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April 01, 2012

Haul: Guerlain Papure Gold Foundation [Swatches & Comparisons]

Guerlain Papure Gold foundation is the latest to add to my stash of base products.  (that drawer is now officially overflowing)  This was purchased a few weeks  back, but I have only used it maybe 2 or 3 times, due to the fact that I am currently trying out other foundation routines which are scheduled for posting.  So I can only give a quick first impressions, and I will be trying this out later this month.

It retails for S$116 (pricey!) but this is Temptalia's favourite foundation, so I think it would be interesting to give it a try.  Link to her review here.


I have photographed the foundation next to other Guerlain foundations in my stash - the Lingerie de Peau, the Blanc de Perle, and finally the Papure.   They are all the same shape and size, but different color bodies.

This is the product information for Guerlain Papure Gold foundation:

"Guerlain introduces a foundation that revives and illuminates the skin, restoring luster and revitalizing in the long term, thanks to the exclusive double-sided Gold Radiance Pigment. The opaque side targets imperfections and dull zones, while the golden side reflects light. Combined with the regenerating properties of myrrh oil and the lifting and smoothing properties of peptides, long-term results include the diminishment of fine lines and smoother, softer skin. The luxurious golden flecks leave the complexion with an aura of vitality and beauty. Dull-skin zones are illuminated, while wrinkles and under-eye circles are subdued. Its shine and color combat sallow tones and lift lackluster complexions with a healthy golden glow. The light formula glides onto the skin without thickening, enveloping the face with a lightness that does not accentuate lines—subtly concealing spots, irregularities and dilated pores."

Here's the thing about Guerlain foundations - I never quite am able to tell which shade I am in.   The Blanc de Perle is a tad too dark and beigy for me, the Lingerie de Peau is my exact match, and so is the Papure.  But the Papure and Lingerie de Peau are different shade numbers, and look VERY different swatched too.  The BA did tell me to pick a slightly lighter shade in the Papure too, so that's how I ended up with the shade I purchased.


I have used  the foundation in this LOTD entry here.

In the swatches you can see the different textures and consistency of the three foundations:

Lingerie de Peau is the most liquidy [32 Amber Clair]

Blanc de Pearle is a bit creamier [02 Beige Clair]

Papure Gold is creamiest in consistency [00 Beige Ivoire]


and because I spent xxx amount of money at Guerlain together with my gf -- she purchased the Papure powder foundation (same price), and I bought the Jasminora perfume... we got and shared between us this gift with purchase containing skincare products from their Blanc de Pearle range - there are a couple of sun protection products which she kept for herself, so this is what I end up with.


I will be sure to post my review after I have used this foundation for 2 weeks straight!


That's all, and thanks for reading.



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Reviews: Foundations

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2011 Foundations & Powder Overview

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Estee Lauder Double Wear

Shu Uemura Mousse Foundation

Shu Uemura Nobura Cream Foundation

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

Clarins Hydra Luminious Powder Foundation

Chanel CC Cream

Clarins Extra Firming Foundation

Cle de Peau BEAUTE Silky Cream & Concealer

Clé de Peau BEAUTÉ Brightening Base & Powder Foundation

Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation

DiorSnow Base Routine

Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation

Giorgio Armani Face Fabric

Illamasqua Skinbase

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

MUFE Mat Velvet+

MUFE HD Foundation & Powder

Lancome Teint Miracle Liquid Foundation

Lancome Maqui Miracle Compact Foundation

Lancome Mat Miracle 24H Foundation

Lancome UV Shield BB Creme

Lancome Regenerie Eclat Multi Lift CC Cream

Laura Mercier Overview

Maybelline Pure Mineral Liquid Foundation

Maquillage Long Lasting Cream Stick foundation

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Maquillage Multi Base BB & True Powdery UV foundation

NARS Sheer Glow

NARS Sheer Glow [Revisited]

Rachel K BB Cream

Shiseido Sheer & Perfect Foundation 

Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer 

Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation

Shu Uemura Smooth Fit Liquid Foundation

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Shu Uemura Instant Radiant Base

SUQQU Frame Fix Lasting Pact Foundation

Tom Ford Traceless Liquid Foundation

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream

Dior Capture Totale UV Base 

Bobbi Brown BB Cream

Freshel BB Cream

Laneige Snow BB Cushion

Ettusais Mineral BB Cream

Ettusais Quick Fix Powder

ZA True White Liquid Foundation



About Me

My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

About this Blog

I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

What Cameras do I use?

Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

My Favourite Makeup Brand(s)

It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

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Final Disclaimer

I bought/ paid for all of the products mentioned in this blog. I am not affliated to any company. If certain products are sent to me for review purposes, I will say so and express my honest opinions about them. In any case, I will only review and showcase the products which I have personally tried and tested, and enjoy using. I do not get paid to review anything.

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I am not a makeup artist, nor do I have any professional training in makeup.




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