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Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Invisible Skin Fusion Foundation SPF 20 (02 Beige Clair) Review

Product Description

An invisible foundation that wears like a second skin. This unbelievably silky formula creates a natural radiance that captures and reflects light to reveal the look of naturally perfect skin. Imperfections are erased and coverage lasts all day long.

Thoughts

Between the time that I ordered this until now, Sephora has since restricted this item on the Canadian website. I’m not sure why because we stock their products at our store. I guess if you want this item when you take advantage of your VIB discount (Sephora’s Rouge members already had their sale) you would have to get this in store if you live in Canada. When I try to add it to my cart it lists the item as $69CAD so I’m not sure if that’s consistent with the price in store or not at the moment.


The foundation comes in a heavy glass bottle – a very luxurious feel. It also has a pump so it makes it easier to get the amount you need and also better for hygienic reasons. I noticed that I can’t tell how much of the foundation I’m using though even though it’s a glass bottle. I guess the color that you see is permanently painted on it.

For me, I need foundation that is light enough so that it doesn’t feel like a mask on my face, but can also cover enough of my imperfections. Guerlain did a good job with their formula and it really does feel invisible. Sometimes I forget that I have makeup on my face because I don’t feel the layer on my skin. It does, however, have that feeling at the end of a long day though. That’s to be expected though since my skin hates when I have makeup on for a long time.


A silky foundation that lasts for a decent amount of time. I wouldn’t say that it lasts all day, you would probably need to do a touch up if you’re wearing it for more than 4-5 hours. But that might just be me. My skin gets oily after that amount of time. I know some people have said that it turns matte after, but for me I still get a slight dewiness. Nothing like NARS Glow Foundation, but enough so that it doesn’t look too flat.

I like that it has SPF because I’m known for being really bad at applying sunscreen. It hasn’t bothered my skin and I have acne-prone skin.

The only think I find with this foundation that might be a negative for me is that the coverage is not as high as I would like. If you have good skin and nothing much to hide, then it would be great. If you have some spots to cover, you would probably need a pretty good concealer either under or over this foundation or else no matter how much you layer it on spots, it’s not going to hide it. I get pretty dark pigmentation after I get a pimple somewhere on my face so I like when a foundation can decently cover it up after I dab it a few times with my foundation.

4/5

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (Deauville) Review

Product Description

This Sheer Glow Foundation enhances, without masking, your overall natural complexion. The weightless formula hydrates the skin while complexion brightening properties improve skin brightness, radiance, and texture, leaving skin with a luminous, sensual glow.


Thoughts

This was a foundation that was definitely in many people’s makeup bag. And for good reason! NARS made this foundation in both ‘glow’ and ‘matte’. The matte one has been discontinued, but I don’t think too many people are upset since it’s the glow version that has been receiving all the raves. Recently they have released All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation to replace the matte version (not too sure about whether or not glow will stay). Haven’t tried the new one so I can’t compare.

Although this foundation is meant to give your face a glow, it does it very well. There’s a fine line between glowing and looking greasy and this one definitely does not look greasy. Very natural.

The formula is sheer to medium. It’s buildable without looking cakey. It blends into the skin flawlessly. I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone with super oily skin, but I think this would work for most skin types. The reason for this is after a whole day, my skin does get oily. I have skin that’s dry and flaky but end up oily by the end of the day. Since this foundation gives a glow, I get rather oily by the end of the night. As long as you use some oil blotting sheets you should be fine.

I really like that NARS offers up a variety of colours (17 in total online). I tend to lean on the neutral side so sometimes it’s hard to find a colour that matches when most offer either pink or yellow undertones.

I recommend anyone looking for a foundation that gives you long-lasting natural, glowing skin definitely try this out. If you have really oily skin you might want to stay away from this as it might just bring out the oiliness especially by the end of the night.

5/5

Topbox April 2013 — Elizabeth Arden

Over a week without an entry and it’s for a subscription box. I know, I’m horrible LOL! It’s okay, I’m going to prep another entry right after I’m done with this one! For April, I picked the Elizabeth Arden privé box.



Elizabeth Arden // Prevage Anti-aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum

[[ Lines lost, firmness found, luminosity returned. ]]
Full Size: $275/30mL || Received: $45.83/5mL

Elizabeth Arden // Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup

[[ Imperfections vanish. Skin is illuminated. Glow is recaptured. ]]
Full Size: $42/19g || Received: $4.20/1.9g

Elizabeth Arden // Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara

[[ Coats and curls. Lifts and lengthens. Every last lash. ]]
Full Size: $30/7mL || Received: $12.86/3mL

Elizabeth Arden // All Gone Eye and Lip Makeup Remover

[[ This two-phase formulation easily, gently removes even transfer resistant waterproof mascara. ]]
Full Size: $24/100mL || Received: $12/50mL

At first I thought, “Wow the sizes are kind of small..” but then the mascara and remover are actually around half the full sized product. On top of that I didn’t realize the Prevage Serum would be worth so much. $275 CAD!! That is pretty crazy. I haven’t tried it yet, but I mean, if I have to pay that much for a serum, my face better look like a baby’s bottom after I use it LOL! With the high cost of the serum, the box is worth approximately $74.89.

Topbox December 2012

Hey everyone! Just wanted to wish you all a happy new year! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and that this year will bring everyone lots of joy ::^^::.

December’s Topbox came in a red wrapping for Christmas time…



China Glaze // Exotic Encounters (On Safari Collection)

[[ These unique lacquers contain China Clay as a nail hardener, the same material that gives porcelain its shiny finish. ]]
Full Size: $10/14mL || Received: $10/14mL *FULL SIZE*

Chloé // Chloé Eau de Parfum

[[ Chloé’s signature scent captures the creative, confident individuality of the Chloé woman. ]]
Full Size: $90/50mL || Received: $9/5mL

Ferro Cosmetics // Ultimate Mineral Foundation (Light Honey)

[[ A brand founded by celebrity makeup artist Krissy Ferro, that makes 100% natural mineral makeup. Cruelty-free. ]]
Full Size: 12g/$30.00 || Received: ??

Goldwell // Jelly Boost

[[ Easy-to-use spray gel for creating instant body and texture for short or long hair styles. ]]
Full Size: $18.95/150mL || Received: $3.79/30mL