As someone who loves Cushion Foundations, I’ve been dying to see the Givenchy Couture Cushion Foundation so I had a happy morning testing it out when it arrived. So, first thing to know is that it’s very lightweight – it’s got a high water content and is all about a fresh skin look rather than a fully covered look.
The fluid, which has a blur element, comes through the Givenchy G imprint (see above) which is very, very cool in more ways than one. The metal is cool, so the foundation comes out as a ‘fresh’ feel and slightly cooling. You press the metal cap down with your finger and it starts to come out. In use, you’d press the puff to the metal and press down but frankly, the 4G thing hasn’t got old yet and I like seeing it coming out of there!
I mean, it’s perfect! The formula, I’m told, contains Commiphora oil for plumping (sits within the frankincense and myrrh family), glycol for hydration, light reflectors and polymers to smooth skin texture and erase creases and blemishes. I love the fact that they use the word creases instead of wrinkles, but you can’t expect to see a radical change. I think it’s more of a spring and summer weight product that a winter one, and as is the way, will probably look better on perfect skin, rather than imperfect.
As you can see in the swatches, it’s super light – there are four shades: the three I have here are Fresh Porcelain, Fresh Sand and Fresh Beige. There are no deep shades which is disappointing – my tone would be Beige. We can hope that more shades will come if it proves to be popular. However, I love it – I can see myself wearing it in summer months, and on a personal level, it’s not matte which is a relief. I love skin to look dewy and you’ll get that with this.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
Givenchy Couture Cushion Foundation launches in January for £39.50.