I very much deem this as the sister product for Clarins Ever Matte Foundation - link
the foundation does not need a powder to combat shine as it does a wonderful job of doing so
but I do feel best when I set my foundation with a powder product and I can think of no better powder
to do so than this product!
As with the rest of the products I have so far showcased it comes beautifully presented in
a pale gold solid case with a large mirror inside.
Once again I would like to add that this compact not only looks pleasing but it more than
protects the contents from daily bumps and bangs it may encounter in a handbag.
It also includes a foam like sponge applicator but in all honesty I prefer a large face brush
to apply powder but to each their own.
The concept of Clarins Ever Matte Mineral Powder Compact is to prevent shine on the skin
but provide a light, fresh and matte finish that does not clog and can be built up to provide
the desired coverage each skin type requires.
At the heart of this formula is the "Skin Detox" concept which works with the skin not against
using mineral pigments to mattify all the while absorbing excess oil and tightening pores.
I was sent shade 03 Transparent Dark which is an olive toned light tan shade
and will best suit skin tones in the range NC/NW 35-40 anything lighter and it will be a matte bronzer
yet anything deeper and it will appear ashen.
I like shade 03 as I can use it lightly to combat shine but build it up in pigment in order to sculpt my face.
I found the powder to be well pressed but silky to the touch, I experienced little fall out
and failed to notice any scent which is how I like my facial products - scent free!
Clarins Ever Matte Mineral Powder is a light powder that combats any shine with ease
but does not leave any residue visually or in sensation.
I used it in conjunction with Clairns Ever Matte foundation and have to admit that it worked wonderfully well
but for reviewing purposes I also tested it with a drug store foundation - Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
and on both occasions the powder combated any shine on my face and left behind a soft velvet finish.
I also found it did a great job of setting and in return prolonging the wear of my foundations
without ever turning cakey on my face regardless of the number of applications.
In summary a wonderful matte face powder that sets make-up and combats shine
without feeling heavy or looking cakey on the skin!
Available from all Clarins stockists from February for £25
The above product was sent for consideration of review.
I was not compensated in shape or form.
All opinions in the above review are mine and 100% honest.