As I came to the end of my bottle of Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation I couldn’t help but panic. Finding a foundation that suits my skintone is something I am constantly struggling with. This wouldn’t be much of a problem if Givenchy cosmetics were readily available in Australia – which they are not. Thankfully though, I have a friend who uses Givenchy foundation as well, and as we are the same shade in Photo Perfexion, I figured we would be the same in the Skin Tonic Stretch Cream. Thankfully, we were!
Aside from being one of the only brands to make foundations light enough to suit my skin tone, Givenchy creates foundations that are beautifully presented – and they smell great. The Skin Tonic Stretch Cream is a very rich foundation, it’s thicker than any I’ve used in the past. Even though it’s quite thick, it spreads smoothly and offers even and surprisingly sheer coverage. It smells lovely, faintly like roses and oh-so-fresh. The staying power is good, and by the end of the working day, I still look like I have some coverage on my face. (I have oily/combination skin and foundation is known to melt or disappear off of my face, so this is a great sign!)
What is not so great about this product…
The only real problem I have with this foundation is the packaging. Although it looks beautiful in the little jar, having to scoop the product out with a scoop to apply is kind of annoying.