As the year is drawing close to the end, Christmas and holiday season is approaching, which brings with it high spirits and the time to celebrate. Givenchy’s Les Nocturnes – Striking Night Light Collection 2017 draws its inspiration from this symbolic period and its association with Venus. The Goddess planet mediates between sunlight and moonshine to bring out the colors on the cusp of day and night. This guiding star borders the darkness that licenses uncertainty, mystery, and doubt. It’s reassuring light guides our impulses towards a waking dream.
Givenchy Striking Nights Eye Palette
Striking Nights Eye Palette (CAD $76) is a must-have from this collection. The palette has highly concentrated pigments and an infusion of pearlescent glitter for a bold and shiny result, just perfect for the season. The silicones and lightweight oil blend in a comfortable, creamy texture that makes application easy and ensures long hold. The palette’s black star unveils the natural effect of its two-toned iridescence, perpetually shifting between reflections of pink and blue – the two colors Venus, the planet, brings out when she appears at dusk and dawn, as solar and lunar light are filtered in the atmosphere.
The gold star is an illuminator of glittering transparency. It adds depth to the eyes when applied over black or just on the upper eyelid. Nicolas Degennes, the mind behind the collection, advises trying it on the top of the cheekbone and also as a finishing touch to lipstick on the Cupid’s bow. The copper star exalts the color black, which Nicolas uses to heighten the intensity of the eyes. The luminous glimmer of Venus imbues this collection’s packaging, with its multicolored sparkles against a black background recalling the star-filled firmament.
Note – The above shot is taken after the swatches
I have used this palette few times and I am so ready to start the holiday season already. The texture of the eyeshadows is beautiful, blends very easily and I did not notice any fallout. The shades are so unique and can be used in multiple ways. The luminosity is so beautiful, makes the shade even prettier. The gold star and copper can be used as a highlighter as well as eyeshadow. The black star gives a reflection of pink and blue, which is unique and looks great once applied. I never thought I would like this kind of cool shade but once applied, I am quite liking it. The packaging of the palette as you see is so beautiful, like the stars.
Givenchy Prisme Libre No 09 Éclats de Rose
Givenchy’s iconic Loose powder Prisme Libre (CAD $69) is also part of the Venusian harmony of this collection. This skin perfector in four rosy shades helps even out the skin for a smooth matte finish. The results are natural radiance and a fresh vivacity.
I have been using this as a setting powder and do like how it sets the makeup while giving natural radiance minus full matte effect. The packaging as all other products in this collection is so glittery and star-like. The inside packaging is same as all other Prisme Libre powders with a plush applicator with Givenchy written over it.
Givenchy Le Rouge-À-Porter No. 306 Brun Nocturne
Le Rouge-À-Porter Brun Nocturne (CAD $45) has a ultra-sensorial formula that gives the mouth luminous color and a naturally shiny finish. The packaging is so beautiful and is going to be perfect for the season to either keep it in a bag or on the vanity to add that shine and brightness to the season.
The formula is very comfortable to wear and the shade is beautiful for the fall and winter. It did not dry my lips and is very hydrating.
Top – Le Rouge-À-Porter Brun Nocturne, Bottom three are the Black, Copper, and Gold from Striking Nights Light Palette
I would recommend you to try these limited edition new launches. The collection is available at Sephora and Sephora Canada.
*DISCLAIMER – This product was sent to me as part of press package, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.