I went along to the Givenchy launch today for their summer collection – somewhat bizarre to be looking at such hot and vibrant colours while tiny flakes of snow were falling from the sky, but it was a welcome burst of neon on a bitterly cold day. Nicolas Degennes, the Artistic Director of Givenchy Le Makeup is one of those make up artists who actually gets off his butt to do a proper demonstration in person for new collections. He is a busy bee and an incredibly talented make up creator too. There are two stand-outs from the collection – first, Le Prisimissine Eyes Limited Edition in Acid Lights featuring nine shades of beautiful brights. I swatched them all and can’t find one I don’t like although I’m not sure I could actually wear the yellow, it doesn’t mean I don’t want to. And the packaging – it looks like some kind of extra luxe liquorice allsort! The second stand out is Mister Radiant Made-to-Measure Glow. I got really quite excited by this clear, high water-content gel infused with microbeads of light yellow and brown that contain pigments and illuminators that when blended together give a beautiful, naturally tanned look. You can intensify with two or three applications and it still feels feather light on the skin.

More gloss than even I can handle!

The Acid Summer Collection

Nicolas, where are you?


Le Prisimissine Eyes Acid Lights Cover

…and from the side

And inside!

Model wearing Vernis Please in Acid Orange

Model wearing a selection of colours from the Acid Lights Palette