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GUERLAIN L'Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation Reviews
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    4.0/5
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    Recommended? You Betcha!
    March 08, 2021
    Nova Scotia, Canada

    A fresh and natural foundation!

    I really like how lightweight this formula is! It has buildable coverage that leaves my skin looking fresh and natural. It applies evenly and blends very well with a sponge. I was impressed with how long it lasted on my skin, especially on days when I was wearing a face mask. I don’t mind the scent of the foundation, but it was quite noticeable even a few hours after applying it, which made me wonder if others can notice it too. The shade was a great match for my skin and truly a neutral colour. I was very impressed by this because most neutral shades still tend to lean to the warm or cool side.

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    3.3/5
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    January 09, 2021
    Quebec, Canada

    Light coverage, but scented product

    It’s a light foundation and I found it provided minimal coverage. If you are looking for a foundation to even out skin tone with a light weight feeling, this is the foundation for you. Pros and cons list is below,
    Pros:
    • Its super light and no issues with skin irritation • Easy to blend
    • Bottle is easy to use and pumps out a good portion (no waste)
    • Provides a nice dewy finish, which provides a nice glow on your skin
    Cons:
    • It’s REALLY scented
    • Minimal coverage, did not cover any of my red spots
    • It doesn’t provide good coverage for fine line or wrinkles

    I also found that as I have dry skin, it didn’t absorb as easily into my skin as other foundations and looked flaky.

    The product is average and you could easily find cheaper and better alternatives

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    3.8/5
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    October 26, 2020
    Canada

    Natural tan glow

    I have sensitive skin with light blemishes and enlarged pores. I felt like it was the perfect light/med coverage that i needed. There was a scent when i applied it on. I'm not sure how to explain it, i think its supposed to be non scented. i wouldn't say its particularly a good scent but it does go away when it sets. It felt really nice on my skin, it was a bit tacky at the beginning but it eventually set. I had worn this during korean bbq, even with all the oils from the bbq, my face did not feel oily when i got home. The foundation did not wear off even after dinner and wearing a mask.
    Next time I would try 3 Light since i prefer a light dewy look, natural blended in with my summer tan hence the natural tan glow.

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    4.5/5
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    October 20, 2020
    Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    Lasts a long time

    I tried Guerlain L'Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation in the shade 00C (Porcelain Cool).

    The foundation has a light to medium coverage that is buildable. It goes on smoothly and blends well. It is very light on my skin and feels barely noticeable. It does not dry out my skin or make my dry patches more noticeable, which is something I have problems with when I use some other foundations. It also gives my skin a nice natural glow, just as the name describes.

    The foundation has a pleasant light scent, however, I prefer my cosmetics and skin care unscented as I am sensitive to a lot of scents. I was happy to find that although this foundation is scented, it does not cause any negative reactions.

    This foundation lasts the whole day on me and does not become patchy or dry. I do use a primer underneath and a setting spray.

    Overall, I liked the coverage of this foundation and the natural glow it gave my skin. I also like that it is made with 97% naturally derived ingredients. I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review.

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    4.8/5
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    October 19, 2020
    Alberta, Canada

    Great match

    The l’essential natural glow foundation provides full coverage that is long lasting. It’s a pump dispenser with a unique bottle design. It was simple to work with the use of a foundation brush or finger to apply to my face. The shade I got matched my skin tone. The finishing touch is a dewy look that’s not cakey or oily. There is a scent that’s alright. It also contains spf 20 for added sun protection.

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    October 19, 2020
    Ontario, Canada

    Lovely light foundation

    Great foundation, if you are looking for light coverage - left skin looking smooth and glowy. It has a luxurious french brand feel to it, and not heavy on your skin. Love the cute little bottle with the gold cap. I would love to try other Guerlain makeup items - they are so nice.

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    3.5/5
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    October 11, 2020
    Ontario, Canada

    Medium Coverage Foundation with a Dewy Glow

    Unless you're re-purchasing, I would suggest you try the product out in the store before buying in order to get the right shade. I picked the O3W - natural warm. I thought it would be good for me, but it's a bit lighter than I would prefer. It will be good for winter though, when my skin tone is lighter. The foundation itself comes out of a pump. It's medium coverage - it won't cover dark blemishes, but is lighter than thicker foundations. I like this aspect because I don't like a heavy makeup look. The thing I like the most is the fresh dewy glow that this foundation gives off.

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    4.7/5
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    September 30, 2020
    Ontario, Canada

    So lightweight!

    I’m really into this foundation. It goes on surprisingly with a lighter coverage than I expected, but that honestly thrills me as I’m not super into fuller coverages. This is also more of a luminous/natural finish, not matte, exactly what I’ve been looking for! I always want my face to still look like my face at the end of whatever I’m doing to it!

    Other reviews have mentioned this foundation to be thin (as in watery) and I found it to be the complete opposite. I pumped this onto my hand and it stayed in a stiff peak (think meringues lol), but spread really easily and doesn’t feel heavy at all. Writing this review, it literally feels like I have nothing on my face!

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    5.0/5
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    September 28, 2020
    Ontario, Canada

    good

    Guerlain Paris L'Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation.
    It is a very light weight foundation. It looked very natural on my skin and didn't look cakey at all. It has a light to medium coverage but is buildable. The dewy finish was just like I wanted. It has a nice scent to it.

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    4.3/5
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    April 04, 2019
    British Columbia, Canada

    Quite good

    This foundation has a lovely natural finish that is not matte or dewy. I prefer this it for no-makeup makeup days because it's not noticeable on the skin whatsoever. It’s not very liquidy so you won't use much, which is a positive as the bottle will last you a while.All in all, it's a good foundation, but it didn't knock my socks off.

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