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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Comments

  1. Wow..this is the most gorgeous gray eyeshadow I think I’ve EVER seen! I LOVE the light sparkles it has…it doesn’t make it look kiddish. Beautiful!

    • Hello Diana,
      Gris Organza is the perfect “grown-up” gray indeed. I hope you get a chance to check these out in-person. Thank you for stopping by and for commenting.
      -Maria

  2. Hello,

    Very pretty!

    What color did you wear with it–it looks like you have a beige or apricot color in the crease. I would love to know what color that is and who makes it.

    Thanks!

    • Hello Tiffany,
      The color in the crease and slightly above is Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer http://tinyurl.com/jvt9sw8. I also used a cream colored matte shadow (Bobbi Brown Navajo {discontinued}) to blend out the edge of the bronzer and to highlight the brow bone. MAC Brule will work just as well. I hope this helps. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
      -Maria

  3. Love this color, I rarely look at the Givenchy display.  Now I’m going to have to go to Sephora and check this out.  BTW, I agree with you about a good gray, a good one is so hard to find.  Thanks for showing this brand.

    • Hello Sarah,
      Givenchy is one brand at Sephora that does not get much attention. However, these Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadows may change how people look at them. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you like Gris Organza as much as I do 🙂

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