Guerlain launched a new powder compact foundation sometime around summer this year, adding to their best-selling Lingerie de Peau collection. I had a chance to swatch it before it even hit counters, and it has been haunting me since then.
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Powder Foundation comes in the same sleek black case as the older cream compact foundation & concealer from the same range. It is a shiny black plastic that feels extremely well made and carries a luxurious heft. The corners are nicely rounded and there is a general sex appeal that is classic and timeless.
This powder foundation uses the same Lingerie de Peau Bio-Fusion Micro-Mesh technology that incorporates both natural silk and linen fibers with synthetic stretch fibers to create a lightweight coverage that clings to the natural curvature of the face. The powder itself is perhaps the silkiest thing I have touched, and it is so fine it is almost imperceptible when swatched. Similar to the liquid foundation, coverage of the Lingerie de Peau Powder Foundation is sheer although you can build it up somewhat without it looking cakey.
I never use powder foundation on its own, but more as a finishing step to set my liquid foundation and concealers, and then later on in the day for touch-ups. Sure, I can use compact powders for that purpose or even carry around some loose powder, but sometimes I need just a bit more help evening out my skin tone, and I also find powder foundations to be more lasting. And so, Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Powder Foundation is perfect for me. I’ve been applying this with a soft powder brush, which helps to mattify and take away excess shine without any visible powderiness. It is indeed delicate like lingerie!