Guerlain is a brand that has held high esteem for decades it was founded in 1828. The brand has a large loyal following, count me in, which is only possible when the creations from the brand are as good that they leave a positive impression on your personality and create that mark where you can feel the difference when you indulge in them. Guerlain is a brand with which my love started from a bronzer I purchased a few years back and I have not looked back. I was lucky to be able to try the new Guerlain Lingerie de Peau SPF20 Foundation and have been using it since last few weeks on and off that I am ready to write about it.Guerlain Lingerie de Peau review swatch

Guerlain’s Lingerie de Peau, as described on the Guerlain official website, turns the dream of a perfect foundation into reality – so skin-fusing and natural that it can’t be felt, can’t be seen. Its fresh, light texture glides onto the contours of the face like a second skin to enhance beauty naturally, without artifice, all day long.
Guerlain Technology, Bio-Fusion micro-mesh, an unprecedented combination of contouring and smoothing stretch fibers with natural silk and linen fibers that are in total affinity with the skin. Hydrating agents bring softness and comfort throughout the day.  The foundation is available in 18 shades with undertones pink, neutral, and warm.

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau

The packaging of the foundation is in a heavy glass pump bottle. The product has fragrance in it which is light floral which is very freshening while I apply it in the morning. The fragrance dissipates after some time. One pump is enough for me to give light coverage and with half or one extra pump, I am able to build up to a little less than full coverage, which is my preference these days. I use a brush normally to apply my foundation, and it works great with a dense foundation brush. I have also used my fingers to apply it to my face and it applied very nicely. It works well when mixed with Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil or if applied over it.

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau

The texture of the foundation is light and very smooth. It glides easily on the skin and blends nicely giving a very natural matte kind of finish. I would not say it is full matte but a very natural semi-matte. The skin looks more evened out, naturally radiant, and healthy. The formulation stays put for the whole day, I have used it during the day for over 10 hours and my skin still looked fresh. I did not felt the need of touchup, my skin looked naturally radiant as the day passed, from semi-matte to a little less than semi-matte, not oily in any way. For your reference, I have combination skin type with oily areas on the nose, forehead, and center of the cheeks.  I had no issues with the formula oxidized after some time of wearing it. It did not settle in my pores or emphasize my problem areas.

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau

Now, coming to the shade range, there are 18 shades available with three undertones pink, neutral, and warm. I first tried 4W for my medium tan skin tone with warm undertones, the shade turned out to be orange on me which was a surprise as I thought I have very yellow undertones and this one looked perfect. Then I tried 4N, which is the perfect match for my skin tone. I mentioned this just for your reference that in case you are planning to purchase this online, I would suggest you try the shades in store before purchasing. I have swatched shade 4 with undertones Warm and Neutral so that you can see the difference.

I am really very satisfied with the formula and finish of this foundation. I have experienced no breakouts, no irritations with this foundation. The foundation has performed well with and without primer. The added SPF20 is a plus point as sometimes I just follow with this foundation after my moisturizer and skip the sunscreen. The other makeup sits nicely onto the foundation base. Overall, it is a really nice foundation if you are looking for a naturally radiant complexion which looks like second skin.

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation is available at Beautyboutique.ca, The Hudson’s Bay, Sephora Canada, and Guerlain boutiques.

*DISCLAIMER – This is a press sample sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are based on my own experience.


  • Jillian

    Never heard of this brand, so thank you for the info and photos. It is great to find ones that work well on sensitive and you do not need primer for.

  • Dianne Childs

    The formula sounds really nice, I’m loving the contouring/smoothing aspect and that it sits like a second skin.

    Di from Max The Unicorn

    • The formula is really nice, very natural finish!

  • The Life of Laura

    I love the sound of the finish! I am loving semi-matte finishes at the moment, something that still gives a natural radiant look, but still kind of matte. Might have to check it out!

    Laura || http://www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

    • It is exactly what you mentioned, let me know if you try this

  • Kristiana Wajnblom

    I’ve never heard of this brand before but I do love learning about new beauty products! I don’t know if these would be available in the US!

    • These are available at Sephora and Nordstrom in the US, let me know if you try this

  • Jodi Major

    I’ve also never heard of this. I don’t use a lot of makeup but it’s nice to have reviews on things before you purchase! Thank you

    • I agree, reviews does help in shortlisting the products that work and might be something you may need based on your requirement

  • Yes, I agree. That top one definitely is the better color for you. I would think someone would definitely have to see these in person before they ordered. Sounds like they have a lot of shades to choose from, which is nice. The foundation sounds amazing!

    • Thank you for reading, I am glad you liked it!

  • I like the shade of the 4N, that would suit my type of skin really well. It’s great to hear that it is so natural and that it has SPF in it as well. This is so important, especially in summer.

    • Sounds great, it indeed gives the very natural finish. Thank you for stopping by!

  • I’d love to try this! The formula sounds dreamy, I hate anything that cakes on the skin but these sound so good. I don’t have any Guerlain stockists locally though and I never like to buy foundation without properly matching up. I will keep this in mind though!

    • The formula is indeed really amazing. Let me know if you try this and how you like it!

  • Vasundhra Singh

    Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation seems great and I like that it imparts a natural glow on the face. It is great that they have 18 shades to chose from!

    • Thank you for reading, the finish is very natural.

  • Cleo

    Theses are great recommendations, I will defo look at these both as i have found many foundations don’t have these hydrating properties, and being available in 18 shades is even better!

  • Amy

    The added 20 spf is a super bonus for me. I appreciate makeup that already has spf built in so I don’t necessarily need to use a separate sunscreen.

  • Nawdeeya Nelson

    Great recommendation. Not a wearer of makeup, but I would imagine that easy, light application and a built in skin protectant is essential.

  • This sounds lovely! Wish I had access to Guerlain near me, maybe one day!
    Ebony x

    http://www.theblackandwhiteguide.com

  • Candy Rachelle

    Those are the characteristics that I am looking to a product. That sounds like an awesome product that I need to try.

  • Ellie Plummer

    I have never heard of this brand but they sound great. I am always looking to try new foundations so I may have to give this a go.

  • Great review! I’ve always loved Guerlains fragrances, but I’ve never tried their cosmetics. It sounds like the foundation provides great coverage! I’ll have to test it out!

    Amber S. | http://www.thesuburbansocialite.com

  • Teaspoon of Nose

    I love the sheen of it!

  • Esperanza

    Sounds like an amazing foundation! I’m sure it’s worth investing in, I would love to try it someday 🙂

  • Noelle Lynne

    Been hearing alot about this foundation, need to go in and check out the pigments in person after seeing this!

  • Ash Neverson

    I have to try out this foundation soon! Great review!