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What.can.I.say... A pretty palette will always call my name! (Ooo, dat rhyme). I mean, I felt that Givenchy really did a superb job on the packaging for this sucker...and maybe that was half of the appeal (it's always half of the appeal for this fucker here). Also, I cashed in my swagbucks for a sephora gift card and that made the $66 price tag a tad bit easier to cope with.
Like the Le Rouges I loved oh so much, it's got leather and stud details. I'm not sure if it's real leather like the lipsticks, but let's just say it is. I mean, the details are so beautiful I find myself looking at it too much.
It's alarming how many times I could use Gollum/Smeagol gifs on my blog, it truly is.
The color combination was a bit bizarre.. The colors didn't seem to go to gether and the undertones clashed a bit in the swatches... I would also mention that these are built up swatches and for the best color payoff a base is needed..
Though, the glitter shades had minimal fallout and were easy to clean up.. I think we're all aware of the horror that is glitter fallout that won't wipe off..
okay, maybe a slight exaggeration
I'll go a head and describe this lippie as a muted strawberry red... It was a bit on the sheer side and felt more like a balm than a gloss or lipstick. Nothing too spectacular really. I would imagine this could go on your cheeks as well, but it would be a bit tacky for my taste.
So here I am, swatching, complaining, thinking the shades wouldn't work together, not impressed with the swatches, blah blah blah. Then, BAM, I slapped on the shadows and saw something actually not too shitty happen. The shadows blended effortlessly and complimented each other surprisingly well!
I used a black eyeshadow to line and define a little, but nothing else! I mean, I was really digging this look.. I can't even come up with the right words right now... and I'll be too lazy to come up with them later, so just accept my lack of ability to articulate anything.
The lip color that I also wasn't too impressed with earlier complimented the eyes wonderfully.. so I guess you could say it all worked out in the end!
The overall look is pretty stunning I will admit that, though I didn't think the quality was necessarily out of this world... Don't get me wrong, this palette is GOOD quality, but not my favorite formulations.
I loved the finished look so much I think I'll hold on to it because, I guess I'm just another makeup hoarder. It's okay, I've accepted it at this point.