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Sisley Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation

March 19, 2024

Sisley Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation review

One of my favorite beauty brands Sisley launched a new foundation called the Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation ($125). Sisley products are quite the splurge but in my experience everything I’ve ever tried whether purchased or a press sample has been exceptional in quality and performance.

The Sisley team sent over a few shades of their new foundation and new shades of Le Phyto Rouge Lipstick ($70) shades to try. Today I have a review + swatches.

Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation

Sisley Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation review

The Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation is a medium-full coverage formula that gives a soft matte look with a blurred finish. It’s almost like wearing a filter on your face with the way it blurs out the skin. It’s described as “radiant matte” although to me it still feels like a true matte, perhaps a soft matte is a better description.

It’s described as having medium coverage that is buildable and I 100% agree. Still the pigment is opaque enough that I feel less is more. A little goes a VERY long way. I would recommend dotting or dabbing on spots around the face and blending with a brush or sponge. If you apply too much it will look thick.

You can see the transformation in this video linked below. It blends out really nicely.


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Lasting power is very good. It sets to a beautiful finish I think I could probably skip powder.

Shade wise I’m in between colors as I am still my winter skin tone. The foundation shades in the 3 shade range should match in a month or so as match my other Sisley foundations (I still love the Phyto-Teint Nude reviewed here). The Sisley team sent 3N Apricot and 3W2 Hazel, both of which are a little too dark for me. I ordered 2W2 Desert in hopes it would match but there is quite a big gap between 2 and 3. Mixing the two gives me the perfect match right now. (I ordered from Selfridges and signed up for their year long flat rate global shipping.)

Sisley Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation review swatches

Overall love. I would say if you have texture or super dry skin this might emphasize imperfections as any matte finish will do. That being said my skin has been going through a hormonal skin flare up and I have break outs galore. This foundation covered everything so well and so smoothly I’ve gotten comments about how good my skin looks with this on (when underneath the base it does not).

Below with just the foundation on:

Sisley Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation 2W2 + 3W2 mixed

Below with a full face wearing:

Sisley Makeup look

Le Phyto Rouge – NEW shades

Sisley Le Phyto Rouge 201 Rose Tokyo and 45 Rouge Milano

Sisley added new shades of the Le Phyto Rouge Lipstick ($70). These are super creamy, opaque and the formula is absolute perfection. New colors include 201 Tokyo Rose and 45 Rouge Milano. Both pull very warm on me but in the tubes they look more on the neutral side. I love the formula and they don’t really have a scent (they smell like a natural kind of scent). Colors aren’t really me right now but I suspect with a tan I will be wearing 201 more.

Overall love the foundation. I don’t think it will be for everyone though as it’s very matte and I know a lot of you prefer a sheer or dewy finish. Lipstick formula is definitely worth checking out. They have lots of other colors to pick from and if you’re looking for a classic lipstick with great texture, lasting power and opacity the Le Phyto Rouge is among the best. In terms of Sisley lipstick formulas I have to say that the Phyto-Rouge Shine is still my favorite.

Sisley Le Phyto Rouge 201 Rose Tokyo and 45 Rouge Milano

Sisley Le Phyto Rouge 201 Rose Tokyo

Sisley Le Phyto Rouge 45 Rouge Milano

For skintone reference I’m linking an older Foundation Shade Guide Roundup I did in 2021. It lists my foundation and concealer shade matches with links to reviews I’ve done. I think it’s time for an update since some of these formulas have since been discontinued. I’ll try to put together an updated one. Quick note that the list is what my matches are most of the year. Right now I’m lighter than nearly everything on the list but I tan easily and will be back to my usual skin tone shade very soon.

Sisley newness available now at Sisley, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Selfridges and all Sisley counters.

Phyto-Teint Perfection and Le Phyto Rouge gifted for review.

Base Makeup Gucci Beauty

Gucci Beauty Multi-Use Long Wear Concealer

October 3, 2023

Gucci Beauty Multi-Use Long Wear Concealer

Gucci Beauty launched a new concealer called the Concentre de Beaute Multi-Use Longwear Concealer ($47 each). I really love the new formula it and did a demo on my Instagram in partnership with Sephora. A lot of you had questions about the formula and color selection so I wanted to review it in more detail and include an updated roundup of their base products.

Multi-Use Longwear Concealer

Gucci Beauty Multi-Use Long Wear Concealer

The new Gucci Multi-Use Longwear Concealer is a medium coverage concealer with a lightweight texture and natural finish. It has enough pigment to cover my freckles and even out the under-eye area but still looks like skin (just better). I really like the wear and how it sets If you watch my video here you’ll see how it blends in seamlessly to look like skin. I applied it with the Fenty Concealer Brush which I recently bought and love.

The new concealer comes in wide range of shades with different undertones. According to their shade breakdown:

  • C is for cool – skin rarely tans, with pink hues
  • N is for neutral – skin tans sometimes, with both pink and golden hues
  • W is for warm – skin tans easily, with yellow or golden hues

For a shade match I found Shade 34N to be my best match under the eyes. It’s neutral, medium and just the slightest bit lighter than my skin, but very close. I usually prefer concealers close to my skin tone rather than having something 2-3 shades lighter for under eyes.

Gucci Beauty Multi-Use Long Wear Concealer review 28C to 35W

Gucci Beauty Multi-Use Long Wear Concealer review 28C to 35W swatches

I ended up ordering multiple colors, mainly because I wanted to try them and also swatch them for those who are my skin twins. I did try all six and my first pick 34N ended up being the best. I also really like 28C or 31W for brightening. 35W can also work as an exact match for spot concealing.

Some of the W shades pull more yellow/olive than others. 32W pulls very yellow while 31W and 35W both pull more golden/neutral. Out of the 2 C undertone shades they look consistently pink in undertone. I only tried one of the N neutrals so I’m not sure how the other neutral shades run, but 34N is indeed very neutral.

Wearing 34N below with their Glow Care Shine Lipstick in Sally Soft Honey.

Concealer is unscented and lasting power is pretty impressive. It did not crease or cake and I like that it sets on its own pretty well. The texture/pigment is similar to the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer with a slightly more matte dry down. If you need something more creamy and opaque this one may be too sheer for you in which case I’d recommend the Natasha Denona Hy-Glam, Givenchy or Tarte Shape Tape Radiant.

Concealer Swatches Armani, Tarte, NARS, Gucci, Natasha Denona

Swatches compared to:

Luminous Matte Foundation

Gucci Luminous Matte Finish Foundation 305N

Gucci has launched several foundation formulas in recent years and the current formula available now is the Luminous Matte Finish Foundation ($69). My best match is 305N although it runs just a tiny bit light in color. I can make it work since it adjusts/oxidizes just slightly.

The next shade up is 310N and there is a pretty big gap (looks like at least 3 shades darker). This foundation has one of the best matte finishes I’ve tried. I typically do not like matte foundations because they often feel too thick and look flat. This one however has a really nice finish and great lasting power. I would wear this one more often if I had an exact shade match. I adjust this one with one by mixing in one of the Elf Halo Glow Filters (usually Shade 5 or 7).

It is floral scented which might be a deal breaker for those sensitive to fragrance in foundation. Luckily it did not irritate my skin. Before/afters below, also wearing the Gucci Satin Lipstick in The Painted Veil and Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dreams Eyeshadow Palette.

Matte Beauty Powder

Gucci’s Matte Beauty Powder is cased in one of the prettiest compacts I’ve ever seen. There’s a compartment for a puff which I love. It’s described as “matte” but there are actually some shimmer particles in it but once applied on the face the shimmer isn’t really visible on the skin. I wear Shade 4 (seems to be discontinued now) or Shade 5.

Gucci Matte Beauty Powder Shade 5

It’s a nice powder but there are a few downsides. One is this is heavily fragranced. It’s not unpleasant but I find it on the strong side. The other is that it’s prone to hard-pan but this happens when there is oil on your powder brush whether it’s oil from touching your face or moisturizer residue or even your fingers.

Gucci Matte Beauty Powder Shade 5

I’ve managed to keep mine clean but I am really careful with what brushes I use. I’m a little OCD about having clean brushes and am constantly washing them so I almost always have a clean powder brush when I use this. Overall nice and performs well, but it’s not my favorite. I have used a few compacts up entirely and just bought a fresh one. I like it, but I think there are better formulas out there.

Brume de Beaute Mist

Gucci Beauty Face Mist

The Gucci Beauty Face Mist is another great product. It’s a multi-tasking product you can use to prep the skin or set your makeup. It’s a bi-phase formula with Black Rose Oil and hyaluronic acid. The top dispenses a super fine mist and feels super refreshing on the skin. I think it makes for a really nice luxurious splurge, but it does have a floral scent to it. If fragrance is a no-go for you I think the MAC Fix+ or Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Sprays are great options.

Multi-Use Illuminating Drops

Gucci Beauty Illuminator Drops

Last but not least is another look at their Illuminateur de Beaute Multi-Use Drops. This is one of the prettiest liquid highlighters I’ve tried. It’s glowy with the perfect amount of pigment & glow for me. The color is a peachy champagne which I really love for medium/tan skin but I think it will work for any skin tone.

Gucci Beauty Illuminator

Gucci Beauty Illuminator Drops

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That wraps up my Gucci Beauty Concealer review! If you’re around the same skin tone as me I hope you found the swatches helpful!

Base Makeup Bronzer + Blush

Givenchy Beauty Loves

September 6, 2023

Givenchy Beauty Loves Prisme Libre Foundation, Concealer, Setting Powder and Blush

I’ve been really loving Givenchy Beauty these days and thought I’d do a roundup review featuring some things I’ve tried and loved from the Prisme Libre line for the complexion.

Base Products

Givenchy Prisme Libre Glow Foundation N280 and Concealer C305

The Prisme Libre Glow Foundation and Hydrating Radiant Creamy Concealer are both in heavy rotation these days. It took a few tries to find my best match but I’ve been loving the Glow Foundation in N280 and Concealer in C305.

The Prisme Libre Glow Foundation has a lightweight texture that is easy to blend with medium coverage. It’s similar in concept to the NARS Light Reflecting Foundation but the Givenchy’s texture is not as thick making it easier to blend with a more comfortable feel and finish. There is a very slight amount of oxidation on this as it sets but it pretty much stays true to color from when you first apply.

The Prisme Libre Hydrating Radiant Creamy Concealer is pure love. I swatched a few in store and could have used a few different shades but C305 works for my under eye area to brighten and even out the skin. It has a creamy feel and is really easy to blend. I like that it doesn’t settle into fine lines. It doesn’t cake or crease on me. The applicator is cushiony and picks up a good amount of product so you don’t need to keep pumping the tube.

Givenchy Prisme Libre Glow Foundation N280 and Concealer C305

Setting Powder

Givenchy Prisme Libre Setting Powder

For setting the Prisme Libre Loose Setting Powder is one of the best loose powders I’ve tried. It’s finely milled and sets to blurred perfection. I’ve tried 3 shades based on your requests. I first picked up Shade 4 Mousseline Acidulee which is described as best for medium skin tones. It works well even though the green and lilac color correcting shades can be a bit intimidating. I don’t personally need color correcting but it’s the only shade right now for medium skin tones.

I also tried Shade 3 Voile Rose and Shade 5 Popeline Mimosa. I can make them work depending on what base I’m using. I think in the winter months I can definitely use Voile Rose without it looking too light. Most of the time Popeline Mimosa is a bit too dark/tan but I tan easily.

Prisme Libre Loose Powder Blush

Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder Blush

Saved the best for last! I think the Prisme Libre Loose Powder Blushes are so fun. They will definitely take a bit more effort to apply compared to a compact powder blush but I don’t mind at all. These come with a little puff that you can dab onto the cheeks. I prefer using a brush since it mixes the colors better when you swirl and apply. The puff is workable but with the way the loose pigments disperse into the lid sometimes I end up getting uneven application and patches of some colors show up a bit blotchy.

I posted a video demo on Reels to show the color in action. I would say pigment varies depending on how dry/oily your skin is and if you have a cream blush underneath.

When I have a fully powdered matte face the powders pull a bit lighter. When there is even just a slight amount of oil or cream on my skin the colors darken a bit and more pigment shows up. You can probably see the slight oxidation/darkening of Shade 2 on my reel a bit better.

I am wearing different lips to match each blush, but the rest of the look breakdown includes:

Givenchy Blush in Shade 1 Mousseline Lilas + Dior Addict Lip Maximizer in Holographic Lavender

Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder Blush Shade 1 Mousseline Lilas

Givenchy Blush in Shade 2 Taffetas Rose + Givenchy Rose Perfecto Tinted Liquid Balm in 001 Pink Irresistible

Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder Blush Shade 2 Taffetas Rose

Givenchy Blush in Shade 3 Voile Corail + Lawless Forget the Filler Lipstick in Tropic

Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder Blush Shade 3 Voile Corail


Givenchy Blush in Shade 4 Organza Sienne + Dior Addict Lip Maximizer in Shimmer Peach

Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder Blush Shade 4 Organza Sienne

Blushes in action below:


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I don’t have much to report on the lips from Givenchy. I used a number of lipstick shades in the past but I think a lot of the formulas have since been reformulated or discontinued. I did try a few of the Rose Perfecto Tinted Liquid Balms but was a bit underwhelmed. They’re nice but not extraordinary (in my opinion). They just launched the Le Rouge Interdit Cream Velvet Lipstick which I have ordered and will review.

If you have any favorites please let me know in the comments!




Available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s.

Base Makeup Chanel Skincare

No 1 de Chanel Skin Enhancers

August 15, 2023

No 1 de Chanel Skin Enhancers

Chanel added a new product to their No 1 de Chanel skincare line with three shades of the No 1 de Chanel Skin Enhancers ($60 each for 1 fl oz). These are radiant illuminators that combine skincare and tint in one. The No 1 de Chanel Skin Enhancers contain the Red Camellia Extract and Red Camellia Oil which are supposed to help revive and protect the skin.

These can be worn on their own all over or as a primer underneath foundation. The three shades have a medium texture consistency – not liquid/fluid but not super thick like a cream. They do have a hydrating feel and a little goes a long way so you don’t need a lot.

No 1 de Chanel Skin Enhancer Soft Pink and Medium Coral and Intense Amber

I’ve played with these a few ways. The shimmer is fine enough that I can apply all over the face in place of foundation for an all over glow. If I set with a good medium coverage powder on top like the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder or Chantecaille Compact Makeup the result is a naturally radiant glow from within kind of look, almost like fresh skin that is softly powdered.

I also like using as a primer underneath foundation or mixed in with foundation for a little more glow.

No 1 de Chanel Skin Enhancer Swatches Soft Pink and Medium Coral and Intense Amber

There are three shades, Soft Pink is a pearly soft peachy pink, Medium Coral is a peachy shade, Intense Amber is a very warm golden amber shimmer. On my skin tone which is a Chanel B40/BD41/B50/BD51 I can use either Soft Pink or Medium Coral on their own. I also like the two mixed.

Formula is easy to blend and work into the skin with fingers. One pump is more than enough for me to cover my entire face. These are natural in finish but have more coverage with a thicker texture than the Chanel Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid or Fluid Enlumineur.

Swatch comparisons:

No 1 de Chanel Skin Enhancer swatches

Below Soft Pink and Medium Coral swiped on bare skin

No 1 de Chanel Skin Enhancers Soft Pink and Medium Coral

No 1 de Chanel Skin Enhancers Soft Pink and Medium Coral

Applied all over

No 1 de Chanel Skin Enhancers Soft Pink and Medium Coral

Chanel Makeup Look

Chanel Makeup Look

Full beauty look wearing:

There are lots of complexion enhancers out right now and for a similar finish, I would say the Elf Halo Glow Liquid Filter is the most similar in the way it looks on the skin. Of course the formulas and shades are completely different, but for a glow product I can wear all over the face on its own without looking like a disco ball, I feel these are similar. The Elf product is primarily makeup and the shades are closer to skin tone shades while the Chanel is noticeably more hydrating and the colors work to almost brighten the skin with the pink and peach tones.

Bottom line: love. I didn’t expect to love these as much as I do since I already am a die-hard fan of the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter and Elf Halo Glow Liquid Filter. Both of those come in skin tones so I wasn’t sure I would like the No 1 de Chanel Skin Enhancers since the colors aren’t really skin tones.

The Chanel has a beautiful luxurious feel and adds a soft radiance to the skin. The tint in the base adds more life to the skin by adding some warmth. I will say that if you have super oily skin these may be too hydrating for you.

I did a review of the No 1 de Chanel beauty line a while ago here in case you’re wondering what other items I tried from the line. See the Enhancers in action here.

You can find these at Chanel and Ulta Beauty.

Have you tried these? What’s your favorite complexion enhancer these days?

Base Makeup Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Skin Tint + Powder

August 8, 2023

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Skin Tint review

Bobbi Brown just added new items to their Vitamin Enriched line with a new Vitamin Enriched Skin Tint ($46) and Pressed Finishing Powder ($48). I’ve been testing both for a few days now and I think they are definitely worth checking out!

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Bace, Tint, Powder and Full Cover Concealer

The Vitamin Enriched Face Base has been one of my favorites for a long time. It’s one of the best multi-tasking primer-moisturizers in one. It works well with a wide range of foundation formulas and by now I’ve lost track of how many I’ve used up. I like that it hydrates and really sinks into the skin (while most primers seem to sit on top). It is scented with geranium and grapefruit but I haven’t had any issues with the fragrance on my skin.

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Skin Tint Medium 2 review

The Vitamin Enriched Skin Tint is a tinted face base with SPF 15. It is very hydrating and semi-thick but blends out easily with a sponge. I did a demo applying with a brush on Instagram Reels and it blends out nicely, but the best way is to blend and dab with a sponge.

I applied it on top of the Face Base Moisturizer. Swatches below of Medium 1 and Medium 2.

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Skin Tint Medium 1 and Medium 2

A little goes a long way and it gives very natural sheer coverage. If you need more coverage your best option it layer concealer on top, the formula of the base itself will be too thick if you try to layer it for more coverage.

I was sent Medium 2 which was too dark when I tried it last week. I ordered Medium 1 which was a better match, but we spent the weekend outdoors including a day on the boat so my skin tanned and now Medium 2 works. I feel like I’m forever having to purchase multiple shades since I tan so easily.

So far I really like the way it feels and makes my skin look. Since I have combination skin I 100% recommend setting with a powder.

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Pressed Finishing Powder Neutral

I also tried the new tint with the new Vitamin Enriched Pressed Finishing Powder in Neutral. It has a soft blur/pressed formula similar to the Sisley Blur Expert and Chantecaille Perfect Blur Powder.

Formula of the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Pressed Finishing Powder is pretty good when you first apply but it does not last long enough for me. It’s lightweight, blurs, sets and is sheer enough that your skin shows through. I was sent the Neutral color which is a good match. It’s sheer enough that it’s forgiving so you don’t need an exact match, but the formula looks a little too powdery on my skin.

If I apply with a lighter hand for sheerer application I can’t get enough product onto my skin. I think this isn’t the powder for my skin type but I can definitely see it working better for normal/dry skin types. For me the base is best when set with other powders like the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder or Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder.

Bare Skin vs the Tint

Just the Tint

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Skin Tint Medium 1 and 2 Before and After

Full look wearing:

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Skin Tint review

Overall I love the new tint. I think it will be even better for me when the weather cools down (which won’t be for a while). If you have dry skin I think you will love it. For me it performs better than the Hourglass Veil Tint. If you have normal, combo or oily skin I think you may find it too thick or hydrating for your skin type in which case I’d recommend the YSL Nu Bare Look Tint or Too Faced Born This Way Healthy Glow Skin Tint.

I think the powder is nice, just not for my skin type. But if you’re looking for a hydrating blurring formula I highly recommend checking it out.

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Available now at Bobbi Brown and Sephora.

Vitamin Enriched collection gifted by Bobbi Brown for review consideration.

Base Makeup Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Concealer

March 29, 2023

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Concealer

Tom Ford Beauty launched a new concealer called the Traceless Soft Matte Concealer ($60) and I really like it! The formula is in a twist up stick format with a very soft texture. The word “traceless” in the name is perfect because once you blend this, it really is traceless in a natural looking kind of way. It’s long-wearing on me, didn’t crease, blended beautifully and looks natural.

I picked up the shade 3W1 Golden based on their Foundation + Concealer shade conversion chart. In the Traceless Soft Matte Foundation I wear 6.0 Natural and in the Traceless Foundation Stick I have both 6.0 Natural and 6.5 Sable. After testing this I think the shade choice for concealer is a good one that I will be able to use even throughout summer.

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Concealer 3W1 Golden

The Traceless Soft Matte formula is soft and glides on the skin. It feels weightless once blended. Coverage is on the sheer-medium side. I don’t need a lot of coverage under the eyes so this is perfect for me. If you need a minimum of medium coverage or even full I would say skip this and go for the Shade and Illuminate formula if you want to stick with Tom Ford. Other great medium-full coverage concealers I like also include the Tarte Shape Tape Ultra Creamy, Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Concealer, Dior Forever or the Urban Decay Quickie Concealer.

Below before and after concealer, applying it on top of the Traceless Soft Matte Foundation. Blending with one of my favorite brushes the Hourglass Vanish Concealer Brush.

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Concealer 3W1 Golden

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Concealer 3W1 Golden

The question everyone has been asking me is “how does this compare to the Cle de Peau Concealer?” The Traceless Soft Matte Concealer is quite a bit softer in texture and more natural in finish. The Cle de Peau Concealer is stiffer and dryer in the feel. It’s one of the best opaque concealers that I use for spot concealing. It seems to be popular for under eyes as well but can be a bit too opaque/thick for that area if you have dry skin or texture.

Cle de Peau Concealer in Buff vs Tom Ford Concealer in 3W1 Golden

I think the Tom Ford option is great for the under eye for me and I will use it up entirely. I’m not sure that it’s one I will repurchase though because of the price and amount of product. Since the texture is soft a lot of product has already been used up with just a few uses and I feel like this is one that will be used up fairly quickly.

That being said it’s been a while since I’ve used my Tom Ford foundations and after using them recently, I have to say I don’t know why I stopped. I think I just fell in love with other formulas like Chanel, Westman Atelier and Charlotte Tilbury that I neglected some of my favorites from Tom Ford.

Here are a few swatch comparisons to the Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Concealer, Cle de Peau Concealer and Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick. My concealer and foundation shades are mixed. Based on the Buff shade you can see how much lighter my skin is right now (Buff usually matches my arm exactly).

Concealer Swatches Tom Ford 3W1 Golden

I also wanted to add a swatch of the Shade and Illuminate Highlighting Duo in Peachlight. This is one of several new highlighter duos they added last year. I love Moodlight and still think it’s the best classic highlighter duo. Peachlight is a really pretty mix of a pearly light pink and rose gold peach. The darker shade almost looks bronzey on my skin right now. I like that it has a nice glow without looking too sharp.

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Highlighting Duo in Peachlight

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Highlighting Duo in Peachlight

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Highlighting Duo in Peachlight

I shopped my stash and pulled out the Lip Color in Pink Dusk and topped it with the Gloss Luxe in Ravish. Eye colors are the Eyeshadow Quads in Honeymoon and Golden Mink mixed together. Top from Reformation (wearing a Medium).

Overall I’m really happy with the new concealer although I don’t think it’s for everyone. I bought mine from Nordstrom. Also available at Sephora and Saks Fifth Avenue.



Have you tried this yet? What are your favorite concealers? Do you prefer sheer, medium or full coverage?


Base Makeup

Guerlain Terracotta Le Teint Foundation + Luminizers

March 22, 2023

Guerlain Terracotta Le Teint Foundation 3N and 3.5N

It’s been a while since I’ve tried any Guerlain makeup but they just launched a new natural glow foundation called Terracotta Le Teint ($62) and I ordered it the second it popped up online. I picked out Shade 3N and 3.5N to try based on what I’ve tested from the brand before. I also ordered the new Terracotta Luminizers ($59 each) to try. They added a new Kabuki Foundation Brush ($58) to go with the new foundation but since I already own a lot of brushes and sponges passed on the new brush. The foundation is available at Nordstrom, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Guerlain.

Terracotta Le Teint

Guerlain Terracotta Le Teint Foundation 3N and 3.5N

The Terracotta Le Teint is a natural finish foundation with medium coverage. It has a glowy look but sets to a budge-proof finish so even though it’s glowy, it doesn’t feel super emollient once it sets. On me I find it long-wearing right now in our mild warm spring temperature. Once the heat and humidity arrives, I don’t know how it will hold up, but right now I’m impressed.

Ingredient listing includes alcohol high up on the list and this foundation also contains fragrance, both which can be hit or miss for my skin. After testing this for a couple weeks now I haven’t experienced any irritation from the fragrance or alcohol. I pulled the ingredients from online:

Aqua (Water), C9-12 Alkane, Alcohol, Undecane, Silica, Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Glycerin, Tridecane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Barium Sulfate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Lauryl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Propylene Carbonate, Parfum (Fragrance), Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Citrate, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Aluminum Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Isostearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Mica, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Palmitic Acid, Tocopherol, Magnesium Hydroxide, [+/- CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride)].

Shade wise I’m in between 3N and 3.5N, but I’m wearing 3N in this post. Below with bare skin:

Bare skin no makeup

With foundation + eyeshadow + lipstick (no powder or concealer worn):

Guerlain Terracotta Le Teint Foundation 3N

In one of my orders I got a couple sample packets of 2N and 4N which I’ve swatched below. There seems to be a huge gap between 3.5N and 4N. There is a 3W and 3.5W which might fill the gap but I don’t have the foundation at any counters near me to try in person.

Quick skintone note: I’m currently lighter than my usual Chanel Les Beiges in the B40 shade and wear a mix of the B30 and dab of B40. I also swatched the Tom Ford Foundation Sticks in 6 Natural and 6.5 Sable.

Guerlain foundation swatches

I like this Guerlain Le Teint formula a lot better than the Guerlain L’Essentiel which I found thick and heavy on the skin. I wouldn’t call the new formula completely weightless as I can definitely feel it on my skin, but it is lightweight and feels nice.

Compared to other glowy foundations I still prefer Chanel (especially the Les Beiges Water Fresh Complexion Tint) but this one from Guerlain is very good.

Terracotta Luminizer

Guerlain Terracotta Luminizers Cool Ivory and Warm Gold

Guerlain also launched two new highlighters called the Terracotta Luminizer ($59 each). There is a light pink shimmer called Cool Ivory and a warm golden shimmer called Warm Gold. The formula and finish is exquisite for a really beautiful glow. Out of the two I like Cool Ivory the best for a natural pretty highlight. Warm Gold pulls very yellow on my skin and I prefer other golds or peach tones like the Charlotte Tilbury Gilded Glow or Bobbi Brown Peach.

Highlighter swatches

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Cool Ivory

Guerlain Terracotta Luminizer Cool Ivory


Warm Gold

Guerlain Terracotta Luminizer Warm Gold

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Overall I really love the new foundation. I think the highlighters have a really beautiful formula and even though I have a million highlighters, I really love the finish and look of Cool Ivory.

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Available at at Nordstrom, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Guerlain.