I remember when the beauty world was agog with the leather-stud clad lipstick cases offered by Givenchy in their Le Rouge range of lipstick. People were raving about them, and the texture too, of course. But for some reason, the hype seems to have died down in the past year or so, and that’s when I came on board. I’m a little perverse that way.
I picked up a tube sometime ago, because I admit, I was suckered in by the smooth, tactile feel of leather on the cover and the edgy design. Yep, that’s leather on the cover! Quite different from your regular lipstick, this one.
The leather clad cover of the Givenchy Le Rouge covers the whole tube of lipstick, and you extract the tube by gripping on the little metallic stud protrusions on the side, as you can see in the picture above. Fascinating packaging aside, I have to say that I was quite won over by the formula too… but not immediately!