Givenchy’s Power of Colour Collection

Givenchy’s Power of Colour Collection

givenchy power of colour spring 2019 makeup

One of the most exciting makeup brands is best known for its red carpet-worthy gowns and blockbuster fragrances. Few people know that French luxury brand Givenchy even has a makeup collection. But it would be well worth your time to discover this innovative and forward-thinking collection. I had the privilege of interviewing Nicholas Degennes, creative director of Givenchy makeup years ago when he made a quick visit to Toronto for a Sephora press event. He was so passionate and enthusiastic about his creations that he carried a little notebook with him everywhere he want to write down any ideas he spotted or came up with for new products. I would say that of all the makeup artists I’ve interviewed, he was most focused on the future of beauty: formulas, textures, treatments, colours. He’s a true visionary.

givenchy spring 2019

Givenchy spring 2019

So after many years of flying under the radar, Givenchy makeup is having its moment. The buzz-worthy collections are selling out almost overnight in Asia and consumers are snapping up the ultra lightweight powders in particular. Expect this brand to make waves in 2019. Here’s a first look at the new “Power of Colour” Collection.

nicholas degennes givenchy makeup

Givenchy Le Makeup Creative Director, Nicholas Degennes

“To leave the winter gloom behind, there’s nothing like a good dose of  ‘color therapy’ – an elixir of youth inspired by all the colours of the rainbow. It’s time to recharge your batteries with the power of colour, an optimistic and proud vision of a 2019 bursting with energy. An urgent remedy to give yourself a healthy boost and wake up with a ‘pop attitude’. Crushed candies for a psychedelic Spring Break,” says Degennes. Here is how he looks at the colours in the collection:

Blue: for dreams, wisdom and freshness

Red: for its paradoxes, love/rage, sensuality/sexuality

Green: for luck and hope

Orange: for energy, creativity and optimism

Purple: for gentleness, spirituality and melancholy

Pink: for youthfulness and romanticism

With this is mind, here is what the artist developed:

givenchy prisme blush case

Prisme Blush

Limited Edition & catalogue shade

The positive therapy starts with this blush, customized with a gradient of colours ranging from white to red.

givenchy prisme blush in powerPrisme Blush No. 10 Power

This limited edition shade exudes the energy of orange. The creamy, light and long-lasting formula boasts particle atomisation technique. Four shades are featured in a pair of two-toned harmonies. The darker, matte shade is ultra-pigmented. The lighter version is a pearlescent highlighter offering an almost wet effect, which softens the strongest colour or brings a radiant glow when the two shades are combined.

givenchy prisme blush in lovePrisme Blush No.2 Love

This medley of soft pinks will give you a romantic, healthy glow.

givenchy nicholas degennes

Dual Liners:

This may be the easiest eyeliner/shadow to apply. The thin line is used as an eyeliner and the larger as shadow. One single, ultra-gliding motion makes for extra easy application. Two distinct shades, which ensure structuring power, enhance the colour of the iris and brighten the eyelid when juxtaposed. The creamy texture guarantees lasting hold while the intensity of the colours evokes the electro-pop inspiration.

givenchy makeup dual liner

givenchy dual liner in dynamicDual Liner No. 3 Dynamic

givenchy dual liner

givenchy dual liner in passionateDual Liner No. 4 Passionate

givenchy le rouge fearlessLe Rouge No 332 Fearless

This light, sculpting formula plumps up lips with a single stroke and adds moisture thanks to microspheres of hyaluronic acid.

givenchy le rouge perfecto in spiritedLe Rose Perfecto No. 5 Spirited

Mass-dyed in orange, this product reacts to the lips’ pH to offer a personalized colour nuance thanks to its eosin-based formula.

givenchy le vernis in strongLe Vernis No. 12 Strong

This blue hue of the night sky is the perfect counterpoint to the eye-popping lip and eye colours.

givenchy le vernis in strong

givenchy spring 2019

Givenchy spring 2019

Givenchy makeup is available at select Holt Renfrew stores and

Le Rouge No. 332 Fearless and Le Rouge Perfecto No. 5 Spirited is available at

This collection arrives on counter January 18th, 2019.


  • Reply
    March 17, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    cool colors

  • Reply
    Debbie Beattie
    December 30, 2021 at 12:59 am

    I haven’t worn bright colours like these since the 80’s

  • Reply
    Heather Schell
    February 1, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    The Dual liner is really intriguing! Would love to try in no. 4, (of course – pink). The colour combinations of the entire collection are unique and it makes it feel very fresh! @heagiedonald

  • Reply
    Anna Roszak-Robinson
    January 10, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Beautiful Collection!

  • Reply
    Michelle C
    January 10, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Wow! What a collection … I love how he matches colour with moods/energy, I do the same. ????

  • Reply
    Mariola daher
    January 7, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    The dual liner looks fab , a must on my list for spring ????????

  • Reply
    Tammy Harrison
    January 7, 2019 at 7:47 am

    That Dual Liner No. 3 Dynamic is sensational! Very bold and bright

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