Friday last week, Givenchy released their 2010 Spring Point Makeup Collection in Japan, including 16 Le Prisme Eyes Mono shades. In each Le Prisme Eyes Mono compact are four shadows of the same shade, each with a different finish. Starting clockwise from the top left, you have a Light Pearly shadow, an Intense Pearly shadow, a Sequined shadow (a shimmery shadow) and Matte shadow. A teardrop-shaped sponge-tip to apply the shadows is included it each Le Prisme, as well as instructions on how to work the different shadows. The compact also magnetic to keep the case from inadvertently opening. Some find this makes it difficult to open the compact but it has not been much of a problem for me.
シャドウは驚くほどに滑らかでシルキィ、柔らかく肌にすぐ馴染みます。ル・プリズム・アイズ・モノがどれほど発色が良いか、私が買った02 New Look Mauveの色が非常に薄いので難しいです。私の明るい肌ではほとんど見えませんが、やや暗めから暗めの肌の方が色がよく見えると思います。私の場合、シャドウの発色具合で決断する前に、少し暗めのカラーを試さないといけないと思います。シャドウの質感(ライト パーリィ、インテンス パーリィ等)の説明は正確ですが、スパンコールがいくらかキラキラしており、これは私の好きな感じに近いですが、とてもキラキラしたメイクが好きな方には物足りないかもしれません。ル・プリズム・アイズ・モノは香りが付いていますが、そこまで強くはありません。ル・プリズム・アイズ・モノは3,780円(税込み)です。
The shadows are incredibly smooth, silky, soft and blend instantly into the skin. It is hard to say how pigmented Le Prisme is because the shade I purchased, 02 New Look Mauve, is a very subtle shade. It barely shows on my pale skin but the color would probably show better on someone with a medium to dark skin tone. I think I will have to try a darker shade before making any final judgments on the pigmentation of the shadows. However, the descriptions of the shadow finishes (light pearly, intense pearly, etc) are accurate though the Sequined shadow is only somewhat sparkly, which is closer to my tastes but perhaps too subtle for those who like very shimmery makeup. It is important to note that Le Prisme Eyes Mono is scented, however, the fragrance is subtle. One Le Prisme Eyes Mono is 3,780 yen (including tax).