Recently Givenchy added a new shade to their iconic Prisme Libre Loose Powder line. The new shade is Satin Blanc. My decision to buy the Givenchy Loose Powder in Satin Blanc was firm since it was advertised for fair skin tone. I have tested it for two months and I feel comfortable to compare it to Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder in Mousseline Pastel. I have been using for quite some time the Givenchy Prime Libre in Mousseline Pastel, and if you have been watching my YouTube channel, you will know that Givenchy Prime Libre in Mousseline Pastel is my most repurchased holy grail face powder. Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powders are available in several colors and they are displayed above.
Description of Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder in Satin Blanc
Satin Blanc is a very finely milled loose powder that contains three matte light peachy shades and 1 white radiant powder that has the tiniest shimmers. It is suitable for pale skin tones. Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder in Satin Blanc mattifies the skin but has a little radiance. It does not look powdery.
Description of Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder in Mousseline Pastel
Mousseline Pastel is a color correcting and mattifying powder. It also does not look powdery on my face. Mousseline Pastel is suitable for fair skin tones. It contains four shades – green, blue, pale lavender, and almost white powder with lavender hue. All four shades are matte. Mousseline Pastel Loose Powder erases pores if applied correctly with beauty blender or a dry sponge.
Performance and comparison
As a person who is struggling with oily skin I truly appreciate Givenchy Loose Powder in Mousseline Pastel because it gives me flawless and poreless complexion, and it keeps my face shine-free all day long even during the hot summer days. Givenchy Loose Powder in Satin Blanc is also for fair complexions but it has a bit more yellow undertone when applied on the skin. Mousseline Pastel is all matte while Satin Blanc has some radiance due to the fact that one of the colors – the white color has very tiny shimmers in it which do not show up on the skin but still add some radiance. Satin Blanc is more suitable for people who have dry skin because of the little shimmers in the white powder.
For some reason the Satin Blanc Powder does not look as good as Mousseline Pastel on my skin. Satin Blanc is an excellent powder, though. It keeps my skin shine-free and it does not look powdery. Moreover, Satin Blanc does not emphasize pores and does not set into fine lines. Satin Blanc is suitable for all skin types. It does not feel heavy and it does not feel drying. Mousseline Pastel makes my skin look more alive and youthful whereas Satin Blanc makes my complexion look a little yellow. Both Powders last all day on my face and I don’t need to touch up during the day. Both Satin Blanc and Mousseline Pastel absorb successfully sebum. This is very important for people who have oily skin because it helps to prevent break-outs. Both Satin Blanc and Mousseline Pastel have a very light almost undetectable fragrance that I do not feel at all when applied on my skin.
The application of both Satin Blanc and Mousseline Pastel is the same. Givenchy Satin Blanc and Mousseline Pastel produce roughly the same effect. If you have oily skin and/or dilated pores that you want to hide, I would suggest using a dry beauty blender and pressing small amount of powder into your skin. That way you will get the most flawless and poreless effect. If you have dry or mature skin, I would suggest using a big fluffy brush and gently dust the powder all over your face. Both Givenchy Satin Blanc and Mousseline Pastel can be reapplied during the day if it is necessary. I live in Milan where the climate is hot and humid in the summer. Both powders have helped to eliminate the shine on my which is usually caused by the Milanese climate.
My rating of Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder in Satin Blanc and Mousseline Pastel
Satin Blanc is an excellent powder that mattifies the skin without looking heavy and without adding coverage. It is suitable for all skin types. However, if I had to choose between Mousseline Pastel and Satin Blanc, I would go for Mousseline Pastel instead of Satin Blanc. Satin Blanc is more peachy whereas Mousseline Pastel looks better on my skin tone. Mousseline Pastel is definitely a better fit for my skin tone. I suppose Satin Blanc is going to suit better those who have warm facial undertones. I have fair skin with neutral undertones. Overall both Givenchy Satin Blanc and Mousseline Pastel are very high quality powders that I think are 100% worth the investment. Just make sure that you are choosing the right shade.
Ingredients in Satin Blanc:
TALC • SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE• SILICA• DIMETHICONE• CAPRYLYL GLYCOL• PENTYLENE GLYCOL• PHENYL TRIMETHICONE• HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER• SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE• DIISOSTEARYL MALATE• OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE• TOCOPHERYL ACETATE • PARFUM (FRAGRANCE)• SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE• GERANIOL• BHT• TOCOPHEROL•[+/- CI 77491 – CI 77492 – CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES)•CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS)•CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE)•CI 77007
Ingredients in Mousseline Pastel:
Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Geraniol, Bht, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891). (ULTRAMARINES)•CI 77742 MANGANESE VIOLET)•CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)•CI 73360 (RED 30 LAKE)•CI 15850 (RED 6)]
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