Amazing color. Great consistency. Smooth application. Highly pigmented. Givenchy's gloss is a 5-star hit for me. It has the pop of a lipstick but it's light & beautifully shiny. I think I may buy a few more in the same color just to have handy. I can truly say that this gloss is perfect and completely fits it's description. The Velvet Purple is great for fall.
I have a Fall '09 trend shade #20. It is a bright opalescent pink I purchased alongside Eye Liner #6. These colours are discontinued.
I want to love this gloss much more than I actually do. It is exactly as described: lightweight. The professional brush delivers a lot of product and since this is a very thin gloss, with a stiff brush, it is hard to get smooth even coverage.
When i rub my lips together, they tingle from the plumper. The gloss does not get sticky but it doesn't stay around for long either. A couple sips of coffee and I have to reapply.
The smell is super pleasant, it reminds me of YSL's mango based lip rouge, but I don't need my lips to smell nice, my perfume and oral hygiene take care of that! I prefer fragrance-free. I wonder, what are you trying to hide in your product?!
It would have faired much better with my review if it had a foam tip applicator and had been fragrance free. @ $26 i'll pass and stick with NARS.
The photo had the liner on top and the gloss on the bottom.