Once I saw the packaging for Givenchy's 2018 Couture Edition Le Rouge Lipstick and Prisme Libre, I had to have them. In the States, this collection was released in Spring. However, in Japan, this collection was a Summer release. I wasn't sure the Couture Edition would come to Japan, so, I ordered both products via Barney's. And, I'm glad I did because the Couture Edition Prisme Libre retails for 9,180 yen (a huge markup from the $60 U.S. price).

The exterior packaging is so pretty, it's a shame to throw it away. 

Givenchy's Prisme Libre 1 Mousseline Pastel has been on my buy list for some time (years, actually). I almost picked up Mousseline Pastel in the beautiful 2018 limited edition Chinese New Year red, with the gold cherry blossom packaging (I did get the lipstick). I'm glad I procrastinated, because I feel the gorgeous 2018 Couture Edition black and deep multicolored floral design pairs better with the four  shades of the powder product.

1 Mousseline Pastel was my setting powder of choice last Spring; tt works well at evening out, and perfecting, the complexion, as well as giving a sheer radiant finish. Although I'm trying to avoid the sun as much as possible, my summer coloring is slowly creeping up. Therefore, I'll be putting Mousseline Pastel away until the Spring.

My wallet was relieved to see that Givenchy released a permanent Le Rouge shade in this collection. But, I wanted a new shade anyway, given that I already owned 315 Framboise Velours (in the limited edition burgundy leather casing) from a previous collection. Anyway, I'll just swap the newer formula with the burgundy case, and give that one to my sister. You're welcome Liza!

When applied, Mousseline Pastel blends colorlessly onto skin. However, in my attempt to make it show up in the swatch, I feel it looks stark and dry...oops!

315 Framboise Velours is a cool-toned, deep raspberry pink, with a creamy, full coverage finish. During Spring and Summer, I enjoy wearing Framboise Velours more as a stain, and full-on color during Autumn and Winter.

The Le Rouge Lipsticks are one of my favorite formulas. They're creamy, saturated in color, are non-drying, and wearing comfortably for a long time. I think I'm five or six lipsticks away until I own all the shades I want from the range.

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