Thursday, April 7, 2011

Givenchy Naivement Couture Givenchy Le Prism Eyeshadow Quartet Candide Garden Review

I feel so lucky to have been able to receive some of Givenchy's 2011 Spring Collection. The Le Prisme Eyeshadow Quartet Candide Garden is probably my favorite part of the whole Spring line up. I've never tried any of Givenchy's items before, and this was a great introduction. I was shocked to see how pigmented all these eyeshadows are. There is absolutely no fall out and they blend beautifully together. The color selection was a bit surprising, but the greens and peach colors just scream Spring don't you think? I was a little worried that I couldn't pull off such colors, and they would be better suited for a more olived skinned person.

Aren't they pretty? A coffee brown, a rusty orange, a peach color and a yellowish green shade. It does remind me of a Spring garden, hence the "Candide Garden" name. The peach color proves to be my favorite because I can blend it with my other every day shadows in my stash. It goes on so soft and the color will last all throughout the day. The green was also interesting, because I don't have anything like this in any of my eye palettes.

I think the best part about the palette might also surprise you, but under the gorgeous garden shades, is a small drawer with 3 different applicators. These brushes are much better then the crappy applicators you get in your usual makeup palette. Although they aren't the best, they prove to work well, and I've used them each time I use this quad. One applicator is for the lid, one for the crease, and I'm not quite sure what the other one could be used for. I think Givenchy is leaving it up to your imagination.

The quad also comes with instructions on how to create a few looks. Honestly I didn't use it, because as you can imagine, these colors can be used in many different looks, the possibilities are endless. You can use the chocolate color on your lid, creating a smoky look, or use the peach all over the lid, and the greens and oranges over the crease for a more natural eye with the peach used under your browbone. Sadly, I haven't perfect the best look yet with this, I'm still experimenting, and I'm sure I will post my look as soon as I come up with my favorite style.

I took swatches without the flash (above) and with flash (below) so you can see the difference. Like I said earlier, the colors blend beautifully, and depending on what kind of look you're going for, you can create a natural day time eye color, or a daring smoky eye. I can't wait till I'm tanner, later on in Summer to rock these colors, as I think they will look much better on tan skin.

Overall, I find the Givenchy Eyeshadow Quartet highly unique. I have nothing like this in my eyeshadow collection. The actual amount of product you are getting is a tad bit small, and at $56 it might hurt your wallet, but this one is definitely worth the buy. You're getting a timeless Givenchy collectible, and I know that all makeup junkies everywhere can appreciate this quartet.

If you haven't tried or used Givenchy products before, this is a great beginner buy. It's a great way to practice your makeup application skills, either by playing around with it for fun, or following the instructions for getting the perfect look. Really loved this one.

The Givenchy Prism Eyeshadow Quartet Candide Garden is available for $56 at Sephora and Givenchy.

Disclosure: A press sample was sent to me for consideration from PR for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. No monetary compensation was received.

1 comment:

  1. I have never tried any Givenchy products. This quad is pretty, and different! I don't think I would use the green color but they rest are great! This would be a great quad for the fall also :)


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