I've been testing out some of the top 10 iconic products from Givenchy lately and will be reviewing everything, but had to start off with this beaut, the Givenchy Couture Cream Eyeshadow in Prune Taffetas, otherwise known as the product that made my eyeballs extra green like nothing else.
It looks really unassuming in the pot and if truth be told, I thought it was just going to be a regular cream eyeshadow. It claims to be waterproof and long lasting and can be layered and mixed with other cream shadows in the same range (something I'll definitely be trying out when I pick up more shades).
It can be applied as a wash of colour all over the lid with your finger or with a synthetic brush as that picks up cream product easier. Use a clean blending brush to soften the edges, lash on a bit of mascara and you're good to go.
But more is more with me and with purple eyes. I always love amping it up a bit and with a kohl liner, I can take the look from day to night in minutes. In this case, I've lined the upper and lower waterlines, really pressing the pencil into the lower lash line so when I smudge it out, it looks really smoky. Then I took the black liner onto the upper eyelids, applying it from the middle to the outer edges in a slight wing and smudging it again giving a really soft, lived in, smouldering look. I am obsessed!
So there you have it. The cream eyeshadow makes my eyes pop anyway but the addition of any black liner and an extra coat of mascara and you're ready to party! I wore this look last weekend for well over eight hours, without a primer too, and there was no creasing whatsoever. This is unheard of for me and my oily eyelids!
Givenchy's Couture Cream Eyeshadows will set you back €23.50 and I have my eye on two other shades that I might have to treat myself to when it's my birthday! These are available on Givenchy counters now or online here.
Are you a cream eyeshadow fan?