Givenchy Spring Summer 2017 is a tight edit of products – it has an ink theme devised by Nicolas Degennes so you need to be thinking colour washes merging and blending in different weights and strengths. First up is the translucent violet nail wash for top-coating or layering – I haven’t tried this out yet but I’m really curious to see what it can do. And, the second item in the picture above is Huile Irresistible Pour Les Levres – 38% oils with a tranlucent, barely there, pink wash that deepens on your lips.
The pearlised blue Mascara Top Coat is the most intriguing item – I love colour tipped lashes. I usually coat with a regular black mascara and then just tip the very ends with a different shade; red or pink works really well, but I’m game on for trying this blue although I don’t quite know how it’s going to work on what is traditionally a lip wand. It isn’t sticky, you’ll be pleased to hear!
I think that Highlighter Memoire de Forme is my favourite item – it’s a gel-like highlighter but with 72% water, it’s lighter than most that you will have come across. It gives a cool-feeling, pearly-lit effect on the skin and you can use it for strobing or regular highlighting. I’m guessing this product will be the Instagram darling!
There’s always a black liner in any Givenchy Collection, so no surprise to find one here – it has vinyl effect so has a sheen to it. I think you can see well in the swatches the play on textures; shiny, shimmery, pearly and glossy with the Prisme Libre Travel Pot in the main picture being the only item that’s matte.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
It’s the palest pink and silky on the skin and has a little puff applicator within the lid.
I love this collection for being totally manageable – it’s not overwhelming in content and it’s fun with exciting textures and shades that will feel completely right once we’re over the hill of winter. I like the water aspect – that’s very Asian inspired – and I like that it has both soft and hard edges of colour. The Givenchy Spring 2017 launches in January.