66% would repurchase
on 5/11/2018 9:38:00 PM
More reviews by Catrin
The shade #01 Premiere Saison is a perfect (like, OMG!) bronzer for fair complexions. I’m about nc10 and too old for sparkly bronzers. It gives enouph colour with an elegant glow (it is not matte!) without a trace of shimmer in any lighting but is totally sheer - literally, has no opacity. Like a honey-colored translucent stained glass. Magic :) It warms up my complexion just enouph giving a very flattering “bonne mine”, but nothing remotely contradicting my overall skintone or leaving an off color stripe/blotch. I prefer the “C”-shape application (forehead-temples-cheekbones), however its subtle non-shimmery glow totally allows to use it as an all-over full face powder. This shade is in between Chanel’s les Beiges Sheer Glow in #20 and #30, and the tone of the sheen (not the color/shade of the powder but the sheen in itself) it gives is close to #30 or maybe warmer (the #20 is more pearlescent moonlit in certain lighting). I use a MUFE #156 brush (a taklon angled Sigma F40 worked as well) and I find the powder blends very well and is totally foolproof. I’d say, this shade is warm in the pan but its translucency makes it usable for both neutral-cool and warm- toned complexions, though perhaps not for very cool tones where a more pink/red-based product could work better. This translucency is great for the summertime layers of skincare+sunscreen+whatever (!)It is relatively densely packed - a heavy finger swatch gives a lot of color but the Mufe brush doesn’t take up much (hence, foolproof) or lift off dust. But one hasty morning the Mufe slipped from my hand and its handle landed with its slanted tip right into the powder, leaving a rather deep dent (like a cut, which I relatively successfully “stamped” back), but the powder didn’t crack at all outside the edges of the dent. The ingredients are very resembling of Chanel highlighter (also, Burberry powder highlighter). I really love this formula. It is talc-free (which perhaps is what gives it this magical translucent colour).A Givenchy SA told me they discontinued it- if so, it is a little disaster :( Am contemplating stashing up
on 4/17/2018 8:29:00 PM
More reviews by CynDZ
I love this fragrance so much! They discontinued the edp I believe but as of this date the edt is still sold at Sephora. It reminds me of the old Coty Sand and Sable but with a more fruity citrus twist. It has light white florals dancing in the background with vanilla and sandalwood. Fabulous Spring/Summer scent!
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 4/17/2018 8:18:00 PM
This is a Holy Grail of mine for a few years now! I looove it soo much!! It came out in 2000 and Givenchy usually discontinues stuff so I'm so thrilled they have not dc'd this! It starts out with sweet white flowers - especially jasmine, which I love, with sweet red raspberry and strawberry in the background. Later the fruits take center stage - delicious raspberries and strawberries with vanilla wafting into the background. It also has a smokiness to it do to black pepper that makes it really unique. I love this year round but I switch to the Hot Couture No.1 version for fall and winter (sadly discontinued but you can still get on Ebay). This stuff is the best!!
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 4/14/2018 5:13:00 PM
More reviews by swolf123
I've been endlessly searching for the perfect foundation for quite some time. You name it, I've tried it, but my needs have changed over time, thus my continuous search. I'm currently in search of a radiant natural looking medium coverage long lasting foundation that also matches my tone. Tall order to fill and I've gone through about 5 foundations recently with no end in sight. The best I've found so far is La Prairie Caviar Foundation, but it is not exactly natural looking. I found this foundation on my way out of Sephora one day and I was pleasantly surprised how good it looked with no prep and swiping haphazardly with my fingers. Beige 4 is the best match for my light to medium olive complexion. To soon to tell if this is the one, but it seems like a really beautiful natural foundation for general rotation at least. Update: I was about to return this one because I was auditioning other med to full coverage from $40 - $230 around the same time, but thankfully I tried it again and rediscovered why I purchased it in the first place. I have extremely expensive brushes, but this one looks best with finger application. Yes it oxidizes, but that's a good thing because it provides more color/coverage that complements my tone and makes this much more than a lightweight BB cream. I would say this is a special foundation for those that never wear foundation and a great alternative (think travel/good skin day) for women who prefer Medium to Full coverage. I'm glad I didn't return it, but I don't see this lasting long. For Reference: 4 Natural Beige works best on my light to medium olive skin, I've been leaning more to medium lately but this is still perfect.
on 3/21/2018 1:17:00 AM
More reviews by SarahMays
Go splurge and treat yourself to this amazing lipstick that can enhance the color of other lipstick (or so I've heard!) I haven't actually applied it over domen but more importantly makes my lips look so nice ALL BY ITSELF-- even on no makeup days. I. Am. In. Love. I should just splurge and get myself another tube so that I'm not constantly hunting down the one that I have. Anyhow -- I highly recommend this lipstick and think that you should give it a go, as well.
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