Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Like a Bollywood film, Nicolas Degennes creates an extravaganza of colour to make everyday life a dream. “I saw India as a bombardment of colours bursting forth to the rhythm of filmi music. I had already been a fan of this infectious, upbeat music for a long time, but of course it was the imagery that really grabbed me — Bollywood and its palettes of colours burst with beams of light. Melodramatic love stories… But love stories all the same, with all the emotion, the ardour, the passion of hearts that are torn apart and the struggle through hardship… The stuff of life! And the women! So beautiful, vivacious, dazzling… … and yet so sweetly demure. A homage to Indian beauty, heightened with a discreet air of eroticism and anchored in the purest tradition. What I adore in these love sagas is the eternal femininity in a showcase of flashy, ultra-kitsch glamour and gaudy music.

Precious Sari Glitter Eyeshadow (LE)

  • Maharani Silver
  • Maharani Gold

Sari Glow Iridescent Blush (LE)

  • Maharani Orange
  • Maharani Pink

Magic Kajal Eye Pencil (New)

Rouge Interdit

  • Maharani Rose
  • Maharani Henna

Vernis Please! (LE)

  • Maharani Pink
  • Maharani Tangerine

Prismissime Visage (LE)

  • Maharani Pinks (Fair complexions)
  • Maharani Apricots (Darker/tanned complexions)

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40 thoughts on “Givenchy Spring 2009 Makeup & Beauty Collection

  1. Shar

    Wow! When is this available?

  2. Anitacska

    Phew! At least one collection I won’t be tempted by. 😉

  3. Jenny

    Oooh the glitter eyeshadows are calling to me.

  4. ROXY

    Simply gorgeous! I’ve always been drawn to the Bollywood makeup looks. Does anyone know when this will be available in stores or online?

  5. Cant miss out on this one. Everything is so gorgeous !!! I’ll definitely feel like a Maharani with it 😉

  6. cloudburst

    I really like the promo shot, gorgeous makeup!

  7. Katherine

    That is so beautiful – one of the few spring collections calling to me. I’m so tired of muted, pastel, YLBB colors. Bring on the intensity for us olive toned, brunette gals!

  8. It’s gorgeous on the model… Beautiful collection.

  9. Victoria

    Looks bright, interesting and delicious:)

  10. Meta

    Purdy!! I really love the look of the compacts! I’d be interested in getting the blushes and Prismissime Visage just for the compacts alone!

    Btw, my younger sister’s name is Rani and yes she acts like a Maharani!!

  11. MADDIE


  12. Tami

    oooh the glittery gold eyeshadow caught my attention, very nice! The blush looks good on her too, lips colors are so pretty… ok so i pretty like the whole collection BUT must save money :( must hold back!!!

  13. anj

    Hi Christine, could you do a tutorial for the look on the model in this promo shot? I especially would love to know how the eyeliner is applied to the lower lid. :-) tia!!

  14. Shefali

    Loving all the India themes for makeup lately! For us Indian girls, the colors are amazing! Lancome’s Maharani Jewels collection was gorgeous and I really liked MAC’s Manish Arora collection too. Yippee!!

  15. I’m sure someone slightly tanned or has a dark skintone can rock this collection, like you!

  16. Richard

    The make up is jsut awesome. might be pretty expensive isn’t it the colors are jsut hot and bold. i am loving them they are best sutired for indian weddings and parties