Thursday, January 25, 2018

Givenchy Teint Couture Balm Blurring Foundation

One of the biggest trends coming this spring in makeup is a fresh and natural complexion. The no makeup, makeup look with an emphasis on glow. Well actually more of a glossy look.. but we'll save that topic for another post 😉

Givenchy Beauty Foundation Review + Swatches

To achieve the look you need to start with a good base. The idea is to cover imperfections, while allowing your skin to peek through. In other words, pass on the full coverage foundation and opt for light to medium coverage instead.

Givenchy Beauty Foundation Swatch

Givenchy recently launched a few new foundations in Canada that have been very successful in the US. Today, I'm sharing my thoughts on Givenchy Teint Couture Balm Blurring Foundation ($58, 30ml). I'm also swatching every single shade!

Givenchy Beauty Foundation Review

Before I get into my review, I have a few things I need to get off my chest. For starters, I really love this foundation! But...the shade range is terrible. There's currently only 8 shades available. That means a whole group of people won't get to try this foundation, and that's a shame because it's good. Like really good.

Givenchy Beauty Foundation Review + Swatches

To put it in perspective, I'm usually considered 'light' with warm yellow undertones. I wear 2W1 in Double Wear in the spring/fall and Y225 in MUFE in the dead of winter . I'm currently wearing 1 Nude Porcelain, the fairest shade of Givenchy Teint Couture Balm Blurring Foundation. On the flipside, I can totally see myself wearing the darkest shade in the summer when I have a deep (faux) tan. So if you're super fair or deeper than medium, you probably won't be able to find a match.

Givenchy Beauty Foundation Review + Swatches

Shade selection aside, the formula is amazing! It has a beautiful fragrance to it (seriously, Givenchy always smells good) and the packaging is luxe. I'm a huge fan of the squeezable tube - it stays clean and keeps it fresh longer.

As the name would suggest, Givenchy Teint Couture Balm Blurring Foundation has the texture of a balm with the coverage of a foundation. It's on the thicker side, but easily spreadable. A little goes a long way and it's definitely best to apply it with your fingertips. I find that it just melts into my skin when I use my fingers. As much as I love my brushes, it feels so organic to apply foundation by fingertip!

Givenchy Beauty Foundation Review + Swatches 1 Nude Porecelain 2 Nude Shell 3 Nude Sand 4 Nude Beige 5 Nude Honey 6 Nude Gold 7 Nude Ginger 8 Nude Amber
Shades 1 & 5 have warm, yellow undertones
Shades 2 & 4 have cool, pink undertones
Shade 3 has a neutral balance 
Shades 6 & 8 have gold undertones
Shade 7 has caramel undertones

Although you can build this foundation up, you really don't need to. I find it evens me out and covers any small bumps and spots perfectly fine with one layer. I have applied a second layer, and it still looked good. If you have a pesky zit or serious dark circles, you're going to need concealer.

Givenchy Beauty Foundation Review + Swatches 1 Nude Porecelain 2 Nude Shell 3 Nude Sand 4 Nude Beige 5 Nude Honey 6 Nude Gold 7 Nude Ginger 8 Nude Amber
Shades 1 & 5 have warm, yellow undertones
Shades 2 & 4 have cool, pink undertones
Shade 3 has a neutral balance 
Shades 6 & 8 have gold undertones
Shade 7 has caramel undertones

Givenchy Teint Couture Balm Blurring Foundation has a radiant and natural finish. It doesn't accentuate dry patches - unless they're super flaky. It feels so damn lightweight that I can't feel it at all which I love. To extend the wear time, I apply it on top of hydrated and primed skin and set it lightly with powder.

I'm so happy to have discovered this foundation and I'm not kidding when I say I love it. I've been wearing it every day and I don't see that changing anytime soon!


You can find Givenchy Teint Couture Balm Blurring Foundation online at sephora.com

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*PR samples were generously provided for editorial consideration. As always, all opinions are my own!




1 comment:

  1. Loved your review and pictures Happy Weekend Pretty Lady xo

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