Today’s post will be on a more recent Givenchy makeup product release! So we actually saw this product come out a while ago but Australia only just recently got it and we were SO excited to try it as we’re HUGE fans of Givenchy foundations and we heard that this foundation was SO GOOD! So this is a new matte foundation which is apparently inspired by the feel and comfort of velvet that’s straight from the runways. How good does that sound?!
Like all Givenchy products, the packaging for this one was very clean and sleek with the Givenchy logo on the top of the cap. When we first tried this on our hands, we were like OH MY GOD. It has a lovely liquid consistency and was literally so soft it just melted into your skin and left a lovely velvety feel. It was not drying AT ALL which can be the case a lot of the time with matte foundations and it actually felt like it was retaining the moisture in your skin which was AMAZING!
This product actually blends SO WELL!!! As the formula is on the more liquid side, it makes it a lot easier to blend and build up coverage so smoothly and easily. When applied, after you let it sit for a while, you COMPLETELY forget that you even had it on! So apparently, the formula contains a botanical trio which targets oily areas without drying-out the dry and normal areas of skin which actually makes it perfect for those with combination to oily skin! We actually applied this and left it on for a whole day and the staying power is SOO GOOD and it did not budge at all through the day!
Now, this is actually a sheer to medium coverage foundation and also quite a buildable formula too so it’s perfect for those who do have some redness or minor imperfections but still want a very natural skin like finish to their foundation. If you do like a more natural foundation, we would definitely recommend checking out this product but we found that for those bad acne breakouts here and there, it didn’t give the best coverage but nothing a little concealer can’t fix!!! We also have to add that although it does say that it is a matte foundation, the finish is more satin than completely matte.
This foundation is also enriched with black cumin oil which helps protect the skin and also contains burnet, ginger and cinnamon extracts which help tighten the pores. We found that after applying a full face, it did make our skin look a lot more perfect than other foundations with our pores being a lot less visible and a great even coverage. However, we are disappointed with the limited number of shades as it was hard to find a perfect match.
But all in all, we think this a product definitely worth checking out even if it’s just to try the formula as it’s just simply AMAZING! Let us know what you guys thought of the product in the comments below! And if you haven’t already, make sure to check out a few of our previous posts!
FASHION | Alexander McQueen | Pre-Fall 2017
FASHION | Louis Vuitton | Resort 2018
MAKEUP | Benefit Cosmetics | Cheek Parade
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