Givenchy Prisme Quatuor Eyeshadow Palette

Givenchy Prisme Quatuor Palettes

Re-Branded Signature (Emma) copy

We’re just shy of a month into a brand new year, and there has already been so much newness. Talk about starting 2015 with a bang! One of the biggest launches of the year so far is in fact  relaunch; and a dual one at that. Givenchy has reinvented two of its most iconic makeup products, the Prisme Quatuor Eyeshadow Palette and the Phenomen’Eyes Mascara, with sleek new packaging and improved usability.

The biggest changes are seen in the Prisme Quatuor Eyeshadow Palette, and fans will be itching to know what’s changed. We’ve got the low down on the new colour harmonies and the new-look palette.


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So, what’s different? Well for starters, it’s a lot sleeker. There’s just one tier now (the applicators were in a pull-out drawer in the previous incarnation), which makes it a lot more portable, and there are eight brand new colour harmonies ranging from sophisticated nudes to disco glimmers.

Aside from the ultra creamy, long-wearing eye colour that Givenchy are famous for, it’s the little touches that set this palette apart from the rest. The stud fastening. The inclusion of a pointed applicator for more precise placement of colour. The raised Givenchy insignia. It’s a luxurious product that’s both practical and completely beautiful – and what could be better than that?

On to the new colour harmonies…

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1 – Caresse

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1 Caresse  is a romantic, petal-perfect harmony of shades in a range of pinks and browns. In the top left is a metallic iridescent brown; in the top left is a satin medium brown; in the bottom left is a fresh and romantic rosy pink; and in the bottom right is a delicate pearlescent pink top coat.

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2 – Ecume

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2 Ecume is a breathtaking harmony inspired by the night sky. In the top left is a metallic denim blue; in the top right is a deep midnight blue with blue and silver sparkles;  in the bottom left is metallic purple; and in the bottom right is a metallic champagne shade.

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3 – Inattendue

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3 Inattendue is the super sparkly entry, reminiscent of lights against a night sky. In the top left is a a shimmering bronze with silver and gold glimmer; in the top right is a shimmering pewter with silver glimmer; in the bottom left is a shimmering hot pink with silver glimmer; and in the bottom right is a shimmering plum with iridescent glimmer.

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4 – Impertinence

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4 Impertinence is a sleek and versatile palette full of luxurious colours. In the top left is a metallic pewter; in the top right is an intensely shimmery black with silver and blue glimmer; in the bottom left is a burnished antique gold; and in the bottom right is a pearly white.

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5 – Frisson

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5 Frisson is really very elegant, and perhaps my favourite of all of the colour harmonies. In the top left is a deep navy shot through with fine blue shimmer; in the top right is a pewter-grey with silver shimmer; in the bottom left is a beautiful rose gold with silver shimmer; and the bottom right is a sweet baby pink pearl.

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6 – Confidence

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6 Confidence is an understated, chic harmony of neutrals paired with a flash of earthy peach. In the top left is a chocolatey metallic brown; the top left top right is burnished metallic khaki; the bottom right is a deep peach satin; and the bottom right is a light fresh-toned peach.

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7 – Tentation

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7 Tentation is a romantic plum-based harmony that glows with unexpected metallic facets. In the top left is a fresh khaki green shot through with ultra fine golden shimmer; the top right is a deep metallic plum; the bottom left is a chic satin mauve; and the bottom right is a frosted champagne top coat, which gives all of the other shades intense luminosity,

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8 – Braise

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8 Braise is a classic palette with sophisticated metallic twist. In the top left is an essential satin black; in the top right is a gleaming purple-brown; in the bottom left is a bright copper, perfect for brown eyes; and in the bottom right is a crisp and bright gold.

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Over to you!

Which of the new Prisme Quatuor colour harmonies is your favourite?

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  • TeintElla

    What an incredible demonstration of these palettes, thank you! This was too helpful – now I want almost all of them! I bought #7 first and am quite pleased. I think #2, 5 and 8 are next!

    • escentual

      Thank you! #7 is a great choice, how do you like it so far?

  • escentual

    Hi Kerstin,

    From your description, I think that #3 Inattendue (used with a light hand as it’s one of the more pigmented harmonies) would be fantastic. It has the most beautiful copper shade in there plus a deep plummy purple, though they’ve got a metallic finish – not sure how you’d feel about that?

    You missed out #7 Tentation from your list of the ones that intrigued you most, but I think that this one may look beautiful with your green eyes. It includes a pretty khaki colour with flecks of gold plus two shades of purple: one mauve and one a rich plum.

    The 6 months shelf life is a guideline due to the bacteria that can build up on your product and cause infections/breakouts. It’s entirely up to you how long you use your product for – the product won’t be any less effective after that time, but you do run the risk of the bacteria having an adverse effect.

    Hope that helps!

  • Kerstin Kristiansen

    Hi Emma!
    Thank you so much for the feed back, I went in to the store just as they put up the new launch, kind of freaked and bought but Sienna Siloutte and the regular sized Purple Show, I figured once theyre off the shelves theyre gone forever whereas this new launch will allow me some time to hone my skills and figure out which to get,

    I have to say tough, the main reason I went with the old palettes was that almost every one of the 2015 issue has a very scratchy feel to the shadows and was more translucent going on, as I have lids that start to swell from too much friction I much prefer the softer texture.

    The pale pink and navy blue on the Frisson felt horrible , almost like I had to scrub it on.
    Braise although magnificent colors, is much too dark on me.

    Tentation is the quad I had the SA apply and it just looked like I was nursing a cold somehow. I don’t really know why the green in the Khaki Egerie that the SA insisted on referring to as “Jade ” (whereas I see nothing but a shimmery pale metallic olive green) looks spectacular with my eyecolor, almost making my eyes greener but the green in Tentation makes me look muddy and like I slept in my eyemakeup..
    I have no idea, I’m just superbly grateful for landing on this particular quad.
    The risk did not pay off the same way with the Sienna Siloutte, oddly enough as those warm browns generally always work on me but in this case they leave me with a dried out appearance where my wrinkles seem to be magnified. I’m undecided if I will exchange it for Caresse.
    Inattendue will be saved for the summer but I really dig! I just hope I’m not too old for all that metallic, I’m sure I can jazz it up with my tan tough.
    Thanks for clarifying the best before date, I will nurse these puppies for a long time to come