The Givenchy Prisme Libre Blush Loose Powder Blusher collection launched back in Spring 2021, and I was excited to try them, as the shades all looked so pretty.
Givenchy are known for their iconic four-in-one Prisme Libre loose powders, which first launched in 2006, each of which feature four-toned Prisme Libre loose powders, with an incredibly fine, lightweight texture.
Givenchy Prisme Libre Blush Loose Powder Blusher
“The first 4-color loose powder blush of Givenchy.The perfect association of color and light to effortlessly illuminate and sculpt cheeks in a 3D translucent healthy flush that stays radiant for 12 hours.“
The Givenchy Prisme Libre Blush Loose Powder Blusher is £39.50, and contains four shades of loose powder blush, and each shade features 1.5g of product. So for £40, you’re getting 6g of blusher in total.
Just like the Givenchy Prisme Libre loose powders, the blusher has the same prism cube packaging, with four separate compartments, each of which, contain a different shade of blusher.
The lid of the cube is mirrored, and comes with a tiny Givenchy branded puff, for application, although I’ve found the puff is pretty useless at applying the blusher, unless you want to stamp the blush onto your cheeks in a defined circle shape, instead of blending it out. The velvet texture of the puff, just doesn’t blend well at all, so definitely skip the puff, and use a blush brush instead.
In total, there are six different shades of the Givenchy Prisme Libre Blush Loose Powder Blusher to choose from;
- N°1 Mousseline Lilas – pinkish lilac
- N°2 Taffetas Rosé – bright pink
- N°3 Voile Corail – coral orange
- N°4 Organza Sienne – woody orange
- N°5 Popeline Violine – pinkish plum
- N°6 Flanelle Rubis – brick red
This is the shade N°3 Voile Corail, as I’m a sucker for a peachy coral. The prism cube, comes with the usual sticker, over the four compartments, and you’re designed to tap out the powder, and then use the puff to “stamp” on the cheeks, but I don’t know if it’s just this shade, but it’s impossible to blend when you use the puff.
So, it’s best to tap out the blush into the lid, and then swirl your blush brush into the loose powder, and then blend onto the cheeks. It’s pretty hard to use just one section, or even two sections, as you can’t block the holes once you’ve removed the sticker.
Online, N°3 Voile Corail looked to have four very different coral hues, but honestly, it’s just two shades, the opposite corners of the cube are identical. Blended together, the shades give you a bright coral.
I bought this blush as soon as it launched last year, and I’ve tried it on off ever since, and I’m just not a fan. I can’t get over how drying the formula is. I have dry skin, but even using the formula in the summer, when my skin’s not as dry, it just doesn’t look flattering on the skin.
Even in the swatch above, you can see the powder emphasizing every teeny tiny line of the skin, and it does that on the face too. Givenchy claims the formula works to “effortlessly illuminate”, but for me, it’s the opposite. Any glow or radiance you’ve achieved with your skincare, primer and foundation is instantly mattified, and it just doesn’t look nice.
I think this blusher formula would work wonders on oily skin, as it is so mattifying, but I’ve tried many, many times, and I’ve never liked the way the Givenchy Prisme Libre Blush Loose Powder Blusher looks, regardless of the brush I’ve tried.
For £40, it’s been such a disappointment, and unfortunately, it’s a product I’ve now decluttered from my collection as I just couldn’t make it for me.
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