A couple weeks ago I posted my High End Makeup Wishlist where I mentioned the Guerlain L’or Pure Radiance primer. After that post my boyfriend very kindly went out and bought it for me, which I was not expecting at all! I’ve been using this primer for a week now and thought it was time to give you all my honest review.
First of all the packaging is absolutely beautiful, there is no denying that. It’s definitely the most luxurious product in my collection. The primer is a clear gel with 24 carat gold flakes mixed in with it that dissolve upon application, at first I thought this was just a gimmick to make it look pretty, but after using it I noticed my skin was noticeably brighter and had a lit-from-within glow.
It has a watery consistency and I use about a pump and a half to cover my entire face which seems to be a fairly small amount so hopefully it will last a long time. It really sinks into the skin and feels very lightweight and fresh. It also has a pretty, floral scent to it that isn’t overpowering at all. Once absorbed it leaves a tacky feeling which is exactly what you want to make your foundation stick and stay in place all day.
When I’d finished the rest of my makeup my skin looked so incredibly smooth and luminous, like I had been airbrushed. Pores were visibly minimised and my face felt satiny soft, even my boyfriend commented on it which is a rarity! I applied my makeup at 9am and had to lightly powder my t-zone at around 1pm, which what I normally have to do so it didn’t stop oils from coming through but then it doesn’t claim to do that. It kept my makeup in place and looking insanely smooth until I took it off at 10pm, which is exactly what I expected of this primer.
I would recommend this primer if you have combination, normal or dry skin. I think it will work on oily skin too but will depend on just how oily you get, if you have very oily skin then I don’t think this primer would be suitable.
Personally I adored this primer. It looked amazing, felt lovely on the skin and did a great job at keeping my makeup on and looking flawless all day. However as much as I love it I won’t be repurchasing it anytime soon purely because of the price tag. At £47 this isn’t a primer I can justify buying on a regular basis, especially since there are other perfectly good primers out there for a much more affordable price.
It’s one of those luxury products that you want for the sake of having it, because it looks good on your vanity table and owning it is something special. It is a fantastic primer though and if you get the opportunity to try it I fully recommend you do because I can guarantee it will not disappoint. I am very grateful to my boyfriend for buying this for me and I’m really happy I got a chance to test and review it for you guys. I will be sad when I eventually run out but maybe one day if I have the extra money, or become a millionaire overnight, this can be a staple item in my makeup bag.
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