Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm Review and Swatches

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Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm
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I was really interested to see what the new Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm was like because I am pretty obsessed with complexion makeup products and wondered whether Hermes would have anything magical to add to the already busy arena. I have a couple of shades to show you with before and after photos. Here are my thoughts.

What is Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm?

Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm
Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm

The Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm promises:

  • Weightless veil of sheer colour
  • Radiant natural finish
  • 8 hour wear
  • Evens out the complexion
  • Hydrates and protects
  • Formulated with a hyaluronic acid complex, evening primrose oil and Baikal skullcap
  • Mineral-only sunscreen provides SPF 30/PA+++ protection
  • Non-comedogenic and dermatologically tested
  • Features a fragrance created by Christine Nagel, blends the delicacy of arnica with sandalwood and green tea
  • Available in 12 translucent shades with each one adapting to two or three skin tones

Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm Shades & Swatches

There are 12 adaptable shades in the collection and I have 2 of them to show you:

  • 20 Sable (light beige with a trace of gold)
  • 30 Ficelle (medium beige nuanced with peach)
Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm Swatches 20 & 30
Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm Swatches 20 & 30
Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm Swatches 20 & 30
Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm Swatches 20 & 30

Before & After Photos

The shade I decided to go for was 30 Ficelle.

hermes plein air complexion balm review before
Before
Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm Shade 30
Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm Shade 30

My Review of Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm

Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm
Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm

Straight off the bat, I have to confess, this product isn’t really for me which I am a bit sad about because I really wanted to like it.

The problem I have is that there just isn’t enough coverage for me and it also looks a bit ‘SPF’-y on my skin. I also find that it doesn’t last that well for me. So, all in all, I’m just not getting what I want from it.

I feel like this is a base product that’s for someone that doesn’t really need a base product! If you have tried it, I’d be really interested to hear what you think.

Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm
Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm

Is it non-comedogenic?

The Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm is non-comedogenic and dermatologist tested, so you shouldn’t need to worry about it blocking pores.

What is the best way to apply it?

Hermes suggest applying this with finger tips which I did, although I ended up smoothing it out with a buffing brush.

Does it hydrate the skin?

The Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm formula has a HA hydrating complex along with other skincare ingredients. It has quite a creamy consistency that might not do too well on dry patches, so I am thinking you may not love it if your skin is dry.

Is it good for mature skin?

I think that this question depends on what kind of mature skin you have. If you don’t have a lot to cover, you could really like this. I have mature skin but I just want a bit more coverage.

What is the finish and coverage?

So the Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm offers a sheer coverage that promises to be buildable. I couldn’t get too much coverage from it without using too much product and it feeling too much like an SPF.

The finish is actually really nice. It has a natural skin finish, however, I think that it actually emphasises my texture slightly and it makes my enlarged pores more visible. I think maybe it needs the matte powder to that comes in the range to smooth and blur.

Is it long wearing?

This didn’t last that well on my skin and I felt like it wore away around my nose quite quickly. Although it’s hard to tell because I never really got the coverage I wanted from it.

I think you could like this if you already like your skin, and just want something that adds some very sheer coverage and has SPF30 in it.

I hope all that helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions. You can leave a comment here, and drop me a message on Instagram.

Where to buy it

Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm is £65 and available via:

If you are looking for something with a bit more coverage, check out the new Erborian Super BB.

Ree

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