Givenchy Summer Croisiere Collection: Le Rouge Limited Editions
Givenchy Summer Croisiere Collection: Le Rouge Limited Editions

It’s about this time of year that I start considering long-haul because I am so desperate for some sunshine. But, while looking at forthcoming summer collections isn’t quite the Vitamin D hit I’m after, it really does always cheer me up. They look so bright and colourful and even though we have a pastel filled spring to get through, hot, hot summer shades are always the ones that I’m most drawn to.

Givenchy Summer 2013 Le Rouge in Coral
Givenchy Summer 2013 Le Rouge in Coral

The limited edition Croisiere Le Rouge (two shades, one coral and one fuschia)  is wrapped in white leather effect and has a matte finish. They’re intense – particularly coral – and really only need a swimming pool to lie by as an accessory.

Givenchy Le Rouge Summer 2013 Limited Edition Fuschia
Givenchy Le Rouge Summer 2013 Limited Edition Fuschia
Givenchy Le Rouge Fuschia Swatch
Givenchy Le Rouge Fuschia Swatch
Givenchy Le Vernis Summer 2013 Limited Editions
Givenchy Le Vernis Summer 2013 Limited Editions

I absolutely love these shades for nails.. I want to wear them now and not have to wait til May when they and the lipsticks launch.

Givenchy Hydrasparkling Nude Look BB Cream
Givenchy Hydrasparkling Nude Look BB Cream

This is quite an interesting BB in that it is more matte than many – it has a good level of SPF at 30, contains oil-control properties, adapts to pretty much all skin tones and gives continuous hydration. It’s light coverage – you could use it as a primer – and has the Givenchy Sparkling Water Complex in it (don’t worry, I’m not sold on that in itself, but it does contain a high moisture content).

Givenchy Hydrasparkling Nude Look BB Cream

Finally, for mascara lovers, Noir Couture Waterproof in Black Velvet and Black Purple with a massive, fat brush! Curl away!

Givenchy 2013 Noir Couture
Givenchy 2013 Noir Couture

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