Hello everyone, today I have a quick post for you – kind of backlog but I need to share my likings for this Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Bucolique in 1 Bucolic Blossoms so here are some thoughts and swatches.
This piece was released earlier this year, during Spring. I couldn’t get hold of it in Singapore so I picked one up from Sephora KL, I can’t remember the price but I am so glad I found it, together with the other blush I missed out from the collection.
Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Bucolique in 1 Bucolic Blossoms contains 11g of product, made in Italy.
If you have been a long-time reader or a personal friend of mine, you would probably know – I am a huge fan of face products, foundations, highlighters, finishing powders – anything related. And having said that, how can I possibly miss this beauty?
Isn’t it such a beauty in pan?
This limited edition piece is a face powder with a blend of four harmonious pastel shades – I see cream, pink, purple and mint. And it’s suppose to create a luminous and pearlescent finish which illuminates our complexion by adding radiance, not shimmer.
The formula doesn’t smell of anything in particular and is very soft to touch. The powder is nice and finely milled, adheres to the skin like cream.
All swatches taken under natural day light, without flash – on dry skin.
Swatches above are rather heavy and as you can see, it gives a very intense, white cast effect which led me to believe that this item may not be suitable for people with darker skin tones. Those with tanned skin may be able to pull it off as a highlighter but I guess this item is catered more for those with fair to medium skin tones.
The swatch below shows a more realistic way of wearing it on the face – I have applied a lighter dose and have blended it out. Doesn’t it look more attractive?
For those with fair skin, I reckon you can use it as a setting powder all over the face. Because this item doesn’t contain shimmer, it doesn’t create shiny looking skin but gives you that incredible glow instead. For my skin tone, I like to use it as sort of “brightening powder”.
I strategically apply product on my forehead, bridge of my nose, chin, the triangle from under my eyes, cheeks to corners of my lips – like what I would do with a pink loose powder. This is surely an extra step but totally worth it if applied correctly. Apply highlighter over this product on specific areas to further enhance features.
I like the brightening effect of this product. And of course the packaging and product played a very important role. But is it a must-have? I don’t think it is.
Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Bucolique in 1 Bucolic Blossoms reminds me of Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder in Porcelain Pearl (reviewed here) but the former has more depth and sheen to it. It also reminds me of Guerlain Météorites but with less sparkles.
However, it is overall an interesting face powder and a unique addition to my collection.
Some how, this item also reminds me of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade (swatches and thoughts here) but less prominent as I can use Lightscapade as a very subtle highlighter if I want to.
I would recommend this product to
I would recommend this piece (if you can still locate it) to anyone who loves glowy skin. Not overly shimmery nor frosty but just a touch of radiance for healthy looking skin.
Thank you for reading.