Summer usually asks for a lighter foundation, which for me is s problem as they tend to have less coverage.
When I saw the Givenchy Teint Couture Balm I thought it would be way too sheer for my needs.
Surprisingly, this smooth balm, which unifies the skin making it look fresh, gives light but decent coverage with a flattering blur and illuminating effect.
The “Light & Blur” complex helps conceal imperfections such as fine lines and blemishes, creating a more natural, lightly corrected and glowy complexion.
It has no oils and applies well; apparently it has some volatile ingredients that vanish as the balm melts into the skin, contributing to its lightness.
Durability wise, I’d say it stands a full work day with some wear; in warmer climates, it looks great for at least six hours.
The Givenchy Teint Couture Balm foundation costs £30 for 30 ml and you can get it from Debenhams, which has a fabulous range of makeup to cater for all your beautifying needs!
This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.
A good base is the key to good makeup, so I am quite fussy when it comes to foundation. Recently, as part of their SuperStay range, Maybelline New York has launched Better Skin, a foundations claiming to improve the appearance of dull, blotchy and uneven skin.
So, I put it to the test. Better Skin contains Actyl C, zinc, provitamin B5, magnesium, copper, flex technology (which adapts to skin movement, being tightness-preventing), glycerine (attracts moisture and makes skin look hydrated and radiant) and SPF 20, which is great to see in makeup.