I have been on a highlighting and bronzer kick lately. While I certainly don't need to collect any more bronzers or highlighters, I simply cannot resist the temptation of luxuriously beautiful, one- of a- kind collections and this is precisely what I experienced from the moment I opened the newest additions to my collection, Givenchy's Healthy Glow Highlighter and Healthy Glow Bronzer in Douce Saison. Today's blog post will feature images for your viewing pleasure, product information, and swatches.
The embossing on both the highlighter and bronzer are simply stunning. The design on these pressed powders are inspired by the iconic Givenchy star and encased in a classic compact adorned with their famous stud.
Within the collection, called Les Saisons are a total of 5 bronzers ranging from a pale pink to caramel, though it is important to note that the lightest shade in the collection called Moonlight Saison is in actuality, the Healthy Glow Highlighter in the collection. On Sephora's website, the lightest shade of the bronzer collection displayed has the same sku number as the Healthy Glow Highlighter, which I think is important to clarify for you.
First up is the Healthy Glow Powder in Moonlight Saison. The formulation is comprised of a talc-free baked gel texture that is officially described as a radiant highlighter ideal for use year round. Scroll below for a closer look.
The texture feels very lightweight, smooth and very finely milled. Though it is also described as a highlighting powder for strobing, I would beg to differ. The highlight is very subtle. If you are looking for a Becca Cosmetics Champagne Pop type of glow, this will not be for you. I do like the subtle radiant luminous effect that it provides. I feel this could product could also work as a light all over powder to brighten the complexion.
Above: Beautiful packaging and stellar embossing at its finest.
Next up is the bronzing powder in the color Douce Saison 02. The formulation is the same as described above--talc free, weightless and comprising of a gel-baked texture. I would describe the color as a medium, golden caramel with a very fine shimmer. It is a bronzer shade that would likely suit light to medium complexions.
The texture feels incredibly smooth and finely milled. Nicely pigmented, it imparts a very subtle micro fine shimmer which produces a slightly luminous finish on the skin. My initial thoughts are that they are quite impressive though I will have to test them out for a couple more days before I can fully review them.
Givenchy's Les Saisons collection is designed to be multi-use products that can be used to highlight, bronze and sculpt the complexion. They are quite stunning to behold and I am enamored with the beautiful embossing contained within each powder compact. If you are looking for a stunning one-of-a kind item in your collection, this is something to consider, though by no means is this a must have if you already have some items in your collection that are similar to work with. If you are looking for swatches of the entire collection, Michelle from Bubbly Michelle has all of them here. They retail for $52 USD and are currently available on Sephora's website. You can find it here.