Givenchy Holiday 2011 L’or Celeste Starry Loose Powder Swatch and Review

During the holidays, I always remember the colors are either red or green. It is very festive and you can see it on every Christmas tree and stocking. The colors are very iconic for Christmas! But sometimes there is another color that is worth mentioning and that is gold! Whether it is a solid gold or gold dusts, it is seen very often. If we transformed the gold dust as a loose powder wouldn’t that be magnificent? We aren’t talking about any dusty gold color, one that is very elegant and classy looking.

Let’s see if Givenchy’s L’or Celeste Starry Loose Powder can achieve the look, that I am talking about.

The loose powder is a limited edition one found at with a net wt of .31 oz for $68.00.

The loose powder’s exterior casing is almost like a perfume. The way you would use it is take off the red safety seal and spray using the atomizer. The atomizer is very easy to spray with a simple squeeze.

On my first initial impression of looking at this, I thought it was very chic with elegance. The golden color over black glass casing with fabricated pump makes this very classy.

Here is the bulb of the atomizer, it is very friendly and won’t bite. Well I meant, won’t scratch your hands.

Everything written on the black cube shaped glass casing is in gold as well. It makes this loose powder very uniformed in appearance.

I took two photo shots of powder. On a larger scale, I noticed that it was very illuminating and that the gold wasn’t a screaming effect but rather in an acceptable manner. It’s almost like specks of gold dusty scattered all over.

The second photo is taken under a different angle showing the effects on a much detailed look of the shimmers.

Givenchy’s L’or Celeste Starry Loose Powder is one of a kind that illuminates the face with elegance and class without looking like an overdone appearance. Let alone, the glass casing and the atomizer pump, this loose powder is one of the nicer cased loose powder that I’ve seen. The powder is perfect for the holiday, and any occasion!

Compare to another holiday loose powder from Guerlain, Vol De Nuit Perfumed Shimmer Powder, Givenchy L’or Celeste apparently has golden tone whereas Vol De Nuit has peach tone. Both are elegant and sparkly. Cost wise, L’or Celeste is $68 for 0.31 oz while Vol De Nuit is $87 for 0.61 oz, so L’or Celeste is $19 cheaper but more expensive on the unit price.

Also checkout time4beauty for additional looks of this Spray!

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11 Responses to Givenchy Holiday 2011 L’or Celeste Starry Loose Powder Swatch and Review

  1. time4beauty November 6, 2011 at 3:06 AM

    I had a funny story with this powder. Went to PR office last week to look at Givenchy Holiday and pick up some samples. I haven’t realized I need actually to take away this small red thing before spraying this powder on myself. So when I did it, I was allin golden dust – from toes to hair, including camera and a table nearby 🙂

    Take a look at pictures of this story:

    • admin November 8, 2011 at 11:17 PM

      LOL…. that’s why it blew up!

  2. Brit November 6, 2011 at 4:12 AM

    So glamorous! I need this!

  3. jamilla November 6, 2011 at 5:36 AM

    I think I love this!

    • admin November 8, 2011 at 11:18 PM

      It’s not bad, it was actually sparkly with gold.

  4. Lindsay November 6, 2011 at 6:26 AM

    I love gold shimmers on my body but I think it’s a bit over on the face. Thanks for the review.

    • admin November 8, 2011 at 11:26 PM

      Just apply a little bit not too much would be perfect for the face.

  5. Jin Yong Park November 6, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    So pretty! But this sells so expensive in Korea.

    • admin November 8, 2011 at 11:26 PM

      must be taxes / customs.

  6. Amy November 7, 2011 at 1:19 AM

    I thought this was a perfume at first. How come LV makes all these body shimmer spray this year?

    • admin November 8, 2011 at 11:31 PM

      It’s the sparkly factor. I know that Guerlain came out with a spray last year but not Givenchy. It’s probably just a theme they are doing.


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