Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Guerlain Parur Aqua Radiant Feel - Good Foundation: Review!

Hello Everyone

Hope you all are doing well and are happy and healthy.  

The precious foundation with fresh, feel good texture 

Moisturising - Mineral Enriched - SPF 20 PA+++ This foundation not only brings out the complexion’s natural radiance, it also pampers the skin, gently hydrating it. Every time you apply it, it feels like a fluid droplet of freshness melting onto the face, a delicate veil that disperses to leave the skin feeling soft, smooth and fresh like a plump ripe fruit. Fresh and fluid, it glides over the skin, delicate, supple, silky and imperceptible. The “barely there” finish is so perfect that you feel like you are not wearing make-up at all. Nothing remains but a dazzling radiance. Available in 9 shades. 

This foundation, I tell you, is a pure luxury. The skin feels so good after applying this foundation. Very true to what it claims. Neither matte nor luminous or dewy, just a naturally glowing skin. It didn't break me out at all, so, thats an absolute plus for my acne prone sensitive and oily skin. It started getting oily after 6 hours or so, which, I think is great. 

I got medium to builable coverage with this foundation. I take a quarter of a pea size blob and dot it on my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin and buff it into the skin using my Sigma F80 or F82 brush. I layer a very tini tiny amount wherever I need extra coverage. This gives me almost full coverage. 

The foundation also has SPF 20 PA +++, which to me is not a criteria, as I always use sunscreen underneath. This foundation has mild to strong floral fragrance, which, could be an issue to some of you. Fragrance is not at all an issue with my sensitive nose. 

I was surprised that how well this foundation photographs in flash, despite having SPF in it. I have taken most of the pictures with the flash on and it didn't leave white cast on my face. 

It comes in 9 different shades, which, I guess is too less a range. You might find it difficult to get the right shade. The SA matched me with #23 Dore' Naturel, which, I feel is slightly darker for my skin tone. 

Left: Swatch of #23 Dore' Naturel ; Right: Foundation blended 

Packaging: I really love it's packaging. As you can see in the pictures, it's translucent golden bottle with Guerlain signature on the cap and a black colored plastic pump dispenser.  

Price: in India its available at INR 3064/- for 30 ml, which is very expensive compared to many other foundations there in the market. But, it is what it claims and worth every penny. 

You can see me wearing this foundation in my previous posts:  here, here and here, to give you all an idea, how it looks on me. 

Overall, this is a great foundation for a naturally glowing skin. Expensive, but worth it. 

I hope you found the review helpful. 




  1. I am going to buy this foundation someday...I have sampled it and it gives fabulous results. Guerlain is like the couturier of foundations!

  2. @ NEeraj: Yes Neeraj, they make some awesome foundations! :-)


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