You’re as cold as ice… Anyone remember that golden oldie from the eighties (Or am I really that old?)? Glamrock mullets and heavy eyeliner aside, there is a stunning side to ice and Givenchy nails it when trying to encapsulate this beauty. Les Nuances Glacées the Givenchy Holiday 2015 collection was inspired by this frost-covered, breathtaking, magical landscape ice and snow creates, and it is a stunner! Exquisite packaging, not too many products, a gorgeous palette and perfect lippie, what more could I want?
Highlight of the collection is La Palette Glacée, the eyeshadow palette. Having kept last year’s rectangular design and Givenchy’s signature stud, the palette is a pretty on the inside as the outside. The snow-white beauty boasts 6 colours, 3 shimmery and 3 mattes, from a white highlight to a dark brown (Marron Glacé, Bronze Caramélisé Précieux, Délectation de Blanc Irisé, Beige Rosé, Essence de Marron, Marron Praliné Onctueux). Life may be like a box of chocolates, but this palette looks like chocolate beautified! Pigmentation is is good enough so that you get a decent pay off from the first swipe, but the intensity needs to be built up, so you can use this palette for both everyday, office-proof looks as well as for going all out for that Christmas party.
A soft eye loves a bold lip, and that’s why the Le Rouge Givenchy N°320 Rouge Glacé is h perfect partner is crime to the La Palette Glacée! A sweet bright coral pink that compliments the chocolate brown colours of the palette, and while it is not your tradition Christmas burgundy or classic red, it’s semi-matte formulation perks your look right up. Needless to say, I love it! The nail polish offering of this collection is another golden oldie. Le Vernis Intense Color Nail Lacquer Givenchy Carmin Escarpin 06 is a warm poppy red that has been a fixture in Givenchy’s collections these last few years, and is a red that works well with most skin tones. Not quite as exciting as the other items in the collection, but a beautiful final piece nonetheless! What are you thoughts on Givenchy’s Chrismas drop?