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L'Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation

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L'Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation
What it is:Naturalness & make-up performance come together for the first time at Guerlain. A ... Learn more

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    What it is:
    Naturalness & make-up performance come together for the first time at Guerlain.
    A foundation made with 97% naturally-derived ingredients* with a natural glow finish that lasts for 16 hours**.
    The complexion is perfect, luminous and fresh. The comfortable texture becomes one with the skin, making it ideal for buildable coverage (light to medium). With L'Essentiel, bare skin is more beautiful, day after day.

    What else you need to know:
    The formula lets the skin breathe; hydrates, balances and protects the skin from pollution. The complexion is more even; the appearance of imperfections is reduced. An unique and disruptive bottle by the designer Mathieu Lehanneur, inspired by the subtle art of balance.

    Available in 30 shades to match every skin tone.

    *Calculation based on the international ISO standard 16128 Parts 1 and 2. The remaining 3% contribute to optimising the formula's integrity over time and its sensorial texture.
    **Instrumental test conducted by an independent laboratory on 20 women.

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What it is:
Naturalness & make-up performance come together for the first time at Guerlain.
A foundation made with 97% naturally-derived ingredients* with a natural glow finish that lasts for 16 hours**.
The complexion is perfect, luminous and fresh. The comfortable texture becomes one with the skin, making it ideal for buildable coverage (light to medium). With L'Essentiel, bare skin is more beautiful, day after day.

What else you need to know:
The formula lets the skin breathe; hydrates, balances and protects the skin from pollution. The complexion is more even; the appearance of imperfections is reduced. An unique and disruptive bottle by the designer Mathieu Lehanneur, inspired by the subtle art of balance.

Available in 30 shades to match every skin tone.

*Calculation based on the international ISO standard 16128 Parts 1 and 2. The remaining 3% contribute to optimising the formula's integrity over time and its sensorial texture.
**Instrumental test conducted by an independent laboratory on 20 women.

1) Activate: To awaken the complexion, pat the skin with the L'Essentiel brush before applying make-up. Start at the inner corner of the eye, go to the ear, and then down towards the chin.
2) Prepare: Use Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil as a primer. Apply two to three drops of the oil to the face and neck. The skin appears instantly smoother, plumper and revitalised.
3) Unify: Apply the foundation directly to the L’Essentiel brush, depending on the desired level of coverage: one drop for light coverage, two to three drops for medium coverage. Then dab the foundation onto the face at five points: forehead, nose, chin, left and right cheeks. Pat and blend the foundation from the centre of the face outwards until the result is even.
4) Enhance: Add a finishing touch to the face make-up with Météorites Compact for a shine-control effect followed by Terracotta Light for a sun-kissed healthy-looking glow.

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Great foundation

01/03/2023

5/5
Verified buyer

Great product

This is my third purchase of this product. My favourite foundation. Sits well in my mature skin and looks very natural.

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LovelyAlias

13/02/2023

5/5
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Perfect foundation, crappy (but functional) pump

Best foundation I've used, but the pump really sucks. I've had the pump break at two points: the top of the pump itself and the little spout on the pump. Both I was able to just pop back on and reattach but they're definitely not very stable parts and that's kind of annoying for such an expensive product. Still, the pump does work, it just feels unstable and finnicky, like i need to press the pump at a perfect downward angle for it to work properly. Medium coverage, buildable with a sponge but I prefer to use a brush just for convenience and speed of application. Flawless finish with long lasting results, I can easily wear for 12 hours with continued flawless finish. I have combo skin, with some dry areas and some oily areas. The oily areas do get shiny, but blotting is easy and the foundation remains perfect underneath. The dry areas are totally fine, and have great coverage with this foundation. I also love that this foundation actually also has 20 SPF, it's not advertised on the North American packaging but the formulation is the same as other international versions. Even looking at the ingredients list, you can see the oxides which give it SPF. Love.

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History Girl

02/02/2023

5/5
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Beautiful texture

I bought this on line and was unsure about which shade to choose but the one I have chosen is perfect. Light but with perfect coverage. Very pleased.

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Beautyboop73

22/01/2023

5/5
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Belle qualité de produit; texture crémeuse et s'applique aisément sans dépôt gras sur la peau.

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Suzie

07/12/2022

4/5
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Good but not as good

Bought as the recommended substitute for Lingerie de Peau which has been discontinued :( so I'm writing this review mainly for other Guerlain customers in the same boat. It's not a bad colour match and I'm fine with it, but by comparison it's stickier, slightly more difficult to apply, and doesn't smell quite as nice. Please bring back our Lingerie!

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Denise

25/10/2022

5/5
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Foundation make up

This is the best foundation ever. Great coverage with a natural finish. This is my second bottle and will definitely buy it again.

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PattiG1965

17/09/2022

5/5
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Stunning!!!

Best foundation for my skin. My aging dry skin - add a dab of this foundation and I literally glow with full coverage as well. A little goes a long way just prep and prime before application. Use a setting spray after.

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MLily13

09/09/2022

3/5
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Great foundation with a terrible scent

This is a medium coverage foundation with a beautiful natural finish, but the SMELL! It smells like cheap deodorant and doesn’t fade, so it’s like walking around with your nose is someone’s armpit the entire day. Such a shame because the coverage and finish are great.

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ashgammxo

19/08/2022

5/5
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I received a sample of this foundation and it is easily the most beautiful foundation I’ve ever put on my face. It’s has a satin finish and it has beautiful coverage. So so good!

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mackenziecogley

03/08/2022

4/5
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so I do really love this! I find it applies best with a brush and it’s a great long wear foundation, barely any transfer at all! my only thing is that I find it doesn’t blend well with my other products but that’s possibly my own fault for not pairing products well.

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sushiinto

25/05/2022

5/5
User Review without direct purchase

My Holygrail

This is my holy grail product, I think I’m on my 3rd bottle. I’ve been using it for 2 years. It provides a medium coverage and looks great when you apply with a beauty blender. I have very dry skin so I do need to moisturize before using it and I start with one pump before building up on spots. It does oxidize though and now I need a shade lighter because of how orange it can get. A bottle lasts me 6 -8 months (I wear make up like 3 - 4 days a week). If you have dry skin I’d suggest trying it. Yes, it has a strong perfume but it dissipates in a few minutes. If you have oily skin or sensitive skin, avoid.

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RosaLucida

03/04/2022

3/5
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Almost, but not quite

02N will be good for summer maybe but is dark for my winter skin tone. It’s also quite perfumey, which I don’t love but can tolerate. I like that a little bit goes a long way, true medium coverage and the packaging is nice. I tried this after my previous foundation was discontinued, I think I will try another that is less scented.

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chinxilla613

05/03/2022

2/5
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breaks me out

I really wanted to love this but it’s just not working out. I bought this not as a daily foundation but for going out on weekends where I would do heavier makeup and want more coverage. First of all the packaging, although beautiful, is flimsy and the pump rotates as you try to use it which causes a mess. That’s a minor issue but enough to irritate me for this being a luxury brand. I have oily/combo skin and even I find the formula a bit thick and cakey. I’m used to using full coverage foundations but this formula is not the best in terms of application and how it looks on the skin. My biggest issue with it is that it is so pore clogging that I break our badly after every use. I have a pretty solid skin care routine and barely have any acne or blemishes because of it. This foundation undoes all of the work I put into my skin whenever I use it.

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Alison

23/02/2022

5/5
Verified buyer

Lovely product

Easy to apply. Fantastic colour match. It makes my skin look great and makes me feel great too.

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