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 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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