So it would seem that I have been slacking when it comes to sticking to my blogging schedule. Gosh, life really does get in the way sometimes doesn’t it? I flew to Dublin on a work trip and forgot to schedule posts. What a terrible wanna-be blogger I am...
Givenchy is a brand I’ve never heard much about. Up until recently I had never tried any of their makeup and hadn’t seen much hype around their products, but after hearing Victoria talk about how much she loved one of their Rouge Interdit Vinyl lipsticks it sparked my interest, so I went onto FeelUnique and picked up the lipstick she mentioned along with a bronzer.
The last thing I need is a new lipstick, but the shade Rose Mutin looked so stunning on Victoria and the packaging was so beautiful that I couldn’t resist. Rose Mutin is a beautiful sheer baby pink shade that can be built up to a more intense colour. If you have fair skin I have no doubt that you’re absolutely going to love this, however against my olive complexion I find that it can look a little weird, so I usually use this in conjunction with a darker lip liner to help it look better against my skin tone. The formula is gorgeous, it’s very hydrating and smooth on the lips. In all honesty to me it feels more like a lip balm than a lipstick, and I love that.
Bronzer is a must when I’m doing my makeup. It’s a step I never miss, therefore bronzers are something I go through like crazy. Before purchasing this bronzer, I always went for cool-toned bronzers. I always thought cool tones looked the most natural, however, analysing all the times I sat out in the sun I was never left with a cool tone look on my face, instead I was left with bronzed cheeks that had a slight hint of red, and I kid you not, this bronzer is the perfect imitation of a real tan. It adds a gorgeous red-brown colour to the skin which honestly makes me look like I’ve been laying in the sun for a couple of hours even though I have been sat at home the whole day. When I wear this bronzer I almost always skip blush. There’s no need for it because this bronzer on its own looks natural and adds that hint of red that makes you look like you’ve already got a natural flush. I picked up the Poudre Bonne Mine in the shade 02 Douce Saison and when I first swatched it I thought it was going to be too light and too sheer. I was so wrong! The colour can be built up to whatever intensity, you can go for a lighter natural look, or you can keep reapplying until you look like you’ve been holidaying in the Maldives for a week. It never looks powdery or cakey, in fact, it adds a gorgeous glow to the cheeks. Brilliant formula, brilliant colour and brilliant packaging - look at that embossed logo! I’m seriously impressed.
Have you tried anything from the brand? What are your thoughts?