Sample Reviews : Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation, Clinique Superprimer (Universal)


Continuing with Sample reviews series, I have 2 lovely products to review today – Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation and Clinique Universal Superprimer!



Guerlain Parure de Lumiere foundation



Guerlain Parure de Lumiere foundation

Guerlain Parure de Lumiere foundation


I’ve only worn this thrice but I’ve loved it in every application! Its essentially a hydrating, luminous foundation that gives a beautiful, flawless glow to the skin. The coverage is moderate and very natural and the finish isn’t matte but not very dewy either. Its not the best formula for oilier skin but I’ve found that it works fairly well with a primer underneath. The only drawback is that it has very fine shimmer which gives it the luminosity which looks amazing otherwise but not in flash pictures (gives a slightly greasy look). But in person, it makes the skin look absolutely beautiful! I’ve found that shade no. 03 matches me perfectly. I’ve worn this foundation HERE.

Price : Rs 3500- 4000 (not sure of the exact price)



Clinique Universal Superprimer



Clinique Superprimer (Universal)

Clinique Superprimer (Universal)


The Clinique Superprimers have recently launched in India in many variants and I tried samples of the universal one and the anti-dullness variant. I loved the  Universal one because it was not only hydrating and balancing but helped in controlling the shine on my T-zone as well. Winters is a tricky time for my skin because it gets dehydrated but the T-zone continues to be oily and this one did an excellent job of balancing it out. It prolonged the wear of my foundation and gave a smoother look to my skin as well. I wanted to include this in my bridal kit but it was sold out when I went to pick it up!  🙁

If you want a primer that does it all – this is the one to pick!

Price : Rs 1710


[note color=”#FFEECA”]Hope you found this installment of Sample reviews helpful! Have you tried either of these products? Share your comments below! [/note]


About Sample Reviews series : With beauty boxes and free samples with purchase on counters, I end up with quite a few sample sized products and I thought it’ll be useful to review them here as I end up talking about them anyway on Instagram or Twitter.  Since I’ll only get few uses out of a sample size, these reviews will be shorter and less comprehensive than my regular reviews. I’ll be typically reviewing 2-3 products together. Hope you find this new feature helpful!



  1. December 15, 2013 / 3:18 am

    I was actually thinking of trying this out but was lil confused as it’s expensive one n I dint wanted my money to go waste .. Nw il buy it.. Thnx Ankita fr the review..

  2. December 15, 2013 / 3:57 am

    I definitely want to try the gueralin foundation now!

  3. December 15, 2013 / 2:37 pm

    Nice! I’ve never tried anything from Guerlain, super luxurious brand and lovely packaging too

  4. December 15, 2013 / 3:07 pm

    Hi Ankita, I have tried the Guerlain Parure foundation and it is worth it. I have dry skin and this doesn’t tug to my dry flaky patches. I accidentally used it without putting on a moisturizer before and it still looked beautiful. For the price, it is INR 3400 – got this from Sephora, Delhi.

    Thanks the sample reviews are a great add on, quick to read.


  5. December 15, 2013 / 4:12 pm

    Very helpful ankita, thanks for the reviews

  6. December 15, 2013 / 11:14 pm

    I absolutely must have the Clinique Superprimer now haha! Btw I love these sample reviews, great idea Ankita 🙂

  7. December 16, 2013 / 9:48 am

    I was hoping the Guerlain foundation would be more matte. Looks like I’ll be getting the Giorgio Armani foundation instead.

  8. December 16, 2013 / 3:02 pm

    I am tempted to try the Clinique primer! That sounds so made for my skin types !:)

  9. December 17, 2013 / 11:56 am

    I want to buy them!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. December 17, 2013 / 11:18 pm

    foundation sounds good

  11. December 18, 2013 / 8:23 am

    Guerlain has some of the best packaged products! I had my eye on their Meteorites powder but thanks to your review, I have added the foundation to my wishlist as well!
    I have not used either of these. Infact I only own a Clinique lipstick but my sister-in-law (who has oily-sensitive skin) swears by their skin care and makeup line.

  12. December 22, 2013 / 1:30 pm

    parure lumiere is my foundation now!i love the finish it imparts just on the right side of glowy

  13. Joo
    August 29, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    liked the primer

  14. Joo
    September 2, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    waiting for Guerlain to get launched in Delhi..

  15. shweta
    October 17, 2014 / 11:36 pm

    hi Ankita,

    Can you help with something? planning to build a good bridal kit. Now there’s clarins beauty flash balm and then there’s clinique superprimer universal.

    I understand both act as my base before i apply the foundation. Which one would you suggest i go with and Do correct me if i’m wrong in my assumptions.

    Extremely urgent. would be glad to get your response.
    my skin type – oily, acne prone, complexion – dusky if thats reqd.
    waiting waiting waiting

    • shweta
      October 18, 2014 / 12:37 am

      There is Clarins instant light complexion perfector too. Again i assume used as a base before foundation. Please do share your views on which would be best of the three ! So confused!

      • October 18, 2014 / 4:34 pm

        Its a brightener so you can use it just along the tops of the cheekbones or maybe add a little of it in your liquid foundation to get an all over even glow. Since you have oily skin, I would not recommend using it as a base all over under foundation.

    • October 18, 2014 / 4:33 pm

      Hi, I recommend the Clinique Super primer. It will make your makeup last much much longer, works well for oily skin. Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is better suited for dry skin. But you can use it as a face mask to brighten and tighten the skin right before applying your makeup. Apply a layer, let it dry for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off.

      • shweta
        October 19, 2014 / 11:21 am

        Thanks a tonne Ankita 🙂 :* :* you’re a sweetheart!!
        As usual very detailed response and I now know what to do n what not !!
        Loads of thanks.

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