4th October 2012

Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation Swatches

 

This season’s foundation offerings are all about creating a healthy-looking, fresh and hydrated complexion, and this new release from Guerlain, Parure De Lumiere, is part of the cream of the crop. Promoting a ‘second skin’ effect that perfects the skin without concealing its natural texture, the foundation collection blends light boosting pigments with comforting ingredients for every day radiance.

With light to medium coverage and a satin finish, this isn’t your typical foundation for this time of year – but  I consider that to be a good thing. Instead of trying to layer up your base to conceal the imperfections and patchiness that come part and parcel with the duller weather, this formula will treat your skin with pure ocean water and conditioning ingredients to enliven your complexion from the inside out.

The same beautiful formula is available in two different textures, cream and fluid, ensuring that all complexion types can benefit from the same freshness and luminous glow. Here’s what they look like:

The Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Light Diffusing Cream Foundation feels as smooth, velvety and luxurious as a moisturiser when you apply it to your skin. The gel-cream consistency works to soothe dryness, plump the complexion and ensure satin softness every day. The Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Light Diffusing Liquid Foundation is lighter and fresher, with a more fluid texture that glides easily across the skin.

 

Shop the Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Light Diffusing Foundations at Escentual.com 

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  • Louise Garcez

    Who is the shades? Thank you for review!

  • Caroline

    Shades please! Which one is the lightest? Thanks!

    • escentual

      Hi Caroline,

      Guerlain shades are tonal and are split into ‘Beige’ (neutral), ‘Rose’ (pink toned), and ‘Dore’ (golden toned). These tones are then further split into ‘Clair’ (light), ‘Naturel’ (light-medium) ‘Moyen’ (medium) and Fonce (dark) to determine the right colour for you.

      For example, I’m 02 Beige Clair, as I’m very fair and neither pink nor golden toned. That is also the shade illustrated in the pictures above. If you’re pink toned, 12 Rose Clair is also very fair.

      Hope that helps – let me know if I can help you find your perfect shade.

      Emma x

      • Caroline

        Thanks Emma! I’m 02 Beige Clair as well. I also saw a 01 Beige Pale which might suit even better, but I can only find it available in Parure Gold Foundation.