Givenchy Inattendue Prisme Quatuor

Givenchy Inattendue Prisme Quatuour / Eyeshadow Quad ($58.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a sparkling mix of shades with warmer undertones. This was the more pigmented of the three quads I bought from the range, but it wasn’t worth the price tag due to lower color payoff, fall out, and generally uneven color application. It was more frustrating to use than anything else. I give Givenchy credit for coming up with a more interesting color combination that you don’t often see in a set of four shades (though it is harder to combine as a result). I think you’d need to use a glitter adhesive and possibly sponge-tip/fingertips for applicators to manage this one.

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Givenchy Inattendue Prisme Quatuour / Eyeshadow Quad
Givenchy Prisme Quatuor Inattendue
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Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
6
Application
4
Total
74%
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Givenchy Le Rouge-a-Porter for May 2015

Givenchy Le Rouge-a-Porter
Givenchy Le Rouge-a-Porter

Le Rouge-a-Porter ($36.00) (New)

In Leather. In Colors. The ultimate Couture lipstick reinvents itself with a balmy and sensorial texture… The perfect balance between lipstick and lip care, this ultra-elegant leather-clad whipped lipstick is your best ally for a casual chic, ready-to-wear look. Like all must-have fashion accessories, it comes in a wide palette of 16 shades, from the most nude to the most sophisticated. Thanks to its unique texture, Le Rouge-A-Porter can be applied generously onto the lips like a balm. Apply it once or several times to adjust and reach the color intensity you want.

  • N°101 Nude Ultime
  • N°102 Beige Mousseline
  • N°103 Beige Plumetis
  • N°104 Beige Floral
  • N°105 Brun Vintage
  • N°106 Parme Silhouette
  • N°201 Rose Aristocrate
  • N°202 Rose Fantaisie
  • N°203 Rose Avant-Garde
  • N°204 Rose Perfecto
  • N°205 Violine Inspiration
  • N°206 Corail Decolleté
  • N°301 Vermillon Creation
  • N°302 Rouge Atelier
  • N°303 Framboise Griffée
  • N°304 Moka Imprimé

Availability: Now at Sephora and Barneys

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Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor

Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor ($58.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a set of lightly warm-toned neutrals with more matte finishes. Often, when a new formula comes out, I try to pick a shade that is more of a “gimme” and one that may be more challenging, and if a brand can’t put out decent warm-toned neutrals, then it really isn’t looking good for the formula. This quad is better than Tentation, but it still suffers from a texture that while soft to the touch, is firmer that makes it harder to blend and apply. I was able to get a decent look out of it, and it was only the deepest shade that was really difficult to work with. I don’t recommend it, because I think you can get better performing neutrals right out-of-the-palette at an assortment of prices equal or less than this from a myriad of brands, but if you were looking to make it work, I would highly recommend a primer or good base underneath to help combat some of the blending, pigmentation, and longevity issues present.

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Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor
Givenchy Prisme Quatuor Delicate (9)
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Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
74%
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Givenchy Tentation (7) Prisme Quatuor Eyeshadow Quad

Givenchy Tentation (7) Prisme Quatuor Eyeshadow Quad ($58.00 for 0.14 oz.) consists of a medium yellowed green, burgundy, mauve-y pink, and shimmery beige. I thought it was an interesting color combination to try, but I was very disappointed in the quality of the eyeshadows in practice. Givenchy describes the formula as having an “intuitive application [that] offers immediate and even coverage for pure, intense color payoff … comfortable to wear and luminous, it stays true all day long.” They swatched with promise, but they just didn’t adhere well, blend easily, or wear for long. The initial application made it look like I had been wearing the eyeshadows for sixteen hours in humid weather–faded, muddied, and uneven, when it was more like five minutes. You know it’s bad when you apply the product, see the end result, apply more, still get the same result, and have ended up packing so much product on that you have more eyeshadow underneath your eye than above it, then say, “screw it!” and remove and try again another day, only to endure the same frustrating, dismal results as before a week later.

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Givenchy Tentation (7) Prisme Quatuor Eyeshadow Quad
Givenchy Prisme Quatuor Tentation (7)
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Product
4.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
2.5
Total
54%
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5 Rosy Lipsticks for Spring

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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Givenchy Launches Prisme Quatuor for Spring 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)

Availability: Now at Sephora

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