Review + swatches – Givenchy Prisme Blush and Prisme Libre Travel for Spring / Summer 2017

Givenchy Spring / Summer 2017 Prisme Blush in No. 1 Passion review and swatches

This Spring, Givenchy is releasing two new face and cheek products designed to improve the convenience of creating that ultimate glow. Givenchy Prisme Blush (C$55) was one of the innovators in the blush palette world. Their original Prisme Blush contained four different shades to help create colour, contour, and highlight, all in one palette. It inspired the creation of countless other similar blush products, such as Marcelle’s quad blush, and Jill Stuart Mix Blush Compact.

For Spring, Givenchy reformulated and repackaged this iconic blush palette with the introduction of eight different variations (pictured below) to help create that beautiful complexion. Instead of four shades in one, which used to be a bit tedious to use individually, now each palette contains two complimentary shades that work together to bring light and colour to the face. Each compact is formulated with Black Tahitian pearl powder to create a smoother and more radiant complexion, synthetic pigments varying from shimmers to mattes, and lauroyl and lysine for improved ease of application and greater staying power.

Givenchy Spring / Summer 2017 Prisme Blush in No. 1 Passion review and swatches

The shade I have to share with you is No. 1 Passion, which is a gorgeous coral red. On the left is a lightly shimmery champagne, and on the right is a satin coral red. Blended together, you get this most beautiful natural flush of colour. While I love the colour combination, I found the blush palette to be a little bit chalky and not as smooth as other blushes I’ve used. It is also intensely pigmented, which means that you will have to use a light hand, particularly when using the coral red shade on the right.

Givenchy Spring / Summer 2017 Prisme Blush in No. 1 Passion review and swatches
Givenchy Spring / Summer 2017 Prisme Blush in No. 1 Passion review and swatches

Givenchy Prisme Travel for Spring / Summer 2017 review and swatches

In addition, Givenchy has created a travel loose powder, the Prisme Libre Travel (C$48), but combining the four different shades of its cult favourite Prisme Libre loose powder into a convenient travel case that you can take with you on vacation or in your daily makeup bag. Prisme Libre Travel is available in one shade – 01 Mousseline Pastel – which is also the universally flattering shade of the Prisme Libre powder. This powder is unbelievably finely milled, so much so that it feels like it dissolves on your skin into nothingness, while still creating a beautiful blurring effect.

You can apply this directly with the accompanying sponge (which is SO SOFT, by the way), or you can use a small powder brush. I prefer using the small powder brush, just because I’m kind of OCD about sponges. The brush also allows for a light dusting of powder, which works better on my dry skin.

Givenchy Prisme Libre Travel for Spring / Summer 2017 review and swatches
Givenchy Prisme Libre Travel for Spring / Summer 2017 review and swatches

You can pick up both the Prisme Blush and the Prisme Libre Travel at Sephora. Prisme Blush is available both online and in store, whereas Prisme Libre Travel is available online only.

The swatches

Givenchy Prisme Blush in No. 1 Passion

Givenchy Spring / Summer 2017 Prisme Blush in No. 1 Passion review and swatches

Givenchy Prisme Libre Travel in 01 Mousseline Pastel

Givenchy Prisme Libre Travel for Spring / Summer 2017 review and swatches

Product received as PR samples for review consideration; all opinions are my own.

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