Friday, March 02, 2012

Guerlain Blance de Perle Foundation

[Review]
After using on and off on both Guerlain Fluid and compact foundations for the pass 3 weeks (switching around with different primers and sunblock) .... I think it's about time to share my thoughts ^_^

In all white packaging (I like~) and luckily the bottle and compact was in a smooth polished finishing, easy to clean!

Guerlain Blance de Perle Brightening, moisture-retention, skin refiner Fluid foundation
SPF20 PA++

"Blanc de Perle fluid foundation holds the power of exceptional smoothness pearl complexion. Its perfecting fluid texture, enriched with balancing water, smoothes the skin's texture and offer the wonderfully even complexion all the softness and immaculate freshness of regained purity. Instantly brightened and face seems like it's bathed in continuous, all-encompassing light".

Smooth complexion - 87%
Lasting controlled shine - 97%
Moisturized and plump- looking skin - 97%
Tightened pores - 94%
Based on satisfation test conducted in Asia on a smaple of 31women.
Resulted 4weeks after twice-daily application

Ingredients list:: [Click to enlarge]

Swatches (Left-with flash)(right-without flash)

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Guerlain Blanc de Perle Brightening Foundation SPF20 PA++
UV Shield - Radiance Booster



"Blanc de Perle Brightening Compact Foundation is the signature of superlatively flawless complexion by Guerlain. Like an ultimate luminous and protective pearly layer, it instantly increase the radiance of the face. With each application, the brightness and beauty of the complexion and ideally preserved. Its final secret is a concentration of mother of pearl that captures light on the face. Delicately protected, the complexion maintains the smooth and diaphanous perfection of the peal: white, even radiant and immaculate".

Smooth complexion - 90%
Radiance boosted by the "light ribbon" - 97%
Even complexion - 93%
Corrected complexion - 97%
Protective shield effect - 90%
Based on satisfation test conducted in Asia on a smaple of 29 women.
Resulted 4weeks after twice-daily application

Ingredients list...[Click to enlarge]

Swaches (Left-without flash)(Right- with flash)

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Both are said to be makeup with high percentage of skin care properties that actually show results after 4 weeks of continuously using.
I'm not good and using the "same" products for along period of time continuously, because I tend to switch around.
I have been using different primers with the fluid foundation and setting powders. (Trying to find the best combination that I like).
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My own personal preference: I prefer sheer and moist foundation with dewy finishing.
Guerlain Blance de Perle Foundation, is buildable.. so I only use a pump of foundation on my whole face. So it gives a sheer coverage. I'll apply a 2nd layer on areas that need more coverage.(Double it as concealer)
The foundation blend into my skin nicely with (I think)velvety finishing. It abit hard to describle..because when I look upclose, the finishing look semi matte... but from a distance it have this nice dewy glow.
I like the texture of the foundation... but sadly the shade when applied on my skin, it turn abit warm, which kinda make my face look "tan"...  I have really pinky cheeks... "tan" finishing will make my face look dark as compare to my whole body!  And this is the lightest shade they have :(
I did try to mix in with brightening primer nor white corrector...
it does help in lightening the shade but it changes the texture of the foundation! :(

>> Buildable coverage from sheer to full.
>> it does minimize the pores
>> Moisturizing
(Lately, my skin are in a horrible "dry state" and it's got abit worse after I came back from KL- Hai~)
>> Doesn't cause any skin irritation nor break-outs
>> It's feel lightweight on the skin
>> Skin feel soft and supple even after wearing it for more then 7hrs (I like)
>> After afew hours, my face still look fresh and dewy (From semi matte to dewy finishing)
>> oil control was quite decent (I means focusing on my nose) cos I dont find the need to use tissue.
I have oily T-zone, but it only feel oily and doesn't give much shine on normal day basis (I hardly use blotting paper to blot my face - except using tissue to lightly dap on my nose once awhile.)
Normally, after apply any cream/liquid base products, I will use a piece of tissue to dap off the excess serum (I will let the foundation to sit/set on my skin for about 1-2mins before I dap off the excess). As for this foundation, it does transfer some of the pigment over to the tissue paper. (meaning - this foundation is not waterproof or transfer proof.)
Follow by applying Guerlain Compact foundation (I used a face brush - mix both the highligh and foundation together) and lighty apply on my whole face.

The texture of the compact foundation was finely milled - feel more like a setting pressed powder than foundation.
>> It did not add on more color when using a brush to set the liquid foundation
>> further blur out the pores and skin texture (GOOD!)
>> Skin feel silky smooth (I really like it)
>> Doesn't look cakey nor patchy
>> Can be use for touching up and powder wont clogged into the pores not make skin look patchy and thick.
I used this powder foundation together with my other bbcreams and liquid foundation and it work well too!!!

This pic doesn't say much, as the sunlight was pretty strong that day when I took this pic! (lolx)

Can see abit of dryness around my upper cheek and under eyes (I hate having dry, tight and painful skin!!!) But this foundation doesn't further enhance the dry flasky skin.

Products used::

The Faceshop Natural Sun Shaking Base sun milk SPF50 PA+++
Lancome Labase primer
Guerlain Guerlain Blance de Perle Foundation(fluid + compact)
VOV Showcase cheek balls in bebe Pink
Makeup Forever Eye Primer
Makeup Forever Boheme eyeshadows palette (using the olive green and peach)
K-palette Real lasting 2way eyebrow in #01
Heavy Rotation Brow mascara in nude (newly bought at KL ^_^)
K-palette Real Lasting eye Pencil
Lancome Dolly eye mascara
Anna Sui lip gloss
(Products in Blue font was provided by the company)

Here another set of pics of me using the Guerlain Blance de Perle Foundation.
(Pictures taken 2weeks ago - where my skin was in a much better condition)


Price List Guerlain Blance de Perle Foundation::
  • Fluid Foundation - Price :: SD$84 (30ML)
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    hade: N˚1 Beige pale, N˚2 Beige clair, N˚3 beige naturel and N˚32 Ambre Clair
  • Compact Foundation - Price :: SD$94 (refill SD$69)
    Shade: 01 Beige pale, 02 Beige clair, 03 beige naturel and 32 Ambre Clair

Disclaimer: Products were provided by the company.
I'm not affiliated with the company.