Luxe, Long Lasting Skin Perfection: Givenchy Teint Couture

Luxe, Long Lasting Skin Perfection: Givenchy Teint Couture

I am super picky about what I use on my face, “foundation” wise. I hate liquid foundations, and I loathe feeling like I am wearing a mask. My skin is also super sensitive, making it a challenge to find a product that does not make my skin break out.

I used to use the Givenchy Prism Powders in the 90s – remember those gorgeous finely milled beauties? They were sort of the geometrical version of Les Meteorites – basically just elegant finely milled pressed powders that add a touch of colour and a luminous glow. So when I saw the new Givenchy Teint Couture Long-Wearing Powder Foundation with a highlighter built in, I had to try it. And you know what? I love it! It mattefies, evens skin tone, and lasts all day. By lasts all day I mean stays put, doesn’t yellow or change colour, does not crease or settle into fine lines and stays matte. I was actually amazed. It is a weighty gorgeous leather compact with silver trim – it feels expensive and looks elegant.

stylish studded closure

stylish studded closure



the powder is NOT this dark – was tricky to photograph

It has a skin tone powder, as well as a soft sweet pale pink highlighter right in the pan, which keeps a rosy glow on the skin, without getting too yellow or appearing flat. Givenchy says:

An exclusive atomization technology guarantees an ultrasoft, ultrafine texture for a made-to-measure second-skin effect with no sensation of excess buildup. The skin beautifying blend, with antioxidant vitamin E and an SPF 10 sunscreen, features a special brightener formulated with pink pigments and incredibly pure pearlescent particles. The result? A perfectly, lastingly unified complexion with a silky, velvety finish and a bare skin feel—and that remains impeccable all day long! Teint Couture Long-Wearing Compact Foundation gives women the skin they’ve dreamed about: smooth and radiant, natural and yet glamorous, enlivened with subtle touches of light.


swatched heavily in indirect daylight

All true. I’m not a big wearer of foundations but if I love this. It has a “barely there” texture, which I love. I hate a heavily made up feeling or mask on my skin. The added SPF 10+ is also nice, as every little bit of sunscreen helps. Don’t be fooled by the seemingly dark colour. My daughter Emilie, who has a porcelain complexion with freckles, has been wearing the same shade as I do, and she loves it too. Seriously – this stuff has to be worn to be believed. It was a “EUREKA” moment for sure.

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You can get Givenchy Teint Couture Long Wearing Powder at Sephora shops/online  or on Givenchy’s site for around $60.

Givenchy Dahlia Noir Eau de Parfum, The “Fatal Flower”

Givenchy Dahlia Noir Eau de Parfum, The “Fatal Flower”


Givenchy released Dahlia Noir eau de parfum in 2011, and the eau de toilette this year. I think the edp version is the richer and headier of the two, and absolutely perfect for cooler weather. It’s classified as a ” floral chypre” but I take issue with calling a perfume that has no oakmoss a chypre. However I would agree that Dahlia Noir edp is as sexy as a chypre – it makes me think of a modern version of a beauty like Ungaro Diva, one of my favourite rose chypres, or a scent like L’Arte di Gucci, and even a softer Paloma Picasso. It has been tamed and softened, and the first things you sniff are citrus, pepper and mimosa which are quite a yummy combination. Rose, iris and patchouli in the heart and finally a sultry woodsy vanilla base. Wow. The words that come to mind when I sniff Dahlia Noir edp are creamy, a bit moutwatering, sexy and pretty. The sexy is balanced by the pretty and I can see this as being the perfect perfume to dress up or dress down, as it’s the kind of scent that works with the skin of the wearer. Lovely. And, did you know Givenchy has a Dahlia Noir candle? It’s available for sale on their site for $56. I’m not sure if this is at any perfume counters, but you could ask. What a great holiday gift idea!

And – guess what? Just in time for the holidays, Daly Beauty will be giving a 50ml bottle of Givenchy Dahlia Noir eau de parfum to a lucky reader! To enter, please leave a comment on this post, follow @daly_beauty on Twitter and tweet out this post letting us know you entered! Be sure to like Daly Beauty on Facebook too! The winner will be drawn 6pm on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012.

Comments are now closed! The winner of the Dahlia Noir edp is  Jen M! Congrats Jen, send your mailing details to Thank you to all who entered & keep reading Daly Beauty for more goodies to win!

Givenchy Dahlia Noir eau de parfum is available at The Bay perfume counters in Canada, Sephora and Nordstrom in the US. The 50ml Dahlia Noir edp starts at around $100 CAN. 

Givenchy & Liv Tyler Make Rosy Sweet Music Together

Givenchy has released a new version of Very Irresistible for Spring 2012, Electric Rose, on counters this month. Kind of a tricky name, if you ask me, as the rose in this perfume is actually soft, gently fruity and sweet. The gorgeous and stunning Liv Tyler rocks the house in the new single and video she released along with Givenchy to accompany the perfume. But the perfume is more Arwen from Lord Of The Rings than tough rocker babe. Needless to say, I love it. 
Very Irresistible Electric Rose is fresh and airy, very easy to wear and smells like you’ve taken a bath in a forest stream full of rose petals. Really. The gentle berry and citrus notes keep the rose from being too powdery, and the dry down is sweetly sexy, with cedar and musk. This is a simple scent, not too complicated or strange, and easy to wear. Electric Rose will be a perfect warm weather perfume and will make you smell lovely, not “perfumed”. People will want to know who smells so pretty, not who is responsible for their migraine or sneezing fit. I am actually so surprised, in a good way, as the ad copy for Very Irresistible Electric Rose had me expecting something loud and possibly nose-hair singeing. Not so….at all. This is a perfume for strong perfume haters, and would actually be perfect for a young girl. And not in a cupcake teeth curling sugary way. Just a fresh gentle good smelling way. I don’t usually categorize scents, but something in this is bringing back memories of something I wore as a teenager. And I like it.Leave a comment on this post to be entered in a draw for a bottle of Givenchy Very Irresistible Electric Rose. Draw ends at 6pm on May 4th, 2012.

Givenchy Very Irresistible Electric Rose is exlusive to Macy’s in the US, and at The Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora in Canada. Maybe Sephora in the US too, but I’m not sure.

The draw is closed- thanks to all who read commented and entered! The winner is Tamara J! My email is here.

Givenchy Mister Light? More Like Mister Right!

On my last trip to Sephora, they sent me home with an awesome bag of samples. As usual! Nothing like being a VIB to ensure a delicious assortment of tempting samples. Smart, those Sephora marketing geniuses, as I’m already preparing a list for a trip back. Sigh.
Givenchy Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen was one of the samples I received and I think it may be love. Often samples, especially the ones that come in a foil pouch, are a disappointment in that are small, and often contain too little of the product for anyone other than a Lilliputian to sample, or worse, the product is dried out. Not so with the foil pouch sample of Givenchy Mister Light. Funny, I read around online after tweeting with another beauty blogger who was going to try her new sample of Mister Light from Sephora, and could only find reviews on Eastern European blogs. I *think* they were positive reviews as the photos looked pretty good….
In natural diffused light- 1 tiny drop, 2 swatches, swatch on left blended. 
Anyways, I LOVE Mister Light. It applies like a dream, the tiniest amount goes so far. The colour I received was #4 Mister Macaroon, which sounds dark, being 4th on the list, but actually is perfect for my medium-fair-but-self-tanned skin. It is opaque yet so light, like some kind of heavy concealer/ YSL Touche Eclat hybrid. I love Touche Eclat, but let’s face it. It conceals nothing. But sometimes a thick gloppy concealer is too much. Did I mention you only need a microscopic amount of product? It lasts a decent amount of time on skin, with a little powder on top, and doesn’t settle into, ahem, fine lines. And since I have been using my **HOLY GRAIL ALERT** Vichy proEVEN my heavy concealers have been moved to the back of my make up rotation. I only need a bit of coverage around my eyes and on the sides of my nose. Seriously. 
I find Givenchy cosmetics getting harder to find but at least Sephora has it. My next trip to The Mothership (aka Sephora) will be for some Mister Light, although I still haven’t used half of my foil pouch, which I’ve been using daily for over a week. Seriously. So, at $33 for a pen/tube of product, it seems one will get a lot of bang for their buck as this stuff covers a lot with just a little.

The Soft Quiet Beauty of Givenchy ange ou démon le secret elixir

When sprayed on initially, I smell a slight hint of a bitter fruit, namely grapefruit, despite the fact that descriptions of this scent found online don’t mention it. After a few minutes, the scent really warms up. It becomes a soft and cozy scent that has a slight hint of something powdery. This unique powder note is soft and smooth without venturing into the cliché territory of the innocence of a baby powder note. Le secret also carries over into sensual territory as it dries down – the vanilla, patchouli, cedar and white musk notes create the illusion of warm skin. There is also a subtle sweetness to this scent, sugar and berries come to mind, that is the perfect counterpart to the powder and musk aspects. My first impression was that this would be a scent perfect for the winter season, but I have actually been wearing it throughout the summer and it works wonderfully when worn on warm summer evenings. Overall, ange ou demon le secret is an intimate and velvety scent that reflects the smokeyness of the purple bottle and the secrecy of its name. 

How beautiful & intimate is this? Sam & Andrew…so romantic

It makes me think of that scene in the film Garden State when, after an evening of swimming, Sam and Andrew spend some time in cozy sweaters by an immense fireplace and talk about each others’ past. 

Givenchy ange ou démon le secret elixir is exclusive to The Bay in Canada. In the US you can get it at Macy’s, Dillards, Lord & Taylor and Sephora. They have scented bubble bath “tea bags” available as well as part of the line- what a perfect gift that would be!
Givenchy review written by my smart & beautiful daughter, Emilie