Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Product Alert: Givenchy L'Ombre Noir

A quick post as I just had to. I got this little nifty product a few months ago and it has now become a firm favourite in my kit! Why? As an artist I love products that you can use in multiple ways, for practical reasons as it means I don't have to carry 10,000 things in my ever-growing kit!

L'Ombre Noir
So what is it? I suppose, to put it very simply, it's black in a compact! It can be anything you want it to be, use it wet and with a fine brush you get a dark gorgeously dense liner. Use it dry with a brush over eyelids, you can work up quite a beautiful smoky eye, all the while controlling how "black" you want to go. Use it wet and buff it with a MAC 217 brush, you get a creamy smudge-proof cream colour that you can then layer over with shimmers to create beautiful 3 dimensional beetle effects! I heard you can even use it wet on your lash tips to get really dense dark inky lashes! I have yet to have a go but will try it as soon as I can! There's 3 brushes that comes with it to use however you want. One thing I will point out is it's not a powder, it's almost like a solid wax that you can use wet or dry!

RRP £34.00 and available nationwide.

So what do you think? Something you can use in your arsenal of makeup? It definitely is for me! 

9 comments:

  1. I'm interested in this.... I'm not sure I can justify buying any more black eye make up! x

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  2. @Charlie: Well why don't you have a go when I see you? That way you can decide and also it will give you an incentive to come visit me! Hehe x

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  3. Oooh! That sounds fascinating!

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  4. this sounds so great! I's a sucker for matte black eyeshadows! I've been lusting over Chanel's new black Illusion d'Ombre Nirvana but it isn't available till June so I think I really need to check this out!! I love that it comes with three little brushes and you can use it wet and dry! It's so expensive though, even more expensive than Chanel! How do you think this would compare to Nirvana ( the glitter free version of Mirifque Illusion d'ombre) and would you pick one over the other!? xx

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  5. @Rebecca: It is! You should have a go next time we work together again. x

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  6. @blog-a-beaute: My sample of the Nirvana is die very soon and I cannot wait to try it. I think if texture is to compare with, this is more of a waxy texture and hence will be stiffer and give a more controlled application. I will let you know when I try out both. Thank you for the comment x

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  7. I just bought it and cannot wait to give it a try. More application tips would be greatly appreciated!

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  8. @Moppe: Oh exciting and ok I shall try and do a post as soon as I can. In the meantime enjoy, experiment and let me know how you get on? Thanks for the comment. X

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  9. Thanks! I am looking forward to that post. I already tried it last night and found it to be excellent as a liner, dry for a very subtly defined crease and wet as a base for sparkly pink shadow, just like you said. I will keep experimenting! X

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