If You Ask Givenchy, Summer Is Sheer! Say Hello to the Shimmery New Ete A Fleur de Peau Collection for Summer 2012

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Givenchy Ete A Fleur de Peau Collection for Summer 2012

Ah… Do you feel that light breeze caressing your cheeks? Isn’t it nice? It’s like the wind is giving us a kiss. :)

Givenchy went that same easy, breezy route this summer with their new six-piece A Fleur de Peau Collection for Summer 2012 collection. It’s all about barely-there color, dainty shimmer and soft, natural shades.

“Brunch makeup!” — that’s what I thought about these pieces the first time I saw them, and I tested them out on an actual brunch with El Hub last Saturday, when I slipped on four of the six products before doing some damage on a short stack of banana pancakes.

Ombre A Fleur de Peau Luminescent Cream Eyeshadows, $34 each

Wow! Look at all that glitter… Oh, hai! These potted cream shadows deposit loads of shimmer and sheer color. Unfortunately, Pearly Nude (a nude peach with silver glitter) and Pearly Rose (a nude pink with silver glitter) start creasing on me in less than an hour. The glitter stays put, though (weird!) and lasts all day long. Despite the colors creasing, I do like how these light up my eyes.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B

Magic Kajal Eye Pencil Intense in Delicate Nude #2, $22.50

I like how creamy this matte beige eyeliner feels, and I think it does a stellar job of brightening up my eyes when I wear it along my lower water line, but it gives up the ghost after two hours and straight-up disappears, POOF!
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B-

Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Delicate Rose, $30

My favorite love thing from this launch! Pigmented, lightweight and smooth? Yes, please! This soft rose has a near-blinding mirror shine, but the wear time is only okay (about three hours). I do adore the packaging — so elegant! — and the faint rose flavor and scent.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-

Givenchy A Fleur de Peau Collection for Summer 2012

Givenchy Ete A Fleur de Peau Collection for Summer 2012

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Ombre A Fleur de Peau Luminescent Cream Eyeshadows, $34 each

Givenchy A Fleur de Peau Collection for Summer 2012 3
Ombre A Fleur de Peau Luminescent Cream Eyeshadow in Pearly Nude

Givenchy A Fleur de Peau Collection for Summer 2012 4
Ombre A Fleur de Peau Luminescent Cream Eyeshadow in Pearly Rose

Givenchy Été à Fleur de Peau Collection for Summer 2012 5
Magic Kajal Eye Pencil Intense Look in Delicate Nude #2, $22.50

Givenchy A Fleur de Peau Collection for Summer 2012 6
Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Delicate Rose #56, $30

Givenchy A Fleur de Peau Collection for Summer 2012 7

Givenchy Été à Fleur de Peau Collection for Summer 2012 9
Swatches from the left: Ombre A Fleur de Peau Luminescent Cream Eyeshadow in Pearly Rose, Ombre A Fleur de Peau Luminescent Cream Eyeshadow in Pearly Nude, Magic Kajal Eye Pencil Intense Look in Delicate Nude #2 and Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Delicate Rose #56

The entire Givenchy A Fleur de Peau Collection for Summer 2012 includes…

  • Ombre A Fleur de Peau Luminescent Cream Eyeshadow in Pearly Nude, $34
  • Ombre A Fleur de Peau Luminescent Cream Eyeshadow in Pearly Rose, $34
  • Magic Kajal Eye Pencil Intense Look in Delicate Nude #2, $22.50
  • Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Delicate Rose #56, $30
  • Rouge Interdit Shine Ultra-Shiny Lipstick in Delicate Brown #28, $30
  • Vernis Please! Nail Lacquer in Delicate Brown #178, $17

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. CrystalCandy says:

    Did you try the new bronzing powders? I can’t wait to get my hands on them!

  2. Wendy says:

    Love the lipstick! Looks amazing on you too.

  3. Nina says:

    The lipstick is gorgeous! And I agree with Givenchy — Summer IS sheer! :-)

  4. shiny says:

    your skin looks so luminous here!

  5. EmmyJean says:

    Love the colors! Too bad they don’t last; that’s my one absolute requirement for makeup! (That and a lack of allergic reaction hehe)
    EmmyJean recently posted … Ode* to Modern Pewter

  6. Becca says:

    That’s too bad, I was really wanting Pearly Rose too. Oh well, I’m quite happy with my Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadows–and her new Nude Beach shade will be my substitute for Pearly Nude! Def loving it
    Becca recently posted … The Sample: NEW Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Nude Beach Review

  7. Urgh, so the cream shadow doesn’t only crease on me! It’s a pity because the glitter DOES stay put. The funny thing is on me it creases a tiny little and happens fast enough, but it doesn’t get worse throughout the day so I don’t really know what the deal is all about! I’ve heard people swear it doesn’t crease on them though, so I guess some have better luck!

  8. Kim says:

    That is so bizarre about the shadow creasing, while the glitter stays put. It’s a shame because the colors look so nice (and brightening, as you said). Today must be my day for lips because Delicate Rose looks awesome. I think 3 hours on you would be about 20 minutes on me, though, so I’m able to resist. :)

  9. Y. says:

    hi karen,
    what makeup exactly are you wearing in the pics above?

  10. virginie says:

    Hi, I went on the website of Sephora, couldn’t find the eye shadow cream;-( Where did u get yours? Thanks.

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