I don’t like pink in anything but makeup. And I LOVE pink in makeup, especially cool-toned pinks. I also love roses, so the fact that the Spring 2014 Givenchy collection is called Over Rose, and is all about pink makes me uber happy.
In fact, this is definitely among my favourite Spring collections.
I love how Nicolas Degennes, Make-Up and Colour Artistic Director Givenchy, is describing it:
“Removed from a certain naiveté with which it is often associated, pink is a subtle colour that delivers multiple messages. Gourmand, it is as enchanting as a river of strawberry cordial. Pink candyfloss from childhood. Romantic, it is draped in poetry and tenderness. Sensual and excessive, it blossoms in extreme femininity.”
Sounds really beautiful, and looks gorgeous [the collection], too.
Must Have Prismissime Euphoric Pink, £44.50
Nine pretty pink shades for lips and cheeks: Passionate, Loving ,Youthful, Romantic, Tender, Childlike, Aphrodisiac, Sentimental, Dreamer. This looks like the product of this Spring.
OMBRE COUTURE Cream Eyeshadow No. 10, Rose Illusion, £18
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Here is a preview of the new Givenchy’s Christmas 2013 makeup collection, a small but well edited festive release.
The star of the collection, quite literally, is Ondulations D’Or Limited Edition Bronze Précieux (£38.50) which is a black and gold eye shadow palette. You use each shade individually, or mix together to get a bronze shade. The packaging is a work of art, if you ask me. Black and gold is a classic, and a beautiful combo.
It’s all about the bronze for the eyes, when it comes to this collection. So the next step is Phenomen’Eyes Bronze Précieux (£22). But wait, there is even more! Lash Sparkles Limited Edition Or Précieux (£19) which is a golden top coat for lashes. Which, according to Nicolas Degennes, Givenchy Beauty’s Artistic Director, is a must-have from for Christmas.
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I love my male friends a lot , one of the reasons for that is that they
often sometimes have to put up with all that “beauty nonsense” I mention from time to time.
I swear that I don’t talk eye liners or lipsticks with them but sometimes they have to wait for me while I browse the beauty counters, listen about the amazing photo shoot I saw and all those things. God bless them for all the patience!
Anyway, recently I was talking with one of them and somehow the conversation led to the point where it was all about the price point of the face makeup. So I’ve decided to find out the cost of the products I was wearing that day.
So here we go:
- Rouge Bunny Rouge Aqua Primer Prelude in Clouds, £33
Did not write about this one yet, but so far I really like it.
- Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Ivory, £45
This is an amazing product for summer, it gives a beautiful glow to the face. See the detailed review.
- Yves Saint Laurent Terre Saharienne Bronzing Powder in N° 5 Cinnamon Sand, £31
I have been using this bronzer non-stop lately. Here are the swatches.
- Hourglass Aura Cheek Tint in Flush, £32
This blush gives just a perfect natural flush.
- Givenchy Le Prisme Enchante Embellishing Luminous Powder, £42
I have added this on the cheek bones for even more glow. This was a LE.
I love experimenting with my makeup but sometimes I get stuck in a certain routine, just like now. I have been wearing the same kind of look for the last several weeks almost every day.
So what is it all about?
For the base I’ve been usually using Clarins’ BB Cream or Rouge Bunny Rouge Tinted Moisturizer to even out the skin tone. I love that both products feel light on the skin, which is exactly what you want in summer.
I have been skipping blusher lately. Shocker, right? And instead I have been using bronzers, just any that is around, really. Below you can see pictured Clarins, Benefit and Trish McEvoy just as an example.
Finally my skin tone is a perfect match for Jouer highlighter, this warm tinted product gives a beautiful golden glow, just perfect paired with some bronzer. I definitely recommend it for a sun kissed look. As for High Beam, it is a good ol’ favourite of mine, it never fails.
I’ve been hardly using any eye shadows, expect this quad from Daniel Sandler and some matte shades. For me it’s all about theRead More
Givenchy are bringing out two new products for complexion for this Fall. An with all the BB/CC theme going on, it’s nice to see a “classic” foundation in a beautiful packaging.
The new products are Teint Couture Long-Wearing Fluid Foundation and Long-Wearing Compact. The face of the line is a gorgeous Mariacarla Boscono.
Teint Couture Long-Wearing Fluid Foundation £32 / €44.50
“An exceptional combination of long-wearing performance, a comfortable texture and a perfectly transparent result.” Nicolas Degennes, Artistic Director Givenchy.
What is promised?
- Active ingredients with a strong affinity for the skin’s surface provide “magnetic” adherence, becoming one with the contours of the face while remaining supple. Made-to-measure coverage and an ultra-light texture for long-lasting hold.
- Soft-focus agents visually refine the skin’s texture and conceal imperfections.
- A hydro-magnetic complex moisturises and rebalances the skin cells day after day, helping them withstand everyday stress factors. And, for added protection, an SPF20 sunscreen.