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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