L’Essentiel vs Tom Ford

We have definitely proclaimed the month of August as foundation month as there have been so many new foundation releases and the excitement is rising so high that I don’t even know what to do with myself. So I’m testing quite a few of them one by one.

This week has been all about the new Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural 16 hr foundation. This product is made with 97% natural ingredients, light buildable coverage, skin like application and claims long 16 hr wear.


The foundation is beautiful and melts into your skin while giving you a slight healthy glow. It applied and spread as easy as a moisturizer and looked absolutely stunning! For the first 2.5 hrs…During hour 3 after application, all the foundation Gods quickly assemble and take your face straight to Nirvana of ugly. Your face becomes patchy and hideous. The original glow is now resembling more of a greasy disgusting bowl of soup mixed with some oatmeal which unfortunately all happens to reside right in the center of your face. Don’t even think of touching your face as it will form a deep crater that pokes into the depths of once again Nirvana of the Pitiful and Deformed. I would have been less shiny if I had buttered my face or sprayed it with some olive oil. Yep, where is the frying pan as I’m ready to be cooked!!!

So, if you’re looking for a light, natural looking and stunning foundation to wear for about 2 hours, well, that’s the one for you. If you’re going on a date which you anticipate to enjoy for longer, please, don’t wear this foundation! I made that mistake and ruined a beautiful Tom Ford shirt. No, he didn’t notice but that’s not the point, is it?

About Desi Stark

All luxury beauty and lifestyle with a sprinkle of the occasional random thought and some life stories.
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