Guerlain L’or Primer Review

July 29, 2017

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. I was not expecting that at all! I’ve been using this primer for a week now and thought it was time to give you all my honest review.


From the Guerlain website:

Guerlain l’Or is an embellishing make-up base sprinkled with pure 24-carat gold flakes. Like the most luxurious jewellery pieces, the precious flakes were crafted into ultra-sparkling and ultra-reflective particles, then dispersed in a hydrating smoothing gel. The complexion is beautified. It glows with divine and unfailing radiance. Skin is smooth, supple and satiny, ready for perfect, enhanced and long-lasting make-up.


  • £47.50
  • 30ml
  • 24-carat gold flakes


First of all the packaging is absolutely beautiful, there is no denying that. It’s definitely the most luxurious product in my collection. It comes in a glass bottle so you can see the gold flakes and know exactly when you’re getting low. The gold lid had Guerlain embossed on the front which is a nice touch. It also has a pump applicator making it really easy to use.


First Impressions

The primer is a clear gel with 24-carat gold flakes mixed in 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. This 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. There’s also 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 noticed some oils had come through around my t-zone so had to lightly powder. Aside from 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.

Overall Thoughts

If you have normal or dry skin then I would definitely recommend this primer. I’m not sure how it would work on oily skin as it does give you a bit of a glow. But if you’re into super glowing skin then go for it!

Personally, I adored this primer. It looked amazing, felt lovely on the skin and did a great job at keeping my makeup in place all day. At £47 though this is quite an investment. I honestly do think it’s worth the money and will be re-purchasing it.

It’s a really fantastic primer that not only looks great on my makeup table but looks great on my skin too. If you get the opportunity to buy I highly suggest you do, I’m positive it won’t disappoint! I’m very grateful to my boyfriend for buying this for me, and also a little annoyed as I’m pretty sure this will now become a staple in my makeup bag which is going to cost me a fortune haha.

Guerlain L'Or Primer

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  • typicalteenager76

    August 4, 2017 at 9:02 am

    It’s so pretty! I have to give this a go. Great post xx

  • Jessica

    August 7, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Omg I want to try this out so bad but I think my bank account would hate me! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Hollie George

      August 7, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      If my boyfriend hadn’t bought this for me I never would’ve tried it haha no way can I regularly spend that much on a primer!

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