Guerlain L’Essentiel Foundation: A quick review

Guerlain L’Essentiel Foundation: A quick review

What it is: A foundation from the French beauty brand Guerlain formulated with 97% natural ingredients and 16-hour staying power.

Beauty bonus: This foundation would be good for that glass skin we are seeing everywhere.

Beauty bummer: We found that, with too much powder, this foundation collected in fine lines.

Overall: Not for full-coverage or super matte loving friends, this foundation is quite sheer. But, in the warmer months, a little less coverage is all we look for anyway.

While it buffed out smoothly, we found we needed to finesse it a little to get the powder to blend with it. With no powder at all — and a fair amount of setting spray — we got a dewy, refreshed look we were kind of into. We did find it that, after a long day running errands, we needed to touch up before the day was done.

Would recommend? Undecided.
Price: $65
Where to buy: Sephora and Holt Renfrew