Review: Guerlain Parure de Lumière Foundation

20160218_081719.jpgBrand: Guerlain
Product: Parure de Lumière Foundation

Available: David Jones and other Guerlain retailers

Price: 86 AUD at David Jones.

Product information from store:

Featuring a moisture-steeped formula that is light, fluid and as hydrating as white water. On first contact, it fuses with the skin to dress it in radiance and continuously moisturise it, resulting in a revived and perfectly satiny complexion.

– SPF 25
– Light-diffusing foundation
– Enriched with luminescent water
– The skin breathes freely, illuminated by a new light
– Provides medium coverage
– Sheer satin finish
– Available in a range of shades
– 30ml

Please note that the shades available at David Jones only go up to a medium-almost dark shade, so if you’re darker than that you might need to check with other Guerlain retailers to see if they have more suitable shades for you.

Packaging: comes in a glass bottle that’s rather sizeable and easy to use. The plastic cap on top stays on and gets the job done. It comes with a pump and the amount of product dispensed with each pump is a good amount.

First impression: the product is slightly thicker than my usual foundations but by no means extreme. Since I usually wear light coverage, the product seems slightly heavy to me but it looks good on and doesn’t cake. Have tried applying it both with a brush and with my fingers and both methods work really well. It stays on well, a lot better than my previous high end foundation. The SPF is decent for casual wear even if I tend to prefer 35 and above.

Usage: I typically use this without a primer but with concealer if needed and a sebum reducing powder on hot days. Seems to work equally well with all application methods.

Value for money: This is probably the most expensive foundation I’ve ever purchased. I do like it but the price does make me hesitate to recommend it. I’m certain there are cheaper options that are just as good, but this is still a great product. If you’re looking to invest in a high end foundation and are willing to spend a significant amount on it, I’d definitely recommend it. If you’re just browning for foundations in general, then I’d probably recommend that you look for a cheaper option.


Would I buy this again? Probably, it’s pretty good but it’s not a product I feel I have to have in my arsenal.



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