Givenchy’s new Sari collection takes bold Bollywood glamor and blends it with sheer shades for spring.
Yesterday, I wore some of Sari’s apricots and oranges, daydreaming about spring. I went for a look with bright lips and sheer eyes, and now I can’t wait for warmer weather to wear these colors with a white cotton dress, gold baubles and dark brown strappy sandals, ooh!
Here’s a breakdown of the steps I took with my look…
A subtle brown and orange eye with black eyeliner
I start with Precious Sari Glittering Eyeshadow in Maharani Gold, a liquid eyeshadow with small flecks of gold glitter suspended in a clear gel. It gives the eyes a shimmery gold base.
To apply, I sweep Maharani Gold onto the eyelid with the included doe-foot applicator, and then use my finger to spread it around evenly. It dries fast, so I make sure to bust a move and do this quickly!
Next, I add a subtle smokiness to the eyes by drawing a thick black line on the upper lash line with Magic Kajal Liner in Magic Black.
Magic Kajal Liner is an emollient and highly pigmented pencil liner. It’s easy to smudge and ideal for layering beneath power eyeshadows for smokey looks.
I then line both the upper and lower water lines with Magic Kajal. It smudges like crazy and tends to migrate onto the skin beneath the lower lashes after I apply it on the waterline. Because I want to keep the liner on the lower lash line looking sharp and crisp, I grab a Q-Tip soaked in Lancome Bi-Facil, and then clean up any smudged liner before moving onto the next step.
Almost done! Now for a few colors from the Prismissime Compact Powder in Maharani Apricots.
Using a MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush, I pat the center color (a shimmery golden brown) from Maharani Apricots directly on top of Magic Kajal on the upper lash line, drawing the color up into the crease.
Prismissime Compact Powder in Maharani Apricots contains nine mini-pans of sheer orange, brown and beige powders. Swirl a blush brush over the entire pan to mix the powders if you want to apply it combined color as a blush or highlighter. Or, use an eye brush to apply the colors separately.
To finish the eyes, I add some color into the crease by sweeping a matte orange brown shade (the color in the lower right-hand corner of the Maharani Apricots palette) into the crease with a MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush.
That completes the eyes.
Glowy, orange cheeks and bold coral lips
The cheeks and lips are just as easy.
I start by applying Sari Glow Iridescent Blush in Maharani Orange with a MAC 129 Powder/Blush Brush. Like most of the products in this release, the blush applies super sheer, so it takes three to four layers.
Last but not least, I finish with a layer of Rouge Interdit in Maharani Henna on the lips.
A few things to consider
With the exception of the Magic Kajal liner and Maharani Henna lipstick, all of the stuff I used yesterday has sheer color payoff.
If you’re looking for a bigger *WOW*, you could try layering the products with other brown, gold and orange eyeshadows or blushes.
If you have a sensitive nose, Sari’s powders and lipsticks have a light floral scent. It fades quickly, though.
Swatches from left to right: Prismissime Compact Powder in Maharani Apricots, Rouge Interdit lipstick in Maharani Henna
Swatches from left to right: Magic Kajal in Magic Black, Precious Sari Glittering Eyeshadow in Maharani Gold, Sari Glow Blush in Maharani Orange
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,