Givenchy is one of those brands that I knew about, but had never tried a single thing in their collection. I have always associated Givenchy with fashion rather than cosmetics and I had more or less ignored the cosmetics stand in Debenhams. For whatever reason, Givenchy cosmetics just doesn’t seem to get the love it deserves from beauty lover out there. However, I have a feeling that is all going to change, as a few weeks ago I received a massive bag of Givenchy cosmetics to try out and Ladies, I have really been impressed by an awful lot of them.
First up to go under the microscope is the Teint Couture fluid long wearing foundation. Like many other working women out there, I need my foundation to go in the morning and stay put for the day. I don’t have time to be checking myself in the mirror every half hour to find out if my faces has slid off or not. So when a foundation claims to be long wearing, I really love putting it to the test.
Shade range: Surprisingly for a high end foundation, the shade range seems to be quite limited with only 6 shades available, with elegant sand being the lightest, I am not too sure if very pale skin tones will be catered for here. I am currently wearing elegant honey and while it does suit, I think it might be a fraction too dark and I would probably benefit from going with shade down and bronzing my skin up. In saying that, I do love the warmth the shade gives to my skin.
Packaging: The Givenchy packaging just screams luxury. I honestly love the bottle that the Teint Couture comes in. Yes it is a glass bottle, but that can be forgiven as it is just so beautiful. One thing to take note of is that there is only 25ml of product, which is a little on the small side, especially when you consider the price.
Texture: As the name suggests this has quite a fluid consistency. I know I say this a lot, but a little really does go a long way with this, as the smooth formula glides over the skin. I actually really like the texture and consistency of this foundation, as I find it just sits on the skin beautifully.
Finish: I have thought about the finish of this foundation quite a bit over the past few weeks, as the finish is very unusual. I have come to the conclusion that it is a satin finish, that really is long wearing. As you can see from the pictures, it blurs out imperfections, doesn’t settle in lines and really gives your skin, that your skin but better finish to it. I really am very taken with the finish of the Teint Couture.It really leaves your skin looking immaculate. I do find the finish changes a little bit as the day progresses and while it does feel lightweight on the skin, I find throughout the day, it can begin to feel a little powdery. You can’t actually see that, but on my skin I feel that. I feel I should give a little disclaimer here, as this powdery feel more than likely is with my skin rather than the product, as I have found that this has happened with a few foundations over the past few weeks.
Skin Type: I always find it hard to tell what skin types a foundation will suit, but having done some research on the Teint Coture, this seems to be a real all rounder of a foundation. Reviews on oily skin claim that it lasts 6 to 8 hours once powdered and unless you’re very dry, it doesn’t seem to cling to dry patches either. However, like with any foundation, I always recommend going in and getting a sample first. The Teint Couture does rock a decent price tag, so you want to make sure it is right for your skin type before splashing out the cash.
Coverage: To me, the Givenchy Teint Couture is a good medium coverage. You can apply it lighter to get something a little more sheer, but as you can see from the pictures, it really does leave the skin looking flawless.
Lasting power: The Givenchy Teint Couture really does exactly what it says on the tin and has great staying power. I find that I get a full days work with minimal break down. The only areas that I found had a little bit of wear during the day was my under eye area, but this was more of a problem with my concealer and not the foundation. Once set, this foundation is not going anywhere!
Price: Like with anything worth having there is a down side and with the Givenchy Teint Couture the price is the only downside I can see. At €46.50 it is pricy, but if it suits your skin, like it does mine, it is worth the spend. As far as I am concerned, if a foundation suits your skin and leaves it looking beautiful, price shouldn’t matter.
Overall, I have serious love for the Givenchy Teint Couture. I love the coverage, staying power and how it leaves my skin looking. Yes it is pricey, but in my eyes it is worth the spend. You can buy it in Debenhams or online here.