I have tried numerous primers over the years and i finally found one that seems to work on my dry skin. I use about 3 drops and spread all over my face and neck. I then mix a tiny bit on back of hand with my foundation (either Givenchy photo perfection or Dior capture Totale) and my skin looks almost flawless. I gave it 4 stars due to price but i would buy again.
I should start by saying that I bought this primer on Ebay, and got a far more reasonable price for it...
I've been in love with Guerlain makeup since trying it, luxe packaging, beautiful gentle smell, and most importantly does what it says on the tin.
I bought this primer along with Guerlain's Meteorites Primer - just got greedy really and wanted to try them both! The L'or primer is wonderful in that it is a fantastic primer, very similar to the Meteorites primer in smoothing out the face and creating a perfect soft base on which to apply your makeup. I think the Meteorites is better however, because it softens the face a bit more... L'or, although a fantastic primer, I think is simply impressive because of the (TINY) gold flakes within it. The gold flakes, as far as I can tell, serve virtually no purpose - they don't sit on skin in a flake, nor do they noticeably blend out to give a glow - unfortunately I think they're mainly a marketing ploy.
Bottom line: I do like this primer, but I personally think that the Meteorites primer is just that bit more effective, and I wouldn't repurchase.
This is an amazing primer! I never used primers before as I never apply foundation on my skin. However, using this primer together with Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale products made my skin complete and polished. There is a radiance and glow and I hope it is not in my head. The skin is velvety smooth, it is absolutely a joy. I was surprised that the product does not leave the skin glittery from the gold particles in it. I would recommend it as my favorite product in skin routine. Love it!
I got a deluxe sample of this primer and had high hopes. Based on what, I don't really know since having flakes of gold seems rather irrelevant to a makeup primer's purpose and more of a "look at meeeeee.... buy meeeee" marketing ploy. Anyway, the product is packaged in a glass bottle. I'm not a fan of glass bottles for my makeup primarily because they're typically used in a bathroom and glass can shatter if dropped. Secondarily, they're really just too heavy to be practical for traveling these days (especially air travel). The primer itself is nothing special and certainly not worth the $70+ price tag. My foundation didn't apply better or last longer. It was actually worse when worn alone because if you ask me the worst thing about this primer IMO is the actual flakes of gold. Do I really want glitter-sized specs of gold randomly scattered on my face? In a word, no. I don't recommend and I would not (re)purchase.
I bought a deluxe sample of this primer because I wanted to make sure it actually worked before plunking down $71.00. I've been sucked into buying far too many primers that look cool in the bottle and end up doing very little. Add L'or Radiance Concentrate to the pile.
I'll start with the good points. This primer looks amazing in the bottle. Even though I only got a generous sample of this, the Guerlain workmanship is still there. The bottle is glass (which I like as plastic gets boring after a while) and contains a clear liquid/gel with bits of real 24 carat gold flecks. Very appealing and very "I must have this now!". The primer itself is very smooth and has a bit of a perfumed scent not unlike Météorites. I don't mind the scent because it sort of adds to the luxury in my mind but if you're bothered by such things, the scent does disappear after the gel is worked into the skin. Unlike so many primers that promise to brighten, L'or doesn't leave behind a trail of glitter. The gold flecks just disappear. I've used this for about two weeks and it never suffocates my skin like some primers do. No heavy oily/silicone-y I've-got-a-mask-on feeling. It also hasn't caused any break outs to speak of.
All that said, this primer did nothing for me. It didn't brighten or enhance my complexion in any way, shape or form. I first tired this under a BB cream and, after getting no results, I tried an illuminating foundation and non-illuminating foundation. The results are the same - nada. I don't have any fine lines just yet so I can't comment on its claims that it softens fine lines. As for the finish, I didn't notice a great difference between this or any other moisturizer and/or primer I applied before putting on foundation. It just sank into my skin without a trace. I even tried this on my bare face (on a day I didn't have to go anywhere) and still didn't notice any difference.
I didn't give this product a one star rating because it is well made, it just didn't seem to do much. I get much better and obvious results from Tarte's Smooth Operator Illuminating Serum which is at least half the price of L'or Radiance Concentrate. I'll probably always want a full sized bottle because it is so pretty to look at, but I can't rationalize spending $70 on this for that reason alone.
I like this primer very much. I have used it with the Parure Gold foundation as well as all other Guerlain foundations, and I think I've tried about them all. This product sinks quickly into the skin and will not add grease or give a suffocating feeling to the skin. It will improve the staying power of any Guerlain foundation. It adds a little radiance and will not clog pores whatsoever. A little goes a long way so this usually lasts me a while. I have repurchased a couple of times and will again.
This primer brings radiance to my skin and is neither drying nor oily. The only cons are the cost and the fact that it doesn't do much for large pores, but other than that great primer!
This primer is the best primer I've ever used. I've been trying out many other primers hoping to find something that works without costing so much but have not found any that can be compared to this one.
The foundation I put on after this primer stays where I put them and my skin looks so young and healthy and moist even after many hours
However, this primer can feel like too heavy and sticky during hot sweaty season.
For my combo skin type, using this primer made no noticeable difference compared to using no primer at all.
I have very strange skin. I was on Roaccutaine for acne a few years back and since then I found it very hard to find a liquid foundation and primer to suit my skin. I'm a makeup artist and fairly knowlagable about different skin conditions and reasons as to WHY different products don't work on skins but I could never pinpoint my condition! (thank goodness it's gone now)
On saying that, THIS PRIMER WORKED FOR ME! I don't know why! But it enhanced my foundations wear (where all other primers just made my foundation look like it had been eaten by my skin). It made my skin look hydrated and radiant which is what it needed because the Roaccutaine really dried my skin out.
My skin is fairly normal and good with other products now, But this primer still has a soft spot in my heart because I almost lost faith in finding anything that worked and this baby came along <3
Only thing that I dislike is the pricetag. But I'm happy to pay it because THIS PRIMER IS AMAZING!