Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor Review, Photos, Swatches

Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor
Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor

Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor ($58.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a set of lightly warm-toned neutrals with more matte finishes. Often, when a new formula comes out, I try to pick a shade that is more of a “gimme” and one that may be more challenging, and if a brand can’t put out decent warm-toned neutrals, then it really isn’t looking good for the formula. This quad is better than Tentation, but it still suffers from a texture that while soft to the touch, is firmer that makes it harder to blend and apply. I was able to get a decent look out of it, and it was only the deepest shade that was really difficult to work with. I don’t recommend it, because I think you can get better performing neutrals right out-of-the-palette at an assortment of prices equal or less than this from a myriad of brands, but if you were looking to make it work, I would highly recommend a primer or good base underneath to help combat some of the blending, pigmentation, and longevity issues present.

Delicate #1 is a medium-dark brown with warm, golden yellow undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a drier, thinner consistency that stuck to the skin but didn’t move well. The color started to fade after seven hours of wear. MAC Choco Cake (LE, $15.00) is less warm-toned. LORAC Unedited (P) is slightly darker. Too Faced Truffled (P, $16.00) is similar. ColourPop Farah (P, $5.00) is a cream product. Kat Von D Leather (LE) is similar. MAC Clove (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Stila Being (P) is lighter. Make Up For Ever S616 Chocolate (P, $21.00) is similar. Urban Decay Vengeance (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC A Harvest of Greens #4 (P, $21.00) is similar. Chanel Charming #4 (LE) is darker. MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $15.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Delicate #2 is a medium, golden brown with a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a fairly blendable, moderately soft texture that was workable. It lasted for seven hours on me before fading. MAC Mumu (LE, $15.00) is more matte. LORAC Undeniable (P) is less warm-toned. Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is darker. ColourPop Desert (P, $5.00) is a cream product. Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $5.99) is darker. Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is warmer. Makeup Geek Desert Sands (LE, $5.99) is warmer. Make Up For Ever M660 Speculous (P, $21.00) is slightly warmer, more matte. LORAC Nude #4 (LE) is darker. Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $18.00) is cooler-toned, more matte. Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is more matte. MAC Butterfudge (P, $15.00) is similar. MAC Brownluxe #2 (P) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Delicate #3 is a light-medium, golden beige-brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage with a drier, thin texture that wasn’t powdery but required building on the lid. It blended decently but faded after six and a half hours. MAC Mumu (LE, $15.00) is darker. LORAC Undeniable (P) is darker. ColourPop Smash (P, $5.00) is more shimmery. Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE) is darker. Make Up For Ever S642 Sahara (P, $21.00) is similar. Make Up For Ever M536 Milk Tea (P, $21.00) is lighter. Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Delicate #4 is a brightened ivory with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff that was soft and blendable but thin. It lasted for six hours on me. It’s a more basic shade, so there are a lot of very, very similar options. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor
Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor

Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor
Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor

Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor
Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor

Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor
Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor

Givenchy Delicate #1 Eyeshadow
Givenchy Delicate #1 Eyeshadow

Givenchy Delicate #1 Eyeshadow
Givenchy Delicate #1 Eyeshadow

Givenchy Delicate #2 Eyeshadow
Givenchy Delicate #2 Eyeshadow

Givenchy Delicate #2 Eyeshadow
Givenchy Delicate #2 Eyeshadow

Givenchy Delicate #3 Eyeshadow
Givenchy Delicate #3 Eyeshadow

Givenchy Delicate #3 Eyeshadow
Givenchy Delicate #3 Eyeshadow

Givenchy Delicate #4 Eyeshadow
Givenchy Delicate #4 Eyeshadow

Givenchy Delicate #4 Eyeshadow
Givenchy Delicate #4 Eyeshadow

Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor
Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor

Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor
Givenchy Delicate (9) Prisme Quatuor

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El Avatar

Try it, try it! Inattendu was the one that most interested me.

Such a disappointing performance from this revamp in general, though. I assume the one Givenchy eye palette I have is the old formula, as it’s the old two level packaging, but I don’t think it would matter as it’s fairly specialised – it was a holiday one, with nine different smoky glitter shadows. I love it, but I also only really use the shadows as accents, so I’m not expecting the workhorse behaviour I would of a neutral basics quad like this reviewed one.

Sunny Avatar

Ugh sometimes you’ve got to wonder what they were thinking! I love Givenchy Le Rouge and I have high hopes for the new Rouge a Porter, but their eye products never cut it for me.

Vivien Avatar

I had such high hopes for it that I even had it in my shopping cart…guess I’ll be saving my money just like what I did for the Hourglass palettes 🙁

Katherine T. Avatar

I agree – browns are always the easiest shadows to get right, even the drugstore brands can do it well, and if Givenchy can’t even get these right, they’re in trouble, and at $ 58, there’s no room for error. Such a shame, because they had such interesting color combos in this collection 🙁

MichelleChefNYC Avatar

This is quite disappointing. I feel like I have been seeing a lot of mediocre releases from luxury brands lately, and that really makes me sad. At these prices you would expect them to ensure their product meets a certain standard, but putting out a product that performs this poorly is just taking advantage of the customer. This is especially sad when so many budget priced brands are putting out some amazing products for a fraction of this price. That is why I am so grateful for all the hard work you put into this site Christine! It is such a massively valuable resource to have unbiased reviews like this that hold all these products up to their claims. Thank you!!!

Sabrina Avatar

Haha, erm, better than an F I suppose? This is the one palette I was thinking of getting as the colors suit me perfectly.. But no thanks. PS Christine, I’m lazy to do a mega search atm, so, can you recommend a good palette or eye shadow choices for matte shades? Price isn’t an issue, I just want a pale nude (skin color), light brown, medium brown and darker brown… Lol or something close to those.

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