More Givenchy, because like Depeche Mode I just can't get enough. Here, the Parad'Eyes Liners in two shades: Mauve Impression and Nude Impression. These liquid liners contain mother-of-pearl bits to render them ultra-shimmery. I love the metallic mauve shade (which leans a touch towards a nearly-pink lilac) but the stand-out is the peachy-gold "nude". I love to put it under the lower lash line then smudge it a bit with my finger for a subtle glow that really makes the green, gold, and brown in my eyes sparkle! The wear is good; they last many hours-- though not through rain, sleet, snow or dark of night. But hey, even the Post Office doesn't go by that anymore!
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Clever packaging? Check. Edible-looking pillows of well-pigmented color? Check. Mirror? Check. A tucked-inside brush you can actually use? Check! I highly recommend the GivenchyLe Prisme Blushes! Swatches on the next page, so keep reading!
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A new fave for me: Givenchy's Le Prisme Yeux Mono. One color, four textures, one package. Use it all swirled into one, or separate the 4 corners to make a monochromatic but textured look.I love the traditional pillowy shape of the colors and the soft, blendable pigment lasts for ages. There are 16 shades (this one is Smart Nude, a shade lovers of Shroom and Kitten and the like will simply adore!). By the way, thank you, Givenchy, for putting a mirror in your tiny, pretty compact; it comes in handy!
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Very, very sheer and glossy. Quite pretty, but I prefer it layered over other lipsticks rather than alone.
20 Tender Pearl pearly pink shimmer
21 Elegant Pearlsheer silver shimmer
A pink one and a silver one. The pink one is sheer and... oh, wait! The silver one is sheer, too. I would use these for layering over lipsticks or other glosses to add a touch of glow. VERY pretty.
FYI, the pink is quite cool-toned.
Parad'Eyes Fluid Eye Liner
Tender Pearl metallic pink Elegant Pearl metallic silver
The last thing I thought I would enjoy putting on my eye was a pink liquid liner. Silver makes sense - I'm on-board; sign me up! Pink? Hmmm...
I'm amazed to say they're both really great liners! I'll rock them both this Winter and into the Spring. Chalk the pink one down as "The Color That Most Surprised Me!"
PS: These are a bit weird in the packaging department. I'm used to the wand being on the shorter side and the ---er, what do you call the compartment where all of the makeup is? Anyway, I'm used to that part (the well?) being the longer side. Here it's completely turned-around and the short end is the (?) ... the long end is the applicator portion. It surprises me every time I try to apply this liner!
Mister Bright Touch Of Light Pen
Moon Light opalescent pearl
You've seen it before: click pen; highlighting liquid. You know what to expect...
The cool thing about this one is that it's mostly just a cool opalescence rather than a push of color. I twist up some product and apply with my finger or another brush (MAC's 217 is great!) rather than trying to slop it on from the pen.
Great for cool-toned gals as a highlight in all of the usual places: brow, tear duct, middle of the bottom lip, cupid's bow... I've even dotted it on the tippy-tops of my cheekbones and blended. Luminous!
To Complete the Look:
From left: the glosses, the eye liners:
From left: the brightener, the glosses:
From left: the "silver" gloss, the eye liners: From left: the brightener, the glosses, the eye liners: From left: the lipstick, the brightener, the glosses, the eye liners: The lipstick: The lipstick, left; the Mister Bright brightener, right:
Lips here are the lipstick topped by the pink gloss.
Below, the pink liner in action!
In case you care, the eyes are:
MACPaint Pot in Painterly
PS: The products tested were submitted for review by the PR firm representing Parfums Givenchy. No money changed hands, now was a review (positive or otherwise) promised. No shady business, yo!
Right. So that's them, then. They are billed thusly:
"pearlescent particles combined with crystalline beads, which amplify the reflection of light"
"instant smoothing and plumping effect" due to hyaluronic acid spheres that pull in moisture and grow, giving the appearance of line-free, smooth lips
Camelina Oil (rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6) and Senso Oil complex (creamy castor oil and beeswax) soothe, protect and soften lips
comfortable and non-sticky
I got these to try:
I love the packaging. While Givenchy isn't the first to use the squared-off container, it's still sleek and stylish. I also am thankful for the brush applicator. I'm kinda over the sponge-tip. The formula is a bit gloppy on the brush, but easily smoothes out once on the lips.
The smell (I noticed no taste, personally), according to the company, is "an elegant, sensual, and sophisticated new faced of the 'Espieglerie' concentrate found in Rouge Interdit and Rouge Interdit Shine. The fragrance is composed of top notes of bergamot, litchi, and red fruit; the middle notes of rose, jasmine and lily of the valley; and base notes of sandalwood, vanilla, amber and musk." Yeah, well, apparently I have way too much of a class-less American nose, 'cause I thought it smelled vaguely of watermelon, and only briefly. I noticed no dry-down or middle and base notes. *shrug* I don't buy lipgloss for the scent, anyway.
Did I noticed plumping? No. So I wouldn't recommend you buy it for that reason. Buy it because it's a good gloss!
This gloss felt comfortable on, and lasted fairly well. It's got good pigmentation (fairly opaque) and I liked the two colors a lot! I will definitely grab these over and over. For those of you who can swing a gloss that costs $24 or so, this is definitely a must-try.
Rose Taboo | A mid-tone pink I'd describe as almost bordering on praline. Very nice! Just a touch of sparkle keeps it lively.
Capricious Pink | A softer pink, not at all bubblegum and not so soft it disappears. Just a glint of cool shimmer makes this extra dreamy.
The only real downside is that these glosses is that they're a bit stickier or, to use a really un-sexy word, "gloppier" than I prefer. But if you don't slop it on, you can get around that - just take it easy.
I definitely like these glosses! The pickle: I WANT THEM ALL!