Givenchy Écrin Privé Review, Photos & Swatches

Givenchy Écrin Privé

The Givenchy Hôtel Privé Collection for Summer 2013 features the Givenchy Écrin Privé ($73 USD / $78 CAD), a studded, luxurious compact with four matte & sequinned eyeshadows inspired by the atmosphere of the world’s most luxurious hotels.

The case is a masterpiece. It’s incredibly heavy- made with 137g of silver zamak and designed after the patterns of Givenchy’s couture house. If you’re a fan of studs, you’re going to go crazy for this palette. It’s well-constructed and feels very sturdy, with a magnetic closure and large interior mirror. The palette also comes with a double-ended brush applicator, however it’s so small I find it would be humorous to see how long creating an entire eye look with those brushes would take.

Givenchy Écrin Privé
Givenchy Écrin Privé
Givenchy Écrin Privé
Gorgeous studded design on the compact
Givenchy Écrin Privé
Note the size

This limited-edition palette is the cornerstone of the collection, featuring a matte navy, a matte chocolate brown, a matte warm beige and a sparkling frosted pink. The matte eyeshadows are all beautifully pigmented and incredibly smooth- they blend flawlessly and have a very luxurious feel to them. The sparkling pink shade is very much a highlight or ‘top coat’ shade (it reminds me of one of the sparkling eyeshadows from the Sephora Pastel Pop Eyeshadow Palette).

I don’t think I’m convinced at the color choices in this palette. I’m happy with the 3:1 ratio of matte to sparkle, however the shades just don’t flow for me. The sparkly pink is completely out of the element of the palette, and I feel a shimmery champagne or would have taken this palette to an entirely new level. Since the sparkle really is just a top coat, it’s hard to integrate it into a sophisticated look.

The construction is beautiful and at first glance, but it isn’t the easiest palette to work with unless you’re going for a simplistic look. This was my first introduction to Givenchy eyeshadows though, and I am eager to try more after playing with the formula.

Givenchy Écrin Privé
Givenchy Écrin Privé
Givenchy Écrin Privé
Givenchy Écrin Privé
Givenchy Écrin Privé
Givenchy Écrin Privé, Swatched (Top left, Top right, Bottom left & Bottom right)

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[tab id=1]$73 USD / $78 CAD

  • Amount: 4 x 0.018oz / 0.5g
  • Value: $1014 USD per oz / $1083 CAD per oz

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[tab id=2]Limited Edition. Available now at:

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[tab id=3]One eyeshadow palette in the collection; shown here.

See the rest of the Givenchy Summer 2013 coverage here.

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