This natural color-enhancer brings a touch of dark mystery for feminine and romantic lips. Its pigments react with the skin’s pH, thus its color evolves differently on each woman. The stick looks black, but always leaves a transparent bitten effect.
This review is for Givenchy’s limited-edition Interdit Lipstick, which was released with the Lively collection, inspired by Liv Tyler. The shade is said to tint your lips for a “bitten” effect.
This lipstick comes in a round, silver tube embossed with a geometric design. The outer tube is rectangular and is made of reflective black plastic. This packaging is high-quality, luxurious, and light-weight.
Though the tube looks black, the color of this lipstick is a transparent blackberry color. Once applied, the lipstick slightly deepens the color of my lips. Layering the product further deepens the shade, but the color always remains transparent, allowing the texture and color of your lips show through.
The formula for the lipstick is very emollient–just like a lip balm. The product will keep your lips hydrated and soft.
The wear-time is similar to a chapstick: about two (2) hours of wear before you need to re-apply.
I don’t have much to say about Givenchy’s claim that this product reacts to your skin’s pH. This gimmick has been around for a while, and it’s nothing but that: a gimmick. The color will look pretty much the same on everyone and the differences in how it looks will be determined by your skin color, lip color, hair color, and the like–not by some magical property of the formula.
Ease of Use: 10/10
Because of the translucent nature of this shade, it’s very easy to wear. The balm-like formula glides across the skin without tugging or skipping.
For $30.00 you get 0.12 ounces (3.5 grams) of product. This is the expected amount of product out of a lipstick, and is actually within the lower end of the price-range for high-end brand lipsticks. That said, this product is more like a lip balm than a lipstick.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Isostearyl Isostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polybutene, Lanolin Oil, Polyethylene, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ozokerite, Fragrance, Diisostearyl Malate, Propyl Gallate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Bht, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Polyacrylate-4, Citronellol, Linalool, Limonene, Eugenol, Mica, Ci 45380 (Red 21), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides)
This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.