Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Givenchy Poetique Blues Eyeshadow Palette

Givenchy Poetique Blues Prismissime Eyes

Givenchy Poetique Blues Prismissime Eyes ($53.00 for 0.12 oz.) is one of two eyeshadow palettes released with Givenchy’s Les Poetiques Collection for fall. It features nine different marbled/splattered eyeshadows.

Here’s a quick rundown of the colors, row by row, left to right:

  • Top row: a pale, icy pink; a bluish-gray with a purple cast; an icy silvery white
  • Middle row: a pale bright silver-white; a light champagne-beige; an icy, light purple
  • Bottom row: a warm-toned pale peach-champagne; a dirty champagne taupe; a dark purple

This is one of the more pigmented Givenchy palettes I’ve played with, so I’m happy to see they increased the pigmentation level in the latest limited edition palettes. There’s also a good assortment of shades, though two of them are close to another two within the palette, so that’s a bit of a downer. If you’re not a fan of shimmers and frost finishes, you’re not going to like this palette (or most other Givenchy palettes for that matter).

Givenchy always excels at making packaging functional and sleek, and this fall is no exception. The eyeshadows themselves look funky (in a good way!) and the outside casing is pretty. They do include three different sized sponge-tipped brushes underneath the eyeshadows, though I’d never use them unless in a pinch (use real brushes if you can!).

Even though Givenchy is a high-end, closer-to-luxury brand of cosmetics, its eyeshadow palettes are extraordinarily priced. Normally, palettes are less expensive (by the ounce) than single eyeshadows, but with Givenchy, you’d be getting more for your money by buying single eyeshadows! (For reference, the palette is $441.67/oz. vs. single eyeshadow at $383.33/oz.)

  • Product: 8/10
  • Value: 6/10
  • Ease of Use: 7/10
  • Packaging: 8/10

Recommendation: One of the nicest Givenchy palettes this year with better color pay off and a good assortment of shades perfect for fall (and winter, too!)… it’s just on the pricey side and doesn’t come cheap.

AvailabilitySephora

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Givenchy Poetique Blues Eyeshadow Palette

Givenchy Poetique Blues Eyeshadow Palette

Givenchy Poetique Blues Eyeshadow Palette

Givenchy Poetique Blues Eyeshadow Palette

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20 thoughts on “Givenchy Poetique Blues Prismissime Eyes Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Shimmery and silvery colors :), silver makeup is perfect for any eye color

  2. amy

    i love how the shadows look like stone work! These are lovely.

  3. I have and love this palette!

  4. Darby

    Ooh these are super pretty! Where are the bottom row swatches? I’d love to see what that purple looks like

  5. Avatar of Vesna Almost black.

    They look so beautifuly in the packaging, but I don’t like swatches. :( They look too similar too each other. :/
    I think I’ll rather get Dior Fall 2009 than this one. :)
    Thanks for the review! :)

  6. Lulee

    this is sooooooo tiny! i saw it in the store today and was shocked at how small it is!

  7. Avatar of Kristin Kristin

    I have been wanting this palette so much, but I was hesitant to spend the $ since I’ve never used Givenchy. After seeing the swatches, I’m not so sure these colors would work very well for me. I have plenth of other things I want too, though.