Givenchy has rolled out their new Givenchy Teint Couture Cushion ($83 SGD) for 2016. Needless to say, I WAS EXCITED!
I have something to confess. I’m probably the last beauty blogger in the planet to jump onto the cushion bandwagon. I have never tried cushion foundations before (have tried cushion blushes though). Okay, I can hear your shocked gasps. I haven’t gotten the chance to try cushions as all the shades are either too dark, too pink or too yellow. With normal foundations I already struggle to find my perfect match. So, this being my first cushion foundation ever, I had high expectations. Especially since it was a brand like Givenchy!
Following on from the first Cushion foundations, that are impregnated into a foam cushion, Givenchy is revolutionising the process with the launch of a new generation compact: the metal Cushion foundation. Its metal plaque protects the formula from the air and delivers just the right amount of fluid foundation for fresh skin and a glowing finish.
With just one push, the 4G logo delivers the right amount of foundation. The contact with the cold metal delivers a fresh sensation on application: the skin is invigorated, revived and its radiance is restored. Inside the case, its supple and delicate applicator feels incredibly soft on the skin. The compact can be slipped easily into your bag. Always on hand for full complexion makeup or a quick touch-up, TEINT COUTURE CUSHION is by your side throughout the day to ensure a radiant and fresh complexion.
The cushion comes with six shades so it may be tricky finding the perfect shade. If you’re extremely fair like me (aka Nars Siberia, no foundation in MAC/Chanel/Dior matches you), you’re out of luck. I swatched the shade 1 Fresh Porcelaine and it was far too yellow toned. In the end, I decided that 2 Fresh Shell (more pink toned shade) was a better shade for me. 2 Fresh Shell was relatively light at first, but after oxidizing, it was equivalent to a MAC NW 15-20. As you can see, the cushion looks a far cry compared to my actual skin colour. Nevertheless once I blended it down my neck and added some contour powder to my neck, the colour difference wasn’t so bad. 🙂
The cushion is relatively lightweight and didn’t feel heavy on my face. It blended seamlessly with the texture of my skin. The coverage, though, is on the low side. This was expected as this cushion is meant to provide a sheer and natural finish. I find it covers the unevenness and the pores, but it doesn’t do much to cover redness. If you have acne or scars, this cushion will not cover your imperfections. It will, however, give your skin a really nice glow without looking greasy. Generally, most cushions are touted to give a glow and this Givenchy cushion is no exception. It gives my dry skin a glow without looking oily. If you have oily skin, I would recommend using a primer first to achieve the best results. In addition, I love how the metal plaque keeps the product fresh until I use it. Thumbs up!
Note that this cushion is not waterproof. I swatched it on the back of my hands and it immediately came out when I rinsed my hands. If you’re sensitive to fragrances, there’s a slight floral scent but that didn’t really bother me.
My only disappointment would be that the cushion left a stinging sensation my skin. I used the cushion without testing any other products so it was definitely not my skincare or anything else causing the reaction. I think my skin does not like an ingredient in the cushion. 🙁 Readers with sensitive skin like me, please do a patch test first!
Immediately after applying the cushion and taking photos for the blog, I quickly took my makeup off as the stinging was unbearable. Hence, I would not be able to fully review this product as I did not have it on for long.
Bottom Line: If you are looking for a cushion with a natural glowy finish that doesn’t make your face look cakey, this is the cushion for you! 🙂
Givenchy Teint Couture Cushion is now available at Sephora Singapore and Givenchy counters islandwide.
Product was provided for consideration. This review contains my honest and true opinions.
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