Fab Find of the Week: Guerlain L’Essential foundation


You know the beauty world’s changing when Guerlain launches a foundation that’s 97% from natural origin.

But that’s not the only reason we love this new face base. It blends seamlessly into skin – with the aid of an utterly fantastic retractable face brush infused with charcoal – allowing for total control over the coverage, from lightweight to medium. (And medium coverage, with this radiant finish, is enough to conceal pigmentation marks and redness, we find.)

It features skin-caring ingredients, setting out to target uneven pigmentation and reduce pores. (We haven’t been using it long enough to report on that, but we’re watching for visible benefits.) Think: prebiotics and probiotics, red algae and moisturising white cocoa bean extract, which (among other actions) helps shield against blue light from our gadgets.

Perhaps our favourite thing about it is that L’Essentiel comes in 30 gorgeous shades, from pale and interesting through to deep skintones that often find it hard to get a match.

All packaged in a dressing-table-worthy bottle designed by Mathieu Lehanneur, voted one of the ‘100 World Top Designers’ by Wallpaper mag.

Our new complexion-perfecting ‘essentiel’.

L’Essentiel/£44 – buy here

L’Essentiel Brush/£38 ­– buy here