September 25, 2009

Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Effet Extension Review


You know Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes was so not enough. We absolutely now need in our lives Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Effet Extension Mascara. You know…bigger, better, more awesome lashes……loves it right?

For Fall, Givenchy has released their brand new improved formula in four shades for the risque mascara user who likes to bat color lashes at the world. Ok, if you’re boring you can bat your black lashes at the world (it comes in black too!).

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Jump ahead for a peep at the new Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Effet Extension.

Pretty much for me I’m all about the medieval torture device applicator. I wanna wield it around and make everyone terribly scared of me. Come on bring it baby I have Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Effet Extension and I will hurt you with it.

You’re probably curious what the difference is between the two mascaras. From what I can see it comes down to a small difference and a large one. The small difference would be the applicator. The applicator itself is pretty much the same as Phenomen’Eyes Mascara aside from that the newer version seems to sport a rounder, fuller spiked brush (this isn’t too noticeable unless you’re really looking). Second, would be the major difference in the formula. This formula is thicker, more pigmented, and available in a blue, plum, black, and green.

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You may be worried about poking your eye out and thinking you should avoid the mascara for that reason. So long as you apply slowly you’ll end up with beautiful lashes. I thought that Phenomen’Eyes was incredible my first round but I am really loving the thicker formula of Effet. It seems to create fuller, fattier lashes and the formula has incredible color pay off so it’s my new best friend for a smoky eye look as it blackens my lashes in a dramatic way.

If it’s the false lash effect you seek with plenty of drama, Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Effet Extension is your girl. Loves it. Muse Approval for purchase.

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Anyone a fan of the new or old version of Givenchy’s innovative mascara?

Share your experience!

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Dina

    oh Muse, you’re killing me!! MUST HAVE! 🙂 i really like the original and would love to get my hands on the plum and maybe the blue too. again, wish they weren’t so pricey 🙁 did you try any of the colored ones out? wondering if the blue is as bright on as it looks in the pic. you have black on in your pic right?

    • the Muse

      hey dina! I love the original and the really improved on this version I bet you’ll love. Save money and buy during Sephora FF 😀 I tried the blue and it’s wicked wild loves it! Quite pigmented 😀 I do have the black on it my photo 😀

  • Eru

    LoL at the illustration 😀
    Love the false lash effect, your lashes looks so long and full!!! I’d love to have the plum one. I’ll try to gather it when I arrive at Ireland.

    • the Muse

      LOL glad you liked it eru 😀

      It’s an awesome mascara def let me know what you think if you get it! omg have fun in Ireland wish I was going!

  • Kaoru

    Oh, come on! Not more lemmings! (don’t worry, said in a good way). Man, this month has been horrible to my wallet. Good thing I just opened a mascara, or I would be all over this one. Too bad my family doesn’t like to give me makeup for the holidays. This, a new Dior lipgloss, some palettes…. Hehe.

    • the Muse

      haha Kaoru sorry 😀 My holiday wish list is going strong….god I can hear my wallet sobbing come November!

    • the Muse

      hi giselle it weights lashes down every so slightly but does a decent job of keeping curl 😀

  • Isabella Bowie

    I’m currently using Givenchy Captiv’eyes and I wouldn’t change it at all!
    It works perfectly. My short eyelashes look fuller and sexier with only a quick coat, definitely what I lusted after. Dramatic lashes are a must-have for a burlesque look la Dita. *love*
    Givenchy is one of the best brands I’ve tried in my life. Shame it’s so hard to find here in Italy, especially where I live.

    • the Muse

      hi Isabella sorry for the delayed reply 😀 awesome! Givenchy has some great mascara 😀 ahhhh I love Dita! Gorg! Wow incredible it’s hard to find I’d think it would be available readily in Europe!

  • Beauty Maven

    Ah! This looks amazing on you!!!! I just haven’t broken down and spent the money on this one.. I tried the L’Oreal version and it was rather difficult for me to use the wand and make it NOT clump! This is amazing, though! Thanks for the review!!

    • the Muse

      my pleasure beauty maven 🙂 I HATED the l’oreal version! Ugh so clumpy! Thankfully Givenchy got it right 🙂