Friday, August 24, 2012

Guerlain Parure Extreme Foundation Swatches


Guerlian's Parure Extreme Foundation SPF 25 is touted as a very long wearing skin base, able to withstand extreme weather conditions (both hot and cold) while maintaining flawless coverage.  While I have used this foundation in the past, especially when outdoors (in the winter, I wear Beige Clair 02), it is not in my current rotation since I am generally indoors and don't need foundation for extreme conditions.  I am happy, however, to share these swatches with my readers...enjoy and do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions!

Xoxo,

--The Beauty Professor

Guerlain Parure Extreme Foundation swatches
Parure Extreme in the shade.

Above and below: I was able to swatch eight shades of the Guerlain Parure Extreme Foundation SPF 25.  Shade descriptions are as follows...

1. Rose Natural (13): Very light rosy beige for light skin with pink (cool) undertones.
2. Beige Clair (02): Very light beige with neutral undertones, suitable for fair to light skin tones (my winter shade).
3. Beige Natural (03): Neutral beige for light to medium (NC 25-NC30) skin tones (my spring and summer shade).
4. Beige Moyen (04): Neutral beige for medium (NC 30-40) skin tones.
5. Tres Fonce (06): Darkest shade in the spectrum for women of color with neutral undertones.
6. Dore Natural (23): Warm toned beige for medium (NC 30-40) skin tones.
7. Dore Moyen (24): Neutral toned beige for dark (NC 45-55) skin tones.
8. Dore Fonce (25): Warm toned beige for very dark (NC 55+) skin tones.

Guerlain Parure Extreme Foundation swatches
Parure Extreme in direct sunlight.

20 comments:

  1. Thanks for the swatches! :)

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    1. My pleasure, Carla...thanks for stopping by!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. Hi! Do you think Beige Clair 02 will match my NC20 skintone? Thanks! :) Great post!

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    1. Hello HappyHeizel!

      I do think that Beige Clair 02 will be your very best match...happy to help!!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. #2 looks rather light?? #3 doesn't look that dark??
    I've got pink undertones, can use beige neutrals...definitely no yellow undertones!!
    ... I'm an approx. NW20-25... In Dior Forever I'm a 022 cameo.. Can u plz suggest the best colour for me? Thanks for the swatches:)

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    1. Hello Andrea,

      Thanks for stopping by...I would say that #13 would likely be your best match. It has a great neutral to rosy beige undertone and is about NW 25. I hope that helps!!

      Warm regards,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. I'm NC 25/30 in MAC, does #3 suits me? Are all the shades of Guerlain the same? I've tried Guerlain Parure Gold in the counter and #3 seems too dark, almost a bronzer, the SA recommended #2 but I have strong yellow undertones. She recommended Guerlain Parure Lumiere instead, #32 and fits me well (until I got home and realized it was a shade lighter than my neck)

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    1. Hello Karen Ann,

      Thanks for the question. If you are closer to NC 30, I think #3 will be a fantastic match. I wouldn't say that the numbered shades across all of the Guerlain foundations are entirely consistent...close, but not exact. It just depends on the formula! I can wear this formula in #2 when I am a NC 20-25 and #3 when I am a NC 25-30 (late spring and summer).

      I hope that helps!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  5. This is the most helpful blog post I've seen all day! Thank you for sharing! :)

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    1. I am thoroughly flattered, Cat! Thanks so much for your kind feedback!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  6. Hii thank you for the shades, I have really yellow undertones but I'm kind of tan also, you think 4 would be good for me? thanks :)

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    1. Hi Soficore...thanks for the question. In light of your description it sounds to me like #4 could work. If it ends up being too dark, then I suggest getting #3 as well to mix in to create your perfect shade!

      Regards,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  7. hi amazing post, Im NW20 do you think no.13 would suit my skin?? thank you :-)

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    1. Thanks, Anon! Yes, that is the shade I would recommend ; )

      Take care,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  8. Hi I'm NC35 and saw on sale Beige Fonce05, do you think it would work for me? TIA!

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    1. Hello Tin,

      I don't have Beige Fonce #5 in my swatches so I couldn't say for sure. If you are NC 35, then #4 or #23 could potentially work!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  9. Hello! Thanks for good review! Can you tell with shade is more light #2 or #3? I have NW2 I think. And I don't want yellow or pink undertone. I need more neutral. Which you can recommend? Thank you:)

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    1. My pleasure..#2 is lighter and neutral in undertone!

      Hope that helps...xo

      --The Beauty Professor

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  10. Hi, I use NC45 in MAC. I feel either Dore Moyen(24) or Dore fonce would be what my choice ought to be. Which would you suggest would be a better option. Thanks :-).

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    1. Hello May!

      I am guessing that you would be better off in the Dore Moyen (24).

      I hope that helps...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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