Givenchy Prisme Again! Compact Powder Quartet in 07 Crazy Pink: Review and Swatches

September 9, 2008
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Givenchy Prisme Again! Compact Powder Quartet in #07 Crazy Pink (on sale for $25 from $50)

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The pink on the compact lid is actually lighter and much prettier in person, but we all know I’m no professional photographer!


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Inside of Compact

Aaaaahhhhhh–shimmery goodness! Too bad the second I swiped these, the surfaces were completely ruined and not nearly as yummy looking.


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Open Compact

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Compact and Included Brush

I’d always been drawn to the elegant and chic packaging of Givenchy products, but never really purchased them due to the fact that they weren’t readily available at any of my frequent makeup haunts. However, thanks to the fact that Sephora now carries a large array of great Givenchy products, I’ve been able to give them the attention they deserve–hence my Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes mascara review a few weeks back and now this.

This Prisme Again! powder was actually purchased from Strawberrynet.com thanks to a kind reader who informed me that these were 50% off and therefore a mere $25!! There was no way I could resist Givenchy at 50% off, especially with a name like Crazy Pink!


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Close-Up

To be honest I was expecting a shimmery pink blush, but that’s not at all what I received. The name “Crazy Pink” is deceptive since this product is neither crazy nor pink! Yes there are two pink color blocks in this compact, but the overall effect is more of a shimmery golden peachy pink (more peach than pink) that acts as a beautiful highlighter, but not as much of a blush. I’m going to have to try the shades individually as eyeshadows at some point to test out how sheer (or not) they are.

The compact itself is also relatively small, so if you’re expecting a jumbo-sized quad this isn’t it! I’d seen these in person at Sephora so wasn’t surprised, but if you haven’t seen these for yourself just keep in mind that these are not large at all. The included brush is admittedly decent for a “comes with the compact” brush, but still can’t compare to my regular cosmetics brushes.

Overall this is a lovely product, albeit not what I’d expected, and I’ll definitely be getting a lot of use out of it!


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Swatches: (top) all the shades swirled together; (bottom) squares swatched clockwise starting from top left corner

Related Posts:
Interested in checking out more Givenchy products? How about their revolutionary new Phenomen’Eyes mascara with the ball applicator? See my review and photos of it here, then check it out on Nicole here.

Love highlighters? See some of the most beautiful ones on the market by Guerlain here.

Not so into the subtle? Click here to check out some truly flurescent blushes!

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