I've become quite a fan of Givenchy color in the last few years. My first foray into the line was the Rouge Interdit in #19, Black Plum, and since then I've tried several other lip products (reviews coming soon). What I hadn't tried was the Le Prisme eye color. However, on my last trip to Sephora I was struck by the gorgeous colors in the Khaki quad and I decided it was high time to branch out a bit.
Le Prisme in Khaki is a glorious array of greens meant to illuminate and warm the eye. I don't normally do greens, but I think you'll see from my shots below that this particular quad is pretty spectacular and has unique enough colors to warrant a second look.
Here's a shot taken outside in indirect sunlight:
The colors, clockwise from top left, include a deep khaki, a lighter, more intense, greener khaki with vivid acid-green undertones, a brilliant golden yellow, and a warm, golden bronze. The colors work in perfect harmony to create a variety of effects ranging from a deep khaki smokey eye to a light golden understated look. Nearly every combination I tried was suitable for work, which surprised me since greens tend to pull very green on me and can look garish if I'm not careful. Not so with Le Prisme. Rather than looking in-your-face green, the colors simply blend perfectly to give an understated look with an unexpected hint of color.
Here's a swatch of the colors on my arm:
This shot was taken inside with flash, and you can clearly see how golden the brown/bronze and the yellow are, as well as how green the two khakis are. The colors in this quad are simply remarkable for their depth and dimension. All four colors are shimmers, which concerned me at first (seriously, I'm shocked I purchased this given the fact that it's green and shimmery), but on the lids they create a beautiful glow rather than the infamous disco-ball effect.
Here's my rendition of Le Prisme in Khaki using all four colors. Obviously, your mileage may vary, and in most cases you won't be using all four colors at once, but for the sake of pictures, I did it this way. As you can see, the result is lovely and not at all over-the-top:
For this look, I used the more vibrant, greener, lighter khaki on the mobile lid followed by the darker, browner khaki in the crease. I used the golden bronze in the "V", and applied the golden yellow at the brow bone and the inside corners of the eyes.
As I stated, I don't normally use all four colors simultaneously. However, I can achieve any number of combinations using just 2-3 of the colors. I love the look I get when I use the yellow as a wash with the bronze or dark khaki in the crease. The vibrant khaki is lovely on the lids with the bronze in the crease, as is the vibrant green with the darker khaki in the crease. I've also had success using the darker khaki at the lash line, the vibrant green in the crease, and the yellow as a highlighter. When in a hurry, I've even used only the yellow as an all-over wash and completed the look with a swipe of eye liner on the top lash line and lots of mascara.
This quad is extremely easy to apply, with a creamy powder texture and excellent pigmentation...no need to pack on the shadow with this one! The colors last all day without creasing or fading and look just as good at 6:00 pm as they did at 6:00 am.
Bottom Line: Between the pretty factor and the versatility of this quad, I'm sold. Add to that the ease of use and the staying power, and I'm definitely going to be back for more.