Givenchy Fall-Winter 2014: Palette Extravagancia (Review, Photos, FOTD)

Givenchy Fall-Winter 2014,Palette Extravagancia, Review, Photos, Swatch,FOTD

Givenchy Fall-Winter 2014,Palette Extravagancia, Review, Photos, Swatch,FOTD

Givenchy Fall-Winter 2014,Palette Extravagancia, Review, Photos, Swatch,FOTD

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Opulence meets Avant-garde, a befitting description for Givenchy Palette Extravagancia, a Fall-Winter 2014 limited edition palette featuring four eyeshadows and lip/cheek color housed in leather and black lacquer case. But at $66, will it be a great addition to your designer-brand stash? Scroll down for review, photos, swatches, and FOTD.

Givenchy Fall-Winter 2014,Palette Extravagancia, Review, Photos, Swatch,FOTD

Givenchy Fall-Winter 2014,Palette Extravagancia, Review, Photos, Swatch,FOTD

If there’s one brand I frequently stalk at Sephora, it’s Givenchy. The limited edition lipsticks quelled me countless times (another review coming up soon) so when I saw this combo palette, I caved blindly. 

Let’s start with the packaging. If it were a tad bigger, it can pass for a clutch. The gold embossed logo and trimmings remind me of Versace, unorthodox yet fashion-forward. It opens up by clicking the square button. It has a great-size mirror and two brushes which I don’t really care for. The eyeshadows’ combined net weight is .14 oz while the lip/cheek color is 0.6 oz.

Givenchy Fall-Winter 2014,Palette Extravagancia, Review, Photos, Swatch,FOTD

No names but that’s okay, you can readily tell from the photos what they are unless you’re color-blind, haha! My favorite among the four is Dark Brown, it’s sheen with specks of silver upclose. It’s easy to apply and blend (dry for soft daytime look and wet for intense smoky eyes). Purple is also on the sheen side with moderate pigmentation. I prefer applying it wet because it looks holographic. Gray-silver is metallic with silver specks, the beauty of which is more appreciated when applied wet and over a creamy eyeshadow base. Finally the dud, Gold, no thanks to fallout! The only way to make it work and eliminate the whole cursing game is to apply it wet, pat on carefully, and build as you please; or better yet, apply your foundation and concealer last because you’re up for some serious sweeping my ladies! All four shades have a gritty-feel to them, which is kind of a bummer because I expected creamier and/or butter-soft formulation. Worn over an eye primer, these eyeshadows are crease and and budge-free.

Givenchy Fall-Winter 2014,Palette Extravagancia, Review, Photos, Swatch,FOTD

The lip/cheek color is surprisingly sheer but hydrating. I think it is the perfect color choice to go with the bold eyeshadows. You can tell from the photos below that it’s close to wearing a pinky-nude lip balm. I used it for my cheeks but I can’t get it to show up on my medium skin tone.

Givenchy Fall-Winter 2014,Palette Extravagancia, Review, Photos, Swatch,FOTD

I showed you the nitty, here’s the gritty. It’s a so-so palette. Meaning, it’s nice to have (especially if you’re a Givenchy collector) but not a must-have. I can make the eyeshadows work, for all its worth I better should! If true-blue makeup-loving consumers are given a hand on product development, I vote to have more eyeshadows and eliminate the lip/cheek color. It’s no use to say the least. 

For my eye makeup, I applied gold on inner 1/3 of my eyelid, blended out with purple on the center, lined the outer corner and lower lash line with metallic silver (over gold), and used dark brown on crease.

Givenchy Fall-Winter 2014,Palette Extravagancia, Review, Photos, Swatch,FOTD

Givenchy Fall-Winter 2014,Palette Extravagancia, Review, Photos, Swatch,FOTD

Givenchy Fall-Winter 2014,Palette Extravagancia, Review, Photos, Swatch,FOTD

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35 Comments

  1. August 12, 2014 / 7:03 am

    It's such a pretty palette, I was hoping for more out of it. Bummer! I do like the look you created with it, though. Very dramatic!

    • August 13, 2014 / 7:11 am

      If the e/s were creamier, it would've been a different story.

  2. August 12, 2014 / 1:04 pm

    I love your eye look! You wear all the colors fabulously. But, this is a pass for me

  3. August 12, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    Wow can you apply eye shadow. These shades are fantastic on you.

    For that price, from that name I would expect soft, velvety, perfect shadows and a pigmented, show up on everyone blush/lip colour. Why do designer brands so often crap out on the quality of special palettes like this one? Their quality should be absolutely impeccable, across the full line.

  4. August 12, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    While your eyelook is gorgeous, the palette looks spectacular, this is a no to me because of the quality you get for the price. Bummer!

    • August 13, 2014 / 7:13 am

      Hoping to see a better release in time for the holidays

  5. August 12, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    Wow, I love this look. And this palette is amazeballs for sure!

    xo
    Janelle

  6. August 12, 2014 / 7:06 pm

    The Gold and the Purple are amazing

  7. August 12, 2014 / 7:11 pm

    I love your look with this palette. The packaging is so luxe, too.

  8. August 12, 2014 / 7:17 pm

    I do just love this packaging!

  9. August 12, 2014 / 7:25 pm

    The look you created – it looks stunning!

  10. August 12, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    I like the shadows when they're wet. You look great.

  11. August 12, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    Givenchy palettes are always so luxurious! Love this one.

  12. August 13, 2014 / 12:22 am

    Ohmigoodness the packaging!! Beautiful look!

  13. August 13, 2014 / 12:52 am

    This palette looks so fab and it looks great on you!

  14. August 13, 2014 / 4:20 am

    Your eyes look stunning! Seriously beautiful look. 🙂

  15. August 13, 2014 / 2:33 pm

    I've been browsing their Fall collection too and bought the tiny travel palette 🙂 This one is such a stunner, too! The brown shade is absolutely gorgeous.

  16. August 13, 2014 / 3:46 pm

    this palette looks gorgeous! I WANT! Love your stunning look!

  17. August 14, 2014 / 4:33 am

    The palette and the look you created are both amazing

  18. August 15, 2014 / 7:50 pm

    This is my fav. look you have every done. This set is absolutely stunning!

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