Givenchy Siena Silhouette Le Prisme Eyeshadow Quartet
Givenchy Le Prisme Eyeshadow Quartets ($57) are extremely soft, finely milled eyeshadow quads with rich color payoff and long-lasting power.
The Givenchy Quartlers are available in seven (7) shades: Blue Collection, Khaki Egerie, Midnight Look, Pastel Model, Purple Show, Siena Silhouette and Bucolic Blossoms.
Siena Silhouette is the only palette in the selection containing shades of brown, and any palette that can give me a full, warm brown eye look without using any additional products is pure bliss for me. Sienna Silhouette contains a deep, ash brown, medium milk chocolate brown, light peach and a shimmering golden champagne. The shimmering golden champagne color contains the most shimmer, while the others have a subtle iridescence.
Each of the shades are pigmented, especially the darker shades. The lighter shades (particularly the highlight shade) are a little more sheer. They can be built to a fuller coverage if applied wet, used with a cream base, or applied heavily.
I like all of the shades, but if I had the chance to swap the peach shade for a iridescent gold, I’d do it in a second. I’m not crazy about peach eyeshadow in general, but it works well with this quad. I’m sure I’ll be getting the most use out of the other shades.
Although there is a variety of possibilities to wear with each quartet, Givenchy suggests the method illustrated below.
The consistency of these shadows are very soft, and blend with ease. I’d say the texture is fairly comparable to Chanel Eye Shadows.
Without a doubt, Givenchy has some very appealing products. Their packaging and design of the products are very sleek and modern, and captures the luxury of the haute couture brand. Their powder products are especially pretty, especially some of their limited edition launches.
Is this palette a must-have? No, not necessarily. It’s a good product and performs well, but there are other products out there that are similar – some with a better value. What stands out to me is the packaging design and the soft, silky texture of the shadows and how well they apply. The colors might be pigmented, but I’d expect good pigmentation anyways for the price. For those with an extensive collection of eyeshadows you can probably skip, but for those who really want to try Givenchy, it might be worth the splurge.
- Very soft texture that blends easily
- Each of the shades are pigmented, especially the darker shades. The lighter shades are pigmented, but may require a base/heavy application for full coverage color.
- The four colors in this particular palette work very well together.
- Small, lightweight, chic and innovative packaging design including a mirror and a slide compartment containing three (3) applicators.
- I sort of wish that the highlight shade was a little more opaque – but that’s my preference only.
- Givenchy is a luxury brand, and has a price tag to match it. $57 is quite a lot to spend on the Givenchy Le Prisme Eyeshadow Quartets, and it isn’t exactly the best value. This palette contains four (4) eyeshadows with a total 0.14 oz of product. Christian Dior Eyeshadow Quints contain five (5) eyeshadows with a total 0.21 oz of product for $59, which would be a better value. Chanel Eyeshadow Quads contain four (4) eyeshadows with a total 0.24 oz of product, which is also a better value.