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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Comments

  1. This looks to be one of the perfect neutral browns. I like how you layered and re-layered. Sometimes, on many cream eyeshadows, the relayering doesn’t work. Good to know it works out with this one.

    Your eyes looks so beautiful!

    • Hello Olivia,
      I absolutely love these Givenchy Eyeshadows. I’m so glad someone else besides me, likes to layer and re-layer. BTW, I was at Target today intending to get your No.7 shadow (Moonlight Shadows) and they were out. Oh well, there is always next time. Thank you for the lovely compliment and for your support.
      -Maria

  2. My skin tone is slightly darker than yours, and I am very happy that Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow was neutral and blended well. I really like your technique of layering the product. I enjoy the detail you present in each step of the application. Thank you!

    • Hello Tess,
      I’m so glad you found this post helpful. This particular shadow acts as an excellent base for powder eyeshadows. If you do decide to purchase Brun Cachemire, you will not be disappointed. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
      -Maria

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