Guerlain has launched a new Primer or in other words, there is a new addition to the Guerlain L'Essentiel range. Guerlain L'Essentiel Pore Minimizer & Shine-Control Primer is a fresh, lightweight, and mattifying primer. Co-ordinating with the range, L'Essentiel Primer puts 97% naturally-derived ingredients to work without compromising with the performance.
The primer is very lightweight, looks and feels very fresh on the skin. 1-2 drops are enough for my face and it blends in nicely into the skin without any residue. For my combination skin, this primer has worked pretty well. It controls the appearance of excess shine to balance skin and minimize the appearance of pores. It does not totally erase the pores or hides. Which is not something real and natural but it makes the look of pores minimal. I generally prefer a natural radiant makeup look. So, this primer works pretty well with L'Essentiel Foundation as well as other foundations with a glowy finish. I apply L'Essentiel Primer on my oily areas of the face, usually my t-zone. Thus, it makes the overall look very natural matte with a minimized look of pores and shine is controlled.
Also, I have noticed is that this primer does increase the longevity of the makeup especially the base. I can not comment on how it will work on dry skin types for controlling the excess sebum. But it definitely works to minimize the look of pores. For normal, combination, and oily skin types, this primer is an easy choice. And especially if you love L'Essentiel foundation, L'Essentiel Primer makes a great pair.
Key Ingredients & Scent
The key ingredients that deliver the major specialties of this primer include:
- Avocado Extract to help absorb excess sebum to keep skin appearing matte all day long and promote shine-free skin day after day
- White Cocoa Bean Extract to help refine the look of pores and supports skin's natural balance and barrier. Yacon Juice improves skin defence and balances the skin's ecosystem.
There is a subtle nice fresh scent to the primer when applied and dissipates very fast.
Guerlain L'Essentiel Primer is an easy pick-me-up to increase the wear time of makeup. Also, to minimize the look of pores, and control excess sebum and shine.
Guerlain L'Or Radiance Primer is my all time favorite primer. The gold flakes in it deliver a beautiful natural glow.
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