Givenchy Prisme Libre

Givenchy Prisme Libre

Iconic beauty product, Givenchy Prisme Libre, has been given an update in formulation. Unless you are literally a powder expert, I’m not sure quite what difference you would note, but either way, they’re the finest whispers of powder to complete a perfected complexion look. There are clever ways to use it; for example, you can take Mouselline Pastel and pick out the green and blue shade to hide dark circles (but I’ve given this a go and didn’t really feel it did a lot – maybe my dark circles are a challenge too far!), or pick out the warmer shades to boost skin tone.

Mousseline Pastel

Mousseline Pastel

Organza Caramel

Organza Caramel

Taffetas Beige

Taffetas Beige

Personally, I think these are the kinds of products that make-up artist, who microscopically examine skin finish, rave about, but the rest of us are left wondering quite what the difference is. I’ve tested the one nearest my tone, Organza Caramel, using a big, fluffy powder brush, and it’s true that it does add the finest of finishing veils. It doesn’t even feel like wearing powder but gives the gentlest of mattifying finishes.

I think that Givenchy Prisme Libre is for those who love skin – who chase that perfected finish and take pleasure from a luxury finishing step. Givenchy Prisme Libre is like, let’s say, a luxury body product – it ups the glamour stakes tenfold, making you feel that you’re using the finest of products, and if that’s your pleasure, don’t miss out! It’s got the mildest of lilac fragrances and is talc free.

On the technical side, pigments in Givenchy Prisme Libre are treated with atomisation technology which leaves skin feeling peachy.

Givenchy Prisme Libre – the updated version in four variants – will cost £35 (I notice a price increase of £1.50 from the original Prisme Libre) from May.