Givenchy Spring 2011


So… I was all set to share practical pictures of this collection, but my computer upload is acting up! Boo!!! I’ll get to it tonight when I have more time to spend with the program. But I at least wanted to share my thoughts on this collection.

Here is the promotional picture:

I really like this picture. The colors are so vibrant, and the placement is just awesome. This picture is what actually interested me in the collection. The first time I saw just the products by themselves, I kind of passed it by because the colors weren’t really reaching out to me. But they look so much different ‘on’ the skin, than they do in the pot. This is both good and bad… I’ll explain why when I finally get my swatches to upload.

These are the pieces of the collection. Of the collection, the standouts are the eyeshadow quad and the lipstick. That gel blush looks great, but it really doesn’t translate well in practical application. It went on like sheer pink water on my skin, and did not set. I let it try to dry for a few minutes, then gave up and wiped it off. And the color really doesn’t show up on me. My biggest problem with it (and the foundation) is that it’s unsanitary. I can’t use it on anyone but myself, and I prefer to have my products multitask. And the foundation range is VERY limited. Very good for fair skin tones who don’t have much of a yellow undertone. I found the undertone of this foundation to be more like ‘cream’ and less distinctly yellow or pink.

The lipgloss is supposed to be orange, but it went corally pink on me. I didn’t like that, so I passed.

There was another blush that I found sitting with the collection at Sephora, but I’m not really sure that it was part of the official collection. It’s the Prisme Blush in ‘It Girl Purple.’

I know… doesn’t look purple at all! It doesn’t swatch purple either. But it is the most divine shade of bright pink… just warm and glowy! Not ashy at all. I absolutely love it. It reminds me a lot of NARS Desire Blush, but it’s even more vibrant (if you can imagine that).

And the Candide Tangerine Lipstick is LOVE:

I can’t WAIT to show you guys what that looks like in person… it’s just DIVINE! The color looks a little bright and with the potential to go pink in the tube. But when you put it on, the formula just catches and warms up like you would not believe. It’s simply amazing.

Sorry for the stock photos. As soon as my computer gets it together, I’ll show you guys what some of this stuff looks like on actual skin.

Ciao for now!

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