I go to a lot media events, and the ACI Beauty…
18-hour wear, a perfect complexion, SPF and it feels good on… WHAT IS THIS MAGIC FOUNDATION? The new Clarins Everlasting Foundation+ has a lot of benefits and claims, and I’ve been testing it out all week to see if it really does do everything it says it does. I’m like a makeup mythbuster!
But first, let’s take a look at the luxe packaging. Clarins never ceases to amaze me when it comes to package design, from the gold insignia cap to the frosted glass, this bottle screams luxury.
The finish: it’s matte with a bit of luminosity. It has medium buildable coverage as you can see by the coverage of my moles. And there’s some good stuff in here: bamboo powder and organic quinoa for hydrating comfortable wear, white tea and succory to protect against environmental damage and it’s SPF 15.
(Yep, the shade is a bit too dark for my MAC NW15 skin during the Winter months, but this will be perfect once I get bit of sun. I’d say Porcelain is the equivalent to NW20).
Sometimes when I put foundation on, especially when it has SPF or a medium coverage, my skin feels tight and heavy. This stuff feels like I just put moisturizer on, and it has a botanical scent to it (similar to what I smell when I use my Hydraquench products). NO sunscreen scent or white flashback!
One pump blended out with a BeautyBlender did cover my whole face nicely. I have mild rosacea on my cheeks, a decent-size scar on my nose (nose ring), a minor breakout near my chin, and I had some pretty bad irritations from brow threading the day before. ALL OF IT, covered. And my skin has a nice matte glow to it too. This is just a bit of primer (Benefit Porefessional) and the foundation. No concealer, no corrector, no powder, no setting spray.
So about that 18-hour wear time… I put it to the test! I woke up at 7:30am today, put my face on around 8am. I went the whole day without touching up at all and checked my face in the mirror at the gym around 7pm. Still mostly matte, still fully covered and still fairly flawless almost 12 hours later (although a bit of oiliness was coming though).
And after the workout, well I usually look like a complete mess, and I wouldn’t say this outlasted the brutal circuit I did, but I wasn’t as red as usual and the foundation was mostly still on. AND no dry patches, which is almost a first for me.
In conclusion, the tale of the perfect foundation is real!
Matte finish ✔
Even complexion ✔
18-hour wear ✔ (let’s say 12 hours + a trip to the gym)
WANNA GET IT? You totally should.
Clarins Everlasting Foundation is $41 CAD and comes in 10 shades. Available at all Clarins counters now and on Clarins.ca!