Quick Look at Givenchy Le Vernis & Ecrin Privé Quad Swatches

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Besides Le Rouge (see swatches of the complete line-up here), Givenchy has other exciting releases this season. Today we are going to quickly look at the new Le Vernis and quad from their Hôtel Privé collection, Ecrin Privé.

Givenchy Le Vernis

Le Vernis (due out on the 23rd of January in Belgium. RRP: 21 euros) is Givenchy‘s new line of nail polishes. For the moment, the line includes a Top & Base Coat as well as 5 permanent shades. Every 6 months there will be two limited-edition colors, and for spring and summer these are what we are going to get:

Givenchy Le Vernis 2013 ss limited edition shades

The old Vernis Please contains 5ml, but these have a healthy 10. The caps can be taken off to make holding the brushes easier. And the best part? The brush!

Givenchy Le Vernis Top & Base Coat

See how it is short and tapered, rather similar to the Dior one? Exactly what I prefer!

The quad Ecrin Privé (RRP in Belgium: 65,50 euros) from the Hôtel Privé collection is another jewel I’d like to introduce to you today. The compact is covered with studs, and it is definitely made with metal because is really hefty.

Givenchy Ecrin Privé packaging

The quad consists of three matte shade and one very sparkling one that is probably best layered. The matte shades are finely-milled, soft, and pigmented. The sparkling shade reminds me of Bobbi Brown Olive Sparkle. The best way to use this is dabbing it on with a finger, since it makes picking the product up easier as well as reducing fallout.

Givenchy Ecrin Privé closeup

Here is the swatch:

Givenchy Ecrin Privé swatch

The beige basically disappears on my skin tone, but it will make a good blending shade!

Did anything catch your eye? I have a hunch that Givenchy cosmetics is going to enter a new era!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx



  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    WOW. That palette is stunning! I want it just to look at!

    • Sunny

      Haha I hear ya ;)

  • http://www.unprofessionalbeautyblog.com Angela @ The Unprofessional Beauty Blog

    Those 2 polishes look lovely. I like the packaging of that shadow quad packaging but I’m not so sure about the color.

    • Sunny

      Those two remind me of Dior Plaza and Riviera, which are great spring/summer shades!

  • http://www.chloeash.com Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    Love the new packaging. So much better than the old eye quads. I think the old packaging kinda put me off trying, but this new one is quite tempting :-)

    • Sunny

      I don’t know if this will be the standard packaging from now on but I don’t think so. It definitely is very hefty and luxurious though!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Oh wow–that packaging is taking it to another level! I NEED to get my hands on one of those!! :D

    • Sunny

      Haha keep me posted when you do!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    the palette with studs looks so fierce :D

    • Sunny

      Haha I agree!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    I really love the look of the new nail polishes! I hope they perform good too!

    • Sunny

      Yeah these look very modern and glamorous! The brush looks particularly promising.

  • http://icarias.blogspot.ca Icaria

    Beautiful presentation! I love the look of the palette, quite edgy.

    • Sunny

      Yup it’s so studded ;)

  • http://memoiselle.com/ Meryl @ Memoiselle

    The quad doesn’t really shout to me, it looks pale. But the nail polish looks very nice to try! Can’t wait for your reviews on the nail polish :)

    • Sunny

      Hey Meryl, there is only one shade in the quad that doesn’t show up well on me, but I think it’ll be great for blending!

  • http://myhighestselfblog.com/ Tina @ My Highest Self

    The studded quad is so pretty! The only shade I really like is the sparkly one though :(.

    • Sunny

      Aww I was thinking this one would be interesting because it’s mostly matte, but oh well. I’m pretty sure you can find a similar shade somewhere else!

  • http://theconvenientbeauty.blogspot.com JoanneP

    I always adore Givenchy packaging, luxe and elegant. The spring collection looks gorgeous and I can’t believe I’m saying this: for the first time I prefer the nail polishes over the makeup. How do you like their blushes Sunny?

    • Sunny

      Hey Joanne, I don’t own any Givenchy blushes though I have played with/swatched some. From what I remember the powder is very finely-milled and it goes on nice and smooth. If I find a color I like I’d consider getting it to test out wear :)

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    I’m spotting some blushes, I love the prism blushes! The polishes are gorgeous!

    • Sunny

      I haven’t tried any of the blushes (or the nail polishes yet for that matter)! I have swatched some and remember them being really really finely-milled though. Maybe it’s time to look further!

  • http://www.makeupbyjoyce.com MakeupByJoyce

    I want those brushes! I have the Givenchy Kabuki and have been waiting for the long handle blush and powder brushes to be released in the US. I know they sell it in Europe and I can order them online, but I don’t want to pay for shipping and customs, which is way too expensive. The brushes themselves are already so expensive!

    • Sunny

      I didn’t know they’re not (yet) available in the US. Bummer! I’ve felt some Givenchy brushes and they are incredibly soft! Don’t own any yet though.

  • http://www.strawberryblondebeauty.com/ Strawberry Blonde

    Oh swoooon! Not loving the shimmer shadow but all over the other 3 shades – and the polishes are divine. I love those Dior style brushes too – make painting nails so much more of a pleasure!

    Nic x

    • Sunny

      I was thinking somebody will LOVE them! I’m not too sure how the cooler-toned shades will work on my skin tone, but I saw the quad on a couple of ladies and it works well on them!

  • http://www.myfashiontrendencies.com Chris El

    I absolutely love bejeweled compacts. Actually, I just love taking them out of my purse ;)

    • Sunny

      Haha but this one is really hefty, so I doubt you’d want to tout it around!

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    The nail polish bottles look so cute ! And the colors are great !

    • Sunny

      Yeah I know! I think 2013 is going to be a big year for Givenchy!

  • http://www.peggytimmermans.be/blog Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    They most certainly are! Look and feel is completely changed already..for the good!

    • Sunny

      Yup I agree! Can’t wait to see how the brand evolves!

  • http://www.cherishday.wordpress.com Jasmine

    Gorgeous quad, opened and closed, nice that it’s really sturdy too!

    • Sunny

      Oh it is SUPER sturdy. It is not something I’d want to carry around ;)