The way that the sunlight hits the Givenchy Les Saisons Poudre Bonne Mine, you might expect to end up with a coating of metallic but not at all! This is one of the loveliest bronzers I’ve met in a long time. I’m using the term bronzer loosely, because it is more of a ‘looking well’ product than a true bronzer, it uses baked liquid gel to create a soft, blendable powder that so far isn’t in the least bit drying.
You only need the tiniest bit to give your tone some warmth and although my information talks about illuminating, I actually found it quite natural and not too ‘gleamy’.
It’s a different story for the Mister Radiant Primer. I really didn’t ‘get’ this product at all because all those little bits that you see in the clear gel are actually quite hard and feel a bit gritty on the skin.
Above is what is supposed to happen on the skin as you rub the microbeads in, but I really didn’t see any effect particularly in the bronzing department, and the gel made my skin feel really dry. I know there is a blush version that I’d like to try so perhaps that works a little better, but this just felt weird – like an unfinished version. There are better things to lift your tone and add warmth.
It’s funny how one brand can get it so right and then so wrong! When the Givenchy Les Saisons Poudre Bonne Mine launches though, in April, I’d highly recommend. Mine has gone straight in the keep drawer! It’s £36 and the Mister Radiant Primer is £25.
Givenchy is always good at poolside glamour – their summer collections take you straight to that sunlounger, so it’s no surprise that the new Khol Coutures are waterproof. There are six shades heading our way in April – I have Electric Blue and Intense Green here and love the boldness of them. It’s less about lasting through the obligatory 20 lengths and more about staying put while you perspire in the heat and slather on sunscreen. This I have not put to the test yet – unfortunately! They’re £16 each and if they work as well as hoped, then we’re looking at a holiday essential if you like to keep a bit of glam in the heat.
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