Guerlain Tenue De Perfection TimeProof Foundation Review

by Mehak Shahani on November 1, 2013

in Face Products, Foundation, Grade A, Reviews

guerlain-tenue-de-perfection-timeproof-foundation Guerlain Tenue De Perfection Time Proof Foundation Review

When i was a kid, Back to the Future was one of those movies that spanned across my moms and my generation ! Who doesnt get excited with timetravel huh? Infact if i had to put something inside a time machine other than myself it would be éither something im cooking which is anyway rare ( time machine please fast forward 20 minutes and give me a perfectly cooked pasta) Or i would put in like my blog and see what happens with it 5 years down the line. Will all of you dissapear and stop reading what i write? Will i become too old to have a beauty blog? While i ponder on these deep thoughtful questions, spare a moment for Guerlain who claims they have made a ‘Timeproof foundation’and nope they dont mean its something that can timeproof your skin (like your skin never ages), but something that never wears off. NEVER. NEVER? Thats a scary thought! !

So yeah, keeping the high tech fancy pants name aside the Guerlain Time Proof Foundation is one of their signature lines, and even though the Lingerie De Peau foundation is the one i really wanted to try, i was given this instead so i gave it a twirl. I feel tempted to give this foundation a gender, and this is a definite ‘He’ for me- strong , sturdy, long lasting- almost holds you with an iron grip. Super coverage- medium and can be built to high and the texture is kind of almost moussey! A thickish liquid that is soft and buttery and just melts into the skin. The finish is a soft matte and i for one really enjoyed the finish. But  while oily skin girls will enjoy how this Guerlain marvel performs on them , those with dry or flakey skin like me will definitely cringe. It highlights dry and flaky areas as well as open pores, but if those are not your pain points, go ahead and do a little salsa routine with Mr.Guerlain here because he really knows how to work it .

Apart from that, lets see hmmm. Does last AGES ! You can attend a wedding, watch the feras, cry at the bidaai and come back to still find your face prettied up!





Left: Before, Right: After

The shade is one shade too light for me!


  • Good Solid Coverage: Medium that can be built up to high
  • Soft Matte coverage which is quite natural looking as compared to other high coverage foundations (But it isnt one of those second skin types like Mac Face and Body)
  • Blends easily even without a brush
  • Oily skin girls will enjoy how this doesnt slide off and keeps your face looking fresh
  • Nice texture to work with
  • photographs exceptionally well


  • Exaggerates dry and flaky skin: I cant use this on my forehead at all. It seems like my skin is scaling !!!
  • Can exaggerate open pores as well.

Verdict: A

Price: Rs 3000/- approx

Recommendation: The Guerlain Time Proof Foundation has super coverage, blends in easily and photographs exceptionally well. I think girls with oily skin who are looking for a solid, special occasion foundation will love this. This does have some issues if you have dry skin.

PS: If this post is full of grammatical errors, that is because my mouse is not working. You have no idea what kind of min blowing keyboad shortcuts iv discovered.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Krithi November 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Good review Mehak
Lol at mouse and short cut storeis of yours …You are too humurous,have told u 100 times i guess hahaha

Reply November 1, 2013 at 1:27 pm

interesting review… never imagined a review for a foundation could be so profound ..clearly your laptop survived the splash during the flight yesterday!!


mehak November 1, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Haha Hi!!!!! You finally found me ! LOL
Well actually, my keypad is all screwed up…so i have to make do with keyboard shortcuts!


sahana ramanand November 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Sounds interesting. I have super oily skin and whenever a product claims “long-lasting” I am so tempted to give it a try and see it fail as the oil starts seeping through my t-zones within an hour or so.

All, those “24hr claim” product have lost when they meet my skin. Would like see if Mr.G here can actually win the battle.



Supria November 1, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Good review Mehak, although I always have the same thought when I see your Before/After pictures, that you do not need foundation at all… hardly makes much of a difference on you, in a good way of course! :)


Clothes and Creativity November 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Sounds like a decent product. Can it be used on combination skin? Now that winters are on the arrival, my skin is getting a little dry!


Xuvious November 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm

I have dry skin so this won’t suit me. How is the shade range in general for Guerlain foundations?


rashmi November 1, 2013 at 9:17 pm

What is the shade no u tried mehak :)
looks nice but I also want to try lingerie de peau


Peachesandblush November 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Hi Rashmi,
ill check the bottle and tell you


Embellished November 2, 2013 at 12:38 am

Sounds pretty awesome. I still need to venture out into the world of foundation and not plain old tinted moisturizer. :P


Neeraj November 29, 2013 at 1:04 am

Oh i love this foundation…bought my shade today…it perfectly matches my face…loving it.
I costs 3950 btw!!


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