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An Ode To GIVENCHY Photo Perfexion Foundation

So, since I'm on my last few pumps of my YSL Touche Éclat foundation I was in search of a new one. I really wanted to jump on the NARS Sheer Glow hype, but I read so many negative reviews about how it performs on dry skin, I read that it clung to patches and wasn't 'sheer' or 'glowly' at all. Not what I wanted!
So I was sold on buying Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk, another blogger favourite.
However, a problem occurred with that one too, because where I went shopping didn't stock it anywhere. SO, I had to look for a third alternative.
I tested loads whilst I was out and wasted a lot of time at various counters, the last counter I went to was in Debenhams and was GIVENCHY, I don't own any other products from them so I was a little scared, I had no idea what any of the products were like, I've never read a review in my life on anything!
The assistant asked for my skin type and recommended this foundation, named Photo Perfexion. (She was incredibly pushy and I could tell she really wanted something sold, ew) Never the less, I swatched it beside all the other options from Givenchy and this was definitely most hydrating and the sort of coverage I wanted. I needed a medium coverage, that was hydrating, and very pale. (The assistant also squeezed in about 10 times that it's the foundation Fearne Cotton wears.)


So I ended up going for this one anyway, benefits were that it has a pump, which Sheer Glow wouldn't of, and it was only £33.00, where as the GA I wanted at first was around £36.00, (not much of a difference, but that got me a Starbucks.)
It's in a lovely glass bottle, which is pretty light, and it has the Givenchy logo printed in the lid.
It's medium coverage, I needed medium because my other foundation I use is Chanel Aqua, which is very light, so I needed a medium for the days my skin isn't as great!
I applied this for the first time with my moisturizer underneath and a NARS primer.
The downside here was that it took me three pumps to do my whole face, where as my YSL foundation took only one, so it'll probably last half of the time. It had a very nice smell as I applied and left a satin finish. I usually opt for a dewy finish that's very light but I suppose this is a nice change and it'll be great when I need that extra bit of masking.
I went out with my family when wearing this the first time and my mother was in awe, she was telling me how gorgeous my face looked and how 'glowy' it was. It didn't feel dry and cakey at all, which I was really scared of when buying a higher coverage. She also complimented on how much of a good match it was for my skin tone, I didn't have to blend it down my neck at all because it was the perfect colour, which is a break through!


I'm really happy with this purchase, and it's made me want to branch out and try some more Givenchy products.
Have you tried any? What were they like?

4 comments

  1. that foundation looks very natural! Thanks for sharing courtney.
    ps. tomorrow two lovely bloggers and I are hosting a pinterest party, it is a great way to promote our blogs and meet new blogger. Join us!




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  2. I'm happy this worked for you (gosh I hate pushy people at counters), I've never had any Givenchy makeup wither, except for mascara. I also have dry-ish skin but not pale at all, and also prefer "dewy" finish, I recently got the Lancôme miracle cushion and so far so good.

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    1. I keep looking at their mascaras when I need a new one! How are they?

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  3. I love Givenchy as a fashion brand but I never read enough about their beauty range! I have dry skin too so I'd love to try this! Shame about the pushy sales woman though, there's nothing worse!

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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