I have always had a weakness for makeup palettes, especially if the products are cohesive, good quality and not boring. Givenchy Les Mini Prismes certainly belong in this category. The format resembles a mini wardrobe, with drawers each housing a quad eyeshadow of a dark plum, light purple, pink and gold shimmer (officially Purple Show 71); a face powder (Beige Mousselline 84); and a quad of blush (Vintage Pink 22). The last drawer contains a couple of brushes – untested as of now. I am even thinking that for travels, I will probably leave this drawer and its content behind.
First, let’s talk about packaging. It is bulky for the amount of product. However, everything seems to be snug and secure, so it shouldn’t be a problem to take on travels. Secondly, the colors. They are all usable and fit me (about MAC NC 25). They’re not overly exciting colors, but very usable for work and play. The dark plu eyeshadow is even dark enough for a respectable smokey look. The face powder is nice: buttery and sets everything good. The blush is probably my favorite. Each pan is too small to use on its own, so I just swirl my brush over the whole surface, and the result on me is a neutral peachy color.
Overall verdict, useful and good quality. However, it is bulky for what it is, but for a 1 or 2 day business trip, it’s sufficient, just bring along brushes, a primer, mascara and lip product and you’re set. But for a trip of 3 or more days, you may find yourself bored silly with the colors if this is all you have.