Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow ($23) is a new cream eyeshadow the brand launched in nine, permanent shades. According to Givenchy these wear for up to 16 hours but honestly, I’m not sure I need my eyeshadow to last that long!
Initially I purchased a single shade which was Beige Mousseline because it reminded me so much of my very favorite Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Sand Dune. So yeah, I was curious about the Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow formula but if I’m honest I also really wanted this color because it reminded me SO much of Sand Dune which I can’t live without.
Anyway….it’s almost a dupe which I’m quite happy about but in the process I also fell in love with this formula. It’s quite a nice cream shadow plus affordable at $23. Givenchy isn’t really marked at such mid-range prices so yeah, this is kinda affordable when you compare it to their typical price range.
Let’s take a look!
I’ll tell you a secret when you’re running against products like Chanel d’Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow and Dior DiorShow Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow you should probably NOT house your product in a plastic jar. Shhh…!
In all seriousness, I was a little shocked they went plastic. In most cases when high end does cream shadows they house them in glass jars and hell, even MAC goes glass with their cheaper Pro Longwear Paint Pots.
I don’t mind the plastic but was a little surprised by it! Needless to say I like the small size as it stores easily or if I need to it’ll travel lightly with me.
I love this formula! It isn’t dry, it isn’t too slick or slippery, or too creamy! The lighter creamy consistency is the perfect blend of what a good cream shadow should be like. It doesn’t have a set or a dry down time and it applies easily onto my lids without tugging. It has a smooth, even appearance on first application and wears for around 8 hours on my drier lids without creasing or fading.
Givenchy Beige Mousseline Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow is a peachy orange beige that’s deceptively matte in the pot but actually contains some fine silver shimmer. I was surprised I got fall out from the shimmer! I had a few flecks that popped up under my eyes as the day progressed. It wasn’t a heavy fall out but it was there.
Givenchy Beige Mousseline Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow Swatches
I love this shade. It’s great for nude, simple eye looks! If the shimmer isn’t your thing, it’s really barely noticeable, you can go with Bobbi Brown’s Sand Dune shade as it’s a touch lighter but just as beautiful for natural looks!
All in all I had an excellent experience with Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow and I’ll be purchasing more of these shadows.
You can snag these now at Sephora and Sephora.com.