Guerlain launched a new base formula this season. Guerlain is one of the brands that I have been obsessed with before blogging and their foundation was one of my favourite bases which I had hocked quite of my family members with it at the time. I was super excited to test out this new formula from Guerlain along with its primer and the newly formulated bronzer.
L’Essentiel High Perfection Natural Matte
The new High Perfection Foundation is formulated with 97% naturally derived ingredients plus it’s enriched with skincare properties that bring a plus point for me. I usually look into the complexion products with the same concept that support the complexion day by day and this one keeps skin hydrated, and protects skin from pollution. The new foundation is probably my favourite formula that I’ve tried this year. It’s probably one of the bases that have impressed me with its first application. Both the Primer and foundation are crazy good for a flawless finish. The texture is light but the coverage is quite impressive. I would say it’s medium but buildable, it covers everything while it looks like your skin. I find the formula is suitable for all skin textures. The finish is matte but it feels very comfortable on the skin. Usually finding a good matte foundation is hard for me because my skin tends to look dryer most of the time but the High Perfection Foundation is long-wear, matte but not flat and looks fresh on the skin. It’s a matte foundation that I can easily wear during the day as well as at night and build the coverage instantly. The colour range is quite impressive with a great range of undertones.
Shade options come in W for warm, N for neutral and C for cool tones. Neutrals always work the best for me. I have been wearing it in 03N which I find is a good shade to my skin at the moment, it slightly has more pigment but I feel 02N would be better matched for my skin. I don’t tan a lot during the summer season especially since my face remains almost the same but my hands change a lot, 030N brings them together.
It’s been a foundation I’ve been reaching out to during the summer season over my glowy foundations when I go out for the fact that offers a seamless finish + amazing lasting power and doesn’t require powdering.
The foundation came with its special L’Essentiel Retractable Foundation Brush which I must say I have never used such a soft foundation brush before. It’s a flat brush that is designed to work on hard-to-reach areas of the complexion while it’s easy to carry along in your makeup bag for on the way touch-up and application. It does offer a flawless and seamless finish to the foundation.
L’Essentiel Primer Lightweight and Skin Soothing Primer
The L’Essentiel Primer Lightweight and Skin Soothing Primer are well described by their name. It has a blurring effect, leaves skin fresh plus minimizes the look of the pores. It is formulated with Avocado Extract and White Cocoa Bean Extract that helps absorb excess sebum and refines the look of pores prospectively. It definitely a great product for combination/oily skin but it has performed incredibly well on my skin during this summer season. It holds the foundation quite well for a good amount of time and preps skin for a good makeup day. Skin feels not oily but well hydrated.
For application, I found that the High Perfection Foundation works quite well with the L’Essentiel Lightweight and Skin Soothing Primer. As many know me, in general, I like to match beauty products within the brand. They’re often formulated to be compatible with each other and you get better results. I wore the foundation different way and find it finishes skin very well and there isn’t a need for setting it with powder. While it does fade out throughout the day, I found it slightly faded on my skin at the end of the day (I do touch my face quite often especially around the nose and mouth area where I notice the fading).
Terracotta Sunkissed Natural Bronzer Powder
A look at Guerlain’s Terracotta Sunkissed Natural Bronzer Powders. Guerlain just reformulated their iconic and bestselling bronzer with nourishing argan oil + 96% naturally-derived ingredients. Although the older formula was quite unique and amazing it’s now even better. This bronzer comes in six versatile shades to cover all skin tones and I find the shades don’t turn orange on the skin. They’re easy to blend, the formula is lightweight and brings an instant glow to the skin.
I have been a bronzer lover and have tried out quite different formulas. During the summer season, I often wear bronzer to add warmth and glow to my complexion. The texture is finely milled without any fallout. Usually, some powders start to emphasize lines on my skin but it’s not the case with the Terracotta Sunkissed Natural Bronzer Powders. I have been loving it in shade 03 Medium Warm which I find is a good way to add colour to my complexion. They have rich pigments that are easy to smooth out and build coverage. They look incredibly natural on the skin and lasts all day on my skin. I love how this transfer-resistant formula that I can wear easily with my white shirts during summertime with no hesitation.
Guerlain makes the best beauty especially complexion products. The L’Essentiel Primer Lightweight and Skin Soothing Primer, L’Essentiel High Perfection Natural Matte both are products that I will be reaching out to more often and they have become one of the must-haves in my makeup routine. The Guerlain’s Terracotta Sunkissed Natural Bronzer Powders have been something I have been loving for the natural finish and glow it offers plus its non-transferable formula.
If you’re looking for a new base I would highly recommend taking a look at the L’Essentiel High Perfection Natural Matte. All the newness is available at the Guerlain counter at all department stores as well as online at Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom.
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