Retailing for $51, this foundation comes in a one ounce bottle, similar in size and shape to Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua foundation. Instead of having a typical nozzle, however, this boasts a unique flip to and pump that neatly and cleanly dispenses a perfect amount of product with every push. I love this feature and appreciate the whole unit’s security when being transported in my makeup bag.
|The flip top and pump on this foundation are two of my favorite features!
I ordered #05, Mat Honey, which is described as a being for medium olive complexions with neutral undertones. I expected this would be a close match to my summer tan skin, but was surprised once I pumped out the first drop; it definitely appeared lighter than I expected! Once, however, it was blended into my skin with my Sephora Air Brush (cannot begin to say enough good things about this daily accouterment), the foundation shade deepened to a warm medium beige (about NC 30) that is consistent in tone with other foundations I am currently wearing.
|I included a heavy swatch so that a comparison between what the product looks like straight out of the pump versus what takes place after blending. Note that the foundation gets much deeper and more difficult to detect once it has become fully blended.
|Givenchy Eclat Matissime Airy-Light Mat Radiance Foundation (Mat Honey/05) in the shade.
|The Eclat Mattissime, freshly applied after a shower…the only other makeup involved is some bronzer and a bit of black eyeliner and the new Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick in Canvas.
|The natural and subtly dewy finish of this foundation looks great for 3-4 hours…I wish it lasted a bit longer.
Bottom Line: This is an exceedingly light, matte yet glowing foundation—these are its palpable strong points. However, the strong scent (that take at least 20 minutes to dissipate) and lack of staying power make mean the jury is still out on this foundation!
|This image is just to show how well the foundation in #05 matches the rest of my summer tan body. Since it is mattifying, I added my newly procured matte black Chanel sunglasses to the mix ; )