November 6th, 2017

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Cushion & Aqua Nude Foundation

Guerlain makes some of the most refined and elegant makeup, and wearing a Guerlain foundation is as effortless as slipping on a silky negligee. The original Guerlain Lingerie de Peau revolutionized the beauty world when it was first released in 2011, and won a cult-like following with its skin-fusing formula.  And now, Guerlain is releasing 2 new additions to the line… the first cushion from the brand, and a super lightweight hydrating formula!

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Cushion & Aqua Nude Foundation

Ever since I showcased this on my Instagram, I’ve been fielding questions from cushion lovers all over the world about the new Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Cushion.  The formula feels similar to the original LdP fluid foundation, of course now in a travel-friendly compact version.  There is no exposed physical cushion, but the foundation is dispensed by gently pressing on the top plate.

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau cushion

For this cushion, Guerlain has enriched its Lingerie de Peau formula with a new hydrating agent to keep skin feeling fresh and soft all day.  It comes with SPF25 protection combined with Vitamin E and antioxidant properties to protect against UV rays and pollution.  Lingerie de Peau Cushion applies smoothly, and has surprisingly good (medium-buildable) coverage.  On my dry skin, it floats over beautifully without emphasizing pores and bumps, and stays imperceptibly lightweight all day long.

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau cushion before after comparison**Please click on image to open in a separate window and zoom in for closeups

As you can see in the comparison image above, Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Cushion evens out my skin tone nicely, and gives a natural glow that moulds to my facial contours like lingerie.  Coverage is a light medium as is usual with the LdP line, but I was surprised by how buildable it is, and capable of effectively concealing the redness around my nose and most of my dark circles (though a corrector underneath would have been even better).  I am using the shade 01N Tres Clair which is close to my natural complexion, but a shade too light in comparison to my neck.  On my dry skin, Lingerie de Peau Cushion lasts well throughout the day without fading or oxidizing, though I could do with a quick touch-up around the t-zone.  This is easy to do with this formula – simply blot off excess oil from the face first, mist if you’d like to refresh, and then pat on a fresh light layer before heading out!

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Aqua Nude Foundation

If the original LdP was like lingerie on the skin, Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Aqua Nude is akin to bare skin.  The latest Aqua Nude formula is even more watery in texture, and ultra light to wear.  Guerlain uses a new Aqua Pump technology that distributes water evenly in water channels throughout the skin for improved hydration.  This LdP Aqua Nude foundation is composed of volatile oils that lock in pigments in a micro-fine mesh.  This allows it to meld into the skin and adhere to the contours of the face imperceptibly, and leave behind the ultimate bare-skinned finish.  SPF20 provides basic protection from UV rays for mainly indoor wear, but this is one that I would actually wear into the sunny outdoors so additional sunscreen will be needed.

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Aqua Nude Foundation before after comparison**Please click on image to open in a new window and zoom for closeups

For my dry skin, I found it applies smoothest over a hydrating base.  The formula reminds me of the Dior Nude Air foundation [reviewed here] though not quite as watery and glowy, and a little like the Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation and Concealer [reviewed here] but sheerer.  As you can see from the face comparison image above, the coverage is lighter than the Cushion, and more matte.  The shade I am wearing here is 00N which is much to light and pink for me.  Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Aqua Nude uses a long-wearing polymer that glides onto the contours of the face to protect the make-up from sweat, sebum and water throughout the day.  It is so powerful it is able to stay fresh-looking all day despite insane heat, and even some pool time!

I am a big fan of Guerlain foundations, and continue to be in love with these new Lingerie de Peau offerings.  The shades that I have here are a little light for me, but both are so lightweight and long-lasting that they are make really great choices for those living in hot, humid climates like Singapore.  Even if you are heading into cold winters, your skin will still benefit from the hydrating formulas; and the portability of both the Cushion and Aqua Nude are great for travels.

Both Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Cushion and Lingerie de Peau Aqua Nude are now out in counters.

This post featured products that were generously provided for my consideration.  Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.

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  • Mimi Ligianto

    hai linda.. i’m just curious with the shade choice you use, cause i know usually you use shade 02 beige clair for guerlain.. why not choose 1 shdes down? thank you

    • Hi Mimi, yes you are right, i’m usually 02 in guerlain…. but unfortunately these are the press samples that were provided. I’ve also not had the opportunity to go down to a counter to swatch in person as I’ve just been swamped at work and home…. sorry about that!

      • Mimi Ligianto

        It’s okayy, usually when i buy guerlain foundation the shades is based on your review. Sadly in my hometown there’s no guerlain counter so i can’t try it directly.. i really love guerlain foundation, so this 2 new comer instantly in my must try list. Thank you!

        • Oh dear, i’m so sorry to have disappointed you in this way!! I would suggest going with your usual shade as a safer choice! I’ve also grown a little darker in the past few months, and i’m favoring more natural shades so I may not be a good proxy for you…. Try the cushion, you’ll like it!

          • Mimi Ligianto

            It’s okay, no dissapointment at all. It’s really an eye candy to browse your blog.. looking forward to try the cushion and also lingerie nude.. thank you


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