Friday, May 31, 2013

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Foundation Review

I have been playing with this foundation for about two months now. I like to take my time and really use something under a variety of conditions before I can give it my stamp of approval, so my apologies that it took this long! I filmed a video with my overall thoughts on the foundation and thought I'd add a little extra info and photos on the blog for your information.

"Draw me like one of your French girls"
The Verdict

I like this foundation a lot. I was obsessed with it upon initial application but alas, when the stars are aligned and my skin is being normal and no strange patches in sight... what's not to love? Upon further testing I can safely say that I place this foundation right along the ranks of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in terms of coverage, finish and ease of blending. The consistency of the liquid foundation is also quite fluid, just like Luminous Silk. I apply it with my fingers when I want a sheerer coverage, and with a synthetic kabuki brush for a more flawless finish. Concealer is almost never needed except for a bit of brightener under my eyes.

On me, this foundation lasts a tiny bit better than the Armani did, and it also contains SPF 20 which is an added bonus if you're using this during the day. They are in the exact same price range - Guerlain Lingerie De Peau being $59 (Sephora, Nordstrom), Armani is $60 (Giorgio ArmaniNordstrom). It is slightly more emollient than the Luminous Silk, which would make it more suitable for normal/combination skin that gets some dry patches. The coverage is medium and builds up nicely. It also photographs well despite its SPF.

natural day light
with flash (no powder, no concealer)
Cons

For me, this usually needs blotting and a touch of powder after a few hours since my skin tends to lean on the oily side on most days. While it does fade nicely, it does not control oils as well as more heavy-duty foundations geared towards oily/combination skins (and I don't expect it to). Covergirl Outlast, Giorgio Armani Maestro or YSL Teint Resist are more resilient if you have very oily skin.
The packaging is not travel friendly, which is also inconvenient.
Colour selection is also a big of a pain in the you-know-what. I purchased the shade 02 which matched me very well right away since it was the most neutral toned out of the bunch. However, as it dries, it changes slightly in tone and doesn't match me as perfectly as I'd like. I don't like to dock marks because of colour though, since that's quite subjective and everyone has slight variations in undertone.

This is an awesome foundation and I would definitely recommend it if 1) you have slightly dry/normal/combination skin, 2) you love foundations like GA Luminous Silk or Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and 3) if you can find your shade.


16 comments:

  1. This foundation makes your skin look amazing.. lovely post :)
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  2. Ah I hate it when a foundation Looks great on my oily sking in the Mornings, and then I Need to do tons of powdering for it to Keep it that way. you look great!

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  3. Sooooo...I need this...!!!! It looks fabulous on you and very natural! Thanks for the review!

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  4. Really enjoy this post! It looks so natural and glowy on you!

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  5. Wow, this leaves an absolutely lovely finish! Flawless, yet so natural. Will have to samples this one for sure! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  6. Love the glow!! <3

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  7. I lust over many Guerlain products but have yet to try any! I will definitely try this one day!
    Jennifer

    http://naturewithnurture.blogspot.com

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  8. I have been thinking about this foundation for a while. I might just slip this into my basket during my next duty-free shopping!! Thanks for the review Sandra. :-)

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  9. This looks amazing on you! From the review though I think the Georgio Armani my be better for my skin type!

    M

    xxx

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  10. What do you have on your lips?? Love that colour!!

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    1. thanks! I am wearing revlon balm stain in "charmed" :)

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  11. You should check out their new foundation Parure Lumiere. I just bought it and so far I love it!
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    1. I tried that too, it was gorgeous.. I think it wouldn't be good on my oily skin though

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  12. you look so well rested, youthful and glowy. i will try this foundation. what blush are you wearing? thanks.

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  13. Thanks for your great information, the contents are quiet interesting.I will be waiting for your next post.
    Lingerie

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  14. I love this foundation, too. Unfortunately, no color match on me. But shade 02 looks perfect on you, I couldn't tell you had any on.

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