Yeah Baby I Got More! Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow (Review, Swatch, FOTD)

givenchy ombre couture cream eye shadow review, swatch

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You may or may not know my buying habits. I don’t purchase everything right away even if I’m enticed to the nth degree. I want to study, experience, evaluate and decide. Then I procure few more. I’m like that even with my shoes. If I seriously like a particular style, I’d buy two or more pairs in different colors.

Such is the case with Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow. Because I was immensely impressed with the overall quality of my initial haul (review here), the makeup junkie side of moi can’t be repressed… I want more por favor!

review, swatch, givenchy ombre couture cream eyeshadow

Retailing for $23 (4g / .14 oz), this cream eyeshadow dries to a buttery-smooth powder finish. It can be used on its own or as eyeshadow base for a more vibrant look. 

givenchy ombre couture cream eyeshadow, review, swatch

Ingredients: Isododecane, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Silica, Polyethylene, Carnauba Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Boron Nitride, Microcrystalline Wax, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, BHT. May Contain (+/-) : Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 – Ci 77492 – Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide).

swatch, review givenchy ombre couture cream eyeshadow prune taffetas

Prune Taffetas is slightly shimmery purple with silver specks.

givenchy ombre couture cream eyeshadow bleu soie review, swatch

Blue Soie is semi-matte navy blue.

givenchy ombre couture cream eyeshadow burn cachemire, review, swatch

Brun Cachemire is semi-mettalic chocolate brown with bronze specks.

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All three are pigmented, sweat-proof (survived intensive workout), and with decent eight-hour wear time. Unfortunately, these aren’t waterproof, they rubbed off right away under running water. I know it’s not exactly hygienic but the best way to apply this cream eyeshadow on the lid is by using your pinkie or ring finger. Blending the crease with a finger ain’t rocket science but if you pull up the color from the edge of the lid to the crease by doing a quick patting motion, you’ll achieve a beautiful transitional effect. I like to use Blue Soleil and Prune Taffetas as eyeliner, they go on smooth! Talk about multi-tasking ha?

For my eye makeup below, I used Brune Cachemire exclusively on the lid and crease, tight-lined my upper lash line with a black liner, and applied two coats of black mascara . Easy peasy.

review, swatch, givenchy ombre couture cream eyeshadow



  1. April 1, 2014 / 6:46 am

    I feel silly telling you this but I have never owed anything from Givenchy beauty wise. I really need to bite the bullet.

    • April 2, 2014 / 11:30 pm

      Nope not silly at all because there are lots of brands I haven't tried either.

  2. April 1, 2014 / 7:39 am

    Gorgeous. You make everything look "I need that in my life, NOW!" Then I look at my debit card balance and go sit in a corner and cry. LOL

    • April 2, 2014 / 11:30 pm

      You're hilarious Erika. We are all enablers , hahaha! Dangerous addiction tho

  3. April 1, 2014 / 11:00 am

    How do these stack up compared to more affordable cream shadows on the market?

    • April 2, 2014 / 11:29 pm

      you mean for storing? just the same. it's pretty stable so you can put one on top of the other

  4. April 1, 2014 / 1:03 pm

    I'm with Laura! I haven't tried anything either! These are so pretty!

  5. April 1, 2014 / 1:12 pm

    I need ASAP!!! I am like Laura I have nothing Givenchy; these may just need to be my first purchase. Super gorgeous shades and you look beautiful as always girl 🙂

    • April 2, 2014 / 11:28 pm

      Thanks much Jamie. Oh you will also love their lippies!

  6. April 1, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    These are beautiful! You are really the ultimate enabler, because you make everything look amazing 🙂

    • April 2, 2014 / 11:27 pm

      hahaha! You're funny! We are all enablers. Dangerous on the wallet!!!!

  7. April 1, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    The colors are gorgeous! I also never used Givenchy before, but one day I will. One day….

  8. April 1, 2014 / 6:20 pm

    I've never tried Givenchy! The colors are so beautiful.

  9. April 1, 2014 / 7:05 pm

    Eyeshadow envy. Love the colors 🙂
    Love your product pics.

  10. April 1, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    That blue is beautiful!

  11. April 1, 2014 / 10:20 pm

    Blue Soie is such a beautiful color!

  12. April 1, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    Beautiful swatches and colors! (And beautiful blogger!)

  13. April 12, 2014 / 2:53 pm

    Haven't tried any Givenchy! This looks awesome, smokey-ish but not overwhelming. Do they come off if you rub your eyes too?

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