August 17, 2009

Givenchy Fall Collection 2009: Givenchy Gloss Poetique Review and Swatches

Everyone is trying their hand at color changing gloss this season right? But how many brands have perfected it? Color changing gloss is a difficult one as you’ll run across many that are just too bright to look flattering on your lips. Most turn a bright bubble gum pink that the Muse thinks is quite pretty when swatched but on my lips not so much.

Givenchy Gloss Poetique gets it just right and than some!

Jump ahead for the review.

Available for a limited time as part of it’s Fall Collection, Givenchy has released Gloss Poetique a natural color enhancing lip treatment.

In some cases a hard Fall eye look is reigning supreme. Something smoky, something dramatic, perhaps a swirled up cat eye….in these cases we don’t want to take away from such an incredible eye look by pairing it up with a bold shade of lipstick or gloss. These are the times we want just the right amount of color but nothing dramatic, nothing crazy. Smooth a little Givenchy Gloss Poetique on for a radiant burst of pink that’s sheer, subtle, and pretty.

Housed in floral motif Givenchy palette this gloss and cheek duo may very well deserve the back up treatment. I have one so far and I’m ordering another shortly as it’s one of those things you won’t want to be without when it’s gone for good.

The formula is a gel like consistency that’s incredibly glossy and shiny for a potted lip treatment. Anything that doesn’t come in a tube is always a bit of a chore to get working correctly on lips in my opinion but this simply smooths on leaving a high glossy finish with a tiny touch of pink.

You’ll be delighted to know it also acts as a stain for cheeks. It’s glossy gel formula makes it a long wearing flush of pink for cheeks and face. Although a tad strange feeling on your face it does leave behind a gorgeous shade of baby pink that’s natural and quite pretty. The formula is meant to be used on most any skin tone for that perfect shade of pink on both lips and face.

On Lips

On Lips and Cheeks

Overall, it’s unique formula that multitasks on both face and lips makes this a great little find for Fall. Pairing up your dramatic eye look with gently flushed cheeks and subtle glossy lips makes for an ideal look for the upcoming season. I’m absolutely thrilled with Givenchy Gloss Poetique. Truly a fabulous little product and worthy of a pick up (and a backup purchase).

Loves it!

Total Muse Approval for Purchase.


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • sparklyblind

    wow!!! I totally did the same thing & bought a back up too! I swear it’s no fair how they do us with these awesome LE products! I just use it on my lips but the scent is so lovely I open it compulsively & sniff it when I’m out & get annoyed, bored, anxious, because it’s so pretty, you know… What did you make of the tiny applicators? So cute, right? But mine are staying as museum pieces down in that second tier. I didn’t even want to touch the gloss it was so pristine & beautiful when I first got it!
    P.S.- I’m SO glad I found your blog because this makeup obsession truly is an uncontrollable affliction so thanks for your support;) !!!

    • the Muse

      sparkly, I loved this one, backup was def in order for it πŸ˜€ Love the applicators but always find them rubbish for application LOL I used to be very much the type to store things away and never use but I nearly hit pan on this, thank god for my second one πŸ˜€

      LOL glad you’re enjoying it! *hugs*

  • WalkonTop

    A few years late…! I * adore * Givenchy’s HydraSparkle Lip&Cheek Gel (I have about.. 10. OMG, embarrassing!). I found this product one-Bay for $25.00 USD. Speaking of colour-changing products, I am loving Givenchy’s Magic Lip Gloss (clear lip gloss w/wand ~ tipped w/a bright, yet beautifully natural, pink-y/rosey ~ brush tip.

    Am also digging Sephora’s Colour Adust Lip GLOSS and Balm. Even my fiancΓ© goes crazy when I’m wearing the LG (& he’s not a typical fan {well, fails to understand; loves the look} of my lip gloss obsession).

    Thanks for the wonderful blog!

    xx, WoT

    • Isabella Muse

      aw! great to hear! I love it too Walkontop! πŸ˜€ So glad to hear you enjoy Musings of a Muse thank YOU! πŸ™‚