Sunday, February 1st, 2015

I love dusty and muted rosy lipsticks, which can range from light and rosy pink to rosy brown to rosy coral. Here are some of my current favorites for spring! :)

  1. Bite Beauty Musk — a muted, rosy pink-beige
  2. Givenchy Nude Guipure — a light-medium rosy pink
  3. Guerlain Garance — a medium, rosy coral
  4. Estee Lauder Irresistible — a medium-dark muted rosy pink
  5. Maybelline Untainted Spice — a deepened rosy brown

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Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Givenchy Prisme Quatuor
Givenchy #3 Prisme Quatuor

PRISME QUATUOR, rediscover Givenchy’s cult makeup product. Four domes, four colors, for beautiful eyes that can be infinitely reinvented. The keen color sense and expertise of Nicolas Degennes went into creating these unique palettes featuring bold, elegant and modern combinations where nudes mix with intense tones, where matte density plays off a sparkling veil. Each harmony is a unique composition, a world to explore. A brand new texture developed to provide even greater comfort and performance. Its intuitive application offers immediate and even coverage for pure, intense color payoff. Comfortable to wear and luminous, it stays true all day long. These 8 quarters come enhanced in a sophisticated new pack for a luxurious and creative experience.

Prisme Quatuor ($58.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Caresse (1)
  • Ecume (2)
  • Inattendue (3)
  • Impertinence (4)
  • Frisson (5)
  • Confidence (6)
  • Tentation (7)
  • Braise (8)
  • Delicate (9)

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Givenchy Or Insolite (12) Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow
Givenchy Or Insolite (12) Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow

Givenchy Or Insolite (12) Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as “gold.” It’s a light-medium gold with subtle yellow undertones–it’s almost a “cool” gold because it lacks really strong, yellow/orange warmth with lighter gold shimmer and sparkle. MAC My Fantasy (LE, $15.00) is a powder. MAC Cool Companions #1 (LE) is a powder, more metallic. MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is more opaque, powder. Dior Pastel Fontanges #3 (LE) is a powder. Bobbi Brown Sunlight Gold (P, $28.00) is less sparkly. MAC Greenluxe #2 (P) is a powder, more metallic. Buxom Poodle (P, $18.00) is less sparkly. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Givenchy’s cream eyeshadow formula is supposed to wear for 16 hours, be waterproof, and “dry down to a powdery finish.” It’s also supposed to be “saturated.” This shade might intentionally be sheerer, but there’s no indication that that is the case–and it is unfortunately semi-sheer. It wasn’t buildable to more than moderate coverage, but it was never close to opaque color. It’s really just a wash of gold shimmer more than anything else, which can be a pretty look if that is what you’re opting for. I didn’t see any creasing for first twelve hours, but there was noticeable fall out after ten hours that worsened for the full sixteen hours I wore it. The way the cream eyeshadow dries down seems to make my eyelids look crepe-y–just more wrinkly than they really are, so it is not the most flattering texture.

The Glossover

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Or Insolite (12)

D+

Product

6.5/10

Pigmentation

6.5/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

6.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Givenchy Rose Plumetis (207) Le Rouge
Givenchy Rose Plumetis (207) Le Rouge

Givenchy Rose Plumetis (207) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a pinky mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a light shine. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied beautifully without tugging or dragging. The color lasted well for five hours and was lightly hydrating. Buxom Dolly (LE, $21.00) is warmer, less pink. Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is brighter. Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is a touch lighter, but it is very, very similar. MAC Mystical (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Estee Lauder Intense Nude (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer. Buxom Centerfold (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned, pinker. NARS Last Tango (LE, $26.00) is lighter, more matte. Urban Decay Rush (P, $22.00) is similar. MAC Mehr (P, $16.00) is more matte, lighter. MAC Craving (P, $16.00) is darker. Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a cool-toned, medium-dark raspberry pink with a soft shine. It had full color coverage, and it was extremely pigmented–one stroke is really all you need. It wore well for almost six hours on me and left behind a soft stain. The formula was comfortable to wear and hydrating. MAC Splurge (LE, $22.00) is more muted. Bite Beauty Crimson (LE, $28.00) is slightly brighter. Guerlain Gladys (78) (P, $51.00) is cooler-toned, brighter. YSL Exquisite Plum (22) (P, $34.00) is darker. YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (P, $34.00) is darker. MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Madame Batifole (860) (LE, $51.00) is redder. Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (P, $30.00) is cooler-toned, darker. MAC Rebel (P, $16.00) is cooler-toned, more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The only real miss with these is the fact that they’re really not “semi-matte” as described–there is a noticeable shine that lingers for two to three hours, and then it wears down slightly.

The Glossover

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Rose Plumetis (207)

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Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Givenchy Beauty Fall 2014 Collection
Givenchy Beauty Fall 2014 Collection

Palette Extravaganza Lip & Eye ($66.00) (Limited Edition)

Go from glowing and sparkling to extravagant with this palette’s four eye shadow shades. The eye shadows are inspired by the shimmer of pearls, and the palette features a complementary, discreet shade of lipstick. The satiny brown and purple colors define and deepen the eyes, while the burnished gold and shimmering silver hues strengthen their intensity—and the elegant leather-look of the case provides luxe packaging. Includes 4 x 0.14 oz eye shadows in Satiny Brown, Satiny Purple, Burnished Gold, Shimmering Silver and 0.06 oz lipstick in Luminous Pink.

Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow ($23.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Or Insolite (12) Gold

Le Rouge Intense Color Sensuously Matte Lipstick ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Framboise Velours (315) Rosy red
  • Rose Plumetis (207) Rose

Blush Memoire de Forme Pop Up Jelly Blush ($37.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Rose Extravagant Rosy hue

Le Vernis Intense Color Nail Lacquer ($20.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Bronze Insense Bronze
  • Parure Scintillante Glittering top coat

Availability: Now at Sephora

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Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Givenchy Le Rouge -- New for 2014 Shades
Givenchy Le Rouge — New for 2014 Shades

Recently, there were twelve shades added to the Givenchy Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) line-up. I’ve now finished reviewing them, so here’s a look at all of them together. You can see reviews for all shades, past and present, here. You can compare swatches, both on skin and on lips, for all shades in the Swatch Gallery as well–or further sort by color or undertone.

Reviews, Photos, Swatches — New Shades

  1. Nude Guipure (106)
  2. Brun Vintage (105)
  3. Beige Caraco (107)
  4. Beige Deshabille (108)
  5. Rose Boudoir (204)
  6. Rose Perfecto (209)
  7. Rose Dahlia (210)
  8. Rose Ruban (211)
  9. Hibiscus Exclusif (302)
  10. Corail Decollete (303)
  11. Rouge Egerie (305)
  12. Corail Signature (317)

Reviews, Photos, Swatches — Existing Shades

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