Once upon a time foundation was simply for covering up blemishes and imperfections. As a result, our skin would often be left feeling heavy and weighed down. As the boundaries between skincare and make-up have started to blur, more of us are searching for a foundation that not only gives us a flawless, natural-looking complexion but also cares for the skin.
Enter Guerlain‘s new L’Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation which is much more than meets the eye â€“ though we do admit it’s easily the prettiest foundation bottle we’ve ever seen. Drawing on the Maison’s make-up and skincare prowess, the game-changing formulation combines the best of both worlds. “Skin must appear flawless, luminous and translucent, and only foundation â€“ if it is in perfect harmony with skin â€“ gives this effect,” says Guerlain creative director. “A good foundation should also make you forget you are even wearing it. Skin should look as natural as possible without being overloaded. Lâ€™Essentiel has these qualities: its silky smooth texture is easily applied with a buildable level of coverage.”
Formulated with 97 per cent naturally derived ingredients, the foundation hydrates, balances and protects the skin from pollution. An effective blend of red algae and tara gums fend off damage from pollution, while white cocoa bean extract protects skin from blue light.
And you can forget all about the formulations of yesteryear that covered up complexions rather than enhanced them. L’Essentiel Foundation acts as a second skin to boost skin health and radiance; each day skin tone is more even, imperfections are diminished and a youthful glow is more visible. Better still, it comes with 16-hour staying power which ensures skin looks flawless right around the clock.
Guerlain L’Essentiel Foundation is available now in 10 shades at Smith & Caughey’s, David Jones and Ballantynes department stores (L’Essentiel Foundation, $102, and L’Essentiel Foundation Brush, $91).