Guerlain L’Or Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold is a complexion-perfecting primer infused with pure gold flakes. As described on the official website, Guerlain l’Or is an embellishing make-up base sprinkled with pure 24-carat gold flakes. Like the most luxurious jewelry pieces, the precious flakes were crafted into ultra-sparkling and ultra-reflective particles, then dispersed in a hydrating smoothing gel. The complexion is beautified. It glows with divine and unfailing radiance. Skin is smooth, supple and satiny, ready for perfect, enhanced and long-lasting make-up.

L’Or has a distinctive and delicate floral scent. The first peach note blended with an accord of vegetal notes is fresh and sparkling. The rose, raspberry and jasmine heart is enriched with a powdery base of balsamic, benzoin and white musk.

Guerlain L'Or Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold review

So here are my thoughts about Guerlain L’Or Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold. Starting with the packaging, it is housed in a heavy glass bottle with a pump dispenser. The bottle and the cap both have the name Guerlain over them. If you look at the pictures and in person, you see the gold flakes in the bottle floating in the liquid product. The texture of the product is gel-like and feels very light when dispensed. I take one pump of the product on the fingers and then apply it straight to my face. The gold flakes dissolve while I apply it onto the skin. The product does not take much time to dry the skin due to its lightweight and the result is hydrated radiant skin. I apply this primer to my foundation or tinted moisturizer.

Guerlain L'Or Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold review

It has been a savior for my skin in this weather, the skin looks plump, no signs of my dehydrated skin and no breakouts or irritations for my acne prone combination skin. The foundation stays on well over this primer and never experienced the makeup rolling off. I have used it on the days when I am not wearing makeup, it gives a beautiful glow to the skin and makes the skin look hydrated, youthful, and radiant.  It does not emphasize my pores or imperfections. I use it with my Guerlain Lingerie de Peau SPF20 Foundation which I reviewed here. I have used it with other foundations I have and it works very well with all of them.

Overall, I am really satisfied with this primer and has been loving this in my daily routine. Guerlain L’Or Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold is available at Sephora Canada, Hudson’s Bay.

*DISCLAIMER – This is a press sample sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.


  • Dianne Childs

    Ooh, so luxe with the gold flakes! The gel formula sounds like my cup of tea, too. Sounds amazing!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  • The Life of Laura

    Such a luxe product! I’ve wanted to try this for ages but have never been able to justify the price tag. Maybe one day

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

  • This sounds like such a beautiful primer. I love that its plumping for the skin but also doesn’t make you oily. I’ll see if I can get a sample.

  • This primer looks beautiful! Definitely something I want to try one day!
    Ebony x

    http://www.theblackandwhiteguide.com

  • I’ve heard raves about this primer! It really sounds like you get visible results from it. I definitely don’t need it though – way out of my budget haha!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  • I wish I had the dosh to try that primer! Everyone raves about it

  • This looks so luxe and beautiful! It reminds me of the YSL Touché eclat primer which was a fave of mine too!

  • Cia Black

    This looks so high end, I love the added gold flakes, I can see how that would make ones face shine. Such a luxury item to have.

  • Oh it looks so luxe, and it’s wonderful that it lives up to it’s promises and is a good product for you! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend! Another extreme weather weekend here. So hot, we are staying near the air conditioner.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Amanda Rolfe (Creativity Spark

    This is a very intriguing item. I don’t think we have that here. I am curious. how is it on sensitive skin?

  • What ingredient I love most in my skin care products? Gold! I will check this out.

  • Elizabeth O

    That looks like a dream come true for every girls and looks expensive. I will share this to my cousin who is a huge fan of makeup and beauty products.

  • Shubhada Bhide

    I’ve heard of good things and positive review about this Guerlain Primer. and I really want to try it but it looks so expensive. lol!! I will definitely check this out.

  • I have not tried it yet but would love to … Looks so luxe and promising.

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  • Zerin Hassan

    never heard about this or tried it but looks great! x

  • Ana Ojha

    Never heard of this brand but the primer sounds amazing! I love exploring about new cosmetics!

  • Karrie Frost

    OOOooo! I have tried the Météorites Pearl primer but not this one. Thank you for the recommendation!

  • Amy

    Sounds like a great way to keep skin healthy! When winter weather really hits us, it can totally dehydrate the skin.

  • Mary Jingjing Mortos Lopez

    oh I love that gold flakes inside! It looked very magical and it adds up to my first impression about that product too.

  • Aleney de Winter

    All that glitters, eh? This looks so decadent and magical. I’d find it impossible to resist…

  • Tiffany Bailey

    I’ve heard so many good things about this product I would really love to try it but I’ve gone cruelty free now so unfortunately I can’t! I think I’m going to feel really restricted with my options from now on 🙁