“ Brand: Guerlain / Type: Foundation / What it does: Protects „
WHAT IS IT?
A foundation by Guerlain designed to reflect the light to illuminate your skin and help hide blemishes and imperfections.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
I have been using this foundation on and off for a few years now and although it's not my favourite it is effective. My main problem with it is that it's a thicker formula than I like and sits heavily on my skin, while wearing it I'm always aware of it and as I like my day to day make up to be natural this is too much for me.
The foundation is easy to apply and blends well, I would recommend using a foundation brush as it soaks into sponge and this method will give a more even finish. The illuminating aspect is good to a point, it adds a certain luminosity to my skin which is not always welcome as if you are going somewhere with harsh lighting the foundation can make you look a little ethereal. It doesn't work well on ageing skin, one of my older ladies used it recently and she disliked the shimmer this foundation gives although it did soften the appearance of her facial lines.
During normal daytime wear I get at least six hours before the foundation needs touching up or completely reapplying. It melts quite quickly in any heat though so no good in the summer and unsuitable for big clubbing nights out. If applied properly it can give a flawless finish for a romantic meal or a more formal occasion.
3 Dooyoo Stars.
I occasionally splurge on make up and skincare. More expensive products sit alongside cheaper ones in my make up bag. I do however feel a good base is so important so a great foundation is crucial. This is even more true if you have sensitive skin or skins conditions such as acne or rodesha.
I have been wearing foundation since my teens. From the cheapest of the cheap - fine when you're 16 and don't mind the just been tangoed look! To the current expensive guerlain foundation that balances out imperfections and different colouring. I think most people go through numerous foundations before finding one they are happy with.
I bought this product from my local beauticians. At £30 it is expensive but I had had a makeover 1st and was shown exactly how to apply the product. When I looked at my skin in the mirror I was really impressed so bought it. I don't often do this but on this occasion I treated myself.
The product is a liquid system that is very light when put on the skin. It feels almost whipped. You don't need a lot of this product to give good coverage. However for a night out I put quite a bit on to give my skin a flawless look.
I always choose a shade darker than my own skin to give it a bit of a glow. One good point with this foundation is that it doesn't look orange, even in bright day light.
This product lasts around 8hours unless you sweat a lot. If you do it's likely to last only 4 or 5. For very oily skin I would apply more often or go for a powder option. As my skin is quite dry I need a liquid foundation.
Overall I like this product and use it daily. It is expensive though and although good I don't think I've found my perfect foundation as yet.
I don't buy very many Guerlain products, it's only down to the fact that they are so expensive. They sell good products, however they are only to the standard of Maxfactor, which you can buy at a cheaper price in the chemist! This however, was a present. I had accidentally taken (I swear, I didn't steal) my friends' Geurlain bronzer. She asked me if I thought it was good, and I told her that it was but I couldn't ever afford to buy one for myself. I think she took this as a hint and bought me a make-up good bag with lts of expensive makeup that I stated I couldn't afford, and put it in a little bag (along with a Links of London bracelet). Along side this was Perfect Light Beautifying Foundation. by Guerlain. I was pleased to see she had bought me one of their products, I was fond of them, I would just never pay for it.
The foundation comes in a very pretty, rounded bottle with a gold lid. It looks almost like a mini perfume bottle. I think you can buy them for about £30, I have no idea were my friend bought it so I apologise. If you try John Lewis' online you get a lot of their products. However, I have never seen this.
The make-up isn't as oily as max-factor's would be, this is perfect for my skin type. As good a foundation as it is, you really do need moisturiser underneath, like all make-ups it can go patchy without it. Once you have applied moisturiser, you can begin to put the foundation on. My foundation was pretty dark, it was 18 Dore Satin. However, it never had much of an orangey look to it, which made me feel more confident about putting it on. It glides like no other foundation glide, I swear! It has great coverage, although I have to be honest and say that it makes you look more caked than other foundations. It is very thin, so if you have spotty skin you may need to apply that little bit extra.
Most importantly, after I use it, my skin doesn't get spotty. This is probably due to the fact there's less oil in it than your average foundation, or at least it feels like it. I think it's great, and I use it at the odd occasion to a wedding or a fancy party, but apart from that I keep it on my shelf to show off to all my visitors as I couldn't afford to purchase a second one if it ran out. I would use it more often if I could, but there's really so little in it and I don't want to waste it.
I would recommend, if you had afford it!
Liquid foundation, sun protection factor 8