perfect foundation! I have it in number 4 and I'm NC25, just perfect. That lit from within w/o the greasy UD Naked, Chanel Vita., Dior Nude or the cakeiness. Now this is pretty sheer, you could layer it up but I'd rather have a sheer fdtn for sheer fdt, med for med, etc. But I do believe you should wear as little coveage as you can get away with or guys say we wear "fakeup". It looks bad, a lot of fdtn, so this is really great. For all skin types but if you are really dry then you will need a seperate mositurizer. I tried them all, the "lit from w/i" i.e. YSL TE, and the above and this was the best - too bad it gets very little love on MUA as I am picky and could not be happier.
PS: i always go back to this as it stays on like iron with HG primer and a spritz of skindivinia spray. I'm so tired of m/u sliding off.
I have normal to combination skin with few blemishes, just some skin redness and unevenness on the cheeks. I got this in shade 4 (NC25) and it's a good match. I like the natural finish it leaves, not extremely mat, but definitely not dewey either. It can feel a bit tight when I first apply it in the morning, but settles nicely into my face and is very long lasting on me. I do not need to powder this foundation to set it. Coverage is sheer to medium. I usually apply 2 layers, leaving the first to set before reapplying on the cheeks to cover redness. It layers well to increase coverage and you never get a mask look. I wouldn't recommend this for people requiring a lot of coverage however as two layers gives me a medium finish. One downside is that I use up a lot of product compared to other foundations where one layer is usually enough. The packaging is convenient for travelling, but you cannot see how much you've used up, and the pump dispenses a strange amount. I always end up wasting half a pump, because I need 1 and a half pumps for my face. I would consider repurchasing as I have never found another foundation with the same finish. It is expensive for a foundation but if I ever find it on sale I would get a back up.
Not sure why the reviews are not higher for this, but it is marketed, maybe incorrectly, to oily skin types and that type of skin is hard to please, what with breakouts, etc. I have dry skin, oil breaks through in about four hours. This is perfect, just perfect. I was using Guer. Lingerie but the colors were so off, I found my perfect match with 04 here. AND it truly is sheer to medium, not med to full as stated by some. I would not buy it if it were not sheer, so if you have a lot to hide would not try this. Worth every cent.
UPDATE: this wears like soft iron! ten hours later, but with HG primer, and this stuff looks totally freshly applied. Could not be happier, too bad this is not getting the love on the blogs it should.
I didnít know this was for oily skin. I sampled any concealer that caught my eye in Sephora for several shopping trips and ultimately decided on this one after trying several in the store. I have very fair, warm-toned skin and bought this in the lightest shade--Porcelain. I think it evens out my skin tone well and looks natural, not like Iím wearing makeup. I usually apply it mixed with moisturizer, and, yes, I do have to admit itís pretty dry and awkward to apply it otherwise. I have to use several pumps, which is surprising because it still looks sheer. This is fragranced, which is . . . meh, might bother some people. I personally like scents in my products but donít think itís very good for the skin. In terms of the formula, it hasnít irritated or broken me out. No talc, petroleum, or parabens, which is always a plus for me. I like this product but donít think itís worth the cost. The pump is convenient, but I prefer squeeze tubes because you can literally get every last drop. I might repurchase, but I'll probably still shop around or return to my tried-and-true Estee Lauder Maximum Cover, especially since so much less product is required for coverage.
This is a medium coverage foundation that can be worn up to full. It is a matte finish with a creamy texture when applied. This foundation unfortunately broke down patchy towards the end of my 12 hour day. The worse insult was the cystic type acne I developed on my chin and cheeks a couple of days later. I've worn several full coverage foundations and this is the first to break me out.
I am normally between an nw15 and nw20 (nw15 is usually too light for me and nw 20 is too dark). I ordered this foundation in Shade 3 (mat sand) and I would say that it is a pretty good match. This is a very lightweight foundation with a medium coverage. It will cover redness and minor imperfection but will not cover blemshes completely. My two compaints with this product are the scent (too strong) and the packaging (messy). But those two things aside, it seems to be working well with my oily, acne prone skin type.
My winter skin is on and my Lancome Mat foundation no longer does the trick, unfortunately the lancome products do not colour match my winter shades. And so I looked for a new foudnation. Everybody has been raving on about YSL tent touche eclat so I tried....unfortunately it looks far too shiny on my combination skin. I tried some Estee Lauder and Clinique.....until I stumbled on the Givenchy foundation. Perfect colour match and I looked dewy without looking like a lighthouse. My skin is combination every now and then but rarely oily and this really worked, No shine, no tightness , just a beautiful ultra natural glow....oh and I am in my 40s.....so I need some coverage and help!
I have worn it in dry (central heating in Scotland) and hot-humid weather inCentral Americaand it did the trick in both climate.
good shades, excellent looks and good staying power for me , Highly recommended.
I am a huge fan of mattifying foundations, considering that I have quite oily skin, large pores around my nose and cheeks, and am acne-prone at times as well. One of my favorites is Clarins Everlasting, but at times in can look quite heavy, so this seemed to be the answer -- a lightweight, mattifying formulation. However, I found it quite difficult to apply evenly. It dried too quickly and left my skin looking rather splotchy, and also emphasized flakes I didn't know I had. I also found that it oxidized quickly. I would say I am around an NC15 in MAC, but with cool yellow undertones, not so golden. Initially Mat Porcelain appeared to be a very good match -- a yellow neutral that was quite a bit lighter than MAC SFF NC15. However, it quickly oxidized into a pinkish shade that didn't quite match. Though I will say if you don't have such a particularly hard-to-match skintone such as mine, you may have luck. Regarding the lighter shades, Mat Shell is a very pink-toned fair shade, and Mat Sand is a fair-to-light shade with peachy undertones, not quite as neutral as Porcelain.
Overall, I would say this isn't a bad foundation, but it didn't quite fulfill my skin's needs. Despite having oily skin, I actually found this a bit too mattifying and hard to apply evenly, and the lasting power was average. This also didn't give as much coverage as I would've liked, my own personal preference. I would say this would suit those looking for lighter coverage, combination skin, and a matte finish. For a similar effect, I prefer Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder makeup, which has a little more slip to it.
This foundation is beautiful- it is everything Vitalumiere Aqua is not. It gives radiance, mild dewyness and lets your natural skin shine through. I have pretty sensitive skin and this did not break me out or mess up my skin- if you have skin that requires lots of coverage this is not for you.
I was matched to shade 5 which is PERFECT for my summery nc 32-35 skin tone. I also get a bit more oily in the summer so this is lovely. I recently finished my sample and since loosing my tan it is running a bit dark, no one wants to have an oompa loompa head. I will probably pick this up next summer.
I would recommend this very highly to oily skinned friends looking for a light-med everyday foundation.
This is like the YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation, but for combo/oily girls! I loved the finish and feel of the YSL Touche Eclat, but unfortunately because of its beautiful luminous finish, I found myself reaching for oil blotting sheets DOUBLE the amount of times I would with any normal foundation. Sad sad. & then, I heard about this foundation through various beauty bloggers, and knew I had to get my hands on it to see if it lived up to the hype.
This foundation is excellent. With my oily skin, I've always felt like I had to win/lose something with whatever product I tried - I didn't like the finish of powder foundations because it completely masked the skin's natural sheen, but it did the job keeping oilies away. And the radiant finishes of liquid foundations were gorgeous, but left my skin an oil slick all day. I always felt like I had to compromise one to get the other.
The Givenchy Eclat Matissime foundation combines the great benefits of matte/powder foundations and liquid foundations into one! It doesn't have a powdery dry-down like other mattifying foundations, and keeps oil away SO WELL while also giving skin a radiant, luminous, "your-skin-but-better" finish. It feels great on the skin too - like you have nothing on, and your pores can breathe and not feel clogged. No breakouts for me either, so that of course is a huge plus. Coverage is sheer-to-medium, but I think you can build it up to full if you apply a second layer. I haven't had to do that yet because my skin is pretty good.
I will definitely be buying this again! continued >>