Guerlain L'OR Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold

3.8

38 reviews

60% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, ALCOHOL, BUTYLE-NE GLYCOL, POLYSORBATE 20, PEG-8, SORBITOL, PHENOXY-ETHANOL, GLYCERYL ACRYLATE / ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE / VP COPOLYMER, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, METHYLPARABEN, IMPERATA CYLINDRICA ROOT EXTRACT, CELLULOSE GUM, GOLD, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, PROPYLPARABEN, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, BENZYL BENZOATE, GERANIOL, CARBOMER, ROSA CENTIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN, ASCORBIC ACID, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, BHT, BUTYLPARABEN, ETHYL-PARABEN, ISOBUTYLPARABEN


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

It's a really good primer but not worth the price.

After using a sample for 3 days I noticed my make up remained flawless ALL DAY and it didn't hurt my very esensitive/rosacea skin which is great.

It also helped me with the dry patches, my face looked a bit more hydratated.

Too bad is so expensive.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

This was the worst primer I've ever used. Also the most expensive, but seriously, the worst. It stayed sticky and left little pieces of gold foil all over my face. Not a sheen, or glow, and larger chunks than glitter. I can't believe that they still make this, or that people actually like it.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Decadent packaging that is an opulent addition to any vanity, guerlain's l'or is a miracle for dry skin. After I wash my face, I use 1-2 pumps and my skin immediately feels hydrated and plump. My foundation then goes on so smoothly. Highly recommended!!!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This product is an absolute miracle for dry skin. I have gone through three bottles and recommend it to anyone who suffers from flaky, dull looking skin. I apply three pumps in the morning under my foundation as a primer. Not only does it even out flakey patches and areas that may have peeled from dryness but it helps promote radiance by eliminating dullness and makes my foundation last all day. I work 8 hours, 5 days a week in a very dry environment and have the unfortunate habit of touching or rubbing my face throughout the day. Without Guerlain's L'or My foundation and powder end up rubbing off about 2 hours into my work day, usually from my nose and chin first. It generally creates a thin tacky base that my foundation and powder mix with and adhere to. The concentrate feels so nourishing and hydrating throughout the day, it's a miracle. An air brush finish every time I use it. My go-to in the winter months.

*I use this product with Lancome's Miracle tint and Lancome's Dual Finish powder

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Luxe packaging, but this did not work for me. The first 2 ingredients are water and alcohol and it felt as if I could feel the alcohol. It left the gold flakes on my skin which, until brushed away, looked like huge chunks of glitter. I didn't find that it blurred imperfections, it was just a clear gel that sat on my skin until it dried. This went back, I couldn't justify the cost for zero results. Hoping to find the Les Ors...

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I have a sensitive skin, this product made my skin break out. Don't know if it's the gold or something else in it. Definitely not spending $70 for this.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

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.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

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.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

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!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

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.


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