it will work with my ivory/yellow-asian-pale skintone. plummy/purplish pinks sometimes just make me look dead for some reason, and i have to go with brighter, hotter pinks.

    after my midterm tomorrow i’m hitting the stila counter to reward myself with a kitten eyeshadow, woohoo! next on the wishlist: NARS blush in orgasm or the multiple in orgasm!


  24. Marisol says:

    Oh snap! That color is gorgeous! Must resist buying pretty new make-up. 😀

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