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Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl Review
Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl
0.21 oz for 30.00
Where to purchase: Sephora, Barneys, Neiman

Product Info:
Under the artistic direction of Nicolas Degennes, Givenchy has created Gloss Interdit Vinyl, a gloss with medium coverage for high-shine, naturally-voluminous-looking lips. Shiny and luminous to the extreme, this formula offers a magnetic and sensual result. Thanks to the black rose oil in the formula, lips remain soft and supple with an absolute feeling of comfort. The foam end of this innovative applicator is stamped with a G to take up more product for a pleasant, even spread of color over the lips. G for Givenchy, G for Glossy, G for Glamour—Gloss Interdit Vinyl signs a new way of applying lip gloss. At once simple and precise, it sheathes the lips in dazzling color with a single stroke, making it a must-have for beauty addicts everywhere.

Givenchy recently launched some amazing new products their newest addition is the Gloss Interdit Vinyl. There are a total of twelve shades and Givenchy was kind of enough to send me three shades for review purpose. As usual, Givenchy did a phenomenal job with the packaging these glosses are housed in a sleek tube with a doe foot applicator that has the most intricate G stamped. Despite the beautifully stamped applicator, I did find it a bit hard to work with. It's hard to contour the lips perfectly since the applicator doesn't pick up the product evenly so, I have to be more careful with the application. The texture is amazing it's non-sticky, no bleeding and it feels very comfortable on the lips, it also has a high shine. The coverage is sheer to medium with one swipe you get a sheer wash of color or you can apply a few coats for an opaque finish. All three shades have beautiful shimmer however, it's undetectable once applied to the lips, with the exception of Rouge Thiller. There is also a strong fragrance although, It doesn't linger on I can see this being an issue for some who are sensitive to strong fragrances. One other thing I noticed there's an odd taste to the gloss I can only describe it as being soapy and I'm not a big fan of that. 

Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl 12 Rouge Thriller Review
Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl

12 Rouge Thriller- a warm undertone red that has a lustrous finish. This is highly pigmented and I love how plumped my lips look with this gloss. It lasted about 4-5 hours before it started fading and it did leave a light stain behind.  

09 Crazy In Rose- a milky pastel pink shade, this is a great option if you're not into bold, bright colors. This shade is not as pigmented as Rouge Thriller but with two coats you can achieve an medium coverage. This shade lasted about 3-4 hours before it started fading and it left a light pale pink stain behind.

16 Noir Revelateur- this is made-to-measure color booster that reacts to skin’s pH for a result that is totally different from one woman to another. Noir Révélateur is an audacious shade that enhances the natural tone of lips with an enigmatic depth. I love this shade its such a unique gloss that looks dark in the tube, however, once applied it turns into a beautiful light berry shade on the lips. It's a very wearable shade, you can wear it alone or apply it over any lipstick or lipliner to intensify its color. It lasted 4-5 hours before it started fading and it left a pretty pink stain behind. 

Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl 16 Noir Révélateur
Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl

Givenchy Rouge Thriller Gloss Interdit Vinyl
Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl


Givenchy Crazy In Rose Gloss Interdit Vinyl
Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl
Final Verdict:
I'm not a big fan of glosses but lately, I do find myself reaching for glosses more instead of liquid lipsticks. I think it has to do with the weather being so cold and drying and these glosses are surprisingly very hydrating. The Givenchy glosses have been on rotate for the past few weeks, I absolutely love the formula it's not tacky, it's beautifully pigmented and the shades are very easy to wear. These spectacular shimmering shades of Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl have the options for both neutral or bold lipgloss lovers. If I had to pick one shade I would say my favorite shade is Rouge Thriller, it performed the best out of all three and I think this red gloss will flatter all skintone. 

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*Press Samples were sent for review purpose. 


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CLE DE PEAU BEAUTÉ THE FOUNDATION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 21 SUNSCREEN
Cle De Peau Beaute 
The Foundation
Broad Spectrum SPF 21 Sunscreen
27 ml for $250

Product Info
An ultra-luxurious, buildable sheer-to-medium coverage foundation that blurs imperfections leaving skin perfectly even-toned, luminous and cashmere to the touch. Developed from unprecedented skincare science, this lightweight foundation contains radiance-boosting exclusive Illuminating Complex EX which moisturizes, rejuvenates, retexturizes and visibly repairs environmental skin damage for smoothing radiant coverage.

CLE DE PEAU BEAUTÉ THE FOUNDATION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 21 SUNSCREEN
Cle De Peau Beaute The Foundation

I'm finally back with the review of Cle De Peau Beaute The Foundation sounds fancy right? Well, it's definitely one of the most luxurious foundations in the market with a price tag of $250. The Foundation is housed in a sturdy lucite glass jar it also comes with a beautiful coaster that holds a little gold spatula. I think we can all agree the packaging is jaw-dropping but it is not the best travel-friendly packaging. I would have to scoop some out in a sample jar if I want to bring this along with me when I travel. There are 12 shades and I was matched with the shade O50 Deep Ochre, which is the second to last darkest shade and it's a pretty good match for me. I have swatches of all the shades here. The texture of the foundation is bouncy, feels like a gel/moisturizer, it blends into the skin seamlessly and it doesn't cling to any dry patches. The coverage is buildable but you can sheer it out by mixing the foundation with your moisturizer/primer or you can apply two layers for a full coverage finish. I was told it's best to apply this foundation with your fingers but I'm not a big fan of that so I just use my favorite Sigma Flat Top Kabuki brush to apply the product. The Foundation feels very light-weight, hydrating, comfortable on the skin and it has a semi-matte finish. I have combination oily skin so I like to prime my skin prior to applying any foundation. I wanted to maintain the same routine while testing out this product and I loved the healthy glow I achieved with The Foundation. I have pigmentation around my mouth, sun spots, large pores, and textured skin. The foundation covered my imperfections without settling into any fine lines. I did have to use a concealer under my eyes cause those bags and dark circles need extra coverage. My t-zone is extremely oily so I can never get away without setting my foundation. Once I set the foundation, I only have to touch up no more than once or twice throughout the day. I've been wearing this foundation nonstop it doesn't get cakey or oxidize and it lasts all day long!

CLE DE PEAU BEAUTÉ THE FOUNDATION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 21 SUNSCREEN
Cle De Peau Beaute The Foundation

The key ingredients are:
Golden Silk Essence- Combats loss of clarity, translucence, and suppleness.
Japanese Pearl- Leaves skin satin smooth.
Theanine- Evens skin tone.
Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract- A traditional herb is known to support the skin's beauty. 

It's also formulated with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and it's fragrance-free. 

Full ingredients: 
Water(AQUA/EAU). DIMETHICONE. BUTYLENE GLYCOL.  ISOHEXADECANE. GLYCERIN. ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE. TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891). TITANIUM DIOXIDE (nano). CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE. CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE. IRON OXIDES (CI 77492). DIPHENYLSILOXY PHENYL TRIMETHICONE. DEXTRIN PALMITATE. PHENOXYETHANOL. PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE. ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE. STEARIC ACID. IRON OXIDES (CI 77491). TRISODIUM EDTA. METHYLPARABEN. IRON OXIDES (CI 77499). CELLULOSE GUM. PALMITIC ACID. TREHALOSE. TOCOPHERYL ACETATE. DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE. SODIUM HYALURONATE. FRAGRANCE (PARFUM). DISTEARYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE. MICA. SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE. CITRONELLOL. POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE. DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER. GERANIOL. LINALOOL. ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL. BHT. BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL. BUPLEURUM FALCATUM ROOT EXTRACT. THEANINE. PEG/PPG-14/7 DIMETHYL ETHER. SODIUM ACETYLATED HYALURONATE. ROSA ROXBURGHII FRUIT EXTRACT. POLYQUATERNIUM-51, POLYSILICONE-2. HYDROLYZED SILK. HYDROLYZED CONCHIOLIN PROTEIN. 

CLE DE PEAU BEAUTÉ THE FOUNDATION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 21 SUNSCREEN

I have primed my skin with a serum, moisturizer, sunscreen, Estee Lauder Priming Moisture Balm and Benefit Porefessional primer (only on my t-zone). 

CLE DE PEAU BEAUTÉ THE FOUNDATION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 21 SUNSCREEN

I applied one layer of the foundation like I usually do and here's the finished result. As you can see It did a great job at covering up my pigmentation, sunspots and it evened out my skin tone. I used Wander Beauty Dual concealer (review here) and to set the concealer I used Laura Mercier Translucent powder. I set the foundation with Lancome Dual-Finish Powder (only on my t-zone), warmed up the skin with Givenchy Healthy Glow Bronzer (review here), on my cheeks I have on Kjaer Weis Sun Touched cream blush and for the highlighter, I used Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal.

CLE DE PEAU BEAUTÉ THE FOUNDATION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 21 SUNSCREEN
Cle De Peau Beaute The Foundation

CLE DE PEAU BEAUTÉ THE FOUNDATION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 21 SUNSCREEN
Cle De Peau Beaute The Foundation

I wanted to compare a few other foundation shades so you can get an idea. Although CDP O50 isn't very warm it's a great match for me during winter. I will probably have to switch to O60 during summer. My Mac shade reference is NC42 so if you're darker than NC42-44, unfortunately, you won't be able to find a match. The limited shade range is the only con I can think of other than the costly price tag. Hopefully, Cle De Peau will extend the shade range in the future that way everyone can enjoy this beautiful foundation.

CLE DE PEAU BEAUTÉ THE FOUNDATION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 21 SUNSCREEN
Cle De Peau Beaute The Foundation

Final Verdict:
The brand claims this foundation has anti-aging properties which help "diminish the appearance of damage caused by dryness and bring visible improvement to skin". I can't vouch for that but I do love the youthful, radiant glow it provides, I always wanted to obtain the perfect dewy base but having oily skin it was very hard to do so. With this foundation, I was able to attain that subtle glowy base like I've always wanted. So far, I've only tested this foundation during the cooler months and it has performed very well, however, I'm curious to see how it will hold up during summer. I think this will be great for all skin tones, it didn't clog my pores or cause any breakouts. I like so many things about this product I don't have to touch up much, it doesn't settle into my dreadful smile lines, the coverage and the finished result is impeccable.

Now it's time for the big question- Do I recommend this foundation? Absolutely! With that being said, I know this is way too expensive but if you're in the mood to treat yourself with one of the most luxurious beauty product ever, I say go for it! This little jar of the foundation will literally last you forever since a little goes a long with this product and I think this is one foundation I won't be hitting pan on anytime soon. So you're definitely getting your money's worth. 

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*Press sample was sent for review purpose.


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L'oreal Paris x Balmain Lipsticks

Product Info:
For the first time, L'Oréal Paris collaborates with Balmain to create a range of 12 exclusive couture matte shades designed under the creative direction of Olivier Rousteing himself. Divided into three color themes, representative of the three tribes of L'Oréal Paris x Balmain Paris femininity—Glamazone, Couture, and Rock—accessible beauty meets high fashion. Only for a limited time, indulge in the richest matte colors with intense hydration and comfort.

Cle De Peau Beaute The Foundation Swatches
Cle De Peau Beaute The Foundation 

Cle De Peau Beaute recently launched a new foundation and it will certainly attract everyone's attention with its jaw-dropping packaging and the impressive formula. The Foundation is housed in a breathtaking, sturdy, glass jar and it also comes with a thick plastic tray along with a beautiful spatula. Today I will be sharing swatches of all 12 shades and much more!  

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