Luxury lipsticks: tried and tested

So, you want to buy a new lipstick. You enter your favourite cosmetic shop and the same problem occurs again and again. What should I buy? What colour? What texture? Is this product worth the price? Should I go for a luxury brand or is drugstore alternative good enough? Here is my experience:

Everyone always asks the same questions and that is why today is the day to compare some luxury lipsticks. I’ve tried and tested three different high-end lipsticks. Some of them are quite good and I’ll definitely be recommending them to you. Some others aren’t worth the high price-tag.

Let’s consider the different brands I have chosen to test out for this article.

First, my favourite one: Givenchy. Givenchy is a French luxury fashion and perfume house, which hosts brand of haute couture clothing, accessories, perfumes and cosmetics. It was created by Hubert de Givenchy in 1952 and the current artistic director is Riccardo Tisci. He is inspired by black Romantic movement and goth references. He loves black. He loves white. He is amazing. Riccardo Tisci is also one of the first to start the trend of “street-luxury”. This means that his most famous patterns were used for a sweats collection! Told you, this guy is amazing!

Dior is another brand which is part of the LVMH group: the world’s largest luxury group. Founded in 1946 by Christian Dior, it now hosts brand of haute couture and ready-to-wear clothing, fashion accessories, jewellery, fragrance, make-up and skincare products. What is remarkable is the artistic director is a woman. Because, even though Dior is all about femininity, no woman has ever been the artistic director of the house before. Maria Grazia Chiuri, who worked previously for Valentino, carried out her premiere fashion show for Dior during Fashion Week for the spring and summer line in 2016. It wasn’t what one can call a success but more about that another day…

The last brand I would like to introduce you today is a French luxury perfumes and cosmetics house too. The main difference with others is that this brand is part of the L’Oréal Luxury Product division instead of LVMH. However, as the previous brands, it is also a really old brand, founded in 1935 by Armand Petitjean. Do you have an idea of what brand it could be? I give you some last clues: circumflex accent is really important for the brand, its symbol is a rose and Armand Petitjean chose the name of his brand because it sounds totally French. Now, I am pretty sure that you know which brand I am talking about. That’s it, Lancôme!


Givenchy – Gloss Revelateur Lip Gloss

£19.50 per 6ml or £32.50 per 10ml





Really nice and sophisticated. The gloss varies from pink to your natural lips’ colour for an elegant yet natural effect.


A bit sticky but give me a gloss which isn’t…

Lasting power:

Quite good even if it doesn’t hold a meal.

Overall rating: 4/5


Dior – Rouge Dior, Couture Color, 890 Brun Jungle





Soft brown with an amazing radiance. Goes perfectly with a nude eye make-up. 


Really soft and natural result.

Lasting power:

Not as good as expected. You will have to reapply almost every hour if you want a look that lasts throughout the day.

Overall rating: 3/5

Lancôme – Rouge in Love, Dans ses Bras




Are you unsure whether to go for a a red or a pink lipstick? This is perfect! It can be worn daily with a little eye-liner but also is ideal for your nights out with a light smoky-eye.


Super light, you won’t even feel like you have anything on your lips.

Lasting power:

One word: perfect! You can drink or eat without thinking about re-touching afterwards.

Overall rating: 5/5


Despite Givenchy normally being my favourite brand, in this “tried and tested” exercise, I would definitely choose the Lancôme lipstick. Rouge in Love really is my favourite one since you can wear it every day without getting tired of it! Next time you go shopping, don’t hesitate before buying this one.



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