I’ve never used Clarins’ foundations and it took me a while to decide if I’d like the Clarins Everlasting Foundation. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I am averse to full coverage liquid foundation because it feels heavy and cakey on my skin. In our local hot and humid weather, its a no no for me.
So, the Clarins foundation is medium coverage at best, just how I like it. You can layer extra for more coverage where you need it, but I don’t – I rely on concealer for this purpose. I use Vanilla 106 a colour that seems to suit my skintone to a T. I thought I’d take a lighter shade but thankfully I did not. What this foundation does for me is even out my skintone, as all foundations should do.
It hides redness in my skin and gives a more even base on which to build the rest of my makeup. I do apply some loose or pressed powder over to set it, and I do use the Meteorites powders everyday but even then, it does last on me the whole day (I do not have very oily skin) and I somehow feel that it helps control oil, even. Don’t quote me on it – I just feel that my skin feels more matte throughout the day compared to when I use other foundation and I don’t get shiny around the T-zone.
The formula is a little thick but it feels light on the skin. I only use 1 pump for my whole face, and I apply it the way I was taught i.e. the same way I apply moisturizer. You get a much more even look this way and its much faster! I must admit that it can look a little “flat” on the skin if used alone, so lately, I’ve been mixing it with some skin illuminators (I Nuovi Heaven Illumina for me) and it looks much better this way. Does it last 15 hours? I put it to a test.
Before that, one drawback I’ve found is with the packaging… or it might be the formula. Because the liquid is a bit thick, when it dries, it can clog up the pump nozzle. I did not realize this after not using it for a while, and it was stuck and spattered everywhere. So that’s a bit of a bummer.
Otherwise, I’m happy with this foundation since it looks good on my skin and does not break me out and best of all, does not oxidise! A 30ml bottle retails at RM125. You only need 1 pump at any time, so this one will last you ages and ages! There is a fresh scent that reminds me of watermelon but it dissipates and there is SPF15 which isn’t sufficient in my book, but there you go.
Pros: Lightweight on skin, Medium coverage, Not oily, Lasts on my non oily skin for er… ever
Cons: The residue can clog the pump nozzle, Colour can look a little “flat”
Clarins says that this Everlasting Foundation can go on and last for up to 15 hours. I could not put this claim to the test because I never have makeup on that long. What I did instead was to put the foundation on in the morning, and then take it through a vigorous yoga class in the evening where I was sweating buckets. Actually, it was unintentional as I was running late and did not have time to remove my makeup before class. But what better test!
You can see that my skin still looks pretty decent after 12 hours and a vigorous yoga class! The redness around the nose is where it was starting to wear off. That splotch of red on the cheeks is from MAC Petticoat MSF which survived, and so did the L’Oreal Chrome Intense eyeshadow – who was it who was asking if the L’Oreal shadow would last the day? Answer – yes it does.
I find it strange how I’m finding the new liquid foundations easier to like. Perhaps the new formulas are more lightweight and so easier for me to wear it without feeling like I have a mask on.
Oh one more thing – you see that little indentation in the cover of the foundation? I asked what it was for (I initially thought it was the nozzle) but I was told it was just design. Hmph 😛
Tried this one yet? I never thought I’d say this but this liquid foundation is a star! 🙂
Clarins Everlasting liquid Foundation retails at RM125/30ml at all Clarins counters