Saturday, February 27, 2010
Clarins Everlasting Foundation SPF15 - Review
In one sentence - Double Wear, but better.
In 2 sentences - The perfect high coverage long lasting foundation, for those of you who still want their skin to look natural. And if you find a good color match.
"Simply everlasting: 15 hours of impeccable coverage and total comfort thanks to a non-oily, melting, smoothing texture which evens tone and enhances the complexion. For a flawless complexion under any circumstances. Matte finish. Full coverage. All skin types."
I am not a big fan of full coverage foundation with a matte finish. They always tend to look mask-like and after a couple of hours they get muddy on the face. Another problem I had with them was, that the powdery finish looked very bad on my nose and chin.
All the latest new foundations are light and luminous, so this one is a surprise, because it is the opposite. But I love it! I have a sensitive combination skin, with dry and red areas. I got an excellent color match with 108 sand, which is a neutral light shade. The color range is very good for light skin, but darker skin will have a problem finding a good match. On me - the color didn't change during the day.
The consistency is quite thick, but I had no problem applying it with the 187 brush. It melts into the skin in seconds. It comes in a quite heavy glass bottle, with a pump. There is a notable scent, which I like - very similar to the YSL scent.
The finish of this foundation is matte, but not as matte as the DW or Colorstay. I mean, the skin does look natural and not powdery. The coverage is high, but I wouldn't say it is a full coverage. I wore it once with the MUFE HD powder and got a really matte finish, and once with the Armani loose powder, and then I got a more luminous result.
Staying power - amazing! It is winter now, but I was ironing for hours wearing this one, and it stayed put. I only wore it for 10 hours, so I can not say if it really stays put for 15 hours, but during the time I wore it there was no change - It didn't crack, didn't become messy, stayed very natural. It didn't dry up my skin and all day long it feels very comfortable. Surprisingly, it feels very satiny and sheer on the face, not at all like a full coverage foundation. It didn't break me out.
I am very happy with this one, for days when I want some coverage and lasting power.
And just as important - This foundation is 25% cheaper than other high-end foundations.
um 11:16 AM