With all the rage about “baking”, setting and loose powders have become an important product in our beauty routine. I wanted to find one that suits my needs and didn’t make my skin dry. So when I wanted to find the one and was given the chance to compare Givenchy’s luxurious powders, I was so down.
Givenchy has three different type of setting/”loose” powders: Givenchy Poudre Première (CAD $66), Givenchy Prisme Libre (CAD$66) and the latest addition to their line, the Givenchy Prisme Libre Travel (CAD $48).
Givenchy Poudre Première is a matte and translucent fined milled white coloured powder. Packaged in a chic all black enamel case with the Givenchy logo on top and with a convenient “how to use” instructions on the bottom. It promises a naturally radiant and matte complexion. It comes in a universal nude to suit anyone’s complexion.
I found that it does mattify my complexion well as well as blend seamlessly. I was afraid it would turn me into a ghost since it’s a white powder but it didn’t, it looks natural and doesn’t cake my makeup. It looks very flawless! It was really impressive.
Givenchy Prisme Libre, on the other hand, while it acts similarly to Poudre Première in enhancing and mattifying one’s complexion, it also helps to diminish impurities. It comes with four unique complimentary coloured powders which when blended together enhances the complexion by evening out skintones. The powders can be used separately for colour correction to target specific areas.
There are also four different types of colour combinations for specific needs. In terms of packaging, it comes in an almost identical black enamel case as Poudre Première but with a clear bottom to see the different coloured powders.
I received the shade Organza Caramel which is meant for a tanned effect. It features a peachy colour which I like to use on my dark circles and blemished areas. Since my complexion is tanned already, instead of a tanning effect it looks very natural on me. It gives a sheer barely there glow and brightens up any dark areas. I also found it wasn’t as matte as Poudre Première which was great for days when I wanted to look more dewy.
Givenchy Prisme Libre Travel is the travel version of Prisme libre featuring the combination of their best selling Prisme Libre Mousseline Pastel. It comes in a cute cylindrical case with a fluffy spongey powder puff. The powder itself is a vibrant violent shade which when applied goes on sheer and provides a natural matte radiant finish.
This is the cutest setting powder ever! I love the applicator for this version and it is so convenient for on the go. As for the formula itself, I suprisingly found that it is more similar to the Poudre Première than Prisme Libre. It offered that same seamless matte and radiant complexion that looks airbrushed.
I’m fairly new to this whole setting and loose powder world but I really enjoyed using these powders. The prices are a bit on the higher side but a little goes a long way with these powders.
My favourite one is the Prisme Libre Travel because it is so convenient to use and I have it with me at all times. But I do like Prisme Libre for days when I have very little sleep and need a little “oomph” and Poudre Première is my go to when my skin is oily and I want (need) something to make my face nice and matte.
Givenchy Products are available at Sephora and Sephora.ca.
Which Givenchy Powders have you or would you want to try?
*PR samples featured but all opinions and thoughts are mine and unbiased.