OMG! OMG! OMG! This is so beautiful. That’s exactly why I love make up so much. This set was released together with a limited edition of Very Irresistible fragrance – Very Irresistible Mes Envies. Now I don’t wear Very Irressistible fragrance, so I didn’t get it, but if you do wear it or if you’ve been thinking about trying it, you might consider getting it now in this cute bright pink bottle with a bow on it that has the same roses pattern on it as the lipstick case has in this Le Rouge set. The pattern is by Italian fashion designer Riccardo Tisci. And it’s just so beautiful and so Italian. I love it 🙂
Le Rouge Couture Edition set is awesome. It’s Le Rouge lipstick in its typical black leather case. Plus a wonderful extra case for it with roses pattern printed on leather – the same as on Very Irresistible Mes Envies bow.
The lipstick is pink, the shade is 202 Rose dressing (cute name 🙂 ).
It’s a great pink to release as part of this limited edition set, because it’s a good medium, well-balanced pink, not too bright, not too pale, just right, the kind that will look good and natural with any eye colour and complexion.
Now I have to tell you, I don’t even like Le Rouge lipstick by Givenchy. I don’t like the smell, it’s too strong for me, and the texture does feel a little bit too hard sometimes, not soft enough for me. In fact, I prefer lipsticks that are more on the sheer shiny side, generally speaking. Although, of course, I do wear classic matt full coverage lipsticks from time to time, but Le Rouge Givenchy is just not my immediate choice. I think, there are better lipsticks of the same texture out there on the luxury market, or, let’s say, the ones I personally like better. But…
…having said all the above, it doesn’t matter 🙂 I still got this set. And I’ll tell you why. But first, here, take a look.
This set is exactly what I love about luxury make up. It’s the creative thinking behind it. It’s special. It’s different. It’s unique. And that’s the main element behind the luxury brands. This set and this print and this lipstick case is a work of art and fruit of true creative effort. My respect and appreciation goes to Givenchy and Riccardo Tisci for doing such a great job and reminding us what luxury really is and what we love it for. Luxury is being creative and, specifically, creating something new, something that hasn’t existed before altogether. Creation is the core of luxury. We tend to forget about it nowadays. And this set right here is a great reminder.
P.S. By the way, have you already thought about this? You can take this pretty case and put it on just any Le Rouge lipstick by Givenchy you have, even when you run out of this particular shade from the set.