Still, though, it does show you what kind of effect marketing has on people. I mean, think: Lingerie de Peau. Don't you just want it to be lovely?
And you know, it is. Look at the bottle:
Beautiful. Heavy, solid, sleek and lovely. Product is distributed via a very easy-to-control pump, so you don't have to dip fingers or brushes into anything, and it's easy to pump out just the amount you want, no more.
I purchased my bottle (in 02 Beige Clair, the lightest shade, which turned out to be perfect for me) online from Sephora; it's $56 for 1 oz. Pricey, yes, but worth it. Why? Consider:
What I want from a foundation:
- light-medium coverage (leaning toward light) that blends well into my skin
- a faintly dewy or a matte finish
- long wear (as in, a full work day)
- a "barely there," weightless feeling once it's applied
Guerlain's Lingerie de Peau:
- light-medium coverage (starts off light, but it's buildable without getting heavy or cakey)
- natural, matte finish, but with a nice glow
- wears all day; no greasy buildup, no color change.
- feels smooth and natural, not heavy. Blends well upon application.
- a little goes a long way
- has a faint violet scent, but it's not offensive or lingering; I only notice it upon initial application
- pump is easy to control, packaging is sleek and elegant and sturdy
I will do a more expansive, comparative foundation post later (I've been on the hunt for a new HG foundation for a while now) with a few mini-reviews (i.e. bullet-style pros/cons) on products I've sampled (YSL Teint Radiance, Lancome Teint Miracle, Bobbi Brown Natural Finish, Tarte Smooth Operator, and a few others).