I originally intended to buy the limited edition for summer 2010 Pop Gloss Crystal Sun in Island Cocoa (474), but the amount of glitter has put me off, but since I really like Givenchy lip glosses I opted instead for Sensual Chocolate from the regular Gloss Interdit range. The full name of this Givenchy product is Gloss Interdit Ultra-Shiny Color Plumping Effect (try saying it three times), and if you're familiar with the line you already know not to expect any burning or tingling sensation because the plumping effect is not through irritation but through the extra moisturizing from skincare grade ingredients (hyaluronic acid micro-spheres and cameline oil). The comfortable wear and beautiful shiny finish have made the Gloss Interdit line a favorite.
Sensual Chocolate is a brown based rosy plum. It's not too purple and not too brown, especially if worn lightly (the color and coverage are buildable). It's a little shimmery and works well with a (fake) bronzed summer face as well as when I opt for a pale look, and is neutral enough to be paired with aqua and turquoise eye makeup (such as Givenchy Le Prisme Island Lagoon). The staying power is average- it fades after a couple of hours and a drink, which means reapplying and dealing again with the cloying fruity scent.
Bottom Line: Like.
Givenchy Gloss Interdit ($25.50) is a Sephora exclusive. Available online and in store.
All photos are mine.