Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation

[productsample/affiliate] There really are some great bases coming out at the moment – we are spoiled for choice. This one, made with no oil, silicones or alcohol, claims 97% natural ingredients. I’ve worn it several times now and have absolutely no complaints. It’s called a ‘natural glow’ base and in terms of finish, that doesn’t mean dewy or glowy exactly, but neither does it mean a flat matte. I think you could say the finish is as your skin is – a kind of neutral, natural finish before being either taken up with glow or taken down with matte. I just can’t think of the right word.. feel free to suggest.

Guerlain Foundation

The shade 03N is exactly right for me – a little bit warm without turning up the heat too much. At first I was bothered by the irregularity of the bottle but now I’m used to it – although it’s designed by Mathieu Lehanneur, it’s giving me Yayoi Kasuma feels and there’s something a bit human about it to my eye. In terms of performance – ideal for all skin types but I like it for older skin as it’s hydrating and light to medium in weight. There is built in probiotic-inspired technology if you have thrown your hat in that particular ring, as well as SPF20 and blue-light resistant coca bean extracts. The bigger deal is no oil – and yet, it has the softest feel, blends well on the complexion and while I don’t think I had a 16 hour last, it did me the day and I was happy with that. It’s pricy at £44 HERE, non Affiliate HERE.

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