Givenchy Teint Couture Cushion Portable Fluid Foundation ($50) is a new water-based fluid foundation that launched for Spring 2016 in 6 shade selections. I think “cushion” is misused slightly here as people automatically think of more traditional cushions we’ve seen as late such as L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion which is essential a squishy sponge which is saturated with a fluid foundation.
Teint Couture Cushion Portable Fluid Foundation is not that kind of cushion. Instead, this comes in the same chunky compact as a cushion but it has a cooling metal plate which when pressed releases the fluid through the tiny holes embedded in the plate. Apparently the metal plate is cold enough that it makes the fluid cool to the touch which in turn delivers a “fresh sensation” when the formula is applied to the skin. The idea is interesting, but I honestly didn’t notice the cool sensation that was promised.
On that note, I will say love this formula.
Givenchy Teint Couture Cushion Portable Fluid Foundation is the perfect pick for those of that like the light, sheer coverage of It Cosmetics CC Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation. This isn’t like that formula, but they do have similarities in terms of the light, sheer, brightening coverage they provide.
I don’t need, like, nor desire full or even medium coverage foundation. I look for the lightest coverage possible when it comes to foundation products. For me, I want something lightly hydrating that will ease dullness, brighten skin, and even out my skin tone. Aside from that, I don’t need much else. Some of my favorite bases include Josie Maran Protect + Perfect Argan Daily Moisturizer, the new Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector, It Cosmetics CC Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation, Sephora Wonderful Cushion Foundation, and Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation. Givenchy’s new Teint Couture Cushion Portable Fluid Foundation fits right in with these formulas. It’s a light, creamy fluid makeup with sheer coverage that absorbs easily into skin, leaving behind light hydration that brightens, evens out skin tone, provides a fresh, natural appearance.
These types of coverages are what I call, my skin but better, as if you already have good, blemish-free skin this just enhances your already good skin. In my case, it eases dullness, brightens, and provides a smooth, softened finish. It does wear for a shorter time, so a dusting of powder is needed if you wish to keep it around for longer than five hours. In my cases, I just take it with me and gently touch it up with the included rubberized sponge as I don’t like setting with powder.
Givenchy Teint Couture Cushion Portable Fluid Foundation, who want a makeup but no makeup look. This provides fresh, natural, lightweight coverage and enhances already good skin, so it only looks better and brighter.
Givenchy Teint Couture Cushion Portable Fluid Foundation is available now at Sephora.com.