Givenchy Summer 2011 Collection “Acid Rain”

Release date: April 2011
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Company’s Description

Travelling all over the world nourishes me with discoveries. Diversity is the richness that comes from such wanderings. And yet, in certain ways, the places where people live their lives all seem to follow the same rhythm. No matter the geographic location, no matter the culture, there are always meeting points where the barriers of solitude are broken down. Places for rambling, for celebrating or for dreaming, like guiding beacons drawing us to their light. Sparkling and seductive, the neon lights call out in every language to join the life of the community, to share. Their glow brightens the darkest corners and beautifies the eyes with a tangy multicoloured brilliance.

It mutes the volumes and makes the materials come alive. Like veins of light, pulsing with a unifying electrified energy that sweeps away all inertia, the neon colours resonate and amplify each other, stirring up a rebellious atmosphere in a world that knows no inhibition. Bridging the gap between day and night, neon is the vital force of summer 2011. A season that’s a call to enjoyment, to enjoy greater freedom. And we dare to answer that call, fearing no other consequence than a moment of happiness… to be shared.

Happy new Acid Summer!

— Nicholas Degennes, Givenchy’s Le Makeup Artistic Director

For its Spring/Summer 2011 collection, Givenchy is featuring acid-bright colors and an eye shadow palette that contains both matte and shimmering shadows. This collection will also introduce the Mister Radiant–an illuminating gel that can be built up to a light tan.

This collection reminds me of Givenchy’s 2007 collection, which also featured similar bright colors (see image below).

Le Prismissime Yeux ($53.00; limited edition)

    With its orange colour, the unique packaging highlights the acidic character of an eccentric, varying intensity palette. Like a mirror ball for the third millennium, its textures, matte or glittery, enliven the eyes with a hypnotic “electrical field”. Offering interplays of layers or contrasts, it lends itself to all desires and flights of fancy.

    Like the reflections of a neon tube, the palette of Le Prismissime Yeux comprises shades that look sharp and vibrant in the case, but produce a softened result on the skin. Spherical polymers and micronised pigments make the colour easy to smooth onto the eyelids, while three esters with emollient properties ensure long hold.

  • Turquoise Blues, Anise Green, Golden Yellow, Coral Orange, Mauvish Pink, Frappe Coffee, Sparkling White

Phenomen’Eyes Waterproof ($29.50)

  • Acid Blue: klein blue (limited edition)

Mister Radiant Made-to-Measure Glow

    It’s a veritable revolution in material — or more precisely in non-material. It’s life in suspension in an ethereal fluid. Three different kinds of microbeads trapped in a gel texture with a high water content. Brown and light yellow microbeads containing pigments and illuminating pearlescent particles. Dark yellow microbeads saturated with vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. Diluted by the gel, the microbeads are instantly diffused on the skin by the fingertips, for a transparency of material and a genuine sensation of freshness. The result is an instant healthy glow, buildable depending on the desired result.

Gelee d’Interdit – Balm Smoothing Gloss – Crystal Shine ($26.50)

    This newcomer joins the Interdit family, which already includes Rouge Interdit, Rouge Interdit Shine and Gloss Interdit. A colourful, sparkling transparency in a balm with multiple beneficial properties: Immediately upon application, moi s tur i s ing and replumping properties through microspheres of hyaluronic acid (a substance naturally present in the skin). Taking action instantly, they slip into the fine lines on the lips and, like tiny sponges, fill up with water from the skin’s surface, trapping it and swelling to smooth the lips.

    Over the longer term, revitalising and smoothing properties through the action of a botanical extract that stimulates cellular renewal in the epidermis to help prevent the accumulation of dead cells. Hydration is boosted by camelina oil, an ingredient found in all products of the Interdit line, to give the lips a final touch of comfort. For the first time, the clear formula that allows the pigments to shine through is wax-free. Its non-sticky texture offers an all-new sensation on the lips: the feel of a balm with a delicate scent of lychee.

    Of the 13 different shades of the Gelee d’Interdit line, three vivid, tangy colours were chosen by Nicolas Degennes to echo the concept of ACID SUMMER. The vibrant, feminine fuchsia of Explosive Raspberry; the magnetic, voluptuous violet of Electric Purple; and tart, luminous Neon Orange.

Vernis Please

  • Acid Orange: orange

Le Prismissime Yeux

Phenomen’Eyes Waterproof in Acid Blue

Mister Radiant

Gelee d’Interdit – Balm Smoothing Glosses

Vernis Please in Acid Orange

Givenchy’s 2007 Campaign
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2 Responses to Givenchy Summer 2011 Collection “Acid Rain”

  1. TheElizabeth12395 says:

    WOW I am in love now! Thanks for sharing! Cant wait for the collection to be released, gonna have a big splurge ><
    I am officially in love with Givenchy!
    heart the glosses and eyeshadow palette!

  2. Jen says:

    All these promo images look sooo nice! Love that bright makeup look in the last photo!

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