givenchy gives us a sparkly new way to brighten up.

by ali hoffman

From outfitting Holly Golightly to designing the art for Kanye and Jay Z's Watch the Throne album, Givenchy has been- and will forever be- one step ahead of the fashion curve.

And, thanks to artistic director Nicolas Degennes, the French fashion house has maintained an equally innovative reputation in the beauty world. 

But of all the groundbreaking and highly pigmented products, the Phenomen'Eyes Mascara, with its patented sphere-shaped brush, appears the most avant-garde.  Since first launching a few years back, the product's maintained its unique look, appearing unlike any other on the market.  Now, just in time for the holidays, the brand's just released the revolutionary mascara in a sparkling gold shade. 

Boasting a subtle twinkle when worn on its own, the shade also looks great when applied atop black mascara for a more dramatic nighttime look.

Sure, it's a little pricey, but that's what a Christmas list is for... right?

Get it here ($29.50)