Around 5 years ago I was buying my first ‘high-end’ foundation. This was a big deal to me back then, because I wanted to make sure I was buying the perfect one. I ended up trying out the Givenchy Eclat Matissime and since then I always have loved their foundations! I have also tried out their Photo Perfexion foundation and I was not disappointed at all. Last spring they launched a completly new line called Matissime Velvet, where they focus on matte skin with a beautiful texture and a smooth, glossy finish. I was very curious if I would like these foundations as much as I did the others, especially since it was for a normal to combination skin! Click on read more for the result pictures and more information about the collection.
The velvet foundation that throws new light on matte. In creating an innovative foundation that meets the most exacting standards and rises to every challenge, Givenchy has reinvented contemporary makeup and beauty. New Velvet Matissime was inspired by the feel of velvet and turns all our preconceptions about matte on their head.
Whether in fluid or compact form, this new foundation guarantees women with normal to combination skin a long-lasting matte finish of incomparable radiance.
Givenchy – Matissime Velvet Fluid SPF20 Foundation – 4 Mat Beige – €50,50
The light and liquidy texture of MATISSIME VELVET leaves a luminous and unifying matte finish on the skin that preserves its fine texture and natural glow. The complexion stays matte, luminous, smooth and perfectly even all day long.
I always apply matte liquid foundation with a good coverage with a damp beautyblender. I tried the same application technique with this foundation and it gave a very beautiful result. In this way I can easily build up the coverage and it still looks really natural! You definitely don’t need to use a primer with this foundation, since it truly will stay on your skin all day long. It has a medium coverage, which you can build up to full coverage as I mentioned before. I almost didn’t need to use concealer as well, every blemish on my skin was perfectly covered!
Givenchy – Matissime Velvet Compact Foundation – €54,50
An extremely soft and velvety powder that neutralizes shine to reveal a lastingly matte complexion. True color and a lightweight sensation for a natural result and absolute comfort.
For an even more matte finish and/or high coverage Givenchy recommends to replace regular powder with the Matissime Velvet Compact. I never use a compact foundation on its own, but always in combination with a liquid foundation. That’s why I was also glad to read Givenchy’s recommendation on this. I use powder to finish and set my make-up, because during the day it always gets extra oily. I really love the powder, especially for touch-ups on the go! It comes in a beautiful sleek glossy packaging which makes it so easy to take with you. I have become so used to having it in my bag, that I get disappointed when I forgot it in another bag or at home. The Matissime Velvet Fluid foundation in combination witht the Compact Foundation, will give you the most perfect and flawless matte look!
Left: no face make-up – Right: Givenchy Matissime Velvet Fluid Foundation
Left: no face make-up – Right: Givenchy Matissime Velvet Fluid Foundation + Compact