Sunday, December 14, 2008

Givenchy's Sparkling Holiday 2008 Collection

Givenchy, as a cosmetics brand, looked like it was about to disappear. The brand retained its signature prism palettes, but otherwise didn't generate much excitement. That changed with the hiring of makeup artist Nicolas Degennes.

Degennes' Holiday 2008 Collection for Givenchy features sparkling pink and purple shades. I sampled Givenchy Rouge Interdit Shine Lipstick - Holiday 2008 07 Rose Shine and Givenchy Pop Gloss Crystal Rose By Night from the Holiday 2008 Collection. I also tried Givenchy Mister Bright Touch Of Light Pen Dawnlight.

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Shine Lipstick - Holiday 2008 07 Rose Shine

Rouge Inderdit Shine Lipstick is my favorite of the three products I tried. It's smooth on the lips and features subtle sparkle. And the fragrance is delectable as well! Also, check out the special packaging, with the purple acrylic case embellished with gold starbursts, for the Holiday 2008 collection. I'd buy Rouge Inderdit Shine Lipstick again.

Wand gloss is not my preferred way to apply lip color; moreover, I found Pop Gloss Crystal Crystal Lip Gloss sticky. However, Rose by Night adds subtle color, shimmer, and shine.

Mister Bright is a liquid eye brightener that begs comparison with cult favorite Touche Éclat Radiant Touch from YSL Beaute. Mister Bright is more glimmery and has a thicker consistency than Touche Éclat. While Touche Éclat use a "click" mechanism to dispense the product, Mister Bright uses a twist mechanism.

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