I attended the Givenchy Press Day two days ago, which I’ve been excited about since I saw their Phenomen’Eyes Waterproof Mascara. I toddled along into town, and on entry I was greeted by a familiar friend. (see below lol)

Then I was introduced to the A/W Cosmetics range: Blooming. The Orange undertones that dominates Blooming is drawn from the energy of resistance to winter. Picture a candle burning in winter: it is an invigorating flame that brings optimism and revitalises other colours. I’m liking the inspiration, more summer less winter!

The collection is limited edition and consists of :

1. Le Prisme Visage Blooming  compact powder £32.50
 Blooming Pink (left) for paler complexions
Blooming Apricots (right) for darker complexions

2. Le Prisme Blush Blooming Fushsias £29.50 (loved it!)

3. Le Prisme Yeux Quatuor £33
Blue Collection (left)
Midnight Look(right)

(there are 7 different palettes)

4. Rouge Interdit Blooming Peach (satin lipstick) £18.50

5. Rouge Interdit Shine Blooming Apricot (Ultra Shine Lipstick) £17.50

6. Pop Gloss Crystal Blooming Lilac (left) £16.50
 Pop Gloss Crystal Blooming Coral Ultra Shine (right) £17.50

7. Varnish Please! Blooming Pink Nail Lacquer £12.50

A closer look a the glosses and nail lacquer


I swatched the two lipsticks, what you think?

The lipsticks were not very pigmented, but they were sheer and nice colours too.
Personally I would wear them in the day, rather than at night.

Rouge Interdit Blooming Peach (satin lipstick) (left)
Rouge Interdit Shine Blooming Apricot (Ultra Shine Lipstick) (right)

I really liked the look of the blush 
They are really trying to stretch summer just a little longer with these colours, don’t you think?

Moving on to their latest skin care product. To accompany their already successful Le Soin Noir Moisturizer, Givenchy have introduced Le Soin Noir Yeux, which was explained to me as an age-defying eye cream. The reason that it is black is because of the Algae Extract which Givenchy found 5 years ago, an it doesn’t react to external pressures. It claims  after 1 hour application eye will appear smoother, brighter, even toned, and have an immediate tightening effect.
After 28 days your eye will be 85% firmer, fine lines are smoothed by 83%, wrinkles are smoothed by 73% This really did get me excited, because of my dark circles, but it claim that eye will be 90% brighter, (see you later concealer!). This product sounds too good to be true, however it is priced at £116. However as its eye cream, I guess a little will go along way.

The final products that I was introduced to was the fragrances 
 Play for Her and Play for Her Intense

Following the same concept from Play for Him the bottle resembles an technological feel. Play for Her is slim and slender, with a pink girly colour. As I am a sucker for gadgets I liked the fact it was contemporary with gently rounded lines with refined decor.

There are two perfumes are Eau De Parfum which is great for lasting power. They scent of the two were nice, however the Amyris Wood wasn’t dectable as much as I thought or would have liked it to be, maybe because I like the Amyris on it own lol.

Play for Her
A Floral Woody Fruity fragrance
Top Notes: Pink peppercorns, white peach, bergamot, sweet pea
Middle Notes: Amyris wood, tiare flower, magnolia flower, and leaf
Base Notes: Sandlewood, musks

Play For Her Intense
A Floral Woody Amber Fragrance
Top Notes: Pink peppercorns, orange flower
Middle Notes: Amyris wood, tiare flower,orchid
Base Notes: Sandlewood, patchouli, tonka, bean, benzoin

30ml EDP & EDP Intense £34.50
50ml EDP & EDP Intense £49.00
70ml EDP & EDP Intense £59.50

I got three samples of products in my goodie bag.

I am so loving this lip gloss!



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  1. Seana
    28th May 2010 / 1:23 PM

    I agree with you Wande the blush is really nice!

  2. Mandy
    28th May 2010 / 7:46 PM

    The Perfume editoral look so airbrushed, they should of just made Timberlake and the model cartoon characters lol

  3. Makeala
    28th May 2010 / 9:09 PM

    Did you get a goodie bag?

  4. 27th August 2015 / 2:14 AM

    Brad thanks I do tryIain ablolutesy and again, once again, I realise that writing these words, day after day, week after week, changes the way that I think about things, and enhances my sense.. in this case of what’s possible. A concept I’ll try and find time to write about before this theme closesJan well I hope youll like the next mini GWP too and maybe join in Bo sometimes timing is everything

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