The Givenchy Prisme Quatuor palettes have recently had a makeover, the packaging looks more sleek and the shadows have been reformulated.
found Givenchy shadows in the past often poorly pigmented and slightly
dry in texture, so was intrigued what improvements this new formulation
would offer. The new formula is meant to be an "extremely innovative
texture that is long wearing, compact and very buildable. Coverage is
instant, intense and even".
The palettes are available in eight
harmonies, containing satin, matte, shimmer and glitter finishes. The
four shades include a liner, contour, base and highlighter. I felt that
a lot of the colours looked a bit dull/drab, and Frisson
#05 (£37) was the only one that appealed to me.
Frisson contains a satin smoky purple, gunmetal grey with fine silver glitter, iridescence pink and shimmery copper. The
combination of three cool toned shades and one warm really works and the
finishes of the two lighter shades add an interesting dimension.
swatched all the palettes and felt that quite a few
shades were on the dry/patchy side, however as this went against all the
positive feedback I'd read I still went ahead and bought one as I'm all
too aware that shades can apply to the lid much better than they swatch.
All the shades have a dry texture and the two darker shades are the
worse and unfortunately apply patchy and do not blend well. The lighter two shades
perform better, blending nicely and are good layering shades.
main issue I have with this palette is pigment, the brand states that
the colour payoff is intense, however I find that used dry the payoff is
extremely poor. Though the shades are much better when used wet, I don't
expect shadows that are marketed as being intense to be unable to be
used dry to achieve this effect.
Swatched below dry then wet,
The shadows are very prone to fading so
a primer is a must for me and even then I do still get some fading.
quite perplexed over the positive reviews for these palettes and can
only assume that the other colour ways perform much better than Frisson.
Whilst I like the combination of colours, the two darker shades perform
so poorly that I cannot recommend this, I would expect a much better
texture and application for a palette of this price.
I bought this from Debenhams