Summer might be in the home stretch, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to creep under a down blanket with some thermal pajamas and a cup of hot cocoa. For the next few weeks, we’re hitting every pool party, cookout, outdoor brunch, picnic, and beach trip we can findâ€”and we’ll be looking flawless thanks to Givenchy’s Summer 2010 makeup collection.
The South Pacific-flavored collection is stunning from the exterior all the way to its core. Take, for example, the Le Prisme Unique eyeshadow compacts. The lids of these palettes boast a black, windowpane-esque design, with each quadrant featuring a “G” shape (the two on the right hand side being inverted so that they face they’re “facing” the two G letters on the left hand side). Underneath these bold strips of black color lies an aquatic, turquoise color that heralds the tropical splendor of the eyeshadow hues housed within the compacts. These turquoise backdrops are, in turn, adorned with playful floral motifs: a large, tropical flower â€”perhaps a gardenia â€” is outlined in metallic gold, its interior covered with pin-sized dots of yellow, light teal, and royal blue. This bloom is juxtaposed over clusters of illustrated petals outlined in white, pencil-like strokes. Similarly, the Fleur de Frangipanier compact powders feature the same design scheme but replace the aquatic blues for sunny pinks, corals and yellows. When you hold these products in your palm, you’ll feel like Saraswati, the Hindu goddess believed to personify river streams.
But what about the pigments? Well, they’re effortlessly beautiful â€” like nature itself. The textures are velvety soft, the romantic and sultry colors nuanced for a more glamorous look. Simply put: the collection is superb.
Below, you’ll find photos, descriptions and swatches of some of the key pieces in the collection. Enjoy, mis amores!
GIVENCHY SUMMER 2010 LE PRISME YEUX ISLAND CAMAIEU EYESHADOWS IN ISLAND LAGOONÂ (NO. 17) AND ISLAND SUN (NO. 18)
Givenchy Le Prisme Unique Eyeshadow, $29 each. Available at Sephora.com
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