Clarins Ever Matte Foundation SPF 15 is the item I was most excited from Clarins latest releases.
Is it really odd that foundation excites me? Because it does, it really does haha!
This is a light weight foundation which contains a cocktail of minerals and plant extracts
that deliver all day protection against unwanted shine making it the perfect formula for oily
and combination skin types.
The packaging is sleek and simple with a slight ring of Chanel about it,
the squeeze type bottle is user friendly and as the bottle is soft plastic you need not fret
about it smashing while in transit or snuggled up at the bottom of your handbag.
I guess the only down side is that you can not fully control how much comes out the spout
but unless it is a jar type product you never really can so I don't see that as a problem.
Clarins Ever Matte Foundation is thick and creamy but not so much so that it smothers the skin,
when applied to the skin it feels light and allows the skin to breathe.
The coverage is medium but completely buildable so should you need extra coverage in a particular area
you can do so without worrying that the foundation will cake.
I have slight acne scarring and enlarged pores and this formula covered such faults with ease
without being too full coverage which my skin does not always appreciate.
As this does have an SPF 15 you will encounter a little flash back when using flash photography
but personally I will not knowingly purchase a foundation that does not have an SPF
as I deem it necessary to protect the skin against environmental damage.
Shade 109 Wheat is a little too light for my skin tone but not by much,
I would guess that the next shade up would be the ideal colour match.
Wheat is in the medium skin tone range and would suit those who have a light olive undertone,
on my golden toned skin it does look a little ashy but my skin tone does this to any green toned product.
I would estimate shade 109 to be around the MAC NC30 mark perhaps a little darker.
The foundation delivers a matte finish but not one that looks less than natural and overdone,
I found it to work with my natural skin texture yet deliver a matte and shine free finish.
It did not look cakey but delivered a lovely radiant yet matte effect and was extremely comfortable to wear.
As I have oily skin I found this formula perfect, it lasted all day with ease and did not succumb to the oil.
I really enjoyed having a matte complexion that did not require powder touch up's throughout the day.
Once this releases next month I shall be picking up a shade better to my skin tone
as I thoroughly enjoyed testing this product!
Clarins Ever Matte Foundation will launch in February and will cost £24 for 30ml.
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