Givenchy's holiday 2011 makeup collection, Nuit Celeste, contains all the right elements to pretty you up for the holidays. The limited edition L'Ombre Noire Multi-Purpose Shadow for Eyes is a versatile cream to powder black eyeshadow. The compact comes with three types of brushes so you can use the color as an eyeliner, eyeshadow or for a wet shadow effect. You can also layer this under any eyeshadow to infuse an intense effect. In a pinch, this can also be used as a mascara or brow powder. How cool is that?
At first glance I didn't think much of the Le Prisme Mono Eyeshadow in 20 Or Celeste but now I'm in love. The silky golden yellow is not too bright and it actually illuminates the L'Ombre Noire shadow perfectly. The gold adds enough holiday cheer without looking too over the top.
The Phenomen'Eyes Paillettes Panoramic Mascara Glitter Effect is a glam product for eyelashes. The Gold Sparkles color adds a light coat of twinkly gold to the peepers, but it's fairly subdued by itself. If you layer it as a top coat you'll soon be shooting a beautifully flirty gaze. The unique circular applicator is excellent for catching each and every lash.
For the lips, the carnal red shade of Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in 53 Rouge Celeste is one of the best reds I've seen this season. The creamy, satiny formula doesn't bleed and the payoff is just excellent. It's not too dark nor bright so it should flatter most skin tones. I don't like bright red so this one is very suitable for me.
The Gelee D'Interdit Smoothing Gloss Balm Crystal Shine in 16 Or Celeste is fun to use. A fine layer of gold sparkles is suspended in a clear base. It can be used by itself for a subtle shimmer, but I love to layer it on top of the Rouge Celeste Rouge Interdit to add a sexy finish to the deep red lips.
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For editorial consideration, review samples were provided for this post.