Givenchy Je Veux La Lune Collection for Fall 2011

Givenchy Je Veux La Lune Collection for Fall 2011

Love, fear, fascination, curiosity; all these emotions it brings out, don’t they just make you want it, with all the superstitions and fantasies? Poets’ escape to an imaginary world fevered by its mysterious face of many messages. It influences nature and sentiments and exerts a magnetic disturbance on our will… I love the Moon for the femininity and softness that it suggests, for its light and shadows, for the adorning veil that it delicately places over our lives. To want the Moon is to want what seems unattainable; that is exciting! But technological advances have now made fanciful lunar voyage possible as well as the mastery of light in this collection.

Les Ombres de Lune, illuminating powder and intense shadow, are the coalescence of this fantasy source light and contrasted moon. The desire to create shadow where there is none inspired me to a great extent; deflected moonlight that gives a different angle to reality. I wanted to take a cinema makeup technique that has always intrigued me and apply it to beauty. The “American night” demands a different way of working with light; complexion must radiate in bold contrasts, like for a black and white image. I wanted the Moon…For you. — Nicolas Degennes

Les Ombres de Lune ($58.00)

An illuminating powder for cheeks, eyes, complexion and an intense eye shadow for a twilight effect.

  • Lune Mysterieuse No. 1 Black moon in a creamy white sky (Limited Edition)
  • Lune Mordoree No. 2 Night blue moon in a golden sky (Limited Edition)

Le Prisme Blush-Glow

  • Lune Rosee No. 41 Dainty sculpting blush with fun pearly colours (Limited Edition)

Rouge Interdit

  • Lune Carmin No. 52 Dark sensual red (Limited Edition)

Gloss Interdit

  • Lune Carmin No. 31 Dark sensual red (Limited Edition)

Gelee d’Interdit

  • Lune Argentee No. 15 Opalescent veil (Limited Edition)

Magic Khol

  • Marine Blue No. 16 Black with bold blue reflections

availability: Fall 2011, prices TBA

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Is that Jacqueline Jablonski? Stunningly beautiful look set off by the perfect model! Products seem amazing! Please swatch when possible, Christine!

Oh wow, I think I want everything in this collection! Without seeing them in person, my top picks are Lune Mordoree No. 2 and the dark lipgloss and lipstick. Such a gorgeous collection!

Wow. Thanks for reminding me that it’s almost always in the Fall that I really get in trouble with makeup collections. This all looks right up my alley!!

It’s weird – women will look at that and say “Wow, how beautiful.” But I bet 90% of men looking at her would say “She’d look okay if she took off the makeup!” She’s a beautiful girl and the look is certainly captivating but rather “extreme”. To be honest, I’ve got most of those colours in other brands – champagne and black shadows, a deep plummy red lipstick. Knowing what Givenchy’s prices are, I’ll pass on this one.

I think only a tiny portion of the women who say this is a beautiful *promo* picture would actually wear this in their everyday life. I wear very minimal make-up and I think the look in the picture is breathtaking.
I also showed this to a male friend (who’s a photographer), and he thinks it’s a stunning picture with a beautiful model.

Basically, this is a piece of make-up art, so it’s to be regarded as such, not as an example of everyday make-up look.

It’s an Editorial Look. It isn’t meant to be worn everyday. It is to sell the make-up, the image of a Fall Glamour–darker colors.

Ohhh that lip color! Not sure I could pull it off in real life without looking like I tried to go goth and stopped halfway… but the shade is absolutely gorgeous!

This models makeup is so beautiful and so stunning, taht it makes me what to hate ‘natural’ beauty and ‘no makeup’ makeup even more than I do. Long live artifice!

‘I like un-natural beauty. What does ‘natural beauty’ mean anyway? I’m a freckled blond from Michigan.’ – Dita Von Teese

Vive L’Artifice! I,too, carry the torch for the cultivated hot house beauty. Daisies are cute, but I belong to the House of Orchid.

this is FIRECE. I probably wont EVER wear that lip colour, but I want the products anyways!! and definitly that blush…. ohmygod.

haha…. they overlooked something I think: The blush is described as “Dainty sculpting blush with fun pearly colours”. “Fun colours” with this promo image and the rest of colours, does not seem to match =D Probably the description was originally meant to belong to another colour set?
I do like the promo image though, and I like it that such as look is shown, very beautiful pale, but for sure I could replicate this with make-up I already own.

sorry for the second comment but for Vancouver, BC, Canada readers – ANY OF YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN EVEN FIND GIVENCHY PRODUCTS IN STORE? I don’t want to purchase online. THANKS IN ADVANCE =]

Finally, a Givenchy makeup collection that has the same dark, romantic, gothic aesthetic of the Givenchy clothing line! Love it!

WOW! They photoshopped the heck out of her. So sad. I wish advertisers weren’t allowed to do more than 10% photoshop on an image.

Just what I thought. You can tell by the picture where the model gets her make-up done that you cannot create the look shown in the photoshop picture with the products – the eyeshadow lacks the blue you see in the promo picture.
As many of the comments say, the picture is beautiful as a piece of make-up art. But these pictures never make me buy the products because I can tell I will never look like the model who, if you take the picture seriously, does not have any pores in her skin or veins in her eyes.

Oh Givenchy! How you empty my pockets but bring me so much joy. Now you’ve gone and found my moon weakness. I will have you; if not all of you, at least that lipstick with its plummy goodness!

The first time I saw this promo picture, my jaw dropped. I adored the glossy blacked red lip and unapologetic dramatic eye. I’m a sucker for dark hair, blue eyes and white skin as well. Girl crush!

The model’s lips remind me of a pair of Cole Haan pumps I’ve been wanting for ages… I think I need both! I like the “Lune Mordoree” combo as well. The nerd in me gets a kick out of the name similarity with “Mordor.” Perhaps I would make myself up like the model if I was heading into Mordor to pick a fight with Sauron!

Can’t wait for the entire Givenchy fall collection. I use all of the
Givenchy products. What a beautiful collection for fall. I want the
entire collection. Please keep me notified of everything. Just love
your website. Many thanks,

I have always been a HUGE fan of Givenchy and I adore the brand. I think I have, at least, one piece of makeup from all of their collections, but I definately think that this collection is a bit boring from what I’ve seen by givenchy and what they usually create. I think I am very tired of the smoky eye being a constant in Degenne’s work and artistry, and I think that, even if the Ombres de Lune are a fun innovation (talking not only about the product itself, but also about how it has been designed and created), they seem kinda boring to me, ’cause you’re forced to create a monochrome look with only two options: black or indigo. Unfair!. I miss the Prismissime Eyes palettes for autumn that gave super playful looks to mess up with (Les Poetiques, of course, and what about Acid Summer, it has been FUN!!). I find the look extremely elegant, wonderful for a night out, but… Way too dark. Might get one of the shadows to investigate what the heck was going on with Degennes and the blush, because it is calling my name…

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