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Givenchy is celebrating Chinese New Year with limited edition Givenchy Chinese New Year 2018 Collection. There are two products best selling in the limited edition packaging, Givenchy Prisme Libre Chinese New Year Loose Powder, and Givenchy Le Rouge Chinese New Year Lipstick.

Givenchy Prisme Libre Chinese New Year Loose Powder, and Givenchy Le Rouge Chinese New Year Lipstick review

Givenchy Prisme Libre Chinese New Year Loose Powder, and Givenchy Le Rouge Chinese New Year Lipstick

Givenchy Prisme Libre Chinese New Year Loose Powder

Givenchy Beauty’s Prisme Libre Chinese New Year celebrates the holiday with a limited-edition version of its loose powder in Mousseline Pastel. Jan 28 marks the end of the year of the monkey and the beginning of the year of the rooster. To celebrate this year’s sign, Givenchy has finished the outer packaging of Prisme Libre with a graphically styled feather-filled design in red and gold hues. The vermillion red lid is highlighted with the Givenchy name in gold.

Givenchy Prisme Libre Chinese New Year Loose Powder, and Givenchy Le Rouge Chinese New Year Lipstick 2018

The formula is same as the product in the permanent collection, very light, and the texture is ultra fine. It has four complementary powder shades which, when fused together on the application, enhance the complexion with a natural finish. It helps blur the imperfections and skin tone is evened out. The powder leaves a transparent, matte and radiant finish. Based on how much you use, it could be semi-matte which I prefer and get when I dust it lightly. The result is luminous, radiant skin.

Givenchy Le Rouge Chinese New Year Lipstick

Givenchy Le Rouge Chinese New Year Lipstick

Givenchy Beauty’s Le Rouge Chinese New Year lipstick celebrates the holiday with a limited-edition version of its Le Rouge lipstick in the best-selling 305 Rouge Égérie shade which is a fierce red and perfect for that bold confident look anytime. This semi-matte lip color comes packaged in a tube featuring three strong symbols in Asian culture: red for China’s Spring Festival, gold representing prosperity, and cherry blossoms symbolizing beauty, strength, and renewal.

Givenchy Le Rouge Chinese New Year Lipstick review

The packaging compliments the Prisme Libre Chinese New Year Loose Powder packaging which is graphically styled feather-filled design in red and gold hues. The formula is very comfortable to wear, as all the Givenchy Le Rouge lipsticks. It did not dry out my lips. The staying power of the lipstick is good and no feathering.

Givenchy Prisme Libre Chinese New Year Loose Powder, and Givenchy Le Rouge Chinese New Year Lipstick review

Both the products look beautiful on the vanity as well as your bag. I have been loving them both along with Givenchy Photo’Perfexion fluid foundation which has become a favorite, check my review here.

I would recommend you to check both the products if you are looking for a beautiful packaging as well as a beautiful product before they sell out as both are limited edition. Givenchy Chinese New Year 2018 Collection will be available from January 2018 at Sephora and Sephora Canada.

*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are based on my own experience.


Givenchy is one of my favorite beauty brands, and I have mentioned it so many times in my blog posts and Yes, I am not going to stop saying that, ever. There is not a single product which I have used from Givenchy has ever disappointed me, this not only makes me happy but also raises the expectations bar from the products which are either new launches or which I have yet to try from the house. Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation is not new but it is new to Canada. Givenchy Le Make-Up is bringing its three most popular foundations to Canada: Matissime Velvet, Photo’Perfexion, and Teint Couture Balm. In this post, I am reviewing the Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation along with the swatches of 7 of the total 12 shades available.

Givenchy Photo'Perfexion Fluid Foundation review swatch

Givenchy Photo'Perfexion Fluid Foundation review swatch

Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation is inspired by digital imaging. It recreates the perfect skin quality obtained with digital touch-ups while remaining completely natural. Givenchy’s exclusive, SkinPerfector Complex, acts like a digital eraser and Lighting Complex, adjusts the luminosity to the contours of the face to erase irregularities, imperfections, and fine lines. This foundation is available in 12 shades for all skin types.

Givenchy Photo'Perfexion Fluid Foundation review swatch

Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation is a beautiful foundation with a creamy and smooth texture. The texture is not very runny and not very thick, just the perfect consistency to make the blending like a dream. The formula is great with some great technological as well as scientific advances to provide coverage with skincare benefits. This foundation is one of those which just makes you forget that you are wearing any foundation on your skin, it is very lightweight and just disappears into the skin. The coverage is very natural, light to medium. You may or may not need a concealer based on your needs. With age, I prefer more of a natural finish and I am not afraid of showing few of my spots or imperfections when I have them. This foundation did blur my problem areas, and the finish was very natural. The coverage is quite good, it made my skin look very healthy and radiant, making it even and smooth.

Givenchy Photo'Perfexion Fluid Foundation review swatch

Givenchy Photo'Perfexion Fluid Foundation review swatch

The foundation is buildable from light to medium coverage. The longevity of the foundation is great, it stays on the whole day for about 8-10 hours on my skin with a primer and about 7-8 hours without primer without fading or creasing on my combination skin. It does not emphasize my dry areas and does not make my oily areas of the face oilier, the whole face looks radiant. As mentioned earlier, it is very light that it gives an impression to myself that I am not wearing any foundation, the other good thing is it does not breaks me out and does not emphasize my pores. The areas near the nose and jawline stay the way like it was just applied, and does not crease. My skin looks more even, natural, radiant, like a better version of my skin, who would not want that, right? It works well with or without powder over it for my combination skin type, the skin has that natural healthy glow without looking oily and with light to medium coverage.

Givenchy Photo'Perfexion Fluid Foundation review swatch

The packaging of the foundation is in a heavy glass bottle with pump dispenser. The packaging looks beautiful with the rose gold Givenchy logo on the cap. The shades I have swatched below are described here:

1 Perfect Ivory – Light with neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones

2 Perfect Petal – light with red undertones

4 Perfect Vanilla – medium with neutral balance of pink & yellow undertones

5 Perfect Praline – medium with warm caramel undertones

5.5 Perfect Cashew – medium-dark with caramel undertones

6 Perfect Honey – medium-dark neutral balance of pink & yellow undertones

7 Perfect Gold – medium-dark with red undertones

Givenchy Photo'Perfexion Fluid Foundation review swatch

Overall, an amazing addition to my foundations and indeed a favorite. I highly recommend you to check this one out for the formula, texture, coverage, longevity, for that natural healthy glowy skin.

Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation is available at Sephora and Sephora.ca

*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are based on my own experience.


Givenchy is one of my favorite brands, be it the formula, the shades, the range of products, and the packaging, I am a fan of everything from this house. Givenchy Le Rouge Sculpt Lipstick is a long time love since I reviewed it on the blog a few months back, here is the link to all the products in Givenchy L’Autre Noir 2017 Autumn-Winter Collection. The lipstick is a must-have if you are looking for hydrated, plump, and beautiful lips.

Givenchy Le Rouge Sculpt

The must-have Le Rouge Sculpt Lipstick which is Givenchy’s first two-toned lipstick and it offers color and contour on a single stick. The key points include: it restructures the lips with a single stroke, its sculpting volume enhancing effects reshape the smile. The lips are adorned with a luminous shade, while the darker graphic contour perfectly reshapes the mouth. This comes in five color combinations, each featuring a vibrant inset shade highlighted by its own structuring shadow. This contour shade of the lipstick is enriched with a revealing black made from eosin to bring out the inset.

Givenchy Le Rouge Sculpt

This lipstick has all the qualities of the Le Rouge range. It has a creamy texture for a comfortable semi-matte finish, with very concentrated pigments to ensure maximum coverage. It does include beeswax and Hyaluronic acid to build up the volume and moisturize the lips. The fragrance in this lipstick is the same as the original Le Rouge. The shades available are No 1 Sculpt’in Rouge, No 2 Sculpt’in Violine, No 3 Sculpt’in Fuchsia, No 4 Sculpt’in Corail, No 5 Sculpt’in Rose.

Givenchy Le Rouge Sculpt

When I first saw this lipstick, I thought how these two colors will work and look on the lips, and when I used this, they look so beautiful on the lips. They mix up really well on the lips. The outer contour shades define the mouth and the inner red shade gives the color. The result is a really beautiful amalgamation of the two shades giving me a nice color and moisturized plump lips. I would say this works very well if you don’t even use a lip liner. By two or more applications, more intense color can be achieved. Also, if I am not looking for the contour and color defined separately, I would just apply this lipstick and rub my lips together to have the color and the pumping effects of eosin on the full lips. The shades in all the bullets are chosen and coordinated so beautifully that they give the most beautiful look when applied.

Givenchy Le Rouge Sculpt

From the swatch of the lipstick, you can see it looks like a normal lipstick because I have used it the way I normally apply these but if you see in the post I linked above, the swatch shows the brown shade separate from the colored shade. The below swatches show the shade that is the finish when the contour and the inner shade is mixed.

Givenchy Le Rouge Sculpt

Givenchy Le Rouge Sculpt has limited edition lipstick as mentioned earlier and is still available online at Sephora, Net-A-Porter, and Saks Fifth Avenue. So if you want to indulge in this luxurious beauty, I would recommend you to check it now before it is sold out.

*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are based on my own experience.



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