Review: Clarins Everlasting foundation SPF 15

Clarins’ latest foundation promises to serve up 15 hours of coverage while helping to mattify your skin in a way that doesn’t look ‘flat’. Does it live up to it’s claims? Hells yes! In short, this stuff is awesome.

Clarins Everlasting foundation SPF 15, R415.
Clarins Everlasting foundation SPF 15, R415.

Thanks to mattifying bamboo powder, the foundation managed to control mild ‘oilies’. I still had to reach for my MAC Blot powder, but hardly as often as usual. It’s not drying in the least, however, and actually aims to hydrate your skin using organic quinoa extract and a moisturising plant micropatch. (Nope, I have no idea what a plant micropatch is, but hey. I’m not too concerned to investigate ‘cos we’re talking about a foundation here and it works like a bomb, not an expensive serum with a dubious anti-ageing claim.)

This shade is called Wheat. Swatched on the left and blended on the right.
This shade is called Wheat. Swatched on the left and blended on the right.

What I really liked about this foundation is it’s ability to offer a medium level of coverage but in a formula that feels incrediibly lightweight. It sits on your face like a sheer-feeling second skin but you’re getting the full Monty in a way that’s comparable to Lauder’s Double Wear or Revlon’s ColorStay. It also manages to look ‘real’ and reflect light in a very natural way, something many heavier foundations struggle with.

Super natural-looking, right?
Super natural-looking, right? Just ignore how drowsy I look on the right. It’s been the longest ‘short week’ ever.

In short, if you’re looking for a lovely longwearing foundation chances are you’ll really like Clarins Everlasting. And the fact that it’s available in seventeen shades, from Ivory all the way to Chocolate, means you’re likely to meet a good match.

Love, love

Leigh

P.S. For those of you who’ll ask, the rest of my face is made up using the following: Catrice Camouflage Cream concealer (holy grail), The Body Shop Baked To Last Blush in Petal (obsessed), Elizabeth Arden brow pencil in Brownette (the best!), Urban Decay eye shadow (Suspect on the entire lid and Lost in the crease all applied with a MAC 217 AKA the best shadow brush in the world), a shitty mascara that I won’t use again (hence me not naming it) and Estee Lauder Pure Colour lip gloss is Liquid Petal (a fab nude that’s got enough colour in it not to wash me out).

 

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Editor of South African beauty blog Lipgloss is my Life.

2 thoughts on “Review: Clarins Everlasting foundation SPF 15

  1. Leigh, I have a dilemma. My foundation makes me look older! Oh, my word! It shows my fine dehydrated fine lines and without foundation, those lines don’t show as much, but I need to use foundation to even out my skin and for a canvas for my make-up. What can I do? Every foundation I use does this. What foundation would you suggest that will actually help me?

  2. Leigh, I have a dilemma. My foundation makes me look older! Oh, my word! It shows my fine dehydrated fine lines and without foundation, those lines don’t show as much, but I need to use foundation to even out my skin and for a canvas for my make-up. What can I do? Every foundation I use does this. What foundation would you suggest that will actually help me?

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