Foundation can be a really complicated subject. Personally, I use several different types in different shades. My favorites tend to see-saw between just a few brands. Guerlain is one brand where I've found really good formulas and formulas that failed me. But mainly, what sells me on foundation is the color match. Right now, it seems that heaven can be found in the form of the Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Beautifying Foundation in the shade Clair.
I bought mine at Sephora. I initially took home the next darker shade which I think was Naturel but that one turned orange on me. I was hesitant to bring home Clair because it looked incredibly light when I squirted some on my hand. However, after putting it on, it was simply perfect.
How do I define perfect? In this sense, this is a color I can pump a few drops of on my fingers and put on like I was simply putting on moisturizer. The end effect looks exactly like me with a few less blemishes. Color matching to my neck isn't an issue because it seems that this just seamlessly blends into the skin of my face so whatever normal shading exists (that is, my neck can be darker than my face without makeup on) still exists but looks absolutely... normal.
|Pump of Guerlain foundation|
The product is scented, like everything in the world of Guerlain. It's expensive, like everything in the world of Guerlain :) but really, an ounce for $53 of something I would love to use everyday doesn't sound too bad. This is my favorite everyday foundation right now. It wins on color, feel, and ease of use. Even the product packaging is brilliant, in my opinion. The plastic tube is slim and won't break. The pump works properly and doesn't make a mess. It's light and travel-friendly. On top of it all, it has SPF. Winner, is all I can say!