The Beauty Cupboard
Givenchy for Christmas
I am a huge fan of Givenchy. Whether it’s for their beautiful handbags, stunning tailored clothing or their wonderful makeup collections, I always get that excited feeling whenever I find something new from the brand. I recently treated myself to the Givenchy Antigona in Deep Blue as you may have spotted on my instagram, and would definitely say that I’m currently crushing hard on this luxury brand.
And now even more so, due to the launch of their Christmas collection. Granted, this has been out now for a few weeks, and in that time, this gorgeous lipstick has in fact sold out online – although check in Debenhams, Harrods or House of Fraser, as you never know! But I still wanted to offer you some ideas for your Christmas stocking this year! And this eye palette might be right up your street!
There are four pieces in the collection: La Palette Glacee with six stunning autumnal wintery shades of browns and golds, Le Rouge Glacee Lipstick which sold out like hotcakes in its stunning coral red hues, the Noir Couture Mascara in a metallic taupe brown as well as a matching Liner Vinyl in the same beautiful metallic bronze. But furthermore, their packaging is what makes them extra extra special! Take a peek!
There are a few things you may like, or need to know here, so I thought that I would make it super simple and quick for you to read through. Queue, bulletpoints.
- The packaging is seriously Christmas in a beauty product. Especially the textured white glitter covering the palette and the lipstick. But like I said, you never know if some of the stores still have a few of the lipstick shade left, so maybe give them a call.
- The pigmentation of the palette is wonderful. Not too powdery that you have particles dusting your whole cabinet, yet also not dried into a lump of product that you cannot work with. The shimmery shades especially have fantastic pay off, and the coral toned brown in the centre is absolutely heavenly to work with.
- The Liner and the mascara, in the metallic bronze tones, are stunning as a change from stark black. And the liner has fantastic colour pay off and a non-watery finish. But for anyone who prefers waterproof mascara to keep their lashes curled, this won’t be the one for you. Whilst it is a volumising and beautiful finish, my straight lashes didn’t agree with the idea of staying curled.
- The lipstick is as you’d expect. A wonderful shade straight out of the bullet, with a satin shine that plumps the lips and is not too over the top. This colour with the palette shades is divine, and I adore the coral reds with a brown smokey eye for this Christmas over the plums, as you may have noticed already! Whilst you may not be able to get your hands on this treasure now, why not look out for a similar shade to match with the palette if you love the colour combinations!