20.2.11

Bottled Gold : Guerlain L'OR Radiance Concentrate

I was a bit naughty at Duty Free. I am blaming my fellow Tweeters for encouraging me on my rampage through the aisles.

I picked up a bottle of Guerlain's "gold in a bottle" as I am not calling it for L'OR Radiance Concentrate is far too long winded. I decided to buy this as it is something that I have been ever curious about and it had a whopping discount.




Before I blab, I would like it to be known that I have never been a believer in primers. I always thought that it was a crafty plan to get more money out of us gullible shoppers. However, this really is marvellous stuff.



♥ What I like ♥
Oh! Aren't those gold flecks pretty? When applied, they disperse to impart a complexion smoothing lustre which I really needed during the unforgiving complexion exposing sunlight and those long days in Cape Town.

I like the products gel texture as it makes it easy to apply and it feels fresh on the face.

I apply this after my moisturiser but before my usual BB cream or tinted moisturiser and found that it enhances the look and feel of my make up.

This gold in a bottle helps my make up glide on smoothly and it holds it in place pretty much all day without leaving me with dry patches. This primer served me very well during my 8.00am - 11.pm days and so I am really pleased with myself for buying it.



♦ What I don't Like ♦

The price tag! I think this is why I possibly would not repurchase the product before at least trying to find something more reasonable that works just as well.

The packaging is rather swish isn't it? Yet as luxurious as a glass bottle is, it is rather cumbersome for traveling with and that is probably when I would use this the most.

It does feel rather sticky when you first apply the primer but it does dry down after a few minutes. Perhaps this is not great for rushed days.


I am sorry that I have not been keeping up with my reviews! Thank you to all you wonderful readers who have gently nudged me back into action.

19 comments:

  1. UHHH stuff of magicke and dreams! Gold glimmers and decadently smooth glass bottle, swoon! Excellent review, 'tis a shame it's super duper pricey :P

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  2. wow Gold! :D that is so amazing. what a luxurious product! Does the gold flecks show up on the skin when your apply that primer?

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  3. ohh sounds like a great product! just wondering, is it fragranced? i might check this out at duty free or in the US if the prices are cheaper :P I think i need a primer!

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  4. I wonder who it was that encouraged you... Hmmm!

    But yes, I've had my eye on that primer for a while now, I just can't justify buying it when I already have a few, and hardly use them anyhow! :(

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  5. Wow, so gorgeous and luxurious! It reminds me of those fancy pastries with gold leaf that I feel kind of guilty about eating, but in makeup primer form, lol.

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  6. Ohhh how nice that you were able to get it at duty free! It looks and sounds really nice but I agree with you, the price is steep considering you can probably find something else that also works well but for less.

    Hope your trip was a lot of fun!!

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  7. I am far far too lazy to use a primer but this would look so pretty just on my vanity! Was it a lot cheaper at duty free? Hope you manage to find a cheaper alternative (though the gold leaf is SO gorgeous)!

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  8. Damn the price tag! :( It looks really pretty and sounds so good! Might have a peek in stores to have a taste of luxury ;) xxxx

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  9. this makes me think of goldstrike !! lol xD

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  10. Wow, so gorgeous and luxurious! It reminds me of those fancy pastries with gold leaf that I feel kind of guilty about eating, but in makeup primer form, lol.

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  11. wow Gold! :D that is so amazing. what a luxurious product! Does the gold flecks show up on the skin when your apply that primer?

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  12. Babe, do you want me to send you a wee sample pot?

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  13. I am so lazy too but when something holds my war mask on all day....I can make the effort now and again.

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  14. I will try my damnedest to find a cheaper alternative BUT if nothing comes to light then at least I know THIS works.

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  15. It has that Guerlain make up fragrance which I can tolerate no probs.

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  16. nice purchase from duty free! glad you found something that works to keep your BB cream on all day :)

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  17. gold in a bottle! wow, that does sound rather fantastic and i'm glad it lives up to its... splendor? haha.

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