Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm, $36.00: Givenchy has turned their iconic lip balm into a liquid gloss formula. I think that if you read the description from Sephora and that is what has piqued your interest, you will likely be disappointed and feel that this a lip gloss claiming to be a balm. However, according to the description on Saks, it is actually called a liquid gloss formula. I purchased the shade 14 Nude Soul.
This balm starts off as a lip gloss, but as it wears away it feels more like a balm. On my lips, the color is a light pink. It has a slight scent that doesn’t linger for very long. Surprisingly, it does hang around through drinking and eating for 2 to 3 hours and I still feel like there is a balm on my lips even a little while after that. I can also feel that it did help my chapped lips after just one day of wearing it. I also feel like my lips feel softer and smoother after I use it. It does have a tingle at the start of wear thanks to pink pepper that is supposed to plump the lips. If you’ve ever used a gloss or lipstick with peppermint oil in it, then this will feel similar to you. I didn’t notice any plumping effect from the tingle and it goes away fairly quickly. I really like this and do feel it performs a lip balm function but with a nice sheen on the lips and gives a hint of color.