Guerlain Parure Extreme Foundation Swatches

Guerlian’s Parure Extreme Foundation SPF 25 is touted as a very long wearing skin base, able to withstand extreme weather conditions (both hot and cold) while maintaining flawless coverage.  While I have used this foundation in the past, especially when outdoors (in the winter, I wear Beige Clair 02), it is not in my current rotation since I am generally indoors and don’t need foundation for extreme conditions.  I am happy, however, to share these swatches with my readers…enjoy and do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions!
–The Beauty Professor

Guerlain Parure Extreme Foundation swatches
Parure Extreme in the shade.

Above and below: I was able to swatch eight shades of the Guerlain Parure Extreme Foundation SPF 25.  Shade descriptions are as follows…

1. Rose Natural (13): Very light rosy beige for light skin with pink (cool) undertones.
2. Beige Clair (02): Very light beige with neutral undertones, suitable for fair to light skin tones (my winter shade).
3. Beige Natural (03): Neutral beige for light to medium (NC 25-NC30) skin tones (my spring and summer shade).
4. Beige Moyen (04): Neutral beige for medium (NC 30-40) skin tones.
5. Tres Fonce (06): Darkest shade in the spectrum for women of color with neutral undertones.
6. Dore Natural (23): Warm toned beige for medium (NC 30-40) skin tones.
7. Dore Moyen (24): Neutral toned beige for dark (NC 45-55) skin tones.
8. Dore Fonce (25): Warm toned beige for very dark (NC 55+) skin tones.

Guerlain Parure Extreme Foundation swatches
Parure Extreme in direct sunlight.

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Comments (20)

  • Carla Reply

    Thanks for the swatches! 🙂

    December 11, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      My pleasure, Carla…thanks for stopping by!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 12, 2012 at 1:42 am
  • happyheizel Reply

    Hi! Do you think Beige Clair 02 will match my NC20 skintone? Thanks! 🙂 Great post!

    December 28, 2012 at 9:24 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello HappyHeizel!

      I do think that Beige Clair 02 will be your very best match…happy to help!!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 28, 2012 at 10:58 pm
  • Andrea Reply

    #2 looks rather light?? #3 doesn't look that dark??
    I've got pink undertones, can use beige neutrals…definitely no yellow undertones!!
    … I'm an approx. NW20-25… In Dior Forever I'm a 022 cameo.. Can u plz suggest the best colour for me? Thanks for the swatches:)

    January 23, 2013 at 2:17 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Andrea,

      Thanks for stopping by…I would say that #13 would likely be your best match. It has a great neutral to rosy beige undertone and is about NW 25. I hope that helps!!

      Warm regards,

      –The Beauty Professor

      January 24, 2013 at 4:52 am
  • Lynn Reply

    I'm NC 25/30 in MAC, does #3 suits me? Are all the shades of Guerlain the same? I've tried Guerlain Parure Gold in the counter and #3 seems too dark, almost a bronzer, the SA recommended #2 but I have strong yellow undertones. She recommended Guerlain Parure Lumiere instead, #32 and fits me well (until I got home and realized it was a shade lighter than my neck)

    February 15, 2013 at 9:02 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Karen Ann,

      Thanks for the question. If you are closer to NC 30, I think #3 will be a fantastic match. I wouldn't say that the numbered shades across all of the Guerlain foundations are entirely consistent…close, but not exact. It just depends on the formula! I can wear this formula in #2 when I am a NC 20-25 and #3 when I am a NC 25-30 (late spring and summer).

      I hope that helps!


      –The Beauty Professor

      February 16, 2013 at 9:45 pm
  • Cat Reply

    This is the most helpful blog post I've seen all day! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    May 9, 2013 at 4:52 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      I am thoroughly flattered, Cat! Thanks so much for your kind feedback!


      –The Beauty Professor

      May 10, 2013 at 2:02 am
  • soficor56 Reply

    Hii thank you for the shades, I have really yellow undertones but I'm kind of tan also, you think 4 would be good for me? thanks 🙂

    May 22, 2013 at 7:51 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Soficore…thanks for the question. In light of your description it sounds to me like #4 could work. If it ends up being too dark, then I suggest getting #3 as well to mix in to create your perfect shade!


      –The Beauty Professor

      May 23, 2013 at 2:50 am
  • Anonymous Reply

    hi amazing post, Im NW20 do you think no.13 would suit my skin?? thank you 🙂

    August 23, 2013 at 9:32 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thanks, Anon! Yes, that is the shade I would recommend ; )

      Take care,

      –The Beauty Professor

      August 24, 2013 at 4:42 am
  • Unknown Reply

    Hi I'm NC35 and saw on sale Beige Fonce05, do you think it would work for me? TIA!

    December 15, 2013 at 10:25 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Tin,

      I don't have Beige Fonce #5 in my swatches so I couldn't say for sure. If you are NC 35, then #4 or #23 could potentially work!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 17, 2013 at 6:58 am
  • Unknown Reply

    Hello! Thanks for good review! Can you tell with shade is more light #2 or #3? I have NW2 I think. And I don't want yellow or pink undertone. I need more neutral. Which you can recommend? Thank you:)

    January 12, 2014 at 5:12 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      My pleasure..#2 is lighter and neutral in undertone!

      Hope that helps…xo

      –The Beauty Professor

      January 16, 2014 at 5:28 am
  • Unknown Reply

    Hi, I use NC45 in MAC. I feel either Dore Moyen(24) or Dore fonce would be what my choice ought to be. Which would you suggest would be a better option. Thanks :-).

    March 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello May!

      I am guessing that you would be better off in the Dore Moyen (24).

      I hope that helps…xx,

      –The Beauty Professor

      March 12, 2014 at 11:37 pm

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