Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation SPF 20 PA+++ works like a concealer to correct imperfections, smooth the skin’s texture, and even out the complexion. With the expertise and speed of a digital retoucher, Photo’Perfexion conceals dark shadows and sallow complexions. It goes on smooth and velvety every time and delivers a flawless finish—minus the heavy, cakey feeling.
INR 2350 for 25 ml.
The Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation comes in a rectangular glass bottle with a glossy black cap. The cap has Givenchy’s holographic logo printed on the top. I like the fact that it comes with a pump dispenser. The outer black carton carries all the necessary information about the foundation. It’s a classy, elegant and neat packaging in my opinion.
My Experience with Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation:
I wanted a good foundation for day time wear for my combination-oily skin with medium coverage, which could cover my acne scars, some dark spots as I don’t prefer using a concealer during the day. This particular foundation was recommended by the SA at Givenchy counter when I told her about my requirements. I got it done on my half face and quite liked how it looked on me. I also tried on the very popular MAC studio fix foundation, but then settled for this one by Givenchy. I strongly believe that if there is one makeup product one should invest in, it has to be a good base makeup/foundation.
This foundation has a very light, creamy sort of a formula (not very hydrating though). The consistency is not thin or watery and not even thick I would say; lies somewhere in between. I mostly apply my foundation with fingers (clean, sanitized fingers) and it blends into the skin with minimal effort and in no time. I have also tried it with a sponge, a foundation brush, stippling brush and it applies smoothly either ways. Also, it has very light, pleasant, clean , non-bothering fragrance which sort of lingers on for some time, but fades after a while.
The foundation gives a nice, smooth, soft matte, velvety finish on application; I don’t find it completely matte or drying on my skin, not dewy/glowy either, just a slight hint of luminosity. I wear it mostly over a primer and avoid using a moisturizer, so it does not get oily or greasy on my skin. If you have normal to dry skin I would suggest using a moisturizer underneath this.
It gives medium coverage and manages to cover my acne scars and some spots/unevenness on my skin. I like the fact that it looks and feels very natural without being cakey or feeling heavy. I avoid using a concealer during the day and with this foundation on, I am all sorted out. Since, it has SPF 20 PA+++, I skip using a sunscreen too and that’s definitely an added bonus. For special occasions when I need full-complete coverage, I use a concealer underneath this or I just apply two layers of this foundation. The staying power of the foundation is commendable too. When I wear it over a primer, it stays on me for as long as 7-8 hours (I haven’t tested beyond that). Even without a primer, I find this to be pretty good in terms of wear time as it does not fade off easily/completely.
Now, there is one thing that confuses me a bit about this foundation, it says “photo perfection,” but then, it also contains SPF 20 PA+++ and we all know that a foundation with SPF looks bad in pictures. I made a guestimate that with “photo perfection” they mean, you would look good in pictures as it would cover the flaws on the skin without looking made-up/unnatural 😛
Overall, this is definitely a good foundation and I will recommend it to you if you are looking for a medium to full coverage foundation for day wear. I doubt I would repurchase it, but that’s just because I want to try a foundation from Chanel or may be Shiseido.
What I Like about Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation:
- Light, creamy formula.
- Blends into the skin easily.
- Does not feel heavy, cakey or made up on the skin.
- Gives semi soft matte finish.
- Great for day time wear, it has SPF 20 PA +++
- Provides medium coverage.
- Good staying power.
- Pleasant, mild fragrance.
- Decent packaging.
What I Don’t Like about Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation:
- Contains SPF 20, so does not look great in pictures with flash.
- Sort of expensive since it has only 25 ml quantity at the price tag.
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