Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder

Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder ($52.00 for 1.00 oz.) is described as a “luminous peach beige.” In the pot, it looks like a warm, yellowed peach with light gold sparkle. Swatched, it’s a pale, yellow-tinted beige with gold sparkle–but it looks virtually colorless on me (it seemed to sheer out and apply almost translucently). Guerlain Perles du Dragon (LE, $58.00) has smaller shimmer. Chanel Reverie (LE, $52.00) has a lighter base color. See comparison swatches.

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Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder
Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder Moon Light
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
92%

Guerlain Meteorites Light-Diffusing Perfecting Primer

Guerlain Meteorites Light-Diffusing Perfecting Primer ($71.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is supposed to “camouflage blemishes and discoloration” with “pearlescent extracts to capture and reflect light and blur the appearance of fine lines.” Guerlain says that it can be used under makeup or on its own (after moisturizer). It’s an illuminating or radiance-enhancing primer that gives skin a more luminous finish without being shiny (or even dewy).  It extends the wear of my foundation by an hour and a half to two hours, which just means everything looks better for longer.  The consistency is lightweight and so easy to spread and blend out on my normal-to-dry skin, so it really does look good and feel good when worn over moisturizer without any foundation on top, and it can also be mixed in with tinted moisturizer easily.

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Guerlain Meteorites Light-Diffusing Perfecting Primer
Guerlain   Meteorites Light-Diffusing Perfecting Primer
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation

Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation ($59.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is supposed to be moisturizing, light-diffusing, and have medium coverage with a “sheer satin” finish. It’s available in a mere eight shades (which continues to be Guerlain’s biggest weakness with their foundations–a lack of shade range). It is recommended for normal, dry, and combination skin types (note, oily was not listed).

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Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
Guerlain   Parure de Lumiere
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
96%

Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation

Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation ($62.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a lightweight foundation with buildable coverage and a natural finish. Giorgio Armani Beauty really pushes that it is about getting the least amount of product with the most amount of bang; it’s supposed to “[look] invisible and [make] skin appear luminous.” It’s available in twelve shades. The brand says #2, 3, and 4 are best for fair skin tones; #4.5, 5, 5.5, 6.5, 7, and 8 for medium complexions; and #10, 11.5, and 12 for darker skin tones.

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Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation
Giorgio Armani   Maestro Foundation
A
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
93%

Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation & Remedy Concealer Pen

Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation ($48.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a gel-based formula that is “anti-aging, long-wearing” and “awakens your skin to its ideal radiance and clarity.” The coverage is supposed to be buildable from natural to full coverage, and it is supposed to have “supreme hydration.”

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Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation
Marc Jacobs Beauty   Remedy Concealer Pen
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
82%
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Guerlain Les Ors Meteorites Perles Light Diffusing Primer

Guerlain Les Ors Meteorites Perles Light Diffusing Primer ($71.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “sheer, luxurious makeup base” that utilizes gold pearls to brighten, illuminate, and help set makeup (but it can also be worn alone, if so desired). It’s ever-so-slightly peach-tinted with white, pink, and gold micro-shimmer (or pearl, if you like).

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Guerlain Les Ors Meteorites Perles Light Diffusing Primer
Guerlain   Les Ors Meteorites Perles Light Diffusing Primer
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%