Oh Guerlain, you always know the way to a woman's heart, be it with your makeup, skin care, or perfumes. I got Clair as I have pale olive skin, and I am obsessed. This gives the perfect lit from within glow! It feels so silky, creamy and smooth, and it does not dry my already dry skin out or make me look flat/dull like many powders do. It does not emphasize my pores, it doesn't give an off color to my complexion, and it doesn't make my skin feel tight either. This is such a true JOY to use! I use my Chikuhodo Z1 to apply it globally, and my Z4 to use it more concentrated as a very soft highlight. It gives you the most natural glow you could imagine, but better. A pretty, luxurious container of Photoshop! This smells absolutely divine as well- it smells just as luxurious as it looks and feels, like powdery, soft Violet. It is very reminiscent of the Meteorites edt, but more soliflore. Heavenly to use, smell, and experience! It is truly a joy to use! The container is incredible itself too- very high quality, it stays shut, and the little puff that comes with it helps keep the pearls in place during travel. Every makeup lover needs to experience this product!
I have extremely pale skin with olive undertones. I do not fall into the typical warm or cool tones by any means. Like those online quizzes that ask you to look at your veins, if you look better in gold or silver, etc. I don't fall into warm, cool, or neutral. Everything is too pink, too orange, too warm of a yellow, and too dark. On top of that, other foundations cling to dry patches, crease, or feel like they shift, or oxidize quickly. I have tried every foundation out there that could match my impossibly difficult skin tone like Nars Siberia and Gobi, MUFE, Korean brands, Italian brands, and nothing was right for my skin type and tone. Loreal True Match worked color wise by mixing W1 and N1 but it wasn't quite right for my dryness, and it would separate when I would sweat. This though...OMG am I glad I decided to try it at my local Sephora! Online the swatches looked too dark so I wrote it off in my mind. But in the store I noticed that this one actually looked like it would be a match! And it totally is - it is perfect! Absolutely perfect in every way. The color is the exact shade of my skin, and it is very hydrating. It actually improves dryness, it doesn't cling to dry areas or look cakey, it lasts all day, and in the 2 weeks I have been wearing it, my skin has improved overall. I love the texture too- it is liquid, but as you're blending it, it changes to more of a mousse-like consistency, kind-of like the JM serum foundation but much easier to work with. I prefer this over the serum foundation because it is much easier to work with. The serum foundation is too whipped-feeling as you're trying to blend it, like it doesn't want to sink in. This one though just dissapates perfectly onto the skin- not too quickly as to make blending evenly difficult, but it doesn't take forever like the serum. It is so effortless to use. Even just using your fingers it blends in perfectly. I don't even need to use my beauty blender for this. It is literally fool proof. This is by far the best foundation I have ever used. If you have pale olive skin- check out G15! If you have dry, sensitive skin- check out your matching shade from this line! I am stocking up on this entire line to use on my clients, it is THAT good. Please for the love of God I hope they never stop making this because ot is literally perfect.