Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Givenchy’s Summer 2009 Collection is a natural, glowy-bronzy compilation of products for the face, eyes, and lips.

Glow to Wear in Sun Satin ($37.00) is a sheer, shimmery (golden-bronze) oil that you can apply all over your body for a subtle, barely bronzed sheen. The shimmer is definitely noticeable, though, so if you aren’t into shimmer, you’ll want to pass on this.

There were two Pop Gloss Crystal lipglosses ($24.00 each) launched — Sun Coral and Sun Rose. Sun Coral is a muted, peachy pink with multicolored shimmer. Sun Rose is a coral-orange shade with subtle multicolored shimmer.

Two bronzers were launched in the form of Prisme Again! Compact Powder Quartet ($43.00 each) — Sun Mango and Sun Cinnamon. Sun Mango is a quartet of light beige to peach tones, and it is ideal for lighter complexions. Sun Cinnamon is similar, just darker, so it is more suitable for deeper complexions.

The Sun Reflection Prisme Again! Eyes Quartet ($50.00) is actually quite stunning. These are four incredibly frosty shades of eyeshadow, but they look like shimmering water when swatched. They were so hypnotic, I found it quite difficult to capture what I liked most about them (their sheen/glimmer) in a photo.

The last piece I tested out was the Prismissime Mat & Glow in Sun Caramel ($53.00), which is a product designed to add just a little warmth to face. It contains six shades of matte caramel-toned shades, and then the three in the center are shimmery. These can be used anywhere you want, from face to eyes, which does make it convenient.

Overall, I wasn’t wow-ed by this collection. I much preferred spring’s Maharani Collection over this. I feel this feels too uninspired and traditional for a summer release. The standout product was the Eye Quartet–the shadows are truly stunning with their water-like glimmer.

See more product photos and swatches!


Sun Coral, Sun Rose


Sun Mango, Sun Cinnamon


Sun Reflection


Sun Reflection


Sun Caramel


Sun Mango


Sun Cinnamon


Sun Caramel


Sun Reflection


Sun Coral, Sun Rose


Sun Coral


Sun Rose

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24 thoughts on “Givenchy’s Summer 2009 Collection Review, Swatches, Photos

  1. thank you so much! these are so beautiful!

  2. Natalie

    Thanks Christine. Do you think Sun Rose is a bit similar to Chanel Tangerine Dream?

  3. Michelle

    The Glow to Wear in Sun Satin looks yummy!

  4. dorcie

    i do love the Sun Coral it’s just the perfect lipgloss colour

  5. Maria

    hey when will this be available?

  6. Jenn

    Love the quad! I liked sun coral but I hate the smell of givenchy glosses.

  7. I can’t wait to try the lipglosses!

  8. Avatar of Faiza Faiza

    Those lip glosses are divine!

  9. Brooke

    I’m not a Givenchy fan but those lipglosses are HOT

  10. YaYa

    I like Sun Rose on you!

  11. Cat

    I had a question. Does the glow to wear sink into skin and dry completely? I had purchased a similar product and it ended up all on my clothes. Thanks!

    • It does for me… but it will get a little bit of shimmer onto clothes, because the shimmer isn’t absorbed into your skin, though!

  12. Seohee

    Hi,! Great pictures, Thank you!

    The Sun Mango looks amazing – like , the perfect apricot blush
    but on your swatch, looks like a normal face powder…

    is it like, apricot-ish blush,? or just a face powder,?
    I have a medium-light asian skin..will it show up as a blush on my face?

    Thank you, Christine!