I have not bought or worn foundation for several years, but I had to go to an event recently where I would be photographed and spent a lot of time researching a good foundation. I decided to try this one, and was matched with Rose Clair 12. So far I really like this foundation. It seems to blend really easily and seamlessly with my skin (I would say I'm between an NC15 and NC20) and looks flawless when I apply it with a MAC 188 brush over a primer and after I've washed, toned, and moisturized. I find I don't have to use a ton of product and the foundation feels really nice on my face. The main reason I stopped wearing foundation in general is because I found I couldn't find one that wouldn't break out my sensitive skin. Whenever I have worn foundation in the past I would feel a pimple creeping up during the day while I was wearing it. So far, I have worn this four or five times and so far so good. I am really happy with this right now, and hopefully that doesn't change!
I didnt actually buy this. Over the last 3 years on my hg foundation search iv had a couple of tries of this. Its not like sexy underwear for the face its dirty underwear. It looks tired and haggard on my face. Now the reason for this negative rv is because the other day i was desperate for a foundation and am always willing to spend. But the sa in house of fraser refused to colour match me telling me she had no colour suitable for my skin and id be better off on another counter. How rude. I did gi elsewhere but my pride is wounded. This time i was willing to purchase cos im on a good skin trip and thought id make it work with primer or something. The sa attitude was so off that never will i go to guerlain again.
02 Beige Clair was a good match to my NC15-20 skin. One of the best medium coverage foundations I have used. High quality product and my cons are mostly preference based.
-Fantastic coverage, yet still natural.
-Nice light scent.
-Diminishes look of pores.
-Love the look of the bottle and that it has a pump.
-Seems drying if I wear it too often.
-Not as luminous as a like, has a semi-matte finish.
-Shade 02 Beige Clair is neutral-pink on me. I tend to like a hint of yellow to counteract my slight pinkness.
-Difficult to find stores that carry. I need to test colors for summer!
I am extremely picky concerning foundations and am just discovering what my personal needs and wants are from a good makeup base. Really like this and might repurchase. Would not hesitate to recommend to others.
I am a bit of a foundation whore....ok, it's actually a full blown obsession. And I really believe that I have found my HG foundation. Why is this so amazing? A few reasons:
1.) Beautiful coverage (can go w/o a concealer) of my whole face in one pump - it has a satiny, skin-like finish that looks polished but not unnatural, and is light and gorgeous on the face
2.) Does not break me out
3.) Wears for 8+ hours without slipping off my face or fading away - and I have combo to oily skin, so this is a huge +
4.) Elegant, hygienic packaging
5.) Smells divine
Is it pricey? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Foundation isn't something that I like to skimp on, and with this foundation, I would splurge over and over and over again. I have never found something that has met all of my "requirements" in a foundation - and this one exceeded my expectations. There are only two tiny downsides to this foundation: they don't have an exceptionally broad color range, so it may be difficult to find a match, and the stunning quality of this foundation has made me want to invest heavily in the Guerlain line....great.
I bought this online and then became really nervous after reading the reviews here...I should have checked first, but I'm sort of glad I didn't, because I think they would have frightened me off! This is absolutely my HG foundation. Gorgeous, sheer, a light fragrance and amazing texture. Totally luxurious, I didn't notice any oxidiation, and wore it on a balmy Australian summer day...let's see how it fares on a more intense one though! Another thing that had me worried was comaprisons to Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, which was an expensive mistake for me. I bought the Chanel because its so difficult to find a foundation fair enough for my very pale, pink toned skin, and that seemed the best match I could locate. But the Chanel always makes me break out within hours. The Guerlain though is amazing. I barely needed to touch up all day, and although the Rose Clair seemed a little dark, it lightened up and settled in beautifully when I set it with a little Rose Teint Meteorites. My skin looked natural and gorgeous all day, despite the fact that I have combination skin that tends to get oily after lunch. I love this foundation! I know its pricey, but if you can find it a little cheaper online its more than worth it. I paid $54 AUD for this, and when you consider that it's a high end luxury brand and the grocery store brands are all around $30, I think that extra bit is worth it to feel so glamorous!
This foundation can only be described as gorgeous. They have two color lines for this foundation, yellow toned and pink toned, which is rather unique. The consistency is light, but surprisingly creamy. I have normal skin and the most I have to worry about are a few dark spots and the occasional blemish, so this foundation applies full coverage on me. What the foundation did for me was give me flawless, poreless skin. When set with a translucent powder, it lasted all day, and there was no oxidization. The finish was a little dewey, so for anybody with oily skin, I'd ask to get a sample first. There is a light fragrance, which you're going to get with any Guerlain product (it's part of the romance of the brand). The only setback is the price...which I didn't mind paying for the sheer fact that it did such a wonderful job, and that you only need a little bigger than a pea sized amount to cover your face.
love all guerlain foundations, para, lingerie and gold.Have gone back to para extreme purly for the staying power.
Okay to explain my responses to rating and would i buy again, my answers only apply during winter. Ladies, this is a WINTER foundation!! Not because of colour or coverage but because the dellicate organic material in this foundation goes white when reacting with salene (sweat) and oxidizes to an oompa loompa orange when in the sun or in a situation of 28 + degrees celcius. I bought this in summer, like the fool i was and it looked flawless when i applied it first in my bathroom, as soon as i stepped outside i checked my compact and almost died!!
After being traumatized i bought it in winter and it stayed fresh with a silky mattified finish. It glides on like lush silk organza flowing over your face, it comes out super runny but sets in 30 seconds. It smells beautiful and the colour range may be limited but is easily blendable due to its light weight and versatile formula. It is deffinately sheer-medium coverage. Dont buy this if you suffer from redness, it wont work.
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I have been loyal to Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation; and while the light is the best color for me, sometimes the finish can be on the dry side. I am careful not to use too much because then it is obvious in the sun. Enter Lingerie de Peu, and I may have found a new foundation. I feared that I would not find a color match given their limited range, but a Sephora expert recommended Rose Claire 12 and it is perfect. I have fair skin but not the fairest of the fair like Nicole Kidman. I have some more color and pink undertones. Rose Claire 12 and Rose Natural 13 have a pink base and 12 works so well with my skintone that it actually looks like my skin but better. It is a thin liquid that packs surprising coverage. Yes, it is meant to be light but can build to a medium coverage, enough to cover some age spots, broken capillaries, uneven skintone, post-acne marks, and mild acne. I put a second layer on some of these concerns and they covered up and did not look cakey at all. Most importantly for me, it blended seamlessly and looked great in any light, even outside. So far, I love it. If that changes, of course I will update this review. I doubt you will be hearing from me again, or at least for a long time. :-)
This is a wonderful foundation! The coverage is medium buildable, and the finish is what I would call natural, slightly dewy. I tried Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua over the summer and I thought that was really a great medium coverage foundation but I like Lingerie De Peau better - it has more coverage and it also has a nicer finish. It looks more polished. The wear throughout the day is very good - I have no problems with it melting off (like I do with Chanel Mat Lumiere for instance). The color range is the only bad thing about this. 01 was probably about the depth I wanted, but a little pink, so I add some 02 to it and mix the two (1 to 2 ratio). Then I end up with about the right shade. (I am about N/NC15). Also I felt like this does oxidize a bit (seriously most foundations do) so keep that in mind when you are swatching. I also have no acne breakouts due to this, which is huge for me. I will use this most of the time, then when I need a lot of coverage Ill use my old HG, Lancome Teint Idole. Im already thinking about what shade Ill need in the summer - that's how much I love this!