Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow

Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.14 oz.) is supposed to be a “creamy, waterproof, long-lasting eyeshadow.” The formula says that it will last for 16-hours (!). The three shades wore around 12 hours well on me, which is good wear but not quite 16, before I saw some slight creasing. I did have some fall out with the more sparkly shades, which are deceptively matte-looking in the pots initially, but as soon as you disturb the top layer, you’ll see the sparkles. The pigmentation across all three shades was good, and the consistency was lightly creamy without being heavy or thick, but the colors spread evenly and smoothly over the lid.

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Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow for Spring 2014

Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow for Spring 2014
Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow for Spring 2014

These gorgeous shadows glide on instinctively, hugging the curves of the eyelid, and then dry down to a powdery finish for up to 16 hours of long-wearing, waterproof color. The chic, saturated shades can be layered or mixed to create your own unique signature color or ombre combination.

Ombre Coutoure Cream Eyeshadow ($23.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Top Coat Blanc Satin (1) Top Coat
  • Beige mousseline (2) Beige
  • Rose Dentelle (3) Old pink
  • Bleu Soie (4) Marine blue
  • Taupe Velours (5) Taupe
  • Kaki Brocart (6) Khaki green
  • Gris Organza (7) Gray
  • Prune Taffetas (8) Plum
  • Brun Cachemire (9) Brown

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10 Shades of Coral for Spring to Wear on Lips & Cheeks

Reader Dilyana wanted to see more top picks for corals… so here’s my current top ten list of coral lipsticks, lipglosses, and blushes! (See them in the Swatch Gallery here.) What are your favorites right now?

  1. Hourglass Radiant Magenta — a warm-toned, pinky-coral with a satin finish
  2. Too Faced Bon Bon — a bright, warm-toned coral
  3. Chanel Reflexion — a shimmering, coral-red gloss
  4. Clinique Peach Pop — a muted, coral-orange with a luminous finish
  5. Maybelline Caramel Infused — a soft, pink-coral gloss
  6. Urban Decay Streak — a glossy coral-pink
  7. Tom Ford Love Lust –a shimmering, dark coral
  8. Burberry Camel Pink — a peachy-gold shimmered coral-pink gloss
  9. Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) — a vibrant, pink-coral
  10. MAC Be a Lady –a brightened, pink-coral

5 Warm-Toned Pinks for Spring

If cool pinks weren’t your thing, how about the other end of the spectrum–warm pinks–as shades to consider this spring? Here are a few of my picks for the season! I’d love to hear yours :)

  1. Revlon Elusive — a medium, warm-toned pink with a satin-matte finish
  2. Chanel Revelation (63) — a light-medium pink with warm undertones
  3. Zoya Brigitte — a muted, medium pink with warm undertones
  4. Hourglass Radiant Magenta — luminous, medium, warm-toned pink
  5. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) — creamy, medium pink with warm undertones

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Some say a good red lip color is hard to find, but I feel like I fall in love with a new red lip color at least once a month! In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are ten of my favorite (permanently available!) red lipsticks and lipglosses… What’s your favorite?

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With Valentine’s Day just a couple of weeks away, it seemed only appropriate to make a list of pretty in pink shades.  Whether you like pink on your lips, tips, cheeks, or eyes, I hope that you’ll find at least one shade to drool over. :)