Oh lip gloss, we have such a love-hate relationship. I thought I'd given you up entirely last year in favour of lipstick. But these days I find myself picking you up occasionally and dabbing a bit over matte lip shades for extra sheen. After all, it's a very pretty look for spring and an easy way to update my lip colours for warmer months.
Enter Givenchy's newest lip gloss line, Gelée d'Interdit. The lychee-scented formula is wax-free and boasts a balm-like, non-sticky texture. Cameline oil and Hyaluronique Micro Spheres are supposed to moisturize and plump parched lips. The promised result: transparent shine thanks to the sheer sparkling formula and beautiful lips.
For the past month, I've been using Gelée d'Interdit after receiving tubes of 09 Neon Orange and 03 Transparent Shine from Givenchy's PR team, and I have only good things to say about it. The square silver-capped tube is elegant and compact, and I like how the applicator is a very fine point brush instead of the standard swab. Small details like these make the experience of applying and wearing Gelée d'Interdit feel much more luxe than your run-of-the-mill lip glosses.
The scent is pleasant and the formula moisturizes effectively without being too sticky. Because Gelée d'Interdit is supposed to add transparent shine, even bright colours like Neon Orange look quite sheer. For more intensity, I layered the glosses over my existing collection of lipsticks, which added shine and dimension to my favourite shades. Transparent Shine looks great on top of classic bright reds, while Neon Orange pairs nicely with corals. The promised plumping effect is noticeable but still quite subtle.
Overall, I love these glosses enough to make room for them in my carefully edited makeup collection, and that's tall praise coming from a girl who doesn't like lip gloss. Gelée d'Interdit is definitely a keeper.
Want to try Givenchy Gelée d'Interdit for yourself? In Canada, the glosses retail for $29 exclusively at Sephora and are available starting today.