Givenchy's new Poudre Croisière Healthy Glow Powder ($50) is a talc-free bronzer made of a baked gel. I purchased Ambre Croisière (#3), the only shade that was originally available at Sephora, the exclusive retailer.
In a way, it's good that Extrême Croisière (#4) wasn't displayed when I ordered Ambre Croisière. The online photo is extremely enticing, and I would have had to make an agonizing decision - gold or brown? Online, Extrême Croisière appears to be a cooler shade of brown. I tried to resist when I saw it this week. I succumbed. By Monday, I should have #4 too. I will do a comparison photo to help you select a shade.
Totally weightless and invisible on the skin, this creamy formula provides ultimate softness and a light-as-air natural finish. With a consistency that's easy to blend, this bronzer can be applied alone with the Givenchy Kabuki brush or over Mister Radiant. Use it year-round to smooth pores, even the skin's texture, and provide a healthy glow.
Here's Ambre Croisière. Isn't the pattern attractive? I like the looks of it. It is described as golden tan, and I think that's accurate. Extrême Croisière - the one I ordered last night - is described as bronzed light brown. Because the powder is sheer and buildable, I suspect I'll find it equally delightful.
I took this swatch photo in full sun. I applied Ambre Croisière crazy heavily at the top of my arm, using a sponge-tipped applicator. I used a dense blush brush to apply it below, still heavily, but not unreasonably heavy. I wanted to be able to show you the hue.
I think Ambre Croisière is a pretty golden shade. While it looks muddy in the top swatch on my arm, the blended color on my face is golden and pretty. It offers glowing, gleaming, but somehow natural color (no sparkle). I have worn it as a warming and contouring powder, and I've worn it as a golden brown blush (brown tones look really good when you're wearing purple).
I hope I like Extrême Croisière as much as I like Ambre Croisière. I felt a little obsessed making another $50 online purchase. You know how much I hate spending money (just kidding).
You will find this lovely new Givenchy Poudre Croisière Healthy Glow Powder at Sephora online. I ordered a few more new Givenchy products; I'll show them to you when they arrive.
Photo at top courtesy of Sephora; other photos by Best Things in Beauty