Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow, I rolled the dice and ordered Rouge Interdit Magic Lipstick ($32) in Noir Révélateur (#62) - called a sheer berry pink. Why not? I like berries, and I like pink. Plus the funky black color fascinated me.
This "magic lipstick" is said to enhance the natural color of the lips. I'd agree. It's a color-enhancer that brings a touch of "dark mystery for feminine and romantic lips." Its pigments react with the skin’s pH, so its color evolves differently on each woman. The stick looks black, but leaves a transparent bitten effect.
The blinding photo above proves it was taken in very bright mid-day sun. As you can see, the lipstick really looks black in the tube. The tube? It's a little weird, but that doesn't disturb me. I just can't imagine throwing it on a key ring.
Rouge Interdit Magic Lipstick in Noir Révélateur is most definitely transparent on the lips. It's extremely sheer. On my own lips, the color leans toward grape. It reminds me of Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, one of my old favorites.
Is it worth the difference in price if you compare it to Black Honey? No. It's nice, though, if you enjoy a little magic, want to astonish your friends, and are willing to buy a "luxury" lipstick. You can find both (Clinique and Givenchy) at Sephora. Sephora is the exclusive retailer for Givenchy in the United States.
Photo at top courtesy of Sephora; other photos by Best Things in Beauty