Poor Givenchy. Years ago, I thought their counter in Saks (Galleria Houston) was just the pinnacle of glamour in makeup. Today, you won’t see the brand outside Sephora (and Epcot Center). Has LVMH has chosen to “save” some of its makeup brands (Givenchy, Make Up For Ever) for exclusive sale through its retailer (Sephora)? Isn’t that hurting those brands?
If you’re not familiar with Givenchy, one thing they do really well is powders. My favorite bronzer is a limited edition Givenchy powder from 2010 (Island Tan) — so when I saw this summer’s display of limited edition bronzers, my interest was piqued.
Poudre Bonne Mine (Healthy Glow Powder) is a “baked gel,” talc-free powder. 1 Premiere Croisiere is not a bronzer at all. It’s an all-over invisible glow (a pinkish-beige powder with tiny, subtle silver sparkles). 2 Douce Croisiere is muted but peachy, a very subtle bronzer/contour for fair skin. 3 Ambre Croisiere is golden and more vibrant. 4 Extreme Croisiere is deeper toned, and bronze. They all give a gorgeous, delicate glow, and the texture of the powder is lovely.
These summer powders are $50 each, available at Sephora.com.