Guerlain Lingerie De Peau BB Beauty Booster :: Review, Swatch, Before/After Photos

Now that I have streamlined my everyday makeup routine, multi-tasking products are my ultimate allies 365d. Anything that cuts laborious application, count moi in. I’m not a huge BB cream worshiper but so far I am pleased with some of the brands I have tried (Rodial BB Venom Skin Tint, YSL Top Secrets All-in-One BB Cream Skin Tone Perfector, Guerlain Super Aqua Serum BB Hydta+).

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau BB Beauty Booster has been on my radar so I purchased it when Sephora had VIB sale not too long ago. After a week of road test utilizing different application techniques, I am ready to share my experience!

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau BB Beauty Booster, Review, Swatch, Before/After Photos

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Without repeating what you already know, BB cream shot to fame because of its multi-faceted benefits: primes the skin, hydrates, fights free radicals, offers sun protection among others. Guerlain Lingerie De Peau BB Beauty Booster ($52, 1.3 oz) list the same claims except that it’s luxuriously packaged, but of course! 

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau BB Beauty Booster, Review, Swatch, Before/After Photos

If there is one absolute con amongst BB creams in general, that would be the limited shade selection. I’ve learned from my previous boo-boo’s because by Guerlain’s vernac, my medium skin tone fits better with natural shade. So with only three colors to choose from (light, medium, natural) the latter was a no-brainer decision.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau BB Beauty Booster, Review, Swatch, Before/After Photos
Guerlain Super Aqua Serum BB Hydra+ is thinner and appears more dewy than Guerlain De Peau BB Beauty Booster.

The consistency is quite thick, almost like a foundation but with better slip. The best way to apply it is with a damp beauty sponge. It dries to a semi-matte finish which tricked me the first time I tried it! If you recall, I mentioned that I don’t set matte foundations with powder anymoreHuge mistake. Three hours into wearing, it melted without pity, much to my surprise! With that said, this BB cream does need a setting powder come hell or high water. But even then, its wear time is short-lived, six hours at the most. 

On the plus side, it rendered decent coverage, reduced the size of my pores albeit temporarily, and brightened my face like I had a good night sleep. Despite some shine issues, it didn’t oxidize or turn my face to oompa-loompa-in-distress. The photo on the left is au naturel. You can see that my face is darker than my neck so when it comes to foundations and whatnots, I buy those that closely match my neck. The photo on the right shows how Guerlain BB Beauty Booster looks un-set with powder.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau BB Beauty Booster, Review, Swatch, Before/After Photos

While it wasn’t a complete letdown given the merits I cited, I won’t be repurchasing this BB cream only because I hate touch-ups when I’m out and about. 

And so the hunt continues, said tweety bird.



  1. November 24, 2014 / 3:21 pm

    Paying that much for a face perfecter to have it melt away is no bueno. It does look fantastic, tho. Have you tried using a primer under it? Maybe that would give you better staying power?

    • November 25, 2014 / 6:32 am

      this is supposed to be an all-in-one product (primer included) so i skipped primer

  2. November 24, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    It's no fun to have to touch up when you're out.

  3. November 24, 2014 / 4:50 pm

    It's a pretty look. Too bad it needs to be set. And in the Hawaiian weather, it sounds like it may not be up to the task.

    • November 25, 2014 / 6:32 am

      yes, you are absolutely right, not in tropical weather like HI

  4. November 24, 2014 / 5:36 pm

    It definitely should not melt away after such a short amount of time. Touch-ups while you are out and about is just too much trouble to be worth it! I swatched their BB Cream a while ago, but like you said– the limited color range and the lack of a good match turned me away. Excellent review!

    • November 25, 2014 / 6:34 am

      BB cream marketers should amp up their color range. I guess they don't pay attention because in their minds, bb's remain a skincare product (and not makeup)

  5. November 24, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    It looks great on you but it's way too high maintenance considering the price tag!

  6. November 24, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    That stinks that it didn't last because it looks great on you.

  7. November 24, 2014 / 6:31 pm

    It looks great on you, but too bad it isn´t as good as you expected.

  8. November 24, 2014 / 7:28 pm

    I don't mind about touching up my lipstick when I'm out but I won't touch up my skin care.

  9. November 24, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous! Too bad it needed touch-ups! 🙁

  10. November 24, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    Oh no, you have to reapply while out. Yeah no….for $52 a 3 hour wear time… No good. I am soooo happy that I didnt pick this up yet. I was playing with it at Nordstroms and on the fence. I always know you will beat me too it, so I am happy I read this.

    • November 25, 2014 / 6:35 am

      not the best from guerlain, at least for my skin type 🙁

  11. November 24, 2014 / 11:41 pm

    Looks great on you. Too bad it didn't wear as well.

  12. November 25, 2014 / 12:16 am

    Oh my gosh you don't even need anything! You have great skin!

  13. November 25, 2014 / 1:07 am

    For that much money, it should definitely last longer! It does look great on you, though.

  14. November 25, 2014 / 1:27 am

    For that money I'd expect no touching up lol

  15. November 25, 2014 / 2:38 am

    The finish looks great, but that wear time is a total bummer- especially at that price point.

  16. November 25, 2014 / 3:33 am

    I also don't bother with products that need to be babysat and touched up!

  17. November 25, 2014 / 8:43 am

    I have very little patience for high maintenance products

  18. November 25, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    It's too bad it didn't end up working as well as you had hoped!

  19. November 25, 2014 / 7:22 pm

    I don't mind touching up lips, but blotting and powdering my face usually results in cakiness or dryness.

  20. November 25, 2014 / 7:31 pm

    It has good coverage but like you I also do not like touch ups OR powder like ever, so this would be a non negotiable clause for me.

  21. November 25, 2014 / 7:56 pm

    Touch ups are the worst when you're out, you look stunning though!

  22. November 26, 2014 / 10:00 pm

    i actually haven't even been carrying a purse with me anywhere these days – just my phone, which has a case that holds my ID and credit card, so I hate wearing makeup that I have to touch up during the day.

  23. November 27, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    While it looks great on you, the wear time definitely is a let down :(. Bummer!

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