Honestly, I’m blown away by the Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation Liquid. It’s just so good! I would flag it as a Beauty+ product purely for the fact that it does that radiance thing and ultra-hydration thing that younger skin types aren’t so in need of. It’s also packed with collagen boosters (hexapeptides) that make it feel like silk on the skin. The coverage is medium weight, and after I’d put it on, I would say my complexion looked as near to flawless (that old beauty term!) as it can get.
Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation has iridescent pigments to diffract the light – that’s not really anything new, but I did like the brightening effect and the freshness of the finish. I can’t say the same for the Compact Version – the difference in feel on the skin is like night and day with the compact having a much drier texture. However, if you have oily skin, it might be that this formula suits you better, because the fluid version is sheeny on the skin.
In the Fluid version there are 12 shades, and the compact has 8 shades – it’s the usual story though of not catering to women of colour, which is really a shame – the darkest colour is Dore Moyen which certainly isn’t a match for very dark skin tones.
Right, so brace yourselves for the price. The Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation Fluid is £55 (SPF30) and the Compact is £56 (SPF15). However, it really does feel like something very special on your skin – I’d pay it (and use it for special occasions only!).
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Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation launches in October.
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