After a quick overview of the many eye shadow palettes I own one thing was apparent-my next purchase should be slightly more out of my comfort zone. There has to be a point when you realize that over 45 shades of matte and shimmer neutrals are enough. With all that in mind I went for a new eye quad that made me excited and scared at the same time, about the endless possibilities incorporating pink eyeshadow and intense shimmers.
Givenchy Intense & Radiant Eye Shadow palette in Inarrendue (3) is definitely not everybody’s first choice especially if you are looking for colors to wear during the day. The four shades are bold, dramatic and very evening appropriate, perfect for any upcoming festivities. I was very much drown the eye shadow texture and finish which very much reminded me of Chanel cream eye shadows. Before I get into the combination of colors and layering shades lets first look at the colors. There are four very shimmery shades that deliver a great amount of iridescent sparkle. The glittery particles are not large or chunky and also come is different colors (golden, pink, blue). The effect is really eye catching and quite unique, which essentially is a good enough reason to splurge on this palette. The shades are medium brown and graphite gray (top row), vibrant pink and plum purple (bottom row). Let’s talk color combination and layering. The one shade that to me looked like I will never use was the vibrant pink color. After some experimenting I realized that this pink shade is probably the most versatile from the bunch. Layered over any of the other three shades, it adds more light and really makes the color more dimensional and bright. Another great combination is layering the plum purple with medium brown on top. This combination is to die for and looks absolutely amazing even in dim light. I’m totally obsessed with it at this point.
Givenchy Intense & Radiant Eye Shadow palettes retail for about £34. The quality and formulation of the eye shadows is great, super pigmented and long lasting. Be aware that all shades from this range are glittery. I experienced ever so slight fallout but to be honest nothing major that will stop me purchasing another of these great palettes.