Givenchy introduced a new Le Prisme Eyeshadow Quartet for Spring 2011. Candide Garden ($56) is definitely worth checking out. The shades are very pretty, and they coordinate nicely. Don't let the photo at the left scare you; the colors produce a pretty daytime look.
The Harmony in Candide Garden n°78 offers brown and orange tones for pretty eyes, awakened by a touch of fresh spring green. Thanks to the powder atomizing technique, the powder particles are smaller and more even for a smooth, uniform finish and colors that stay vibrant all day long. With this new product, Givenchy has introduced a new "clap & slide" case. Open then slide out the lower drawer. In one step, you have access to eye shadows, a mirror, and three applicators.
NAÏVEMENT COUTURE is a small collection. For someone with my coloring, this is the best piece. The eye shadow shades are pretty in the compact and pretty on the eyelids. I now own quite a few of Givenchy's Le Prisme Eyeshadow Quartets, and I'm happy with all of them.
Here is a swatch photo of the four shades. I applied each shade with a sponge-tipped applicator, but I still had trouble getting the two lightest shades to "pop" on my arm. The shades are subtle, which makes them gorgeous on my eyelids, but hard to show you. My photo was taken in full sun.
I swatched from the brown in the top left clockwise around the quad. The brown is a pretty, pure, medium brown. The shade that appears to be orange in the compact is a sheer and very wearable orange-toned peach. The lime green is, like other lime greens for this spring, amazingly flattering. The light peach pretty much disappears into my arm, but it's there if you look closely. It's a beautiful base shade.
There's a lot of tangerine in the NAÏVEMENT COUTURE collection - spot on for one of spring's big trends. If you would like to see Candide Garden, you can find it at Sephora, the exclusive U.S. retailer for Givenchy.
Photo at top courtesy of Givenchy