Saturday, January 31st, 2009


Maharani Henna

Finally, the last products to cover from Givenchy’s Maharani Collection are the two new Rouge Interdit Satin Lipsticks ($27.00 each) in Maharani Rose and Maharani Henna, as well as their Precious Sari Glittering Eyeshadow ($26.00 each) in Maharani Silver and Maharani Gold.

Maharani Henna is a brickish red that goes on smoothly with lots of richness in color. It’s a toned down red for those who find colors like MAC Russian Red just too bold for them to pull off. This is also more of an orange-based red, which may suit some better than blue-based reds. I think if it was more of a jewel-toned red, I might be all over it, but I’m not so excited over this brick-red shade.

Maharani Rose is an opaque medium pink with fairly neutral undretones (doesn’t read too cool or too warm for me). There’s a nice sheen and glossiness to it when swatched, and I love that it’s truly pink. It’s not sheer at all, so you know what you’re getting into. I would say it leans towards being a strawberry-pink over a pastel pink as well. While the shade itself isn’t necessary original, it’s a good color and the Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick formula is fabulous, so it’s an excellent choice for those who don’t have something similar.

The Precious Sari Glittering Eyeshadows are liquid, metallic shadows. The formula is gel-based and not oily, so it should hold up for at least a few hours on your lids (I haven’t tried it on my lids, I can’t verify wear time). Maharani Silver is exactly that–bold, shimmery metallic silver! Similarly, Maharani Gold is a metallic gold with a little more depth and deepness in color than say gold jewelry, but I think it actually makes it more wearable as it is not as bright.

See swatches & photos!


Maharani Rose


Precious Sari Glittering Eyeshadows


Maharani Henna, Maharani Rose, Maharani Silver, Maharani Gold

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8 thoughts on “Givenchy Maharani Collection for Spring 2009 – Maharani Rose, Maharani Henna, Precious Sari Glittering Eyeshadows Photos, Swatches, Review

  1. Silver lipgloss?? How strange! I can’t wait to see a lip swatch of that one!!

  2. hi

    I would imagine if those shadows work well, they’ll be kind of like pigments with mixing medium.. do they dry well?
    Gold lipstick I can deal with in small amounts, but silver gloss might make me look as if i’ve just taken a dose of colloidal silver!!

  3. I love those glittering eyeshadows. I also love the Henna lipstick.