Musings of a Muse

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Oct 16, 2007

Givenchy Lash Sparkles on a Budget

Givenchy Lash Sparkles aren't so expensive at $22 per a pen but certain bits factor into that cost and the Muse will happily share those factors with you!

For one thing the possibility of the Lash Sparkles selling out before you have a chance to purchase them is very high! Secondly, the pen doesn't hold a whole lot of product and you'll get quite a few looks from them but you'll be wary of applying too much for fear when it's gone it's gone as it is limited edition (at least, as a cosmetic collector, I have that fear!).

The good news is the Muse offers you some slightly cheaper ways to make your eyes sparkle and pop with glittery bits of silver without having to spend $22 or having a deep fear of using these if you did purchase them ;)

Some of what we'll be discussing:

For $18 you can nab yourself some Urban Decay Heavy Metal liner and swipe it across your lashes (instead of lining your eyes with it) to encrust your lashes with funky glittery bits for the holiday season (or any season you deem as a good time of the year to sparkle!).

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liner

Now $18 isn't such a big savings over $22 however you're getting a bit more product in the liner than you are in the Lash Sparkles and it'll last quite a while longer plus it's not limited edition so when it's gone you can drop by Sephora or head over to Urban and nab yourself another one!

Glam Rock would be the most fitting color in the lot that matches what you'd receive if you purchase the Givenchy Lash Sparkles. It's silver in color and has a high sheen of glittery bits to keep you shiny and sparkley all season long!

Too Faced has a similar style liner called Starry-Eyed Liquid Eyeliner and works in the same fashion as the Urban Decay liner but the price tag is a bit less! $17.50 will get your lashes all glammed up! The best color to get the same effect as the Lash Sparkles would be Ooh & Aah!

Too Faced Starry-Eyed Liquid Eyeliner

For $25 you can nab not one but three glitter liners that again will basically do the same thing as Givenchy's Lash Sparkles. Sugar Cosmetics has a trio of glitter liners in blue, pink, and the perfect silver which matches the look we are trying to achieve!

Sugar Cosmetics Glitterama Glitter Liquid Eyeliner Trio

One of the Muse's favorite Japanese Brand (when is a Japanese Brand not a favorite brand of mine right?), Sana, has out Shiny Mascara which is a silver overcoat to top your lashes with! It works a treat too might I add! Shiny Mascara is available in gold and silver and of course to keep with the theme of things the best way to achieve the Givenchy look would, of course, would be to get the silver one! This has a comb on applicator and makes it easy to swipe over your lashes!

Sana's Shiny Mascara can be purchased off of E-bay for around $7.99 (plus airmail shipping costs).

Sana is exclusive to Japan so e-bay is the only option for purchasing at the moment however, if you have some lovely friend in Japan they can snatch you up a few and ship them your way!

Sana Shiny Mascara

The comb makes for easy application!

If you're willing to shell out $59 you can purchase Bare Escentuals Classic Rock or Pure Platinum kits which includes Luminous Lashes in silver toned colors to add sparkle to your lashes!

At the moment Luminous Lashes is available for sale by itself but the colors available won't achieve the look we are seeking so purchasing the kit is the only way of getting these special overcoats that are included in each kit! A slightly expensive way of getting the look but still you do get a buncha of other goodies with your purchase ;)

At the moment their are quite a large array of different products you can use to create the same look that Givenchy's Lash Sparkles will give you! Some of these products may not be the cheapest however I find they contain more product for the price and therefore are appealing if you're on a budget! As much as I adore limited edition products I also enjoy the safe, secure feeling of knowing an item I love to use will be around for a good, long while! A majority of these products offer the security of being available when you need them plus as I said they contain more product for your dollar!

Get out there and glam your lashes up ;)



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Muse-y,

Oooh- thank you for the up-close pics of the Lash Sparkles- I am awaiting them- I think my Sephora order will be here tomorrow.

I love the new look of your blog- I was suprised and it will take a bit to get used to but it is looking so good! Thanks for not doing any "migraine" bright color- this layout/colors are easy on my eyes. I can see your pics very well. :)


October 16, 2007 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey sarah ;)

you're most welcome :) Can't wait to hear what you think of them!

oh gosh I'm so glad you like it :) Is the three columns ok? It needed a nice clean up ;) and now it's alot more organized!

I hope it's easier for you to locate what you are looking for etc..:)

October 16, 2007 at 11:20 PM  

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