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Guerlain L'Or Make up Base
Member Name: Tilda
Guerlain L'Or Make up Base
Date: 08/04/12, updated on 08/04/12 (97 review reads)
Advantages: Looks great
Disadvantages: Is expensive
Guerlain is a very well known name in my profession and I am so pleased that I get many free samples of their product dew to my wonderful friend and fellow beautician from Paris. Guerlain is a quality French range of beauty products in both makeup and skin care.
Guerlain L'Or Radiance Concentrate is a similar product to the Guerlain Meteorites Perles Light Reflecting Perfecting Primer that I have just reviewed in that they both work by reflecting light to achieve their results bit there are subtle differences between the both. L'Or Radiance Concentrate has flecks of twenty four carat gold in it. Yes that's right real gold, so it's no wonder it catches the light. Within it's beautiful bottle you can see the clear gel with the gold particles floating and if you hold the bottle up to the light the gold will sparkle.
This is also a primer so it is perfect for using before you apply your makeup. This unlike Meteorites Perles is quite effective at illuminating from beneath light makeup. It does not require a nude look. This bottle of gold will catch the light even under foundation and will give you a youthful glow from beneath. This wonder product will also hydrate you skin instead of drying it out like a lot of harsh products can do. And as if that's not good enough it will also tighten and tone your skin all resulting in the perfect area for you to apply your makeup. A 30ml bottle of this will cost you around forty pounds, so it's not cheep to say the least but it works very well.
Why should you use a radiance booster? Well for my clients this works as a way of brightening their overall complexion. Nothing is more ageing than dull lifeless looking skin and in turn nothing is more youthful than bright, glowing, fresh looking skin.
When you hear of this product containing gold you would be forgiven for thinking that this may make you look like an Oscar. Don't worry it won't, it is a very subtle but effective product. There will not be specks of gold sitting on your skin making you look stupid. The gold is absorbed into the superficial surface layers of the skin and gives you a wonderful sun kissed look, not tanned at all, just blooming with a healthy glow.
To use I just follow my daily morning routine to insure this will be applied to clean, dry skin. I then press the pump dispenser on the bottle gently (as always with this type of dispenser, always only apply gentle pressure until you become familiar with how much will be dispensed, after all you can't put it back in if too much comes out). When I want to use this as an overall treatment I apply this using my fingertips to all parts of my face including down past my jaw line to avoid that dreaded mask that I see every day of the week on the street. Please lady's apply and blend your foundation down onto and into your neck. A dark foundation that stops at the jaw line is one of the worst looks you can have and this applies to this product also.
There is a noticeable fragrance that is quite lovely and becomes almost undetectable once applied and disappears once you apply you makeup. This should never be used after your makeup has been applied, that would just result in a total mess.
I have found this to be a very useful product, I use it more as a highlighter rather than an overall product, however the times that I have used it that way, it really does work and gives me a wonderful healthy glow.
When I apply this to my clients and to myself I don't always use this as an all over face treatment. I apply this as a spot treatment. Take a little of the product and apply it only to very precise areas on the face. The most flattering areas to apply this to are of course the cheekbones, below the eyebrow line and if you would like to make your nose appear more narrow simply apply to both sides of your nose avoiding the bridge, then apply your makeup as normal.
And as always...
Stay beautiful xxx
Summary: A light, easy to use product that works