4th May 2010

Givenchy Parad’eyes

By Get Lippie

Yes, they really are called that.  Oh well.  These are Givenchy’s latest liquid eyeliners, and I have to admit that they are very, very, very pretty:

The long top forms the handle, and the smaller bottom portion contains the liner. I bought two recently, the blue one you can see above, and the nude shade.  I know, nude eyeliner, sounds crazy!   Take a closer look at the brushes:

These formulations are very, very sparkly, and give a just beautiful finish on the skin.  I find them them be very long-lasting, and are slightly more subtle than, say, an Urban Decay Heavy Metals glitter liner. There is a downside however, and I’ll get to that after I show you the hand-swatches:

My hand is angled slightly different in the second pic to show that the blue liner is actually lots of blue glitter suspended in a semi-sheer charcoal base.

They apply easily, both of them really needing two passes over the lid to achieve full opacity, but I find that’s normal with most liquid liners.  These, however, don’t dry down as well as other liquid liners I’ve tried, staying a little “tacky” on the skin.  It’s not really a problem, and these are very beautiful colours – I use the nude shade for highlighting the inner corner of my eyes, blended in with a cotton bud, it really does open the eyes up – but you will be more aware that you’re wearing this than you might with a more traditional liner.

Whilst they are sparkly, I have worn both of them to the office before now and not caused a scene, they’re very wearable. What do you think of sparkly liners?

Givenchy Parad’eyes liners are available in major department stores and cost around £20.

The Fine Print: I bought these.  My credit card hates me.