Guerlain Light Diffusing Perfecting Primer Dupe?
I think look-wise that's the closest to a dupe as it can get, what do you think?
What it is:
A pre-makeup essence (moist cream + pearl-infused makeup base)
Makeup Essence promotes better adhesion of makeup by moisturizing skin and blending skin tone with coverage for a longer lasting and more natural look.
How to Use:
After skincare regimen, apply essence to all areas of the face. Pat to finish.
When I laid my eyes on this at the Etude House Store, I had no idea what it was but I had to have it, for the mere fact that it looked so...so...I can't find the right word for it...interesting? Yes interesting. And cute! I love those little balls in the bottle.
Okay, after the novelty had worn off, it didn't hold my interest for long. First of all, the iridescent particles are pinkish-purplish. which might be good for very yellow Asian skin tones, but on me, they make me look too pink since I already have a bit of a pink undertone. The first time i used it, I applied a little too much and yes, I did look like a disco ball in the sun.
As for whether or not it made my makeup last longer, I don't think this have any special 'adhesive' because my makeup looks the same 10 hours later with and without this on.
Now on to the good things about it. If applied minimally (only on the areas where you would apply a highlighter), it will give the effect of the "inner glow" and I've noticed that it does shrink the pores a bit.
More good things.......
- Once pumped out, the balls come out as a gel-like cream which is very cooling and refreshing when applied
- Mattifies the skin
- Suits my combination skin, and I think it would suit very oily skin too.
- Pump bottle is cute and hygienic. Not to mention high quality.
As you can see in the pic above, it does illuminate the skin
So, all in all, I don't regret buying this at all. But I think I'd like it better without all the sparkle.
Repurchase? Nope. This will still last me a long time and by then I'll be very bored of it.
Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥♥ For the product. ♥♥♥♥♥ For the innovation.
♥ Cynthia Z ^.^