Givenchy Christmas 2017
This collection is called Striking Night Lights and it isn’t trying be all things for everyone – it’s totally evening glamour because .. Christmas! It’s a very small edit that exists to add sparkle and glam to the party season and it’s spot on for that. Gorgeous, shiny things to make you a gorgeous thing too! I should flag up that the dark star in the palette is an iridescent wash rather than the deep, solid colour it appears – it’s got a purplish base with shifting pink and blue shimmer.
The packaging is such a big part of this collection – it naturally catches any available light and absolutely twinkles with a coloured micro mirror effect. The lipstick you see here is Le Rouge N°328 Grenat Nocturne, £28.00 which is a browned red.
The Éclats Violines mascara top coat (£21) is the only thing that just doesn’t work for me. Its just kind of wet and difficult to use and doesn’t show up enough to be worth the effort.
My favourite thing (apart from the palette, obviously) is the Le Rouge-à-Porter N°306 Brun Nocturne, £28.00, that gives a glossy, vampy wash of wine-brown that’s sheer enough to allow the natural pink of the lip to come through. The old ‘your lips but much better’ kind of thing.
Of course there is a Prisme Libre – because there always is – people collect these because they’re so pretty! This time, it’s Éclats de rose, £39.00, in four shades of lightest pink to enliven the tone and give a matte effect.
I haven’t managed to pick up the iridescent sparkles from the larger star, but you can see that the smaller two are gold and bronze. In many ways, this is quite a traditional red/gold Christmas collection with just an extra kick with metallics. It’s launching this month, but I don’t think it’s quite made the shelves yet.
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