Beauty

Guerlain Parure Gold Matte Foundation

[unpaid/sample] I had mixed feelings about trying out the new Guerlain Parure Gold Matte Foundation – I’m not a matte fan at all and tend to assume that matte equals flat looking complexions with no light bounce or luminosity. This foundation puts paid to those assumptions although I am not certain I love the texture on my skin as much as I love non-mattes – stuck in my ways? Me?

Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation

My shade is 2N which will be perfect once the last of summer leaves my complexion – it’s so nearly perfect now but I can see that in a few weeks it will be exact. I’d class Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation as full coverage – you can mix it with serum or moisturiser if you want it to be a bit more sheer although you’ll lose the matte aspect. The surprising thing is the golden aspect to this foundation – it gives the skin an illuminated look that’s super-subtle but absolutely there.

Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation

I think mother-of-pearl is probably responsible for this – gold is listed on the ingredient list so perhaps a mix of both because it’s low down on the INCI. No matter, the effect is delicious on the skin. It’s skin care before it’s make-up, containing white peony extracts but the pigment is plenty. I’d expect, having my own skin creases, that it would exacerbate somehow which it doesn’t.

Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation

In this picture I have the foundation on one side (right) and nothing on the left – there’s a little more light bounce on my right side so you can see that the base doesn’t eliminate all glow. You can also see the coverage is good – the natural redness is covered. Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation is £65 so a very considered purchase but it’s got winter coverage written all over it if matte is your jam. If you don’t like a velvet feel and finish, it’s not for you. There are 16 shades and you can find it HERE (there’s also a non-matte version – less shade options though).

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