Find yourself picking natural glow foundations instead of a matte finish? You will love the L’Essentiel Natural Glow foundation that has SPF20 and lasts for 16 hours.

We tried it, here at Alia Beauty HQ, and love that it’s quite lightweight on skin, offers buildable light to medium coverage, has a natural glow, and protects your skin. L’Essentiel is made with 97 per cent naturally-derived ingredients including extracts from tara and red algae gums – to let skin breathe and protect it from pollution – cocoa bean extract, probiotic derivatives and prebiotics to help maintain the skin’s natural balance while boosting hydration.

Ideal for daily use, L’Essentiel is apt for those who want that bare-skin look with a luminous and fresh finish. We highly suggest using it with the retractable foundation brush by Mathieu Lehanneur, which naturally enhances the results, leaving no streams or lines. The compact brush is made with soft, synthetic fibres, and is small enough to slip into a clutch.

How to apply your L’Essentiel Foundation?Awaken your skin by patting it with the L’Essentiel brush before applying make-up. Start at the inner corner of the eye, go to the ear, and then down towards the chin.

Apply foundation directly to the L’Essentiel brush, depending on the desired level of coverage. Then dab the foundation onto the face at five points: forehead, nose, chin, left and right cheeks. Pat and blend the foundation from the centre of the face outwards until the result is even.

Available in 30 shades to match every skin tone for Dhs263 at and Guerlain beauty counters across the Middle East