Givenchy Le Rouge Intense Color Sensuously Matte Lipstick #209 Rose D’Exception for Fall 2013

Thy Givenchy Le Rouge Intense Color Sensuously Matte Lipstick is the fairest of them all. Encased in genuine leather, the ultra-luxe Le Rouge Lipstick from Givenchy doubles as a uber chic accessory. Rose D’Excpetion is one of two ‘limited edition’ shades from their latest Soir D’Excpetion Collection for Fall. Rose D’Exception Le Rouge was released with a matching Givenchy Le Vernis of the same shade.


I must admit that when I was first introduced to the new Le Rouge lipstick from Givenchy along with the leather bullet and pyramid studding, I thought, “they have gone too far”. As time passed, the idea seemed less outrageous. I might even admit that my curiosity was eventually piqued, although I still didnt cave. Be that as it may, Givenchy then released the perfect “Taylor shade” in an even more attractive metallic leather case and they threw in a matching polish! Call me a sucker, I caved big time.

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*wearing Rose D’Exception Le Vernis*

Rose D’Exception Le Rouge comes in a ‘limited edition’ metallic pebbled leather case with their traditional silver pyramid studding. What is even more beautiful than the bullet is the exquisite formula. Described as a ‘semi-matte‘ lipstick, Le Rouge is unlike any other matte lipstick that you might be familiar with. Rose D’Exception provides full color in one swipe, like a matte formula but without any of the dryness. I will even go as far as saying that it’s hydrating. It glides on without the slightest pull, leaving soft, silky color that lasts through hours of wear.

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The swatch above was created with just one swipe. It’s seriously like butter. Rose D’Exception is described as a soft rosy pink. I think it leans a little cooler and lighter than your traditional rosy lipsticks. This shade is utter perfection and perfect for fall, think ‘nudes’ and ‘lilac-tones’. Rose D’Exception Le Vernis is a perfect pairing, if only slightly deeper. The only downside is that it’s LE, so grab it while you can!


    *wearing Givenchy Rose D’Exception Le Rouge, Rose D’Excpetion Le Vernis and Burberry Peony blush*


Givenchy Le Rouge in Rose D’Exception $36

available at sephora

Have you tried the Le Rouge formula? Thoughts?

14 thoughts on “Givenchy Le Rouge Intense Color Sensuously Matte Lipstick #209 Rose D’Exception for Fall 2013

  1. How beautiful, Taylor! This color suits you so well (and I love the packaging of the lipstick). Though I’m not certain about how well I could pull off the shade on my lips, I’ve definitely been lusting after the polish!

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Hey Taylor, this is really a you shade! Incredibly gorgeous! I have tried Le Rouge and I’d definitely like more of them! It’s amazing how such a formula stays in place so perfectly well!

  3. This color is wow, just wow! It’s perfect on you! It reminds me a little of NARS Tolède which was my favorite this summer. I’ve been lusting after Givenchy l/s and will definitely have a look at this one.

  4. I absolutely love that you thought “They have gone too far”! I am in serious LURVE with both the polish and the lipstick! I am a sucker for a beautiful pink lippie and this one looks like a winner-winner-chicken-dinner situation. Is it bad that I went to see how much it was and thought “$36 bucks? That’s not bad.”?! I am definitely getting desensitized to high-end pricing because I used to think $14 was highway robbery! But now I’m like, “LOOK AT THAT TUBE?!?!? GORGEOUSNESS!” 🙂

  5. These are definitely Taylor shades!! 🙂 I love love love the look of both on you, my dear. I am DYING to try one of the lipsticks but we don’t have the full line, usually just the LE releases if we’re lucky, so it’s tough. I might cave and just buy one online sight unseen. I’m getting the serious itch!

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