Every once in a while, you find a product that makes you wonder what took you so long to find it. The Givenchy Matissime Velvet Radiant Mat Powder Foundation is one of those products for me.
The reasons I decided to jump in and go for this were:
- Dior discontinued the Diorskin Forever compact foundation, which I’d been using for years.
- I had switched to the Diorsnow compact foundation, but it doesn’t sit very well, now that I’m going off the pill and my skin is going haywire.
- Great reviews for this product (and the liquid foundation version) online.
I couldn’t wait to finish the photoshoot for this gem before I started using it – just like in the good old days. And after trying it out, I can say that this product rightfully earns all its good reviews.
It’s great as a touchup foundation, as it 100% takes the oil and shine away when I apply it with the sponge applicator. It smells slightly floral, which I find surprisingly pleasant in a compact. I also love the luxe compact design, though it’s easy to get fingerprints on it.
The best thing about this is that the shade I have, 05 Mat Honey, perfectly blends into my own skin tone. And I mean perfectly. It doesn’t even need to “settle” or anything. When I first applied it, I wasn’t even sure the product had gone onto my face – that level of perfect blending is what I’m talking about!
It has slightly buildable coverage, though nothing high. If you’re looking for a high coverage foundation, it’s better to first apply a liquid foundation and then layer this on with some slight dusting. My favourite way of wearing daily foundation is just a layer of dusting of any compact foundation with my Kabuki brush. That allows my skin to breathe and my freckles to show through! Nothing like character eh?
I bought mine at Sephora Ion (Singapore) and they only sell it with the case for S$82. No refills, so it seems you have to buy the entire product together with the casing. Maybe it’s different at Givenchy stores at department stores.
Do I recommend it? Yes if you have oily skin. Definitely check this amazing foundation out if you have the chance to!
Makeup is a breeze,