Givenchy is prepping faces for the coming Winter with a new Matte Foundation and Mascara, that I feel screams ‘cool weather glamour.’ The new Eclat Matissme Foundation promises a ‘radiant’ matte finish. Forgive my confusion… but how is that possible? It turns out, the foundation is neither radiant nor matte… but both. We know it as ‘demi matte.’
The color I have is #8 (Amber). It matches my skin perfectly. I do believe this is the darkest foundation color in the range. So I’d say that based on the color range, this foundation is best suited to very pale to medium skin tones. I’m happy to report that #8 contains the right amount of yellow/golden undertones, to suit my skin color.
This is a great medium to medium-full coverage. I found that it builds easily without going streaky or ashy. One pump covered my whole face with a medium coverage. Half a pump more was good for building up to medium-full.
I found this foundation comfortable, and pretty good at oil control. However, it’s not drying at all, so I think it’ll work well on dry skin types. There is a ‘little’ weight to it at first. I was bothered because I could feel the foundation on my skin. But after about a minute or so (I’m guessing this is how long it takes to set), it became completely weightless. I’ve been able to wear it with minimal blotting through my t-zone when I wear it without powder. With powder, I blotted once in an 8 hour period. For my oily skin, that’s a victory.
Givenchy definitely has a winner on their hands with this one. I dare say, this mascara will easily fit into my regular rotation. I’m totally impressed.
Both of these products are available at Sephora. You can find out more about them HERE.