Sneak Preview: Givenchy Summer 2012 Collection (Probably the FIRST Batch of Swatches You’ll See!!!)

Hey everyone!

How are you doing? I hope you’re coping just fine with the beginning of a new working week. I had quite possibly the most exciting Monday ever in my life, because I was invited to the headquarters of Givenchy to see their new collections! Since I took way too many pictures (naturally), I am going to divide them into two parts. For this part, I will show you the sneak peek of their Summer 2012 Collection. For the next part, I will show you their Crosiere Collection (most of which is permanent) and the complimentary products that will work well with it.

Are you ready? Let’s go!

Let me not prolong the wait by showing you the star of the show: the much-anticipated Ombre a Fleur de Peau Cream Eyeshadow in Pearly Rose and Pearly Nude!

Pearly Rose is a very mauve-y pink on me, and Pearly Nude is really just nude. In the pictures below you can see how they swatch and how they look once they are blended out.

To be very honest, I was a little skeptical when I saw the promotional image. Literally every brand nowadays, including drugstore ones offer similar products, so why would Givenchy bother? Once I started blending it on the back of my hand however, I realized the texture is exquisitely good. It is like a mousse that goes on airy light. I am not too sure about the glitter, and I will have to test it out to report if it has any fall-out, so you might have to give me a couple of days for that!

This collection comes with a magic kajal called Delicate Nude. It is supposed to be great for the waterline (to brighten the eyes up without looking very fake in comparison with a stark white liner), or even as a lip liner. Every Givenchy liner comes with a sharpener, and this is no exception!

Next we have the lip products. This collection comes with one Rouge Interdit (#56 Delicate Rose), one Rouge Interdit Shine (#26 Delicate Brown), and one Gloss Interdit (#03 Coral Frenzy).

The lipsticks feel light and smooth. I am not too sure about the glitter in Delicate Brown, so again, I will have to test it out to see if the glitter will travel around. The Gloss Interdit has the texture of a glaze. It is neither the most sheer nor the stickiest gloss I have tried.

In terms of nail polish, Givenchy has actually brought out a color that is uncommon enough for summer: a brown by the name of Delicate Brown. Below you can also see the beautiful hand of Anastasia, or should I call her Ms Givenchy?

They even brought out a brown mascara (Mascara Phenomenon Brown), if you want to keep the look very casual and understated (though admittedly it wouldn’t work for everyone):

Apparently the brush is easy to use once you figure out you are not supposed to zig-zag with it the way you use your regular mascaras. Instead, you are supposed to push your eyelashes up from the roots with it. Also, another piece of news is that Givenchy will be launching a revolutionary mascara in September. There is a media embargo on this one, so Anastasia couldn’t tell me more than this. However, at least we know we should keep our eyes peeled!

So this is the sneak peek of Givenchy Summer 2012 for you! What do you think? Is the anything that you’re interested in checking out? Again, I have received some pieces to try out, so if you want to know how they work, you should stay tuned (follow me on Bloglovin’ or Twitter would be the first step)!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Special thanks go to Anastasia who is all kinds of gorgeous, and tolerated while I took pictures and swatched all the products like a mad woman!

44 responses

  1. What a cool way to spend your Monday!! And I just get to sit in a boring office 😦 I love the packaging on the eye shadows. The Magic Kajal and the gloss look really nice.

    • Hey Amy, awww but I literally had my adrenalin level shooting through the roof trying to get it up as soon as I could! I didn’t test the magic kajal on my eyes so I couldn’t say if it will hold up, but the gloss is adorable 😉

    • Hey Phil, I don’t have either, but I will compare this with L’Oreal Infallible and maybe even Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow, depending when it arrives in my mail from a swap 🙂

  2. Ooh! Brown polish. I uh… I’m not sure how I feel about it! It does seem like an unusual shade for summer, that is so brave of Givenchy. At the same time, I feel like that is one of the colors that I feel naturally repulsed by when it’s on the fingers. I’m not sure why!
    I do like that Delicate Rose lipstick though, absolutely gorgeous.

    • Hey Mimi! Well, the polish looks good on Anastasia (who has yellow/olive undertone). I thought it’s super brave of Givenchy too! You can definitely spice it up with some glittery top coat though, no doubt 🙂

      The Delicate Rose lipstick does look very nice! It’s one of those “my lips but better” shades that you can’t have too many of haha

  3. Ooh, this is all actually quite exciting! I’m not typically much of a Givenchy fan, but I’m quite intrigued by that liner. Keep us updated? 🙂

  4. I really like the brown-bronze lipstick, I’d have to swatch it on the lip but I think it looks lovely. Definitely looking in to picking some of these bits up. I’ve never heard of Givenchy before – is that bad? Should I? 😮

    How’re you doing with making a lightbox, Sunny? 😛 (It was you who asked, right?) x

    • Hey Devon! I don’t know how that one will look on me yet, but I’ll soon find out! I am not very familiar with Givenchy cosmetics myself, but I’ve always been a fan of their perfumes!

      I haven’t started making it yet (SO much to do) but I will! I’ll keep you posted! Did you see my tweets? My bestie found how to get Mr Owl online (though the head is red not black)!

  5. Oh my goodness! I wasn’t paying attention to this collection at all … but those cream shadows. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next 🙂

    ♥ Jessica

    • You know what, that’s it! I’m going to purchase the waterproof version soon! My eyelashes are very tricky, so let’s pray this one will perform well!

    • Actually Tina (I’m going to say this very quietly), Givenchy is more reasonably-priced compared with other luxury brands. I understand it is still after all a luxury brand, but compared with many others the price tag is friendlier!

  6. Hihi! Once a Blogger… There’s no way back 😀
    Especially now it’s getting warmer & sunnier You’d like to spend some time outside @ night & not behind your PC writing posts. Keep up the good work!

    • Thanks Nanni! Yeah, I think what I have sacrificed the most is actually the time I’d normally spend with friends and family. I’m not as rigorous about doing housework as I used to be either. Eeee

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