GIVENCHY Fluid Foundation Airy-Light Mat Radiance SPF 20. My current favorite foundation. I know I'm always changing foundations; but its a must as a makeup artist to have as much knowledge about products as possible. Reasons being: new products coming out, texture changes (winter vs. summer), color changes, more coverage vs. less coverage, etc. So, I am a little guinea pig for you. FYI, I will never post "I HATE this foundation" only because what doesn't work for me doesn't necessarily mean it won't work for you and vice verse. Moving on, THIS foundation, I absolutely love. It is the only foundation I have found that is MAT+Radiance! Usually, I stay away from radiance/glow foundations because I have combination skin (dry face+oily t-zone). I also stay away from super mat foundations because it feels like cake and I can't move my face! But, Givenchy has somehow come up with a formula to satisfy us complicated women...a "radiant matte finish". It goes on very smooth, but dries and stays in place. It has a slight glow to brighten up your face without making you look oily. FINALLY, we (complicated women) can now have glowy skin too! yay! This doesn't mean that you "normal" to "dry" women can't use this as well. My sister and I are a perfect example of this text. She has dry skin and even she fell in love with this product! This product is medium coverage and costs $51, exclusively sold at Sephora. If you would like to go the extra step, try setting it in with GIVENCHY Teint Couture Long-Wearing Compact Foundation. Setting it in with this powder gives it a very smooth and velvety finish. I do not recommend this product if you have SUPER oily (all over) and acne-prone as you want to stick with matte foundations that don't reflect light on any of your acne. For use: take a pump of it on your palette (or palm) and use a foundation brush to apply it and use your beauty blender to blend it out. OR what I sometimes do for sheer coverage is spread and blend it with my fingers. I Love Love Love this combo! If your foundation is coming to an end, try this baby out and see how you like it.
Hi, I am Lilit...welcome to my colorful world! I have been a professional makeup artist for 13 years and I am based in Los Angeles, Ca. This is where I blog about all my favorite things, from beauty & fashion to travel & lifestyle. As a beauty educator, I run workshops at my own studio, here in LA. 2015 sees the launch of my own formulation, Elcie Cosmetics. Follow me on my journey...