Nine Shades Of Euphoric Pink with Givenchy's Le Prismissime
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
There’s loads of pink to be seen across all Spring collections this year, but Givenchy is definitely the absolute winner in the field with their Over Rose collection. As the name suggests it’s all about pinks in their collection - “an explosion of happiness”. Star of the collection being the Le Prismissime palette in Euphoric Pink - containing nine pink lip & cheek cream shades. I wouldn’t purchase this much pink by myself, but I will admit that I did squeal a little when I found this one on my desk (later safely transported it to my vanity table) last week.. After all, I am a palette crazed girly girl!
The palette comes with three applicators - two to use on the lips & one for the cheeks. The little separate product containers are quite small, so while you could put your finger in them, it does work a little easier to use these brushes. The lip brushes are absolutely perfect: they’re super precise to work with so you can apply the lipstick with a sharped and defined contour.
I hope you can appreciate this picture of the used palette. I love seeing used makeup products on blogs - it shows off how much you reach for them and kinda gives away whether it could become a bit of a mess. Yep, it could. The palette contains nine shades of pink (from left to right, top to bottom): Passioné, Amoureux, Juvénile, Romantique, Tendre, Infantile, Aphrodisiaque, Affectif & Rêveur. The names are absolutely spot on! Tendre does look like the kind of pink you’d call tender, while Aphrodisiaque is one of the hottest pinks of the season.
The first picture shows my favourite color of the palette: Amoureux. It’s just absolutely beautiful, the first pink (well, reddish pink) I truly love on my lips. The second picture shows Aphrodisiaque, a magnificent hot pink.
In the top picture you can see Passioné worn as a subtle blush - I like how you can use these as blush if you like, but I’m convinced these are at their best when used as a lipstick. When applying as a blush I used the applicator and packed some product on the back of my hand, picked it up with a small duo-fibre stippling brushed and applied it with a stippling motion. It’s difficult not to rub away your base layer (you might see in the picture that coverage n my cheek is sheerer with the blush applied), so some practice is needed. On my lips in the first & second picture is Infantile, a cool pink with a hint of purple.
I do like the texture on these & although they don’t feel like they’re drying, some have an outspoken matte finish which accentuates the dryness of your natural lips. Mine are always quite dry as you can see in the photos. In terms of wearing time, these look quite alright. I did a little eating test with Romantique & it survived a chocolate paste sandwich quite well, although I’m not sure you’d survive a whole hot meal with this (then again, what would?) The palette retails for €63.00/£44.50 and is available now. Givenchy cosmetics retail exclusively with Ici Paris XL in Belgium.
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