'Clarins Extra-Comfort Foundation SPF 15
30ml. Anti-Ageing. Replenishing. Illuminating. Its exclusive anti-ageing
formula plumps, moisturises and nourishes the skin deep down with a
combination of organic Argan oil and the Global Age-Defying Complex. The
skin instantly feels suppler and more comfortable. Wrinkles and fine
lines are smoothed. The complexion is left glowing with youth.'
Foundations and base products are undoubtedly my weakness. I currently have two full drawers full to the brim of BB creams, CC creams, tinted moisturisers, foundations varying in coverage. You name it, I've probably tried it. The latest offering from Clarins, their Extra Comfort foundation is what I've been trialling the last few weeks. It claims to have anti-ageing properties, help illuminate the skin whilst plumping, moisturising and deeply nourishing. It contains a small amount of SPF and states to be medium coverage.
To start, I'll reiterate that I have combination/oily skin. I don't tend to get many dry areas but I get the dreaded shine a few hours in to the day, especially through my t-zone. I'll put all my cards on the table right now and state it boldy. I love this stuff. My only niggle and main complaint is the packaging. It comes in a very chic and expensive looking thick glass jar with a gold twist off lid. The glass aspect, combined with the heaviness of the product makes it completely non travel friendly. If you were desperate to take this on your travels however, you could always decant it in to a smaller pot.
That aside, I have no other complaints. The shade 'Honey' is a perfect match when I've got a fake tan, which is always. Although it's a cream product, it's not thick - it has quite a light consistency and blends easily. Their claims of a medium coverage live up to expectations and I dare say it's even a medium/full coverage - definitely buildable, although it can be sheered out. It does have a slight fragrance but the scent is subtle and if you're worried about bacteria it comes with a little spatula for hygiene purposes. I find a little bit of product goes a long way and although the coverage is high it doesn't look cakey. Hopefully you can see from the photo below how natural it looks once blended in to the skin. I do have to blot with this foundation as it's made to hydrate but a little powder fixes my shine and for the finish and coverage, it's worth it.
Have you tried Clarins foundations before? Which is your favourite?