You youngsters don’t know how lucky you are these days 😛 Which statement of course, makes me sound like I should be checking into an Old Folks Home. But back in the day, liquid foundation meant heavy, oily liquids with pretty high coverage. I hated them and never wore liquid foundation.
These days, liquid foundations are lightweight and range from light to heavy coverage and I have found ones I like. I actually have 3 or 4 I simply adore and the Guerlain Lingerie de Peau is one of them. I’ve had this one since last year and I don’t know why I’ve taken this long to tell you about it. I’ll be telling you about the others in the days/weeks to come.
Foundation that’s sheer like lingerie on your skin yet offers a light to medium coverage, depending on how much you use. I personally love it because I love light sheer foundations. If you prefer something with more coverage, you probably won’t like this.
The packaging is simple. It comes in a heavy solid glass bottle with a pump. I find that 1 pump of foundation is quite sufficient for me and I apply this the way I apply all liquid foundation – the speedy idiot proof way. It is very light on my skin, and it isn’t streaky nor hard to blend so I’m usually done applying foundation very quickly.
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Invisible Skin-Fushion Foundation 01 Beige Pale
Fits right in my hand!
My colour is 01 Beige Pâle which is, I believe the lightest shade available. The undertone is a little pink and despite it being the lightest shade, I don’t think this is one for the very very fair skinned girls. On my skin, it blends right in and does not oxidise throughout the day even if it looks a bit darker on my hand. Naturally then, I like it because I get the “my skin but better” look with just a touch of dewiness and glow without the oil slick. I have a picture of me wearing it here.
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Beige Pale 01 swatch. L: Straight from bottle R: blended
I will say that although it is light and sheer, the coverage is quite good to even out skintone – things like redness around the nose and undereye area – and I only need a touch of concealer thereafter to blend things out. Very quick!
Being from the Guerlain house of cosmetics, there is a fragrance, which I could do without, but it thankfully dissipates. The texture as I have noted is light on the skin and applies very easily without streaking, even when using fingers. I don’t get oily with this, and when set with my trusty Guerlain Meteorites powders, I’m pretty much set to go.
Pros: Lightweight texture, Smooth and silky to apply, Stays on well for me all day long, Natural sheer finish and doesn’t get cakey even when layered
Cons: Pricey, Colour has pink tones that may not suit everyone
I read quite a few online reviews which say the bottle is heavy. Yeah. It is, but I like it that way. It fits nicely in my hand, has a good heft and the pump is good. I will not fault the packaging because it is a pricey foundation and it delivers the lux factor – everything I expect from the luxury cosmetics house of Guerlain. Here is the ingredient list:-
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau foundation ingredient list
Have you tried this one? I will not suggest you purchase this online sight unseen because the colour is a bit tricky. Best to get yourself matched at the counter and if in a little doubt, go one or half a shade lighter because of the pink undertone and to allow for any oxidization 🙂
The Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Invisible Skin Fusion Foundation retails at RM189/30ml at all Guerlain counters.