I ...love...this...foundation. I have had this foundation since January and I can safely say that this is my HG foundation and I will tell you why: 1) Great coverage (1 pump is all you need although if you need more knock yourself out) 2) The Finish is amazing (it looks like Second skin much more so than Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua which leaves a white cast on the skin which isn't cool on a NC42 skin like mine) and 3) It's Guerlain, it's luxury at its best. I don't really understand why this product has so many mixed reviews. Maybe it's the brush being used with it although I find using the Bobbi Brown foundation brush works perfectly you could also use Sephora's #56 brush and buff it on. I've even tried it on with my fingers and it works well. I would definitely use a primer with this. I set this foundation with my HG powder, MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark. I use shade 23. Yeah, it may be about $57...but I honestly don't mind paying that amount for the product ...let's face it....I'm going to wear it more than 57 days so cost per wear wise will be less than a dollar. (I found out through some blog reading that odd numbers in Guerlain are the foundation colors with yellow or golden undertones while the evens have pink...whoever found that out..THANK YOU a hundred times).
I really wanted to like this foundation and was so excited about using it,the packaging is so beautiful and sophisticated. I had heard that in the Lingerie De Peau advertisment,Natalia Vodianova wore shade 02 for her fair russian complexion and so I opted for this shade due to the fact that I am also fair & russian.,This formula applies like a dream and feels like nothing on,my skin.it looked flawless,soft and smooth. However as the day went on this foundation oxidised really badly on me and for my fair colouring it began to look unnatural,I don't exactly have the oiliest of skins so Im not sure why this happened and it's such a shame. If this foundation remained fresh all day It would be an amazing product.
I was deciding between this and Dior Nude for the longest time, though I had not tried either. So I went to Nordstrom to get samples of both. I'm a MAC NW25 and was matched to shade 03..which surprised me since I heard NW20-25 usually correspond to shade 02. But nevertheless, I took the sample to see how it worked. First, Dior Nude SUCKED. So I tried this one, and OH MY GOD...it was heaven. This foundation blended like a dream and the texture was just so soft and silky and smooth. I have never felt a foundation like this before. More coverage than Dior, but its medium coverage. Anyway, my skin looked radiant and natural and smooth. The finish isn't exactly dewy but it looked like I had a light "glow from within" look. Not shiny or greasy looking at all. So pretty and perfect. Oh and the shade match was right on! I just hope I don't get too pale during the winter though.
My only little complaint is that it did seem to wear off within 5-6 hours, but it doesn't promise to last all day so I just make sure to use a setting powder and/or Meteorite Perles with it and I'm set. Not HG status yet because of this but very close!
The best foundation I've come across yet for my frustratingly sensitive skin! I found a sample of #03 that had been popped in my bag from a perfume purchase in Paris and just thought I'd give it a try one day with no expectations..... and I was thrilled!
Light but with great coverage and a beautiful finish on my skin, and no irritation (a rarity for me!). The #03 colour was perfect for my 'summer holiday' skin colour so I got that, and then also a #02 for the delightful Melbourne winter I came home to. I've found a blend of both colours to be a great option too. It's pricey but so worth it - and such a little bit goes so far!
I purchased the compact version yesterday having read glowing reviews on the Beauty Bible website! I bought the lightest shade having tried the liquid first (coverage seemed a bit heavy for me!) I am not normally a fan of compacts but at times it is handy to have something with me for touch ups so this fitted the bill and the added concealer is great too. I have applied it this morning, a light coverage, slightly dewy. The concealer probably would not be enough for dark shadows but would be OK for a touch up. I may stick to my Lancome Teint Idole in the winter and use this for extra coverage in the evening, I checked the shades and they match almost perfectly. I have freckly skin and this gives a medium but not cakey coverage! Worth a try at the counter at least.
When I first tested the lightest color of this foundation I was amazed with the coverage and how smooth my skin looked and felt. It was also a breeze to apply. I bought the foundation and the next day applied it for an all day test. It all went beautifully for the first few hours then I looked in the mirror and it looked as if I'd had a bad fake tan. As I have fair skin it was all the more noticeable. I was utterly horrified that such an expensive product would change color this badly. I've experienced oxidization in products before but nothing this dramatic. For the price this should not even be an issue. Trying to avoid a pricy mistake, I tried different application methods, using powders and even mixing in another foundation. Sadly, none of my experiments worked. The orange tone is just too strong.
amazing foundation but the color selection is just terrible.. In terms of texture and sustainability it is by far one of the best foundations i have used but Unfortunately I will have to return it due to the color mismatch.. For lighter skintones
they don't have good color selection..
Finished my Capture Totale from Dior and while I was happy with the product, I was eyeing Guerlain's range of cosmetics since I have been using their skincare. Have not regretted it. It came down to 2 possibilities between Lingerie and Parure Gold (suitable to Capture Totale in texture and my skintype, especially in winter). Lingerie, by comparison was lighter in colour, even if the shade number was the same. Guerlain has the same range of colours throughout their different types foundation. However, Parure Gold seemed darker on my skin than Lingerie which seems to be a perfect match to my colour.
Apart from the above, Lingerie is exactly what it says - a completely light second skin which offers good coverage and little transference (huge plus). At my age (45), I try to avoid powders because I feel it sucks whatever moisture's left on my face. With Lingerie, my face feels like it's got the right amount of moisture without looking like it needs a blot throughout the day. With Parure Gold and Capture Totale, while the texture proves more adequate during winter, there is need to blot - just a light dab with tissue on my t-zone is sufficient. So I may rethink about Parure Gold in a lighter shade for winter. All in all, if Guerlain has a suitable shade for you (I am aware from the reviews the frustration from most about not being able to find the right shade in their very limited colour range, so I am extremely lucky), go for Guerlain if you're considering high end, but be prepared for the limited colour range - it may just be a hit and run but if you get the right shade, magic!!
I am in LOVE with this foundation!! It is great for summer it is so ilightweight and stays matte!! I was using Giorgio Armani foundation before which I think is better for winter.
I got it in natural beige 03 and it is THE most perfect Match I've ever had! It looks like I'm wearing no makeup and gives me flawless skin.
I don't have anything to cover though just evening of skin tone but this is the best foundation I've ever used!
This foundation looks beautiful on - it makes the skin look so smooth, like silk. It looks very light and natural, not cakey or dry at all. The only problem is the color range. They did not have a shade light enough for me - the foundation seems to look darker once applied. I am between NC 15 and NC 20 for MAC, and all of these were slightly too dark :-(.