I recently added two new additions to my Givenchy collection that I’m excited to share with you! I love affordable makeup, but sometimes, I want to bathe my skin in luxurious formulas and drench my lips in opulent colors. It’s completely okay to indulge in the finer things! ;)
The Mousseline Pastel Prisme Libre Loose Powder ($55.00) consists of four individual finely milled pastel pigments that seamlessly blend together to give a translucent matte finish that reduces shine and the appearance of imperfections (particularly redness). The featherweight texture is incredibly soft and has a gossamer, satin-like feel that applies and sits beautifully onto the skin; it sets makeup exceptionally well and gives a very subtle radiance. The powder removes oil and shine, and doesn’t accentuate dry areas or create a cakey finish; it mattifies skin, blurs pores, smooths complexion, and is very natural looking. This is one of the best loose powders that I’ve ever tried — I absolutely love how lightweight and functional it is, and the fact that it lasts all day long and doesn’t have a white flashback is fantastic!
I’m a bit of a clean freak when it comes to my makeup, so even though this powder comes with a lovely puff to apply the product, I don’t use it for application. What I like to do with my loose powders is pour the product out onto a clean napkin, then use a powder brush to sweep the product onto my face. This is just more hygienic, in my opinion, and it keeps the product clean from cross-contamination and bacteria.
The Noir Revelateur Rouge Interdit Vinyl Lipstick ($34.00) has a dark gray coloration in the tube, but applies on to be a semi-sheer berry mauve hue, so it’s not intimidating at all. It’s formulated with black rose oil to provide an ultra moisturizing, high-shine finish that feels comfortable and soothing. This particular shade is quite cool because it reacts to the pH level of your lips to form a unique shade — in my case, I got a pretty cool-toned mauve color. You can wear this on your bare lips to enhance your natural lip color or use it as a topcoat to modify any lipstick for a custom effect. I love the magical aspect of this lipstick — it was fun to see the instant transformation once the lipstick was applied onto my lips. The formula is lovely and very enjoyable to wear as well — it’s hydrating, supple, and gives a pinkish residual stain once the glossy coloration has worn off.
You can find both of these products at Sephora.Com.
(I received these products complimentary of Givenchy Beauty. The opinions are 100% my own.)