9th September 2010

Make-Up Masterclass: An Introduction to Givenchy (Part Un)

 

New to Escentual, the Givenchy cosmetics range is a marvel of scientific complexion enhancers, innovative mascara design and sumptuous colour. It’s no wonder the collection has us reeling – the range is just as exciting, ultra-elegant and indulgent as is to be expected from the designer of choice for silver screen heroines Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly, and modern-day icons Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron and Katie Holmes.

In this, the first of our duo of articles about the lust-worthy range, we take a look at what’s available for the complexion.

Complexion enhancement makes up the backbone of the collection, with every base covered in terms of coverage, neutralisation and perfection. Priming your face for make-up application is an important first step, and the Givenchy range offers three complete solutions for all of your skin troubles.

For oilier skin, the Mister Mat Foundation Primer, will control sebum production and minimise pores whilst softening and hydrating skin for optimum make-up longevity. For uneven skin tone, the Anti’Mine Make-up Base SPF15, comes in a range of colours to counteract dullness, redness, dark spots and imperfections, whilst nourishing skin and improving the lasting power of make-up.

More complexion correcting comes in the form of Perfect Again!, a palette of two beige correctors to conceal blemishes and dark circles, a pink highlighter to brighten and sculpt the face, and a white smoother to even out the texture of the skin and conceal dilated pores.

With all of that prep work, you need only pick from two highly effective foundations for the next step. Photo’Perfexion, is a hardworking foundation for all skin types, creating a perfect airbrush effect whilst maintaining a natural-looking finish. With a feather light and breathable texture, Photo’Perfexion smoothes over imperfections easily, with extra added SPF20 to protect skin from sun damage.

Givenchy’s second complexion wonder is the Radically No Surgetics Age-Defying Foundation, a hardworking formulation specifically designed to combat deep wrinkles and dullness whilst promoting a more youthful and radiant look. Smooth uneven texture, tighten slackening skin and boost cellular regeneration all in the application of a single formula.

The final steps to a perfect complexion come in the form of a duo of innovative pens. Mister Light, is a fabulously effective correcting mastermind to conceal, illuminate and protect skin. Reflective pigments make the formulation perfect for covering unsightly bags and darkness around the eye contour, whilst the complex of plant extracts brighten up dull areas of the face to make skin appear rejuvenated.

Where Mister Light corrects, Mister Bright, perfects, illuminating the skin with small pearlescent particles to reflect light and allow you to sculpt the look of your face. When applied to cheekbones, the arch of the eyebrow, the Cupid’s bow and the inner corner of the eye, you are bestowed with instant radiance and a defined and sleek make-up look.

Discover the entire range of complexion cosmetics and learn more about ingredients and application here, Givenchy Complexion.

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