Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow: No. 14 Nude Plumetis ($31.50)
I’ve been on the hunt for a nice skin tone cream eye shadow that is opaque enough to cancel out the redness and veining on my lids and creamy enough to spread evenly while leaving a natural finish. I’m not quite there yet, with applying concealer on my eyelids because it feels heavy and creases quickly, even with the smallest amount on my lids.
Since Givenchy face products are among some of my favourites, I had high hopes for this cream eye shadow and am gutted to announce that my expectations fell extremely short! Read on to find out why this is not Beauty Swatched approved. Lets break it down:
The colour is really nice for light to medium skin tones. It’s a warm nude colour with yellow undertones. The texture is weird and where I get hung up: to the touch, it feels like it has a nice amount of slip to it, which is important for gliding evenly over the eyelid. However, when I actually go in to apply it, the product sheers out a lot and bunches up. I think the product dries so intensely upon application that it starts to separate once applied. For that reason, It doesn’t apply evenly and is too drying on my eye lids (which I would consider to be normal to oily). Because of the weird way this bunches up on my eyelids, eyeshadow applies unevenly on top of it and I’m still left with transparent patches where a bit of my veining shows through. On the positive side, this did last a full day on my eyes but with such an uneven finish, I almost wish it didn’t!
This product bunches up a lot more when worn over a primer vs. on its own. When used as a primer, eyeshadows wear on top of this much smoother and did not crease for over 12 hours. I think i’ll have to use this as a primer to finish it, but wasn’t the reason why I bought it. The hunt for a smooth opaque skintone eyeshadow continues!