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I do love a good Givenchy collection, as the brand really seems to pick up on what are the wearable catwalk trends and transmute this into a selection of lovely colour palettes and wearable shades. The Blooming collection is a fresh perspective on what will work for the colder seasons, and combines royal blues with cheeky pinks for an extra edge.

This fresh theme is continued in the packaging, which features the most adorable flowerburst style design, inspired from Japanese artist Takagi Masakatsu. A quick glimpse through his portfolio shows you his love of colour and ,multilayered texture, which one can't help but being attracted too (hey I saved one of his images as my desktop background).

The Givenchy Blooming Collection features a stunning Le Prisme Blush Blooming, (£29.50) which is a deliciously delicate palette with multiple flecks of reds and pinks. I've fallen in love with it, and it looks amazing on the apples of the cheeks and the colour provides a diffuse shading that is very radiant, and makes the cheeks look flushed and attractive.

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I was also very taken by their new Le Prisme Yeux Quatuor (£33), a four colour eyeshadow palette, for those less familiar with the terminology. What they've done this season is create a harmonious palette with 1 darker shed, which is ideal for contouring and shading the eye area. The textures vary from satin to shiny and have a really soft but dense pigment. It can hard to build up colour, but once you've persevered it last all day.

There's also a new Limited Edition Rouge Interdit in Blooming Apricot (£18.50) which delivers orangey tinted pink to the lips, and a brand new Gloss and Pop Gloss as well. I'm very excited about this launch as the colours are ideal for navigating yourself through that tricky time from August to October, when you're slowly giving up on the sun.

They'll be available from September 2010 on most counters.