One thing Givenchy limited edition makeup releases have never been lacking is style. Whether it’s a pan of powder embossed with an intricate floral pattern or a palette with clean, understated lines, Givenchy understands the words “special” and “fancy.”
Whenever I see Givenchy on a counter or dressing table, I’m almost guaranteed to utter “oohs” and “aahs.” Just like when Alcide bares his chest on True Blood, the visuals are just too dang good.
Performance-wise, the products may hit or miss, but they are quite capable of knocking it out of the park. When it comes to their two new Les Ombres de Lune Shadow & Light Eyes palettes ($58 each) for fall, color my smokey eyes impressed.
Each of the two new face and eye palettes comes with two powder products — a darker eyeshadow for use as a shadow or liner, and a shimmery highlighting powder for the eyes, cheeks and face. I’ve been alternating between the two of them, Les Lune Mysterieuse and Les Lune Mordoree, for the past week, and both have been fantastic for giving skin a glow and creating quick smokey eyes.
Lune Mordoree palette
- A shimmery, cool-toned lemony chiffon gold
- A cool sapphire blue with black undertones and subtle shimmer
Lune Mysterieuse palette
- A frosty neutral beige
- An ebony black with a subtle shimmer
Shoot, I thought the Velvet Eyeshadows from Benefit’s Maggie and Annie kits were soft, but these powders are even softer. They’re like snuggling with silky, blue-eyed, baby ragdoll kittens (awww).
And they’re right on point when it comes to performance, too, flawlessly blending with intense pigments, but no creasing, fading or fallout to hold them back.
Givenchy, like Chanel and Dior, demands a premium for their products, so, yes, this fabulousness does come at a hefty $58 price. Hopefully, they’re still available during the next Sephora Friends and Family sale (20% off brings the price down to $46.40).
PRICE: $58 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to Sephora stores and Sephora.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+ (expensive, but they rise to the occasion with functional, wearable colors perfect for use all year long)
Dinner of champions!
El Hub has to work late tonight, which means I’m free to eat fro-yo for dinner (YES!) and to watch Tivo’d Golden Girls reruns.
I also have to wrap a gift for my friend’s baby shower on Saturday. Hmm… I hear Target calling. I might opt for the cute gift bag/tissue paper combo instead.
In random music news, have you been hearing more Michael McDonald than usual? Or is that just me? I think something’s afoot… It seems like every time I turn on my favorite easy listening station (“Light rock, less talk”), homeboy’s mumbling something.
I swear I can’t understand a word that man says…
Major ups if you can decode what he’s singing (without having to Google the lyrics).
Anywho, how YOU doin’?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,