September 28, 2020

Givenchy Teint Couture City Balm Radiant Illuminating Skin Tint

Earlier this year, Givenchy came out with a new skin tint! Enriched with shea extract, hyaluronic acid and licorice extract, Givenchy's Teint Couture City Balm hydrates the skin during 24 hours while reducing the harmful effects of pollution and blue light on the skin.

Givenchy Teint Couture City Balm Radiant Illuminating Skin Tint Review Photos Swatches Before After MAC Equivalents

This skin tint provides light to medium coverage; just enough coverage to even out my complexion, without looking cakey!

I find that less is more with this product, so I prefer to apply a thin layer and add a bit of concealer where I need more coverage.

The finish is on the dewy side, so my skin can get quite shiny after an hour or two even if I add a bit of loose powder (my current favorite powder is Givenchy's Prisme Libre, by the way!).

To be fair though, this product isn't supposed to have mattifying properties.

Givenchy Teint Couture City Balm Radiant Illuminating Skin Tint Review Photos Before After

The formula is quite thin, but is surprisingly hydrating (and feels a bit sticky on the skin).

I tried this product numerous times since I got it a few weeks ago, and I have to say that this isn't the best formula for my oily skin during the summer. 

That being said, I noticed that it wears significantly longer on my skin now that the weather is getting cooler.

It lasts about 12 hours on me, if I set it with a light dusting of loose powder and my favorite makeup setting spray.

Givenchy Teint Couture City Balm Radiant Illuminating Skin Tint Review Photos Ingredients
 
All in all, I like quite a few things about this skin tint; it blends out beautifully with my fingers, doesn't emphasizes dry patches, and it protects skin against pollution and blue light exposure.

But it's not my favorite foundation, simply because I prefer medium to full coverage!

Givenchy Teint Couture City Balm Swatches N104 C110 N200 C205 W208 C302 MAC NC20 NW15 NC25 NW30 NW35
Swatches on light skin (NC15)

N104 is similar to NC10 and has yellow undertones.

C110 is similar to NW15 and has pink undertones.

N200 is slightly darker than NC20 and has golden undertones.

C205 is a bit lighter than NW30 and has neutral, slightly pink undertones.

W208 is similar to NC25 and has golden olive undertones.

C302 is similar to NW35 and has neutral, slightly pink undertones.

Givenchy Teint Couture City Balm Swatches N312 C345 N405 W430 W480 MAC NC42 NW40 NW45 NC50 NW50
Swatches on light skin (NC15)

C302 is similar to NW35 and has neutral, slightly pink undertones.

N312 is similar to NC42 and has neutral undertones.

C345 is similar to NW40 and has neutral, slightly caramel undertones.

N405 is similar to NW45 and has neutral caramel undertones.

W430 is slightly darker than NC50 and has golden undertones.

W480 is similar to NW50 and has cool, slightly red undertones.


The Givenchy Teint Couture City Balm Radiant Illuminating Skin Tint retails for $62 CAD for 30ml and is available at Sephora.

(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial. This post contains affiliate links.)

4 comments:

  1. This seemed like a perfect product for me if it's a good clear skin day but I'm with you, I prefer a medium to full coverage.

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    1. I'm curious, what's your favorite foundation?

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  2. I love a light skin tint for the Winter - hopefully this will be better for that time! I have combo skin, so I don't love the idea of it being a little tacky for me!

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    1. I think it will be too hydrating for you, sadly.

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