Hello! On my recent holiday with my family to Fuerteventura, I picked up some new pieces of make-up as they have a great selection of brands that are much cheaper than they are here in Ireland.
One stand that interested me in particular was the Givenchy make-up stand. I couldn't recall ever seeing Givenchy cosmetics at home so I went on a swatching dash to choose what I was going to get!
I finally settled on two items - an eyeliner and an eyeshadow, so let's take a closer look:
*The prices featured here are the Irish prices as I can't remember how much I paid for them!
Givenchy Magic Kohl Eye Liner Pencil, €19
|Please excuse the odd hand pose!|
I did use it as an eye liner on my lids too over a matte eye shadow and it was lovely. I think the only place I would avoid applying this liner is the waterline!
Givenchy Le Prisme Mono Eyeshadow, €28
It's called 09 - Modish Brown and I absolutely love it! It's been my go-to shadow recently, and I think it'll be perfect for travel as you technically have four different shadows in the one tiny little palette. The packaging is very luxurious, it has a magnetic closing and is quite heavy, so again from a travel perspective, it'll be perfect as it's a sturdy palette.
As you can see from the swatch, the shadows are absolutely stunning - the colours are so vibrant and pigmented, and these swatches were taken without any base under them. My most used shadow is the matte one - it's a milk chocolate colour that's slightly cooler than Buck by Urban Decay.
The swatches from top to bottom are: Sequined, Matte, Intense Pearly and Light Pearly.
And the last item I have to share with you is by Hermes - yes, Hermes! I've always been aware that they have a range of perfumes, but I had no idea they had dabbled in make-up. After researching it, I discovered that this product has since been discontinued - it was a once off item and the shop I bought it from just had a few left to sell. If you are interested in it, I've found it on several different websites but prices begin at $50 for this little guy!
Hermes Eau Des Merveilles Marvelous Highlight Pencil
This highlighting pencil comes as a long chubby stick-style crayon which can be sharpened as opposed to twisted up. The box says that it can be used on cheeks, eyes and lips. When they say lips, I imagine they mean the cupid's bow as I can't see how anyone could rock a white glittery lip! Anyway, I use this to highlight my cheekbones and under my brows. It has become my go-to highlighter! Admittedly, I was never a huge highlighter person but as of late I have been getting really into them and this one is just divine.
A little goes a long way with this highlighter because it is quite glittery, as you can see from the swatch below. As it's a white stick, what I tend to do is just apply a bit of it to a clean foundation brush, then fan it on the tops of my cheeks. This is purely because I don't want to ruin the stick by applying it to freshly applied foundation!
As I said, this product is unavailable from Hermes retailers any more but if you are a big fan of Hermes or are just really intrigued by this product, if you type the name into Google there are quite a few places such as eBay and Amazon offering it.
So they are my new high-end beauty purchases! Have you tried anything from Givenchy or Hermes?
Zara :-) xx