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There’s a brand new luminous foundation from Givenchy for 2022 and I have been testing it out for about 6 weeks. It’s called Givenchy Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Matte Foundation and I have swatches of all the shades right here alongside before and after photos and a full review.
What is Givenchy Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Matte Foundation?
Before I get into the details, I just want to say that if you’re not a matte lover, do not be put off by the word matte because this foundation has a beautiful skin-perfecting luminosity.
The entire Prisme-Libre franchise is all about capturing light on the skin, and this foundation does not disappoint. And if pores are something you worry about, then you will adore this. More on that later.
- Long-lasting hold
- Luminous, mattifying effect
- Skincare action within a natural formula
- 24-hour matte finish
- 24-hour corrected complexion
- 24-hour blurring effect
- 8-hour moisturising effect
- Lightweight, soft texture
- Transfer and humidity resistant
- Available in 35 shades
- Packaging has been responsibly designed
- 97% natural origin formula
- Composed of 82% skincare ingredients
- Nasturtium extract (signature ingredient of Prisme Libre foundations), promotes the oxygenation of skin cells to boost cellular metabolism and increase natural radiance
- Pink clay work to soften and purifying
- Annatto extract helps tighten pores, reduce imperfections and improve the complexion
- Emollients keep the skin hydrated
- Pump can be unscrewed and separated from the bottle for easy recycling
- All of the packaging contains recycled materials: 72% plastic (PCR2) in the cap and 15% high-quality recycled glass in the bottle
- The recyclable box is made of cardboard from sustainably managed forests, and the inks used are plant-based
There are 35 shades in the new Givenchy Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Matte foundation. I managed to get samples of most of them so that I could show you the swatches.
As well as referring to these photographs, you will also be able to use the Foundation Finder on Givenchy Beauty.com to find your match. They have a shade match guarantee on their site, so if the shade you choose isn’t right for you, you can swap it for an alternative shade.
- 4- W307
- 4 – C305
I have been testing this foundation for about two months and I have to say, it’s a beautiful foundation. If you are a glow lover, please do not be put off by the ‘matte’ element of this formula, because it is still extremely generous in terms of luminosity and glow.
Apart from the soft, flattering radiance it delivers, some of my favourite things about this formula is its ability to diffuse the look of pores, instantly cover redness, and also unify the complexion by evening out pigmentation.
The result is a very bright, smooth and harmonious look that’s polished without being over-done. It’s fabulous.
What skin type is it good for?
I have slightly oily and dehydrated combination skin and find this formula really good on my skin type. I have been testing it for a while and find that I can always get away without powdering which is brilliant news.
Do you need to powder it?
I have combination skin (see above) and I have been skipping powder with the formula because it sets itself very well.
If you are very oily, you will probably want to set your oilier areas with a light dusting of powder, which I think would be the case for pretty much every foundation.
Is it easy to apply?
I have been using a buffing brush to apply Givenchy Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Matte Foundation and I find that it melts into my skin and blends out really easily.
What is the coverage like?
This foundation has absolutely excellent coverage. It immediately neutralises redness and pigmentation but stays looking fresh and natural, and is never like a mask.
You don’t need very much product, so start with a little and then add in as you need more. It is a very buildable medium to full coverage formulation, yet skin remains looking like natural skin.
It keeps your skin looking just like skin, yet it is amazing for covering redness and blurring out pores, fine lines and imperfections.
What is the finish like?
The finish is natural and diffused-looking with loads of radiance. It is super luminous with a very soft velvet quality that looks like super soft and perfected skin.
As I have said, it is very good pores, and instantly blurs them out. I hesitate to use the word ‘blur’ because this can sometimes denote a silicone-y feel, but Givenchy Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Matte Foundation is light and comfortable on the skin with no feeling of heaviness.
It doesn’t settle into pores or lines, but rather smooths over them.
Is it long lasting?
Even without powder, I have been very impressed with the staying power that Givenchy Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Matte Foundation.
There has been minimal transfer even with the masks, and it seems to stay put no matter how hot and bothered I get. This is a great choice for a night out because it’s so natural yet polished and luminous, and really lasts well on the skin.
Before & After Photos
Having had a play with a few shades, I decided that shade 2-N160 was my most flattering match.
Where to buy it
The new Givenchy Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Matte Foundation is £40 and launches this February 2022 at GIVENCHYBEAUTY.COM.
It will then be available from 1st March at Harrods, H Beauty and John Lewis.
Before you go, make sure you check out one of my favourite Givenchy Lip launches – Givenchy Le Rouge Sheer Velvet Lipstick Review & Swatches.