Guerlain has two new “Parure” foundations out: Parure Aqua and Parure Extreme. They both come in pump bottles and Guerlain calls them both “fluid” foundations. I would have called them gels — when dispensed, they don’t run down your arm. Both foundations are $55.
Parure Aqua is medium coverage, SPF 20. Guerlain’s official description of it tells a feel-good, good-for-you story of hydration, a cooling sensation to the skin, and a luminous finish. I truly could not tell the difference between colors 24 and 25, Dore Moyen and Dore Fonce. I’d think I could tell a difference, and then I felt my eyes were playing tricks on me. I wondered if I actually had two testers of Dore Moyen, and if maybe one of them had been mislabeled. Also, Rose Naturel is quite pink (click the picture for a closer look).
Parure Extreme is full coverage, SPF 25. The Parure Extreme story is that it’s long-wearing, water-resistant, and matte finish. It comes in the same colors as Parure Aqua.