this is the MOST Perfect foundation I have ever own. Yes, it is very pricey, but totally worth it! half pump with my Real techniques flat brush is no problem to cover my whole face.the finish is not matt, more shimmer, but not the cheap disco shine, very elegant and natural,also lasting all day without any touch up. I set the foundation with my Guerlain pearl powder, which also shimmer, but both in natural finish way,like natural flawless skin. it is pricey, so does the pearl powder, but I will definitely re -purchase this foundation!
I agree with everyone else - this is amazing. It's dewy but not the least bit shiny. I bought 03 Beige Naturel and it works for my NC25-NC30 skintone. It feels hydrating and very comfortable on the skin. I love that it has SPF and dispenses from a pump. It seems very, very luxurious and I'd hope so at $59, which is really expensive. I'd say it's worth it and it will last if you rotate with other foundations, like I do.
Oh Guerlain. Why must you draw me in with your heavy, luxurious frosted glass & chic packaging. Heavy enough to know you are getting a quality product, but at the same time ensuring that the compact little bottle could deliver a hearty concussion if used as a weapon in self defense. On top of that, the product then delivers, meaning I am a slave to Guerlain for the next 40 years of my life, spending inordinate amounts of money I don't have for the perfect complexion.
Ok but seriously. This is simply liquid, packaged, gold. Initially I had tried both the Lingerie De Peau & the BB cream version and while I initially swooned, after a few weeks I found it collecting in, and expanding my pores while clinging to dry patches. Travesty. So I received a sample in 03, applied it with a buffing brush and voila. Singing angels, trumpets, and fairy dust raining in on me from the walls of my house.
I have dry, HYPER sensitive skin & usually foundations with fragrance break me out in a matter of hours. (Touche Eclat I am talking to you). While I did break out after about 2 weeks of wearing this along my jawline, convinced it was hormones, I refused to stop wearing it. My breakout has since cleared, and I'm hoping this is what I can become accustomed to. You have to be seriously committed to a product and it's greatness when you continue to wear it after a sudden breakout.
The finish is satin. I suppose after several hours you could call it "dewy" but let's be real. It is satin. I'd rather liken it to satin's chic cousin, silk, but that is not actually a recognizable foundation handle. All in all. I am obsessed, and I will happily shell out the $60 I don't have until they discontinue this. (which I am so paranoid about, I plan on purchasing backup on backup ASAP) That being said, it takes about a half a pump to cover my entire face, so this is probably an unnecessary measure. I prefer my real techniques expert face brush to my sigma f80 when applying this.
Gold Guerlain. Gold.
Having oily skin I still prefer dewy finish and was looking for a foundation that would provide it without oily shine. Parure de Lumiere does make me really oily though, unfortunately. It is a kind of foundation that starts shining (nicely at first) straight after you apply it and the shine only increases throughout the day. I am giving it 4 stars because I know that it would work really well for people with dry skin and also because I'm planning on trying to use it without moisturizer.
The colors of this foundation are very pretty, I got it in 31 Ambre Pale and it was a bit of a mistake as I look too pale with full face application, but the amount of yellow in it is just perfect, the shade itself is very pretty. The foundation feels nice on your skin and doesn't cake. I also prefer to apply it without primer, just onto the moisturizer, as I find that paradoxically without primer it goes on smoother.
The glass bottle with a pump is very pretty, I like it. You can also easily see how much foundation you have left.
I will update this review if I find a better way to work it with my oily skin.
Very pigmented but somehow still lightweight liquid foundation. It feels as if there is nothing on my skin. Surprisingly good color match for NC20 is 31 Amber Pale. I had to guess as I ordered this online from Sephora. I have dry skin usually although it is less dry at the moment but I am still impressed with the lack of caking or even disappearing towards the end of the day. This lasts a long time on the skin, longer than I would have expected. I even find my skin a little shiny/dewy now and that's an unusual occurrence and a welcome one. I would say that this may not be appropriate for oily skin.
My newest addition to my collection of 'caskets', the morbid description my husband uses to describe Guerlain foundation/primer bottle shape. Moisturizes!!!! Luminous!!! For dry days. Better coverage than lingerie dr peau but not as much as parure extreme. Winter staple.
Luxurious formula - very silky going on - but you have to work in small areas quickly because it "sets" very fast.
I bought Ambre Pale #31, which is the lightest of the 2 yellow-toned shades. The darker yellow shade (#32) is an Asia Exclusive. Sadly, Ambre Pale #31 is too light for my NC25ish face. I doctored it by adding a drop of GA Fluidsheer #10, because I use that daily to darken my GA Designer Lift #4. That wasn't enough to darken Ambre Pale for me.
On me, the finish is not really satin, but more of a matte. Then again, NARS Sheer Glow Foundation was also completely matte on me, so go figure.
I'd say the coverage is medium & layerable.
If this formula were dewy on me, I'd repurchase in the darker yellow shade, but since it's matte on me, I'll stick with my GA until I find something else. Up for swap it goes :/
Since relocating to Denver I have been dealing with "surprise" dry patches that appear after I set my foundation, soooo annoying. So not only did I have to seek out some alternate skincare, i felt i needed a more moisterizing foundation as well.So the 15% VIB coupon had its way with me and i took the plunge.This is by far the most expensive foundation I have ever purchased. But it is LOVE <3
Formula & Coverage: It feels beautiful going on almost like a good moisterizer (and the scent is very luxurious :) and it is buildable in a fool proof way, kinda like Diorskin Nude. The finish is glowy, and my skin just looks so smooth after applying. Using my fingers, it is easy to spread and I used about a pump to a pump and a half. I have not yet experimented with brushes but I will keep you posted. I wouldn't say it fits in quite with the cliche "your skin but better" because of the thicker texture but it makes my skin very glowy and radiant. **** If you have oily skin, I defiantly wouldn't recommend because of the texture and the luminosity.
Color: I went with #2 though my concern was it would be too pink after looking at swatches/ reading reviews online.My skin tends to be on the pinker side so I try to downplay that with a more neutral or yellow based foundation.To my pleasent surprise it is actually more neutral on me than pink. ( For refrence the foundations currently in my drawer include LM Silk Creme in Cream Ivory, Kevyn Aucoin SSE in SX03 & SX 06, MUFE HD 117, Diorskin Nude in 020, MUFE F&B #32, my beloved Givenchy in #5, with the Dior being the best match) I have also owned Mac Studio Fix NC 20 and this is less yellow but the same tone family. Hands down Parure is the best foundation I own!
WOW. This is truly the best foundation I came across in a long time. I have the shade in 31 Amber Pâle, which is perfect for my skin in winter. This is a moisturising foundation and it glides through the skin so smoothly. A little truly goes a long way since I only need less than a pump. The coverage is buildable and it gives much nice and healthy glow. I have oily-combo skin but I think my skin works well with it. I usually set it with a powder.
Highly recommended. I love it so much. SO MUCH.
I tried this foundation because a friend of mine recommend it. I must say that it is a great option in winter. It is smooth, moisturizing and non-drying. Combined with a primer and setting spray it lasts approximately 12 hours without retouching and only with one blotting. This is the first foundation in years that I have repurchased. My only complaint are the colors... I use number 3, which is slightly darker than my skin but it blends beautifully. I think they need a wider range of options. I usually use 2 pumps of this foundation because I like a fuller coverage. However, on good days (when my skin is not red or irritated) I can go with one pump and a half.