Monday, May 27, 2013

Guerlain Blanc De Perle Smoothing UV Base

I don't often watch 女人我最大 because my wishlist will lengthen by a mile. The gurus take delight in enabling with the latest products to hit the market and Smoothing UV Base is the product to get in the episode that aired on February 28th, 2013.

Guerlain says:
This fluid transparent formula invisibly provides new perfection to every skin tone, sublimating the skin instantly. It smoothes over the smallest blemish, instantly reducing the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines and signs of fatigue. Protected, sublimated and luminous, the skin glows with perfection.

Name: Guerlain ゲラン Blanc de Perle ペルル ブラン Smoothing UV Base メイクアップベース ホワイト SPF30 PA+++
Price: RM 190 for 30 ml
Release date: 22.2.2013
Made in: France

Smoothing UV Base is a pearly white coloured makeup base. No more worrying about shades; the white colour practically matches all skin tones.

Despite what the thick, almost old-school sunscreen-like texture would suggest, it is creamy, non-sticky and blends easily without leaving a cast. Moreover, it is so light that I can barely feel it once smoothed on.

The broad spectrum protection from the Skin Shield Technology along with the whitening action of the P.E.A.R.L. Complex were converged to create a smooth surface by evening pores and fine lines for light to reflect, thus ensuing in a luminous and radiant (soft-focused glow comes to mind) appearance, all without any shimmer or sparkle.

With - Without

I can either use Smoothing UV Base alone (the option recommended by 小凱老師) or under foundation. In my case, I go sans foundation (why cloak the beautiful finish with a layer of foundation?) with a slick of concealer on problem areas. This combination really does help to create the illusion of a perfect skin.

One other perk? This primer has a divine white lily scent. It is fresh and light and it does not overwhelm one's olfactory senses. It may not appeal to everyone but this nose loves it.

Of course there is the small issue of the price... RM 190 is a price I am willing to pay for perfection, considerable as it may be.

Smoothing UV Base along with its sisters, Lightening UV Base and Correcting UV Base, are sold at Guerlain counters nationwide.

The full ingredient list for Blanc de Perle Smoothing UV Base:
Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Butylene Glycol, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Diphenyl Dimethicone/Vinyl Diphenyl Dimethicone/Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Decyl Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Xanthan Gum, Cetearyl Glucoside, Parfum (Fragrance), Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopherol Acetate, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Propylene Glycol, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract, Benzyl Salicylate, Faex (Yeast) Extract, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), BHT, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract.

Disclosure: Press sample.


Sabrina_VixenDeity said...

Wow! The finish on this looks perfect! As in, like perfect flawless skin and not flat or shiny. So expensive though :S

Anna said...

I want it even though I don't need it, but ah....

MizzJ said...

I love the luminous glow it gives! Is sublimate _really_ a word? haha @__@

Rick said...

I don't look at the weekly sale ads for the same reason--if I don't know about it, I won't buy it. :)
I hope you're doing well!

Lifeandlensofbeauty said...

I tried this at the store and loved it! But when i got a sample (in pink one) and used at home, it found it really enlarged my sebum /pores :S :S it'll be great to use on perfect skin though!!