Find me a beauty addict who doesn't love the idea of wearing gold on her face! It would probably be a hard task, but if you did find said gold-snobbing beauty lover, then I'd probably be forced to give up a pump or two of Guerlain's L'Or Radiance Concentrate with Gold for them to smooth on. Then, you'd need to find someone else - they'd be well and truly converted! Me? I needed no persuasion what-so-ever to try this wonder product from the renowned French brand and neither did our members it would seem - we sampled this golden beauty product in some of our boxes this month to much delight!
Read on for more L'Or lovin' and our other product picks from the decadent and historically elegant Guerlain range.
French golden-loving girl
Flick through any glossy mag on the shelves of your local newsagency (or type 'Street Style' into Pinterest) and you'll see that metallics are still huge for spring. But why keep all those shimmering golden tones on your clothes? Thanks to so-frenchy, so-super-chic beauty brand Guerlain, you can now wear it on your face too. The L'Or Radiance Concentrate combines 24-carat gold (Yes, you heard right!) with intense hyradting properties for the ultimate illuminating and moisturising primer.
Appart from making this primer look amazing in the bottle (swoon) why the gold? The 24-carat flecks in this primer are perfect for giving your complexion a glowing head start before applying your foundation - especially for fans of light coverage. To use, take a small amount of the primer and smooth it over your face after your regular skincare routine. Then, working outwards from the middle of the face, apply the gel-like formula to skin to even out creases and smooth lines. Wait a couple of minutes before applying your foundation (or bb cream/tinted moisturiser) You'll find your skin will have a smoother texture - ace for perfecting a consistant base - and will be ever so slightly more luminous. Very flattering!
Of course, it would be Guerlain to offer this resplendantly decadent product to the beauty world considering their long running reputation as innovators. Did you know that Guerlain were the first to bring the lipstick in bullet form to the lips of the world's women? They were also the first ever company to create a fragrance; they named it 'Jicki'. You can also have your own Guerlain fragrance custom made for you at their flagship boutique at 68 Champs Elysee, in Paris if you are so inclined. And whilst this doesn't come cheap, for a one-of-a-kind scent of your own, some women would give their entire shoe collection! If this isn't really an option, you can always take their online guided fragrance consulation instead. With endless options to suit yours, your mum's and even your grandma's tastes, it's easy to spend far too long dreaming up a wardrobe of Guerlain scents for every one of life's occasions! My top result? Shalimar Extract - a mixture of vanilla, iris, jasmine, and tonka bean. And if the bottle is anything to go by? Divine!
Something else to suit every woman? Guerlain's bouquet of Rouge Automatic Lipstick. These pigmented bullets of hydrating and long-lasting lipcolour come in 25 shades and are lightly fragranced with the beauty house's signature scent: Fresh and Floral notes associated with warmer base notes of Vanilla and Tonka Beans. Designed during the Art Deco era, this magnificent lipstick comes enclosed in a structurally elegant golden case, the first ever without a cap to encourage an application technique requiring only a single hand. Ingenious! Because, really, haven't our hands only gotten fuller and busier? (Apple gizmos and amazing clutches - I'm looking at you!)
Have you tried any of the Guerlain range? Did you feel ever so chic wearing it? Let do let us know! - Lauren