Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Makeup.

Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Makeup.

Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Makeup.

Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Makeup.

Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Makeup.

As mentioned in many posts, I love Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadows; the consistency, longevity and formula are amazing.  For this Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Makeup, an impromptu tennis session and a five-mile walk, with my sister, created the perfect occasion to see if these beauties would live up to the “waterproof” claim.  Did I have high expectations?  Yes.  Did I want zero color fading and migration?  Yes.  Did I get everything I wanted?  You betcha 🙂

Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Eye Makeup: Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow 7 Gris Organza topped lightly with 01 Blanc Satin.

Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Eye Makeup:
Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow 7 Gris Organza topped lightly with 01 Blanc Satin.

Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Eye Makeup:

  1. Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (reviewed here).
  2. Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow 7 Gris Organza (reviewed here) placed along the lash line and blended and faded upwardly.
  3. Bobbi Brown Black Charcoal Eyeshadow (reviewed here) layered on top of 7 Gris Organza.
  4. Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin (reviewed here) placed lightly on top of the whole mobile lid using my pinky finger.
  5. Bobbi Brown Metallic Eyeshadow Gold Dust applied to the inner corner (reviewed here).
  6. Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow 9 Brun Cachmire (reviewed here) smudged on the lower lash line.
  7. Cargo Waterproof Bronzer placed on top of 9 Brun Cachmire.
  8. Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer used for the crease color.
  9. Bobbi Brown Bone Eyeshadow used to highlight the brow bone.
  10. Inglot AMC liner #90 placed on the upper water line (reviewed here).
  11. Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen (reviewed here) used on the upper lash line.
  12. Clinique High Volume Mascara.
  13. Shu Uemura Brow Pencil in 05 Stone Gray.
  14. Milani Clear Brow Gel.
Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Eye Makeup: Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric in 503 used with a dampened brush.

Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Face Makeup:
Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric in 503 used with a dampened brush.

Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Face Makeup:

  1. Dr. Mercola Sunscreen SPF 50 applied ever so lightly on face.  This stuff is potent, a little product provides you amazing sun protection and is sweat-proof (at least on me).
  2. Guerlain Meteorites Primer.
  3. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation 340 Bisque (N).
  4. MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Medium Deep used as a setting powder.
  5. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer.
  6. Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric in 503 has (not) officially replaced my broken GA Sheer Blush 10 Beige.  I prefer to use GA blushes with a dampened brush for longer-lasting results.
  7. MAC Play it Proper Beauty Powder used as a highlighter for the cheek bones.
  8. Skindinadiva Setting Spray was used to set the face makeup.
Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Makeup Lip Combo: It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Blushing Nude, Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD203, topped with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 219 Whisper Beige.

Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Makeup Lip Combo:
It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Stain Blushing Nude , Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD203, topped with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 219 Whisper Beige.

Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Makeup Lip Combo:

  1. It Cosmetics Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Stain in Blushing Nude (reviewed here).  Amazing–this liner held on to my lip color for five hours (without eating).
  2. Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD203 (reviewed here) used on top of Blushing Nude.
  3. Dior Addict Fluid Stick 219 Whisper Beige (reviewed here) lightly added on top of RD203 for shine.
Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Makeup Brushes: Chikuhodo Z-8, Z-2, Z-5, Wayne Goss Brush 2, Wayne Goss Brush 01, Tom Ford Cheek Brush, Billy B #8, #11, #12, Estee Lauder Eye Liner and Brow Brush.

Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Makeup Brushes:
Chikuhodo Z-8, Z-2, Z-5, Wayne Goss Brush 2, Wayne Goss Brush 01, Tom Ford Cheek Brush, Billy B #8, #11, #12, Estee Lauder Eyeliner/Brow Brush.

Makeup of the Week: Budge Proof Makeup Brushes:

  1. Chikuhodo Z-8 Cheek Brush used to apply bronzer (reviewed here).
  2. Chikuhodo Z-2 Highlight Brush used to apply setting powder.
  3. Chikuhodo Z-5 Eyeshadow Brush (reviewed here) used to apply Cargo Bronzer on top of 9 Brun Cachmire, crease color and brow bone color.
  4. Wayne Goss Brush 2 used to apply highlighter shade (reviewed here).
  5. Wayne Goss 01 Brush used to apply foundation (reviewed here).
  6. Tom Ford Cheek Brush (reviewed here) dampened to apply blush.
  7. Billy B #12 used to apply and blend BB Black Charcoal Eyeshadow (Billy B set reviewed here).
  8. Billy B #8 used to apply Givenchy 9 Brun Cachmire to the lower lash line.
  9. Billy B #11 used to apply Inglot #90 to the upper water line (reviewed here).
  10. Estee Lauder Eyeliner/Brow 20 Brush used to apply Givenchy 7 Gris Organza.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadows lasted beautifully under these extremely hot conditions, thus substantiating the waterproof claim.  Four hours of humidity and sweat really put these cream shadows to the test.  The rest of my makeup held up fairly well, with the exception of my bronzer.  Do I normally wear this much makeup during a workout?  No way–I just happened to have been bamboozled by my darling sister to participate in her daily workout routine…and I loved every minute!!!  I hope you found this helpful.  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow review and photos.

Givenchy 9 Brun Cashmere Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

When Sephora holds a VIB sale, that is the time to partake in some unscrupulous spending 🙂  Seriously, even though my dark side wanted to dive into the recent 15% VIB sale without a care in the world, my rational parental side reminded me, I have two future college educations to consider.  Anyway, enough with my temporary moral ramblings; one of the items I decided to purchase was Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Eyeshadow ($23 USD/4g.).  Seeing as how I absolutely adore my other three shadows from the line, I figured this was the perfect opportunity to round off my Givenchy cream eyeshadow collection.

Givenchy 9 Brun Cashmere Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow (say that five times) is just as rich and luxurious as it’s siblings:  7 Gris Organza (reviewed here), 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin (reviewed here), and 6 Kaki Brocart (reviewed here).  This chocolate-brown cream-to-powder eyeshadow with delicate bronze and gold shimmers, is a beautiful everyday staple that will work as a stand alone color or as a base for powder eyeshadows.  Being that the shimmers are part of the cream, there is absolutely no shimmer fallout.  The shimmers in 9 Brun Cachemire are so finely milled, contained and sophisticated, any age group can comfortably sport this eyeshadow for any occasion.

The lack of red undertones also makes Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire a universally flattering color for all eye colors and skin tones.  Darker skinned beauties can utilize this particular color to even out lid coloring and/or as a stand alone eyeshadow for an instantly polished look.

Givenchy 9 Brun Cashmere Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Givenchy 9 Brun Cashmere Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow (natural lighting).

The above photos show the warm nature of the 9 Brun Cachemire against my brown eyes.  I like to shade the upper lash line and blend out the color midway up the lid.  As you can see, in certain lighting conditions, the shimmers are hardly detectable.  However, when faced with LED lighting or sunlight, the bronze and gold shimmers reflect ever so slightly, giving the color some interest and dimension.

Givenchy 9 Brun Cashmere Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow topped with Bobbi Brown Espresso eyshadow and then lightly topped with a touch more of 9 Brun Cashmere.

Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow topped with Bobbi Brown Espresso Eyeshadow and then lightly topped with a touch more of 9 Brun Cachemire.

Givenchy 9 Brun Cashmere Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow topped with Bobbi Brown Espresso eyshadow and then lightly topped with a touch more of 9 Brun Cashmere.

Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow topped with Bobbi Brown Espresso Eyeshadow and then lightly topped with a touch more of 9 Brun Cashmere.

Side View: Givenchy 9 Brun Cashmere Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow topped with Bobbi Brown Espresso eyshadow and then lightly topped with a touch more of 9 Brun Cashmere.

Side View:
Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow topped with Bobbi Brown Espresso Eyeshadow and then lightly topped with a touch more of 9 Brun Cachemire.

For the above photos, I decided to layer cream and powder interchangeably to see if the results would cake or become patchy. Bobbi Brown Espresso Eyeshadow was used on top of 9 Brun Cachemire, then I decided to layer another smattering of BC on top of BB Espresso to bring out more of the bronze/gold shimmer.  As you can see, the results were smooth and even.  You could keep on going with this pattern until you have reached your desired intensity.  This cream-powder-cream concoction lasted all day (13 hours with Nars Eyeshadow Base) without any color fading or migration.  I really cannot wait to see how Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadows perform during the summer.

Comparison L-R in natural indoor lighting: YSL #4 Copper Brown Water-Resistant Eyeshadow, MAC Copper Strip Powerchrome Eye Pencil, Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow, MAC Life Luxury Powerchrome Eye Pencil, and Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink.

Comparison L-R in natural indoor lighting:
YSL #4 Copper Brown Water-Resistant Eyeshadow, MAC Copper Strip Powerchrome Eye Pencil, Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow, MAC Life Luxury Powerchrome Eye Pencil, and Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink.

Comparison L-R: YSL #4 Copper Brown Water-Resistant Eyeshadow, MAC Copper Strip Powerchrome Eye Pencil, Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow, MAC Life Luxury Powerchrome Eye Pencil, and Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink.

Comparison L-R in sunlight:
YSL #4 Copper Brown Water-Resistant Eyeshadow, MAC Copper Strip Powerchrome Eye Pencil, Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow, MAC Life Luxury Powerchrome Eye Pencil, and Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink.

Application was achieved using a synthetic brush:  Sonia Kashuk (shown here) or my trusty Billy B #12 Brush (reviewed here).  Fingers can be used when applying the color on the entire lid, but due to my choice of color placement, a more precise tool was required.  As mentioned in my previous reviews, the dry-time is very forgiving; however, once the shadow sets it does not budge.

Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow can be found at Sephora.com.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could all what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow is a beautiful everyday neutral color.  At first glance, this may not invoke feelings of excitement; nevertheless, it is the simple unassuming shades that are admired and utilized the most often.  I hope you found this helpful…For all those who celebrate Easter…I wish you all a Happy and Healthy Holiday!!!  Be well and stay safe.

-Maria

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Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow review, photos and application.

Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Admittedly, green eyeshadows are far and few between in my collection.  Other than Burberry Khaki eyeshadow (reviewed here), green eyeshadows generally do not suit my light olive skin tone; they seem to accentuate the swallow undertones in my complexion.  However, Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow ($23 USD/4g) is a stunning shade of green that would compliment many skin tones and eye colors.  These eyeshadows apply beautifully and their long-lasting feature make them too alluring to resist.

Final Look: Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Givenhy 6 Kaki Brocart is a beautiful Chartreuse green with micro gold shimmers.  The gold shimmers (not sparkles) are so finely milled and well blended within the formula, that they give the shadow a unique velvety satin finish.  The subtle golden sheen is quite attractive and versatile; this is one color that can be worn for any occasion.

The above color combination wore for 13 hours, over Nars Eyeshadow Base (reviewed here) without any fading.  Luckily, shimmer fallout is not an issue with this shadow, because as mentioned, the shimmers are part of the cream formula rather than a separate entity.  The smooth cream-to-powder formula and dry time is so forgiving that one can really take their time with color placement and blending.  However, once the shadow sets it does not budge.

Sephora states Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadows can be used as eyeshadow bases for powder shadows.  IMHO, not all the colors can be used in that fashion.

  • Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart dense texture make it suitable to be used as a base, but the color is too pretty to cover-up.
  • Givenchy 7 Gris Organza (reviewed here) is such a dark matte gray color to begin with, I would find it counterproductive to place a darker shade on top.  In addition, constant blending may disturb the shimmers and cause fallout.
  • Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin (reviewed here) is a top coat..need I say more?
  • Givenchy 2 Beige Mousseline (discussed here) would be prefect as a base coat, if it did not contain silver shimmers.

Application of Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow:

Products Used: Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer, Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart, Burberry Pale Barley, Bobbi Brown Navajo Eyeshadow (discontinued), and Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Concealer Brush.

Products Used:
Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer, Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart, Burberry Pale Barley, Bobbi Brown Navajo Eyeshadow (discontinued), and Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Concealer Brush.

Step1: Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Step 1:
Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

First apply an eyeshadow base of your choosing.  Then take a synthetic brush and outline your preferred shape with Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart.  I like to draw a line from the corner of my eye toward the outer edge of my eyebrow and use that as a guide for color and liner placement.

Step2: Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Step 2:
Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

From where the guide line has been placed, take your brush and begin feathering the color inwardly (in one direction) towards the nose in a wedge shape, rather than blending back and forth.  This method works nicely to avoid, what I like to call, eyeshadow rippling.  Mature eyes lids would also benefit from this blending technique.

Step 3: Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Step 3:
Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow with Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer in the crease and Burberry Pale Barley.

Using a tapered brush, use your bronzer to blend out the edges of Kaki Brocart and bring the bronzer color up into the crease.  I also added Burberry Pale Barley to the inner ¼ of my eye and blended it slightly onto Kaki Brocart.  Blend out any harsh bronzer edges and highlight the brow bone with a matte white/cream-colored eyeshadow.

Final Look: Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Final Look:
Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

I used my Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen (reviewed here) to line my upper lash line and a combination of Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer and Cargo Water Resistant Bronzer to line the lower lash line.  Add your favorite mascara and inner waterline liner and you are done.

Final Look: Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Final Look:
Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Ingredients for Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart:

Isododecane, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Silica, Polyethylene, Carnauba Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Boron Nitride, Microcrystalline Wax, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, BHT. May Contain (+/-) : Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 – Ci 77492 – Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide).

Givenchy 6 Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow can be found at Sephora.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadows are fabulous!  I adore the formula, wear and colors.  It would be interesting to see if these eyeshadows hold up during NYC’s sweltering summer days.  Can you tell I’m ready for warmer weather?  Be well and stay safe.

-Maria

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Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow review and photos.

Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin Ombre Couture cream Eyeshadow.

Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Since my success with Givenchy 7 Gris Organza Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow (here), I decided I needed to explore other colors from the range.  The two colors that caught my eye were 2 Beige Mousseline and 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadows ($23 USD/ 4g).  Givenchy 2 Beige Mousseline is a neutral soft brown matte color with delicate silver shimmers throughout the formula. A beautiful color in its own right, however, the color was so close to my natural coloring, it almost seemed as if I was wearing nothing on my lids (reminded me of Nars Voyage Eyeshadow).  On the other hand, Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin proved to be quite a versatile color.  Pairing this sparkling treasure on top of any matte eyeshadow will add subtle dimension and interest to your look.

Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow over Bobbi Brown Shore Cream Shadow.

Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow over Bobbi Brown Shore Cream Shadow.

Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow over Bobbi Brown Shore Cream Shadow.

Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow over Bobbi Brown Shore Cream Shadow.

Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin:

Everything I stated about Givenchy 7 Gris Organza can be applied to Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin.  The sparkles are so finely milled, they feel completely undetectable during application and wear. The formula used to bind the sparkles to the clear base is outstanding.  There is ZERO sparkle fallout with all three shades I tested.  In addition, upward sparkle migration to the crease was so minimum, I feel silly for even broaching the subject.  During the 11 hours I wore Givenchy 01 Top Coat Blanc Satin, I did not experience any fading or sparkle fallout.

Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow can be applied over any powder or cream eyeshadow, depending on the look you are going for.  The delicate silver sparkles pairs very nicely with a variety of eyeshadow colors.  In addition, I found the silver sparkles complimentary to both warm and cool skin tones.

Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow over Giorgio Armani 10 Beige Blush worn as an eyeshadow.

Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow over Giorgio Armani 10 Beige Blush worn as an eyeshadow.

Application of Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin:

Application is fairly easy and straight forward.  Since Blanc Satin is a topper shade, I prefer to use a synthetic brush as opposed to using my fingers (they are too large to give me precise sparkle placement). Waiting the obligatory 30 seconds between layers is especially important, to avoid uneven patches. Personally, one layer is more than sufficient for my liking.

Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow over Givenchy 7 Gris Organza.

Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow over Givenchy 7 Gris Organza.

When Givenchy 01 Top Coat Blanc Satin was placed on top of Givenchy 7 Gris Organza, the overall effect was enchanting as opposed to outrageous; after all, this is Givenchy we are talking about–not Illamasqua (not that there is anything wrong with Illamasqua).

Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin Ombre Couture cream Eyeshadow over Nars Smudge Proof Base and & Givenchy 7 Gris Organza.

Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow over Nars Smudge Proof Base and & Givenchy 7 Gris Organza.

Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin can look very chic if applied straight to the lids (primed with an eyeshadow base first) with just some mascara and a fantastic red lipstick.  This look would be ideal for individuals with smaller lid space to really accentuate their eyes.

Givenchy 2 Beige Mousseline:

In the spirit of full disclosure, I have since returned Givenchy 2 Beige Mousseline, not for lack of performance, but simply because the color did not suit my coloring.  Luckily, I have gotten in the habit of photographing all my cosmetics before I use them, so I have a fairly good shot of what the color looks like and how it wears.

Givenchy 2 Beige Mousseline Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Givenchy 2 Beige Mousseline Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Givenchy 2 Beige Mousseline Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow on the lid with Clarins Dark Chocolate in the outer "v".

Givenchy 2 Beige Mousseline Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow on the lid with Clarins Dark Chocolate in the outer “v” and 1 Blanc Satin in the inner corner.

Givenchy 2 Beige Mousseline would look spectacular for those who prefer a “no-makeup” makeup look. On me, this particular shadow was lost in translation; I was expecting a bit more of a contrast to my skin tone.  However, despite my experience, 2 Beige Mousseline would compliment lighter skinned beauties…beautifully 🙂

Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin ingredient list:

Isododecane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Silica, Polyethylene, Carnauba Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Boron Nitride, Microcrystalline Wax, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide, BHT, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

Givenchy Cosmetics are sold at Sephora and givenchybeauty.com (however, at the time of this post, they have yet to list these shadows on their website).

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Givenchy 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow is an excellent topper shade.  The longevity, smooth lightweight texture and lack of sparkle fallout demonstrates excellent quality.  I cannot stress how impressed I am with Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadows; I foresee a few more colors in my future.  Up next, Estee Lauder Decadent Pure Color Envy Lipstick review.  Be well and stay safe.

-Maria

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Givenchy 7 Gris Organza Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow review and photos.

Givenchy #7 Gris Organza Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Givenchy 7 Gris Organza Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

When a new collection appears on the scene, the items I usually pay the most attention to are the cream eyeshadows.  That is why when Givenchy released of their 16 hour wear Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow Collection, I knew a special trip to Sephora was required.  Givenchy 7 Gris Organza Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow ($23 US/4g) was the one color that was quite unique to my collection and absolutely captivating.  Was my trip in vain?  You’ll see 🙂

Givenchy #7 Gris Organza Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Givenchy 7 Gris Organza Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

The Pros of Givenchy 7 Gris Organza:

  1. Beautiful matte gray color with delicate silver micro sparkles running throughout.
  2. Lightweight formula applies smoothly with fingers or a synthetic brush.
  3. Cream-to-powder formula dries down to a velvet matte finish.  G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!
  4. Stays put all day long with ZERO sparkle fallout when paired with Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base.
  5. Delicate silver sparkles do not migrate upwardly.
  6. Delicate silver sparkles keep this shadow from appearing too flat.
  7. The rich dense base color dominates the sparkle thus, making the eyeshadow appropriate for more mature lids and an office environment.
  8. Formula does not dry down quickly, making blending out edges a pleasure.
  9. Can be applied lightly for daytime wear.
  10. The color can be built up in thin layers for opaque color payoff.
  11. Fantastic amount/price ratio for such a high-end brand.
  12. Small lightweight packaging is travel friendly.
  13. Does not contain parabens or mineral oil.
Givenchy #7 Gris Organza Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Givenchy 7 Gris Organza Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

The Cons to Givenchy 7 Gris Organza:

  1. Slight teal undertone may cause Gris to look more blue/gray on certain skin tones.
  2. Acrylic packaging may cause product to dry out quicker than a glass container.
  3. Only two completely matte colors are offered ( 3 Rose Dentelle and 5 Taupe Velours).
  4. No other cons…that’s how wonderful 7 Gris Organza has performed.
Givenchy #7 Gris Organza Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Givenchy 7 Gris Organza Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow in natural lighting (9:00 am).

Givenchy #7 Gris Organza Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow.

Givenchy 7 Gris Organza Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow in bathroom lighting (9:30 pm).

The above photo was taken at 9:30 pm.  I do not know how Givenchy did it, but the silver sparkles adhere to the skin seamlessly and do not budge for the duration of the day.  I applied three layers to achieve the color payoff seen in all photos, with a 30 second dry time between each layer.  The 16 hour claim could very well be true, during the 12½ hours I wore Gris, I did not experience any fading or sparkle migration.

Givenchy 7 Gris Organza ingredient list:

Isododecane, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Silica, Polyethylene, Carnauba Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Boron Nitride, Microcrystalline Wax, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, BHT. May Contain (+/-) : Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 – Ci 77492 – Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide).

Givenchy Cosmetics are sold at Sephora and givenchybeauty.com (however, at the time of this post, they have yet to list these shadows on their website).

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would highly recommend you check out Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadows next time you are visiting your local Sephora.  The texture, finish and look of these beauties are wonderfully sublime. I happen to love the look of a matte eyeshadow with delicate sparkles scattered throughout the formula. IMHO, Givenchy 7 Gris Organza is amazing; nothing beats the look of a good gray eyeshadow.  I believe my next Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Shadow will be 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin.  What will you be getting?  Be well and stay safe.

-Maria

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