Final week, I confirmed you a tint that acquired everybody very excited. This week, let’s speak in regards to the extra standard liquid basis not too long ago launched by Guerlain – the Guerlain L’Important Pure Glow Basis 16H put on SPF20.
I do not forget that many individuals have been fairly within the Guerlain L’Important Basis, once I shared it on Instagram. However maybe that euphoria has died down, now that there are shinier, newer issues on the market LOL! 😀
However I’ve lastly put the muse via its paces, and have fashioned an opinion about it. I additionally acquired the Guerlain L’Important Retractable Basis Brush, which was launched alongside the muse, so I’ll be capable of share some ideas on that too!
The bggest query after all is that this – are they definitely worth the massive bucks?
Guerlain L’Important Pure Glow Basis 16 hour put on
Guerlain has a humorous means of describing this new basis. They are saying this “Naturalness & make-up efficiency come collectively for the primary time at Guerlain.” I needed to pause for a bit.
‘Naturalness’? That isn’t a phrase that fairly rolls off your tongue does it? However I seemed it up, and apparently, the phrase exists – so we study one thing new on a regular basis!
‘Naturalness’ principally refers back to the state of being pure, and that’s what Guerlain guarantees on this new providing.
The Guerlain L’Important Basis is made with 97% naturally derived components, and offers pores and skin a glowy end, but lasts for as much as 16 hours. The impact is meant to be luminous and contemporary, with a lightweight to medium protection you can construct up.
Not solely that, it additionally guarantees to hydrate and shield pores and skin from air pollution. That latter bit is reaching slightly. It’s all the time been my view that sporting basis is usually a good factor for these of us dwelling and dealing in cities, because it protects our pores and skin. Evidently a make-up model is lastly bringing that out to the open!
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Texture, protection and longevity
I like the feel. It’s creamy, so I discover that slightly goes a great distance. I’ve to watch out to make use of solely about half a pump every time, and even then, I’ve extra.
The protection is meant to be mild to medium, though I’d say that it errs on the facet of medium protection. When you use very little or no, you may get a lightweight protection, however that is extra of a basis for individuals who need slightly extra protection than a tint of color.
It hides redness, evens out complexion and makes pores and skin look porcelain easy. The protection is such that it’s somewhat clear, so I do need assistance from concealer with areas of pigmentation, however in any other case, it’s a very flattering basis.
The impact on pores and skin could be very pure, that a lot I’d agree. It additionally does make your pores and skin look wholesome, and offers off a glow, but doesn’t look heavy or oily. I don’t discover it to be heavy, and is snug. Nevertheless, do notice that I’ve dry pores and skin. I’m not sure the way it’d carry out on oily pores and skin.
However it doesn’t settle into strains or pores both. If something, it does make your pores and skin look excellent. And I like that in a basis. It provides me an excellent base to work from, for days once I wish to put an excellent face ahead.
Not like most glowy foundations, I don’t discover this to make my pores and skin look oily because the day wears on. If something, I swear that it seems higher because the day goes on, and it does final fairly properly. Most long-lasting foundations are typically matte or mattifying. However this one holds its glow with out turning into an oily, greasy mess after just a few hours, and that’s very flattering.
Right here’s to present you an thought of what the Guerlain L’Important basis seems like on me.
There are 30 shades out there, which is spectacular. There are the essential shades depths, after which they’ve heat, cool and impartial tones out there for many, so you will discover the precise shade match. I like that manufacturers are doing this extra as of late.
I put on shade 00N Porcelain in impartial undertone. It’s the actual shade match for my pores and skin, and in my expertise, doesn’t oxidize.
You might even see from the above, that it appears to virtually easy out my pores and skin fairly perceptibly. That is with a reasonably skinny layer. Redness is neutralized, and pores and skin tone is evened out. The pigmentation on my cheeks aren’t coated totally, however I can dwell with it. If I can’t, there’s concealer 🙂
I do like the way it seems, the way it wears and the way it feels. I do typically apply a really skinny layer of powder on my nostril and brow, simply to set, however not in any other case on the remainder of my pores and skin.
Cutest packaging ever!
If there’s one factor I’ve to say the Guerlain L’Important Basis has going for it, is its packaging. It’s cute!
The bottle is so dinky, and sits within the palm of your hand like a cool piece of marble. The rounded edges are very tactile and simple to carry, and the marginally off-kilter dimensions make for an attention-grabbing bottle.
It seems extra like a bottle of fragrance than it does a bottle of basis, which I believe makes this fairly particular.
Nevertheless, this dinky little bottle does maintain 30ml of product, which is what’s present in most basis bottles, even these bigger than this. I’m not kidding. It’s dinky! Right here’s me holding it so you’ve an thought – why not observe me on Instagram when you’re at it? 😉
One grouse. The cap of the pump fell off on mine. I can put it again, and it nonetheless dispenses product correctly, however I puzzled if it was faulty. I hardly count on one thing this luxury to be so flimsy.
The second factor is that the pump tends to pump out an excessive amount of product. Maybe it is likely to be appropriate for individuals who wish to pile it on, or as we’ll see beneath, wish to put their product instantly on the comb (that’s far an excessive amount of product, by the best way). However for somebody like me, who prefers a a lot lighter end, there’s an excessive amount of wastage.
Like all French luxurious manufacturers, and taking into consideration that Guerlain can be a perfume home, the L’Important Basis does include a reasonably sturdy perfume. It’s paying homage to the scent you get in all Guerlain merchandise.
They are saying it’s a mix of white almond, white tea, sandalwood, white musk and tonka bean. To me, it’s only a musky, powdery floral scent that tickles my nostril, and that I want was not there.
If you may get previous that, it’s a very good basis. One thing completely different, within the sense that you just hardly ever get a long-lasting glowy basis that won’t flip greasy.
Guerlain does make excellent foundations. I’ve used their foundations through the years, and have usually been impressed. This time is not any exception.
Elements: Water, C9-12 Alkane, Glycerin, Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Silica, Titanium Dioxide [Nano], C15-19 Alkane, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Perfume, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Alumina, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Cellulose, Potassium Sorbate, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Polymnia Sonchifolia Root Juice, Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Maltodextrin, Lactobacillus, Tocopherol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract. Could Comprise (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947).
IN A NUTSHELL
The Guerlain L’Important Pure Glow Basis is a creamy however light-weight liquid basis. It has a lightweight to medium protection that’s simply constructed up, and has a beautiful breatheable end on pores and skin. I like the way it blurs imperfections and makes your pores and skin look easy pure, virtually instantly. It is usually very snug to put on, and does final for ages (I didn’t take a look at it for 16 hours), trying higher because the day wears on. I do nonetheless, use a lightweight base solely, as that’s my desire. Half a pump suffices for me. I’d counsel you begin with 1 pump and modify accordingly. I’ve additionally discovered that it applies properly whether or not with fingers or a brush. It doesn’t settle in strains or pores, and customarily is a really properly formulated product. If you may get over the scent, that’s.
Light-weight creamy texture and end
Pores and skin seems naturally easy and fewer textured
Comfy on pores and skin
Doesn’t flip greasy
Doesn’t settle into strains or pores
Good color choice to swimsuit most pores and skin tones
Will not be appropriate for these with oily pores and skin
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anybody who desires a long-lasting glowy basis base, Anybody with drier pores and skin varieties as I don’t suppose it’ll swimsuit oily pores and skin as properly
PRICE: RM264 | US$60 | £44 for 30ml
Guerlain L’Important Retractable Basis Brush – Doesn’t retract!
Alongside their new basis, Guerlain debuted their new L’Important Retractable Basis Brush. I noticed it on the product launch, and was fairly taken by it, as a result of it’s so cute!
I imply, firstly, it’s white and that’s already a winner. Second, it’s so curved and spherical. Something curved and spherical is so cute!
Third, the dense bristles are manufactured from bamboo and so extremely tender on the pores and skin.
So, I purchased it to see if I’d prefer it. I appreciated the thought of a retractable basis brush too, as it might be simple to tote about, because it’s so small. Proper?
However I’m going to let you know this proper now – SAVE YOUR MONEY! 😛
Whereas I gained’t label this a chunk of turd, there are higher basis brushes you possibly can spend much less cash on.
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Once they stated it was a retractable brush, I anticipated one thing that would retract right into a smooth bundle. This one doesn’t. I assumed the bristles would retract into the spherical physique. It doesn’t.
As an alternative, there’s a ‘sleeve’ that slides as much as shield the bristles. Then, you cowl it with a skinny, flimsy cap. You’ll be able to see the way it seems in a few of the different photos above.
Hiya Guerlain. THIS IS NOT A RETRACTABLE BRUSH! That is only a brush that’s coated! Retract implies that it may be drawn in, which is why I anticipated it to retreat inside the spherical plastic deal with. It doesn’t, and the ensuing bundle continues to be a cumbersome, odd formed mess. The cap can simply disappear too if you happen to’re not cautious.
Methods to use the Guerlain L’Important Retractable Basis Brush
To make use of, Guerlain suggests that you just pump the muse instantly on the floor of the comb, earlier than making use of to your face. This jogs my memory of what I see YouTube individuals doing, and in actuality, it means you waste a variety of product, and find yourself placing an excessive amount of basis in your face.
As an alternative, what I do is pump half a pump on the again of my hand (one pump if I’m feeling wasteful) unfold it out, use my finger to use to my pores and skin after which use the comb to unfold and buff it in.
You may as well use the comb to select up the muse from the again of your hand, after which apply to your pores and skin earlier than mixing it in.
As a basis brush, I’d say it’s a reasonably first rate brush. It performs similar to some other flat-top basis brush out there. Dab on the product in order for you extra protection, buff in order for you a smoother end. The tender bamboo bristles are snug on pores and skin, and it blends properly to a easy end, with out trying streaky.
The graceful bristles don’t make it look streaky, and it isn’t scratchy in any respect, which could be very good.
However actually, you are able to do this with any brush. The impact is simply as beautiful utilizing simply fingers. There’s completely NO NEED to purchase this L’Important Retractable Basis Brush that doesn’t retract.
There, I simply saved you cash 😛
PRICE: RM230 | £38.00
Have you ever been intrigued by the Guerlain L’Important Basis or the accompanying brush?
Worth-wise, it’s fairly just like the Chanel Les Beiges Water-Contemporary Tint, however it couldn’t be extra completely different. So, if you happen to aren’t offered on the tremendous sheer tint of Chanel for the worth, and need one thing with extra protection, however nonetheless with a sublime glow, then this one’s the one to look to 🙂