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Application tips, shade selection, product recommendations. Discover all Givenchy's makeup expertise in our dedicated FAQ.
Face

1. Choosing a Foundation

To choose a foundation, two factors must be taken into account: the skin profile and the desired makeup result. For example, rich fluid textures will be ideal for dry skin, while compact and mattifying textures will be preferable for oily skin. Normal skin, on the other hand, can wear it all (fluid, compact, light, or rich).

Depending on the foundation, coverage can be light, medium, or full, and the finish radiant, matte, or satin. If you have any doubt, the can help to find the ideal foundation. Then the best shade can be identified with the Shade Finder. If you’re hesitating between two shades, always opt for the lighter one or use the Shade Comparator to help guide your choice.

2. Applying a Foundation

A fluid foundation should be applied with a finger for a natural effect, or with a brush or blender to further enhance the texture. Start with the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin), then stretch the product from the center to the outer edge of the face.
A compact foundation should be applied using the sponge provided for a more intense result, or with a powder brush for a more delicate finish, always starting from the center of the face and working outwards.
For a velvety and long-lasting look, you can apply a finishing powder after the fluid foundation.

To best correct the under eye, use a concealer that is a shade lighter than the foundation applied. Then consider the type of coverage desired: light, medium, or full.

Finally, for a perfect application, apply concealer under the eye on dark circles, blending with the finger from the inside to the outside. It can also be applied to imperfections or red spots on the face using small strokes.

A primer helps to prepare and illuminate the complexion by targeting and smoothing the skin's color variations. It also improves the hold of foundation. Apply the primer to the T-zone with your fingers (from the top of the forehead to the chin) on clean and moisturized skin, and extend the product from the center to the outside of the face.

Face powder helps foundation stay on longer while also offering a brightening effect.

For proper application of the Prisme Visage powder, blend the four shades with a brush and apply the powder evenly over the entire face, including eyelids.
For a more contoured effect, use Prisme Visage in two steps: First apply the two darkest shades to the concave contours of the forehead, under the cheekbones, and around the jawline. Then highlight the high points of the face with the lightest shade.

Apply Prisme Libre with the supplied brush for a velvety finish or with a powder brush for a lightweight feel. Blend the four colors and apply evenly to the whole face. Remember to apply to the eye area, which will facilitate the application of eye shadow and improve its hold.

A bronzing powder can be applied two different ways:

1. For a glowing effect: Apply the bronzing powder lightly across the entire face, using a wide powder brush.
2. For a sculpting effect: With a medium powder brush, apply the bronzing powder to the targeted areas such as the contours of the forehead, the underside of the cheekbones, and the edges of the jaw.

When selecting a blush, it is important to take the natural hue of the skin into account as well as the desired look.
Blush and lipstick should be consistent (warm or cold tones). To avoid a color faux pas, match the blush color to the lipstick color. For example, a red lipstick would be paired with a blush with warm tones (orange, brown, etc.).

Blush application can vary to suit any mood and desired result, particularly with Prisme Blush:
  • Harmonious: blend the two shades with the brush for a natural glow.
  • Structured: apply the two colors separately to sculpt the face., with the light hue on the upper cheekbone and the bright hue in the contour beneath.
  • Candid: apply the lightest shade to delicately color and naturally illuminate facial features.
  • Bold: apply the bright shade for a radiant complexion.

Note that the color sets are composed of a light (left) and a bright (right) color. The light shade is applied to the top of the cheekbone and the bright shade in the hollow part of the cheekbone, naturally giving structure to the face.

Teint Couture Radiant Drop is applied after foundation and before powder on the high points of the face: cheekbones, nose bridge, eyebrow arch, cupid's bow, and inner corners of the eyes. Use the built-in brush to apply the product one touch at a time and blend the product with your finger.
Tip: Tap for an ultra-bright effect, spread for a lighter result.

The powder highlighter is applied with a fine brush, using small strokes, to the high points of the face: cheekbones, bridge of the nose, eyebrow arch, cupid's bow, and inner corners of the eyes.

Eyes

For Nicolas Degennes, Artistic Director of Givenchy, to properly master mascara application, the first step is removing any excess product on the brush. This helps to perfectly define the lashes and achieve a natural volume effect. Next, apply on the lashes at will to play on intensity and volume.

Tip: to curl all lashes and shape the curve, apply mascara first on the top of the lashes, then apply underneath, from the root to the tips.

For a classic black eyeliner, opt for the Disturbia Liner or Phenomen'eyes Liner Vinyl Black. For a pop of color, use Phenomen'eyes Liner Glitter.
To apply eyeliner, draw a line with the tip of the liner, from the inner corner of the eye to the outer, staying at the root of the lashes. For a thicker result, simply press a bit firmer on the tip of the liner.

Application tip: to extend the eyeliner at the outer corner in a symmetrical way, look down and work on an open eye.

There are two ways to fill in eyebrows:

1. With an eyebrow pencil:

Start by drawing a line across the lower line of the eyebrow, from the inner corner to the outer corner. Repeat on the upper eyebrow. Then fill in the remaining areas of the eyebrow by moving from the inner corner to the outer using small, upward strokes. Finally, comb the eyebrows with the brush to smooth the line.

Application tip: always brush the eyebrows in the direction of hair growth (usually upwards) and don’t overload the browhead.

2. With an eyebrow mascara:

Brush the eyebrow in the direction of hair growth then stretch the product outward, following the natural curve.

When applying eyeshadow, start by using the lightest shade on the inner corner of the eye. The darkest shades will be kept in the outer corner. For a homogeneous result, finish the application by smoothing and blending the colors.

For cream eye shadow, application will depend on your desired result:
  • For a graphic "eyeliner effect": draw a line close to the lashes with the tip of the applicator.
  • For a high-impact look: apply the color in wide strokes using the flat, broad side of the applicator.
  • For a more subtle result: blend with a brush and powder eyeshadow.
Lips

Applying lip liner before lipstick not only allows you to perfectly outline the lips, but it also helps the lipstick to hold for longer.
Start by drawing a thick line in the center of the upper lip towards the corners, following its natural pattern. Then do the same for the lower lips.
After, smooth the line inwards with a brush to soften the contour and achieve a more natural result. Lastly, apply your lipstick.

To choose the right lipstick, consider not only the color, but also the finish, texture, and coverage you want.

To help you with this, here is a list of the Givenchy lipstick ranges and their characteristics:
  • Le Rouge provides a semi-matte finish, intense color, and high coverage.
  • Le Rouge Deep Velvet is a highly pigmented, powdery matte lipstick. It offers 12 hours of comfort and hold.
  • Le Rouge Night Noir is enriched with Black Revealer for an illuminated color veiled in a black glitter.
  • Le Rouge Liquide is a liquid lipstick with a semi-matte, velvety finish and a blurring effect.
  • Le Rouge Interdit features a satin finish and pure, luminous color.
  • Le Rouge Interdit Vinyl delivers an ultra-shiny finish and luminous color.
  • Le Rose Perfecto is a 3-in-1 balm for moisturized, plumped, and revived lips, heightened with a range of tailored colors.
  • Gloss Interdit Vinyl delivers an ultra-glossy result and can be applied as a top coat on a lipstick or on its own.

To apply lipstick properly, first outline with a lip pencil. Then apply the lipstick from the center of the upper lip, following the cupid's bow and continuing outwards toward the corners, ideally using a brush. For extra shine, apply a gloss as a top coat.

To help lipstick hold, apply a lip pencil first to the outline and then inside of the lips before your lipstick.

Application tip: apply lip balm and remove excess product before applying pencil and lipstick. This will keep the lips remain moisturized and protected.

Composition, conservation, application. Find the answers to your questions about Givenchy fragrances in our dedicated FAQ.

1. In Store:

Our beauty experts are at your disposal in all authorized points of sale and will provide you with all the beauty advice you may need. Click here to view a list of our locations and find the one nearest you.

2. On our Website:

Each of our products has a detailed description. They are published on our website under the categories Perfume, Makeup, and Skincare.

3. Via our Customer Service:

Givenchy Customer Service is available by phone at +33 (0)1 47 48 77 80, or online via the contact form here.

For optimal fragrance preservation, we recommend storing it away from the light, at a constant temperature, and at a low humidity level. The bathroom should therefore be avoided.

A fragrance that changes color may contain certain ingredients that, being exposed to light or having begun to age, give it a different shade. Some flowers, for example, naturally darken over time. However, this has no impact on the olfactory quality of the perfume.

Perfumery is an art made up of a wide and varied palette. It combines natural raw ingredients (essential oils, flower absolutes, citrus fruits, woods, etc.) and synthetic substances. The latter are molecules obtained from chemical synthesis: they can exist in their natural state (such as limonene in orange or geraniol in rose), but can also be created (this is the case for hydroxycitronellal or ethyl-vanillin, for example).
Just like natural molecules, these synthetic ones enhance a fragrance’s richness and olfactory diversity, and feed the perfumer's creativity. While Givenchy Perfumes are composed of both natural materials and synthetic notes, they strictly comply with regulations that restrict the use of certain allergenic materials. However, the main allergens found in perfumes often stem from natural raw materials rather than synthetic substances.

Try spraying your perfume on your clothing to avoid direct contact with the skin. To enhance the trail, perfume your accessories (scarves, shawls) as well.

Olfactory memory is linked to emotions and can alter our perception of the smell of a perfume. Also, fragrance compositions are regularly reworked to keep up with changes in regulations on the use of certain ingredients. Perfumers are very attentive to ensuring that the result is identical to the original. Only the people most loyal to a fragrance can eventually notice a change.

Traditionally, Eau de Parfum was more concentrated than Eau de Toilette, but today, it’s no longer just a question of concentration: Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette are now regarded as olfactory variations and are developed by the Perfumer under a common olfactory signature.
An Eau de Toilette will most often be associated with lightness, delicacy (or even freshness for men's fragrances), and will be particularly suitable for summer. An Eau de Parfum, on the other hand, will be more enveloping, intense, and will generally last longer on the skin.

The skin influences the expression of the perfume through several factors: pH, sebum, hygiene habits, diet, medication. That’s why we can notice a different scent and sensations from one person to another.

After a while, we no longer smell our own perfume. We are used to it and our olfactory receptors are saturated. There comes a time when our scented trail is only detectable by those around us.

Here are two tips to help you smell it again:
1. You can heighten your usual fragrance with a complementary product from the range, such as a body cream, or simply by switching to a different olfactory variation around the same fragrance.
2. You can also change fragrance for a while (wear an olfactory variation of the range for example) and then return to your previous fragrance. The feeling of rediscovering your fragrance will be a delightful moment.

First of all, the skin must be well hydrated. This allows the fragrance to express itself more deeply and for longer.
To do so, we recommend using a lotion or body cream from the same range as your perfume. A cream with a neutral odor is also perfectly suited.
A fragrance will flourish well on natural fiber clothing as well. Wool, velvet, cotton, linen, and cashmere will enhance your olfactory experience, unlike polyamide or viscose. If you spray your perfume about twenty centimeters from your clothing, the resulting trail will be delicate but persistent. Be careful not to stain your personal belongings with excessive spraying, however.. Silk, for example, does not stand up well to perfume.

The answer varies depending on whether you are wearing an Eau de Toilette or an Eau de Parfum:
  • If you wear an Eau de Toilette, we advise spraying it all over your body, or to spray it two or three times around you in order to form a mist and walk through it.
  • If you wear Eau de Parfum, we recommend that you perfume your skin on the pulsating points: the neck, under the ear, the crook of the arm, and the wrist.. This technique is particularly suited to Eau de Parfum because their base notes need heat to develop. You can also occasionally perfume your hair (although it is preferable to use a specifically formulated scented hair mist to avoid drying out the hair).

The fragrance also develops well on natural fiber clothing. Wool, velvet, cotton, linen, and cashmere will elevate your olfactory impact, unlike polyamide or viscose.

Spray about twenty centimeters from your clothing, so that the trail obtained is delicate but persistent. Be careful not to stain your personal belongings with excessive spraying, however. Silk, for example, is very sensitive to perfume.
Finally, when you spray your fragrance, note that it should not "wet" your skin: it is preferable to spray it about twenty centimeters from the skin, before putting on your jewelry, and to let it blossom on its own. Rubbing it can ruin its harmony.

Skincare routines, application tips, product recommendations. Discover all Givenchy's skincare expertise in our dedicated FAQ.

In order to choose the right skincare routine, it’s essential to know your skin type.

  • If your skin often feels tight, has dehydrated fine lines, or and flakes in certain places: you have dry skin.
  • If you have a shiny face all day long, recurring imperfections and dilated pores: you have oily skin.
  • If you have both tightness or dehydrated fine lines on your cheeks as well as shine and imperfections in the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin): you have combination skin. This means that your skin has the typical characteristics of both dry skin and oily skin.
  • If you don't have any particular concerns, you probably have normal skin.

Choose treatments with a comfortable texture, such as rich creams and balms. The key is to always keep your skin well hydrated and nourished by following a dry skin routine.

If you have combination or oily skin, facial gels and lotions with fresh and light textures are recommended.
If you have combination skin that tends to dry out, however, you can opt for skincare products with a comfortable texture, such as rich creams and balms. Be sure to moisturize your skin well: Dehydration isn’t just a problem for people with dry skin; it can also be a problem for combination skin.

To take care of normal skin, any product texture can be used depending on the preferences and seasons. But always keep your skin well hydrated.

If you have oily skin, we recommend that you use fresh, light-textured skincare products such as gels and lotions. Gentle products will provide good hydration, limit excess sebum, and tighten pores. Be sure to remove makeup and cleanse the skin thoroughly before applying skincare products. It is also key to establish an oily skin routine. And as always, hydration is a must.

Sensitive skin can be particularly affected by the environment. Changes in temperature, wind, sun exposure, and stress are all factors that can lead to redness or tightness. It’s possible that your skin may be sensitive, in addition to being dry, normal, combination, or oily.
If this is the case, it’s important to adopt a routine tailored to sensitive skin: gentle, moisturizing, and soothing.

A facial care routine is essential to the long-term health and beauty of the skin.

1. Make-up removal is a crucial step to cleansing the skin properly. Favor products that are adapted to the type of makeup and opt for gentle movements.
2. The use of a lotion or toner, that’s adapted to the skin and its needs is essential and helps to prepare your skin for the treatments to follow.
3. Treat the skin with an eye cream, a serum, a day cream in the morning, and a night cream in the evening. Together, they will work in synergy to address specific skin issues while providing hydration and comfort.
4. Treat the skin with an exfoliant followed by a mask 1-2 times per week. These complementary treatments provide in-depth skin care.

To soothe the skin and prepare it for treatment, it is necessary to cleanse the face daily.

In the morning, washing the skin allows you to:
  • Remove remaining product from the day before
  • Eliminate dead cells and other toxins from the skin's surface
  • Prepare the skin to fully absorb treatments
  • Oxygenate the epidermis
In the evening, it:
  • Removes makeup
  • Eliminates impurities accumulated throughout the day
  • Prepares the skin to fully absorb night treatments

For evening cleansing, we recommend a "double cleansing," a two-step ritual:
1. First, use an oil-based cleanser to remove oily impurities (sebum, sunscreen, makeup, etc.) from the skin
2. Then, use a water-based facial cleanser to remove aqueous impurities (sweat, dead cells, bacteria, dust)
With this double cleansing, the skin is thoroughly purified.

The eye area is the most delicate part of the face and the most likely to show fatigue first. It has very few sebaceous glands, collagen, and elastin fibers—and it’s highly active with about 10,000 eyelid movements per day. It is thus necessary to hydrate and provide comfort, protection and concealment, coupled with an anti-puffiness and anti-dark circle action.
We also recommend applying the eye care before the serum and the face cream. This area requires a specific and particularly meticulous application.

Serums contain the highest concentration of active ingredients and are thus the backbone of every effective skin care routine.
Thanks to a light and smooth texture, they quickly penetrate the epidermis, working into the deepest layers of the skin and boosting a cream's effectiveness.
Serums will provide the most visible effect on any specific skin problem, so daily use is recommended, depending on needs and skin type: moisturizing, anti-brown spot, or anti-wrinkle for example.

A day cream acts in the upper layers of the skin and provides comfort, protection, and concealment throughout the day. In the evening, after being exposed to external aggressions, the skin regenerates naturally during the night. A night cream contributes to its regeneration and will help it recharge its batteries thanks to a high concentration of active ingredients.
For a thorough routine, apply a day cream and a night cream daily.

Cell renewal decreases starting at the age of 25, even if the first signs of aging aren’t immediately visible. At this age, using appropriate care and movements can reduce the appearance of fine lines and first wrinkles. Moisturizing the skin and protecting it also helps to maintain its glow and vitality, while combating stress, signs of fatigue, and various external aggressions.
By the age of 30, fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear. To delay this, we recommend applying treatments that target the first signs of aging and, a bit further down the road, proper anti-aging treatments.

As we age, cell renewal slows down and signs of aging gradually appear: fine lines, creases, lion's wrinkles, crow's feet...
To reduce these and delay skin aging, it’s essential to moisturize the skin well and use appropriate skincare products. To do this, we recommend combining the action of an eye treatment, a serum, and an anti-aging cream.

The appearance of brown spots is due to a disruption in the production of skin pigments, most often a result of age and worsened by sun exposure. But it’s possible to reduce the appearance of brown spots and restore your skin’s clarity and purity by applying sunscreen daily. Givenchy Blanc Divin products offer a rejuvenating and brightening effect: they prevent the formation of brown spots, wrinkles, yellowing, and the loss of firmness of the skin. Its ultra-light textures, which are applied at the end of a routine, make the complexion lighter, more even, smooth, and radiant.

There are several types of face masks, all adapted to specific skin concerns. They can be applied 1-3 times per week, depending on their active ingredients and your needs. While some masks should only be applied for about fifteen minutes, others can be used overnight.

A BB cream is a tinted cream that acts as both a hydrating cream and a foundation. The BB cream comes from Korea, where many women schedule small esthetic operations during their lunch hours.
To facilitate the healing process, conceal redness, and protect the fragile epidermis, this moisturizing, nourishing, and breathable product was developed. BB creams can be applied daily after a serum, without the need for foundation afterwards. In a single gesture, the skin is perfectly hydrated, unified, and protected.

  • 1. In Store:

    Our beauty experts are at your disposal in all authorized points of sale and will provide you with all the beauty advice you may need. Click here to view a list of our locations and find the one nearest you.

    2. On our Website:

    Each of our products has a detailed description. They are published on our website under the categories Perfume, Makeup, and Skincare.

    3. Via our Customer Service:

    Givenchy Customer Service is available by phone at +33 (0)1 47 48 77 80, or online via the contact form here.

    For optimal fragrance preservation, we recommend storing it away from the light, at a constant temperature, and at a low humidity level. The bathroom should therefore be avoided.

    A fragrance that changes color may contain certain ingredients that, being exposed to light or having begun to age, give it a different shade. Some flowers, for example, naturally darken over time. However, this has no impact on the olfactory quality of the perfume.

    Perfumery is an art made up of a wide and varied palette. It combines natural raw ingredients (essential oils, flower absolutes, citrus fruits, woods, etc.) and synthetic substances. The latter are molecules obtained from chemical synthesis: they can exist in their natural state (such as limonene in orange or geraniol in rose), but can also be created (this is the case for hydroxycitronellal or ethyl-vanillin, for example).
    Just like natural molecules, these synthetic ones enhance a fragrance’s richness and olfactory diversity, and feed the perfumer's creativity. While Givenchy Perfumes are composed of both natural materials and synthetic notes, they strictly comply with regulations that restrict the use of certain allergenic materials. However, the main allergens found in perfumes often stem from natural raw materials rather than synthetic substances.

    Try spraying your perfume on your clothing to avoid direct contact with the skin. To enhance the trail, perfume your accessories (scarves, shawls) as well.

    Olfactory memory is linked to emotions and can alter our perception of the smell of a perfume. Also, fragrance compositions are regularly reworked to keep up with changes in regulations on the use of certain ingredients. Perfumers are very attentive to ensuring that the result is identical to the original. Only the people most loyal to a fragrance can eventually notice a change.

    Traditionally, Eau de Parfum was more concentrated than Eau de Toilette, but today, it’s no longer just a question of concentration: Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette are now regarded as olfactory variations and are developed by the Perfumer under a common olfactory signature.
    An Eau de Toilette will most often be associated with lightness, delicacy (or even freshness for men's fragrances), and will be particularly suitable for summer. An Eau de Parfum, on the other hand, will be more enveloping, intense, and will generally last longer on the skin.

    The skin influences the expression of the perfume through several factors: pH, sebum, hygiene habits, diet, medication. That’s why we can notice a different scent and sensations from one person to another.

    After a while, we no longer smell our own perfume. We are used to it and our olfactory receptors are saturated. There comes a time when our scented trail is only detectable by those around us.

    Here are two tips to help you smell it again:
    1. You can heighten your usual fragrance with a complementary product from the range, such as a body cream, or simply by switching to a different olfactory variation around the same fragrance.
    2. You can also change fragrance for a while (wear an olfactory variation of the range for example) and then return to your previous fragrance. The feeling of rediscovering your fragrance will be a delightful moment.

    First of all, the skin must be well hydrated. This allows the fragrance to express itself more deeply and for longer.
    To do so, we recommend using a lotion or body cream from the same range as your perfume. A cream with a neutral odor is also perfectly suited.
    A fragrance will flourish well on natural fiber clothing as well. Wool, velvet, cotton, linen, and cashmere will enhance your olfactory experience, unlike polyamide or viscose. If you spray your perfume about twenty centimeters from your clothing, the resulting trail will be delicate but persistent. Be careful not to stain your personal belongings with excessive spraying, however.. Silk, for example, does not stand up well to perfume.

    The answer varies depending on whether you are wearing an Eau de Toilette or an Eau de Parfum:
    • If you wear an Eau de Toilette, we advise spraying it all over your body, or to spray it two or three times around you in order to form a mist and walk through it.
    • If you wear Eau de Parfum, we recommend that you perfume your skin on the pulsating points: the neck, under the ear, the crook of the arm, and the wrist.. This technique is particularly suited to Eau de Parfum because their base notes need heat to develop. You can also occasionally perfume your hair (although it is preferable to use a specifically formulated scented hair mist to avoid drying out the hair).

    The fragrance also develops well on natural fiber clothing. Wool, velvet, cotton, linen, and cashmere will elevate your olfactory impact, unlike polyamide or viscose.

    Spray about twenty centimeters from your clothing, so that the trail obtained is delicate but persistent. Be careful not to stain your personal belongings with excessive spraying, however. Silk, for example, is very sensitive to perfume.
    Finally, when you spray your fragrance, note that it should not "wet" your skin: it is preferable to spray it about twenty centimeters from the skin, before putting on your jewelry, and to let it blossom on its own. Rubbing it can ruin its harmony.

  • In order to choose the right skincare routine, it’s essential to know your skin type.

    • If your skin often feels tight, has dehydrated fine lines, or and flakes in certain places: you have dry skin.
    • If you have a shiny face all day long, recurring imperfections and dilated pores: you have oily skin.
    • If you have both tightness or dehydrated fine lines on your cheeks as well as shine and imperfections in the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin): you have combination skin. This means that your skin has the typical characteristics of both dry skin and oily skin.
    • If you don't have any particular concerns, you probably have normal skin.

    Choose treatments with a comfortable texture, such as rich creams and balms. The key is to always keep your skin well hydrated and nourished by following a dry skin routine.

    If you have combination or oily skin, facial gels and lotions with fresh and light textures are recommended.
    If you have combination skin that tends to dry out, however, you can opt for skincare products with a comfortable texture, such as rich creams and balms. Be sure to moisturize your skin well: Dehydration isn’t just a problem for people with dry skin; it can also be a problem for combination skin.

    To take care of normal skin, any product texture can be used depending on the preferences and seasons. But always keep your skin well hydrated.

    If you have oily skin, we recommend that you use fresh, light-textured skincare products such as gels and lotions. Gentle products will provide good hydration, limit excess sebum, and tighten pores. Be sure to remove makeup and cleanse the skin thoroughly before applying skincare products. It is also key to establish an oily skin routine. And as always, hydration is a must.

    Sensitive skin can be particularly affected by the environment. Changes in temperature, wind, sun exposure, and stress are all factors that can lead to redness or tightness. It’s possible that your skin may be sensitive, in addition to being dry, normal, combination, or oily.
    If this is the case, it’s important to adopt a routine tailored to sensitive skin: gentle, moisturizing, and soothing.

    A facial care routine is essential to the long-term health and beauty of the skin.

    1. Make-up removal is a crucial step to cleansing the skin properly. Favor products that are adapted to the type of makeup and opt for gentle movements.
    2. The use of a lotion or toner, that’s adapted to the skin and its needs is essential and helps to prepare your skin for the treatments to follow.
    3. Treat the skin with an eye cream, a serum, a day cream in the morning, and a night cream in the evening. Together, they will work in synergy to address specific skin issues while providing hydration and comfort.
    4. Treat the skin with an exfoliant followed by a mask 1-2 times per week. These complementary treatments provide in-depth skin care.

    To soothe the skin and prepare it for treatment, it is necessary to cleanse the face daily.

    In the morning, washing the skin allows you to:
    • Remove remaining product from the day before
    • Eliminate dead cells and other toxins from the skin's surface
    • Prepare the skin to fully absorb treatments
    • Oxygenate the epidermis
    In the evening, it:
    • Removes makeup
    • Eliminates impurities accumulated throughout the day
    • Prepares the skin to fully absorb night treatments

    For evening cleansing, we recommend a "double cleansing," a two-step ritual:
    1. First, use an oil-based cleanser to remove oily impurities (sebum, sunscreen, makeup, etc.) from the skin
    2. Then, use a water-based facial cleanser to remove aqueous impurities (sweat, dead cells, bacteria, dust)
    With this double cleansing, the skin is thoroughly purified.

    The eye area is the most delicate part of the face and the most likely to show fatigue first. It has very few sebaceous glands, collagen, and elastin fibers—and it’s highly active with about 10,000 eyelid movements per day. It is thus necessary to hydrate and provide comfort, protection and concealment, coupled with an anti-puffiness and anti-dark circle action.
    We also recommend applying the eye care before the serum and the face cream. This area requires a specific and particularly meticulous application.

    Serums contain the highest concentration of active ingredients and are thus the backbone of every effective skin care routine.
    Thanks to a light and smooth texture, they quickly penetrate the epidermis, working into the deepest layers of the skin and boosting a cream's effectiveness.
    Serums will provide the most visible effect on any specific skin problem, so daily use is recommended, depending on needs and skin type: moisturizing, anti-brown spot, or anti-wrinkle for example.

    A day cream acts in the upper layers of the skin and provides comfort, protection, and concealment throughout the day. In the evening, after being exposed to external aggressions, the skin regenerates naturally during the night. A night cream contributes to its regeneration and will help it recharge its batteries thanks to a high concentration of active ingredients.
    For a thorough routine, apply a day cream and a night cream daily.

    Cell renewal decreases starting at the age of 25, even if the first signs of aging aren’t immediately visible. At this age, using appropriate care and movements can reduce the appearance of fine lines and first wrinkles. Moisturizing the skin and protecting it also helps to maintain its glow and vitality, while combating stress, signs of fatigue, and various external aggressions.
    By the age of 30, fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear. To delay this, we recommend applying treatments that target the first signs of aging and, a bit further down the road, proper anti-aging treatments.

    As we age, cell renewal slows down and signs of aging gradually appear: fine lines, creases, lion's wrinkles, crow's feet...
    To reduce these and delay skin aging, it’s essential to moisturize the skin well and use appropriate skincare products. To do this, we recommend combining the action of an eye treatment, a serum, and an anti-aging cream.

    The appearance of brown spots is due to a disruption in the production of skin pigments, most often a result of age and worsened by sun exposure. But it’s possible to reduce the appearance of brown spots and restore your skin’s clarity and purity by applying sunscreen daily. Givenchy Blanc Divin products offer a rejuvenating and brightening effect: they prevent the formation of brown spots, wrinkles, yellowing, and the loss of firmness of the skin. Its ultra-light textures, which are applied at the end of a routine, make the complexion lighter, more even, smooth, and radiant.

    There are several types of face masks, all adapted to specific skin concerns. They can be applied 1-3 times per week, depending on their active ingredients and your needs. While some masks should only be applied for about fifteen minutes, others can be used overnight.

    A BB cream is a tinted cream that acts as both a hydrating cream and a foundation. The BB cream comes from Korea, where many women schedule small esthetic operations during their lunch hours.
    To facilitate the healing process, conceal redness, and protect the fragile epidermis, this moisturizing, nourishing, and breathable product was developed. BB creams can be applied daily after a serum, without the need for foundation afterwards. In a single gesture, the skin is perfectly hydrated, unified, and protected.

  • 1. Choosing a Foundation

    To choose a foundation, two factors must be taken into account: the skin profile and the desired makeup result. For example, rich fluid textures will be ideal for dry skin, while compact and mattifying textures will be preferable for oily skin. Normal skin, on the other hand, can wear it all (fluid, compact, light, or rich).

    Depending on the foundation, coverage can be light, medium, or full, and the finish radiant, matte, or satin. If you have any doubt, the can help to find the ideal foundation. Then the best shade can be identified with the Shade Finder. If you’re hesitating between two shades, always opt for the lighter one or use the Shade Comparator to help guide your choice.

    2. Applying a Foundation

    A fluid foundation should be applied with a finger for a natural effect, or with a brush or blender to further enhance the texture. Start with the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin), then stretch the product from the center to the outer edge of the face.
    A compact foundation should be applied using the sponge provided for a more intense result, or with a powder brush for a more delicate finish, always starting from the center of the face and working outwards.
    For a velvety and long-lasting look, you can apply a finishing powder after the fluid foundation.

    To best correct the under eye, use a concealer that is a shade lighter than the foundation applied. Then consider the type of coverage desired: light, medium, or full.

    Finally, for a perfect application, apply concealer under the eye on dark circles, blending with the finger from the inside to the outside. It can also be applied to imperfections or red spots on the face using small strokes.

    A primer helps to prepare and illuminate the complexion by targeting and smoothing the skin's color variations. It also improves the hold of foundation. Apply the primer to the T-zone with your fingers (from the top of the forehead to the chin) on clean and moisturized skin, and extend the product from the center to the outside of the face.

    Face powder helps foundation stay on longer while also offering a brightening effect.

    For proper application of the Prisme Visage powder, blend the four shades with a brush and apply the powder evenly over the entire face, including eyelids.
    For a more contoured effect, use Prisme Visage in two steps: First apply the two darkest shades to the concave contours of the forehead, under the cheekbones, and around the jawline. Then highlight the high points of the face with the lightest shade.

    Apply Prisme Libre with the supplied brush for a velvety finish or with a powder brush for a lightweight feel. Blend the four colors and apply evenly to the whole face. Remember to apply to the eye area, which will facilitate the application of eye shadow and improve its hold.

    A bronzing powder can be applied two different ways:

    1. For a glowing effect: Apply the bronzing powder lightly across the entire face, using a wide powder brush.
    2. For a sculpting effect: With a medium powder brush, apply the bronzing powder to the targeted areas such as the contours of the forehead, the underside of the cheekbones, and the edges of the jaw.

    When selecting a blush, it is important to take the natural hue of the skin into account as well as the desired look.
    Blush and lipstick should be consistent (warm or cold tones). To avoid a color faux pas, match the blush color to the lipstick color. For example, a red lipstick would be paired with a blush with warm tones (orange, brown, etc.).

    Blush application can vary to suit any mood and desired result, particularly with Prisme Blush:
    • Harmonious: blend the two shades with the brush for a natural glow.
    • Structured: apply the two colors separately to sculpt the face., with the light hue on the upper cheekbone and the bright hue in the contour beneath.
    • Candid: apply the lightest shade to delicately color and naturally illuminate facial features.
    • Bold: apply the bright shade for a radiant complexion.

    Note that the color sets are composed of a light (left) and a bright (right) color. The light shade is applied to the top of the cheekbone and the bright shade in the hollow part of the cheekbone, naturally giving structure to the face.

    Teint Couture Radiant Drop is applied after foundation and before powder on the high points of the face: cheekbones, nose bridge, eyebrow arch, cupid's bow, and inner corners of the eyes. Use the built-in brush to apply the product one touch at a time and blend the product with your finger.
    Tip: Tap for an ultra-bright effect, spread for a lighter result.

    The powder highlighter is applied with a fine brush, using small strokes, to the high points of the face: cheekbones, bridge of the nose, eyebrow arch, cupid's bow, and inner corners of the eyes.

  • For Nicolas Degennes, Artistic Director of Givenchy, to properly master mascara application, the first step is removing any excess product on the brush. This helps to perfectly define the lashes and achieve a natural volume effect. Next, apply on the lashes at will to play on intensity and volume.

    Tip: to curl all lashes and shape the curve, apply mascara first on the top of the lashes, then apply underneath, from the root to the tips.

    For a classic black eyeliner, opt for the Disturbia Liner or Phenomen'eyes Liner Vinyl Black. For a pop of color, use Phenomen'eyes Liner Glitter.
    To apply eyeliner, draw a line with the tip of the liner, from the inner corner of the eye to the outer, staying at the root of the lashes. For a thicker result, simply press a bit firmer on the tip of the liner.

    Application tip: to extend the eyeliner at the outer corner in a symmetrical way, look down and work on an open eye.

    There are two ways to fill in eyebrows:

    1. With an eyebrow pencil:

    Start by drawing a line across the lower line of the eyebrow, from the inner corner to the outer corner. Repeat on the upper eyebrow. Then fill in the remaining areas of the eyebrow by moving from the inner corner to the outer using small, upward strokes. Finally, comb the eyebrows with the brush to smooth the line.

    Application tip: always brush the eyebrows in the direction of hair growth (usually upwards) and don’t overload the browhead.

    2. With an eyebrow mascara:

    Brush the eyebrow in the direction of hair growth then stretch the product outward, following the natural curve.

    When applying eyeshadow, start by using the lightest shade on the inner corner of the eye. The darkest shades will be kept in the outer corner. For a homogeneous result, finish the application by smoothing and blending the colors.

    For cream eye shadow, application will depend on your desired result:
    • For a graphic "eyeliner effect": draw a line close to the lashes with the tip of the applicator.
    • For a high-impact look: apply the color in wide strokes using the flat, broad side of the applicator.
    • For a more subtle result: blend with a brush and powder eyeshadow.
  • Applying lip liner before lipstick not only allows you to perfectly outline the lips, but it also helps the lipstick to hold for longer.
    Start by drawing a thick line in the center of the upper lip towards the corners, following its natural pattern. Then do the same for the lower lips.
    After, smooth the line inwards with a brush to soften the contour and achieve a more natural result. Lastly, apply your lipstick.

    To choose the right lipstick, consider not only the color, but also the finish, texture, and coverage you want.

    To help you with this, here is a list of the Givenchy lipstick ranges and their characteristics:
    • Le Rouge provides a semi-matte finish, intense color, and high coverage.
    • Le Rouge Deep Velvet is a highly pigmented, powdery matte lipstick. It offers 12 hours of comfort and hold.
    • Le Rouge Night Noir is enriched with Black Revealer for an illuminated color veiled in a black glitter.
    • Le Rouge Liquide is a liquid lipstick with a semi-matte, velvety finish and a blurring effect.
    • Le Rouge Interdit features a satin finish and pure, luminous color.
    • Le Rouge Interdit Vinyl delivers an ultra-shiny finish and luminous color.
    • Le Rose Perfecto is a 3-in-1 balm for moisturized, plumped, and revived lips, heightened with a range of tailored colors.
    • Gloss Interdit Vinyl delivers an ultra-glossy result and can be applied as a top coat on a lipstick or on its own.

    To apply lipstick properly, first outline with a lip pencil. Then apply the lipstick from the center of the upper lip, following the cupid's bow and continuing outwards toward the corners, ideally using a brush. For extra shine, apply a gloss as a top coat.

    To help lipstick hold, apply a lip pencil first to the outline and then inside of the lips before your lipstick.

    Application tip: apply lip balm and remove excess product before applying pencil and lipstick. This will keep the lips remain moisturized and protected.