This is a nice foundation, but not worth the price. I tried a sample of this in 03. It is darker than other Guerlain foundations and very orange. The coverage and finish are exactly the same as Lingerie de Peau to me. It does look very nice, has good coverage and is somewhat moisturizing, but it is not worth $80+. I would not buy this because Lingerie de Peau is just as nice, is way cheaper and is not so orange.
I was actually about to buy Double Wear and since they didn't find my color, so the lady recommended me this foundation. I took a sample with me home and tried it for a day. First of all, considering the price, I expected it to be really good. The second after you've applied it, it looks amaaazing on the skin. Matte, medium to full coverage and it feels soo light. Does not come off and feels powdery. But, after a couple of school hours, I looked in the mirror and noticed that it had oxidized and looked a bit orange. It was slightly oily around my nose, but then again, that happens to me whatever foundation I'm wearing. And it also looked kinda cakey. Overall, it seems like a nice foundation and I would purchase if it wasn't so expensive. I think the quality is drugstore and I would not use 100$ on it.
I wanted to find a good moisturising foundation for those cold winter days when your face feels dry and tight and I have to say this is absolutely brilliant. I have been wearing it now for about a week. The coverage is great and the colour (beige clair) is perfect for me although I do take the point from previous reviews that the colour range is not that good so you may have difficulty in finding the perfect colour for you.
It stays put all day and my skin looks and feels great - which at the age of 46 is a plus. It is expensive - I paid £50 in my local dept store which is the most I've ever paid for a foundation but I only need a small amount so I'm hoping that I won't have to buy another for quite some time.
Having worked for Estee Lauder in the past - I've always bought Lauder foundations (loved the lucidity light range now discontinued) but I have to say this beats any of the Lauder foundations hands down in my opinion.
I'm onto my second bottle of this stuff and use the second lightest shade. When I first bought it circa 2010 after trying a sample my Mum picked up, this shade was the lightest but I know they now do a lighter shade - but I stuck with what I had cos it works. I'm naturally fair and this warms up my skin tone without looking like I've caked on a too-dark foundation. The texture is divine; creamy, moisterising but not oily, gives you a all over glow and takes out the pasty tone my face is usually stuck with.
Yes it is expensive but one bottle lasts me 18 months+ and you really don't need much... a half to full pump will definitely do the whole face/jaw line/neck. It just seems to melt in and blends so easily. I just use my fingers and the warmth makes it sink in.
I feel maybe it has gotten a little thicker and less easy to blend since my first bottle but if you moisterise properly it's no drama and I hate too oily foundations. Followed by a setting powder this stuff lasts all day or night. I usually save it for occasions when I need a bit more coverage - for daily wear I just use a garnier bb cream.
Love this foundation, I may try something different when I run out of this bottle just for a shake up, but it's the lovliest stuff, so luxe, and I always get compliments on my makeup/glow :)
Lets be honest. Its very high priced but i will definately DEFINATELY wont change foundation , until at least i find something so good with coverage (its medium to full ) so light in the same time and soooo good smelling. Natural born Guerlain lover but this makeup will give your face the pamper and moisture it needs. Plus its an SPF 15 . The Packaging also is excellent (as it happens all the time with Guerlain products).
I am really disappointed by this foundation. First of all, the shade range is a bit limited, the lighter shade 02 Beige Clair is quiet dark and pink for my NC20 skin. It doesn't cover even the smallest pimple, it oxidizes after a couple of hours on my normal to combination skin and it transfers more then any other foundation I have used. I tried it over the Meteorites Perles Primer but it didn't perform better. What's more, it settles into a fine laugh line that I haven't even noticed I had! However, Parure Gold does look nice in photos but that's not enough to justify the hefty pricetag.
I do not understand the hype.... the foundation looks ridiculous, somewhat reminiscent of a fake gold statue, albeit speckled and motley. After having it carefully applied by the SA (with the also ridiculous Meteorite primer) I walked back to work, did not touch my face, even though it felt horrible, finally looked in the mirror after 45 minutes and I was all patchy with goldish-orange tackiness. How were my collegues not laughing at me? Well, they were, it just happened to be behind my back, while I had gone to see the disaster that was.
My face burnt while I wore this, I could not wait to take it off, and even after I did, my face was hot and sore most of the night.
I really wanted to love this, as I've read so many positive reviews that I was expecting great things. I sampled Parure Gold, Aqua and Lingerie de Peau (as well as quite a few other foundations) in the search for a replacement for my discontinued Chanel Teint Innocence. This foundation was certainly OK, though I was first matched with number 3 which oxidised really badly. When returned to the counter at a later date, we finally worked out I was actually a shade 1, and I took a sample home to try again. The finish is quite natural even though it's supposed to give med/full coverage, however I found it highlighted any dry patches. I didn't notice the alleged lifting effect or find it covered blemishes/redness as much as I'd hoped, and the finish was more matte than Parure Aqua which I utilmately ended up choosing to purchase instead of this. I love Parure Aqua, but Parure Gold wasn't for me, especially for the fairly hefty pricetag.
I am not a foundation person. I'm 33, I've been blessed with good genes that gives me really nice skin, so for all of my 20s all I ever used was powder. As I entered my 30s, I began using tinted moisturizers. However, sometimes I would look in the mirror and feel like perhaps this wasn't totally doing the trick. I bought a couple foundations - one is Chanel Aqualumiere (which I also like) and the other is this one. I have light skin (NC20) so I bought the lightest shade, and follow the instructions on the insert (use a drop and blend out with fingertips from the middle of the face to the outer edge). I was amazed to watch my skin transform as I applied the product. It became completely even and glowy and youthful. My aversion to foundations has always been how they make one look artificial and "makeup-y" but I don't have that impression with this one at all. I also really like the heft of the container, the fact that even though it's opaque, there's a little strip of clearness on the side that lets you see how much product remains, and that it's a glass container (I'm partial to cosmetics in glass). I would absolutely buy this again. It's only recently that I've really begun to pay attention to the 'face' component of makeup application, but (as silly as this sounds) I love getting up in the morning to go through the process of primer, foundation, and concealer. It really makes me feel put together, and plays up the rest of the makeup nicely. Oh, and yes it's expensive, but if you're using 3 mini-pumps (3 drops - left cheek/nose, right cheek/nose and forehead, and maybe half a drop for chin) this is going to last 9 months to a year).
I really wanted to like this foundation, however, I have to agree with some of the previous reviews concerning the oxidation of the color. Currently, I am NC 35 and was matched with shade #23. At first the color match was fine, but it eventually became very orange on me. Needless to say, I had to return the product.