Oh, Givenchy. Whenever I think of Givenchy, I think of exquisite girly items. Exquisite. While I don’t own a lot of Givenchy products (I only own this one), it’s on my list of things I would like to eventually have more of. Especially their lipsticks. And blush. Maybe shadows. Either way, I wanted to try the Le Rose Revelauteur Magic Lip Gloss purely because of the gimmick. Sure, there are cheaper ones out there, but they’re not Givenchy.
Because I left all my science brains in college, I’m going to tell you that you should look at this link here. It’s basically a breakdown of how the product works, and the summary of that blog post is that it doesn’t. Yes, it changes to a different color. However, it’s the same shade of pink on everyone, not a “special” color. The reason it looks different is because they take advantage of the pigmentation in your lips. The dye in the gloss is clear, and changes color upon the interaction with the moisture in the air/on your lips.
So we know that it doesn’t actually work, but how does the gloss feel? Is it worthy of the Givenchy brand?
I actually really like this gloss. I love that it doesn’t transfer color onto my tea cup in the mornings. It’s glossy and not sticky. It makes my lips a really nice pink, so I’m actually very, very happy with this product. I’m not about to go returning it out of disappointment that it’s not a unique pink because I like the pink that shows up. It’s not drying. It doesn’t feather. Wait, what? A gloss that doesn’t feather? It does leave a bit of a pink stain on your lips which was unexpected when I first tried it. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I love it when my lip products stain my lips. Another thing I like about this gloss is that it isn’t drying at all.
Every time I wear it, I try to think of something bad to say about it. The only thing I can ever come up with is that the gloss actually smells and tastes like the cheap gloss that you’d get with a Barbie branded item as a child. I’m not too sure how to describe this sensation, but it is not the most appealing thing.
I wouldn’t layer this with another lipstick because, quite honestly, it probably wouldn’t have much of an effect. I do grab this gloss though when I’m looking for a lighter or more natural lip over the bold I usually grab for.