Givenchy Spring-Summer 2009: Maharani Collection


In New York last week, I had an amazing opportunity to meet Nicolas Degennes, artistic director for Givenchy makeup, over breakfast with a small group of beauty bloggers.

In celebration of his new India-inspired collection, Nicolas explained his inspiration behind the pink and orange hued collection. “I wanted to create a collection with blazing, extravagant colors,” says Nicolas, “In India, it’s so natural to be daring!”


I was mesmerized by Nicolas’ passion for beauty and life and clearly see how he translates his vision to his makeup collections. With Magic Kajal, a carbon black jumbo pencil to be used to line the inner eyelid, Nicolas says “It’s going to make your eyes stronger and more alive.” By allowing the liner to blend freely, smudging subtly as the day goes on, your eyes will tell the story of your day. (If smudged liner is not your thing, add a bit of translucent or colored powder along your lower lashline to keep the Magic Kajal in place.)


Other must-have items from this collection:

Limited-Edition Precious Sari Glitter Eyeshadow

  • Maharani Silver
  • Maharani Gold

Limited-Edition Sari Glow Iridescent Blush

  • Maharani Orange
  • Maharani Pink

Givenchy Spring-Summer 2009 Maharani Collection is currently available at Givenchy counters nationwide and online at

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  • I got my package today. Thanks Erika! :)

    Rebecca (Reply)
  • I am obsessed with this collection. I’ve been wearing at least 3 products every day since the blogger breakfast.

  • What is the model wearing on lips and nails? So happy you had a great experience Erika! xoxoxo Carolina

    Carolina (Reply)

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