Here is the review and swatches of the Givenchy Le Rouge lipstick in #105 Brun Vintage.
PackagingThe external cardboard box mimics the leather finish of the tube inside.
Formula, pigmentation and staying power of Givenchy Le Rouge lip colourFull coverage in one swipe, as you will see from the swatches below. Creamy, semi-matte formula, no drying. Givenchy says these lipsticks contain microspheres that get into the fine lines and lock moisture in, plumping up your lips 50x more. I certainly don't need plumping, and didn't notice the plumping effect with this lipstick. So if you are purse-mouthed (lucky thing!) and want some plumping up, this isn't the solution.
Swatches of Givenchy Le Rouge lip colour in Brun VintageAlthough shade #105 is named Brun Vintage, I notice more pink than brown. This is a beautiful dusty pink (I know, I can't resist those) - the brown part is missing in natural light, though you can see undertones in artificial light. Here it is swatched on my forearm.
And here are the swatches on my lips, all in natural light. Subtle enough for daytime wear. I know a lot of my lipstick swatches look similar but that is because I buy and wear dusty roses, pinks and neutrals most of the time. I think this lipstick actually improves the texture of my lips.
Brun Vintage is a great colour and I find the Le Rouge formula better than the Givenchy Rouge Interdits in terms of staying power and pigmentation. I'm going to buy #103 Brun Createur next time!
Disclaimer: My own money. Not PR. I have received my first-ever PR sample and will be reviewing it shortly!