|Includes a puff that sits right on the metal plate
|Push down on the plate and the foundation comes up
So this item isn't my first metal cushion. The first one I tried was by the Korean brand VDL. It stood out in the sea of cushions because of the metal plate which felt more hygienic than the foam cushion and it does give a pleasant cooling effect when you apply the product. The second version that I tried was by another Korean brand SU:M37 which I purchased mainly because the casing was really pretty.
|VDL x Kakao Friends case
|SU:M37 x Bahk Seon Ghi
|Right: SU:M37 Air Rising Glow Cover, Left: VDL Beauty Metal Cushion
Now how does the Givenchy compare to these metal cushions? Structurally the compacts are pretty much the same even though the Givenchy one is made in France while the other 2 are made in Korea. A relevant note on cushion compacts (metal or foam): the inner cushion part are usually meant to pop out and be replaced after a certain period of time. Korean cushions often come with a filled case and an additional refill. The Givenchy even with the high price tag - does not come with a refill and none are available for sale. However, the cushion does pop out and does fit in the other metal cushion casings and vice versa.
|Inner metal cushion part separated from the case (you just have to push on the center bottom)
|Givenchy metal cushion in the SU:M37 case
|Indoor; natural lighting
|Indoor; direct window lighting