[productsample] Givenchy has a good history with cream eye shadow – I loved their pot style Ombre Coutures and still have a couple lurking in my make up drawer. But, enter the new version, Ombre Interdite.
Cream shadows have come a long way since the days of oily colour that more or less slid off your lids. These are built to last, and crucially (on me, at least), they don’t tighten in the drying or pull the skin into a creased mess.
There are three metallic shades (above) and three matte (below)* all presented with a sponge applicator. My preferred way to apply is with a dry shadow brush – just brush over the top of the doe’s foot and pick up the product that way – because it’s just a bit more controlled. If you’re doing a mono-lid, one sweep and you are done, but if you want to blend, you’ll need to be quick about it .. and another reason to apply with an actual brush. The liquid is pliable enough that you can smoke it out if you want to.
The pigment is strong on these so a little will go a long way – Givenchy claims a 24 hour last which is incredible for a cream lid product but I wore Vintage Brown yesterday and it ably stayed the course. I prefer the matte finishes to the metallics in this collection – the colours are more muted and wearable – I don’t know anyone who wears shell pink eye shadow these days (Pink Quartz). The stay is so strong that when I rubbed my eyes nothing came off but this does mean that you may need to take extra care when removing.
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Above, the metallics, from bottom to top: Gold Spirit, Pink Quartz and Outline Bronze.
These are SO my shades! The mattes, bottom to top: Graphic Nude, Silver Blue (*actually, I am noticing that this is slightly metallic!! sorry…) and Vintage Brown. They’re launching this month so keep an eye out for them.
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