This spring, Givenchy released a collection that is based on India and the looks of India women. This reminds me a of spring version of last fall’s collection from Lancôme. There is not much different in the colors but I really wasn’t a fan of that one and I doubt that I will be a fan of this one. Here is the description from Sephora, “Inspired by the sensual and refined beauty of Indian women, this precious collection offers touches of bright, joyful oranges and pinks that are evocative of the culture's ornate clothing and makeup. Together, the sultry shades create a seductive look expressed through a soft healthy complexion, sensual lips, and—most of all—intense, magnetic eyes.” The collection itself is called Maharani Spring (Lancôme’s was called Maharani Jewels). I might be a fan of the pinks in this collection but I will be skipping the oranges.
Sari Glow Iridescent Blush - Givenchy Sari Glow Iridescent Blush produces a naturally luminous complexion. Its terracotta texture is silky soft with iridescent mother of pearls that add a gleaming pop of color to the skin. The powder is customized with Indian bindies for the ultimate twinkling and color touch.
- 43 Maharani Pink - luminous rosy pink
- 44 Maharani Orange - luminous golden peach
Prismissime 22 Maharani Apricots - Givenchy Prismissime - 22 Maharani Apricots contains a collection of pearly and matte shades for a radiant complexion that looks and feels completely natural.
Prismissime 21 Maharani Pinks - Givenchy Prismissime - 21 Maharani Pinks contains a collection of pearly shades for a radiant complexion that looks and feels completely natural.
Magic Kajal Eye Pencil - Givenchy Magic Kajal Eye Pencil reveals the beauty of eyes with a very intense carbon black shade to apply around the inner rim of the eyelids. Inspired by the kajal used by Indian women, the pencil contains wax and oil—making the texture creamy and generous. The formula is enriched with vitamin E for a smooth application and is long-lasting—allowing your dark, eye-catching look to last all day.
- 1 Magic Black - carbon black
Precious Sari Glittering Eye Shadow - Givenchy Precious Sari Glittering Eye shadow allows you to reproduce the shimmering effect of a mirror-embroidered sari on your eyelids. This glittering gel formula is non-sticky and non-oily, and it creates a fresh sensation when applied to the skin. The unique packaging features precious golden Indian bindies on all four sides.
- 1 Maharani Silver - true silver shimmer
- 2 Maharani Gold - true gold shimmer
Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick - Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick - Spring 2009 is the Maharani version of the brand's emblematic lipstick. Inspired by earthy and henna tones, these shades create naturally lush lips
- 40 Maharani Rose - deep vivid rose
- 41 Maharani Henna - warm brick red
I think I will be passing on this whole collection. It could be pretty for a women with a deeper skin tone but will not work on my super-pale face.
photo courtesy of Sephora