Welcome! Log in or Register

Clarins Everlasting Foundation

  • image
£27.00 Best Offer by: debenhams.com See more offers
13 Reviews

Brand: Clarins / Type: Foundation / Contents: 30ml / UV Protection Factor: SPF 15 / Skin type: All skin types / What it does: texturizes

  • Sort by:

    * Prices may differ from that shown

    More Offers
  • Write a review >
    How do you rate the product overall? Rate it out of five by clicking on one of the hearts.
    What are the advantages and disadvantages? Use up to 10 bullet points.
    Write your reviews in your own words. 250 to 500 words
    Number of words:
    Write a concise and readable conclusion. The conclusion is also the title of the review.
    Number of words:
    Write your email adress here Write your email adress

    Your dooyooMiles Miles

    13 Reviews
    Sort by:
    • More +
      13.08.2013 19:08
      Very helpful
      (Rating)
      2 Comments

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      Will be purchasing this foundation again and have now been tempted into trying other products!

      So, I'm a big fan of trying out new beauty products and cannot believe that at 26 years old, I have only just tried this foundation by Clarins.

      I've tried many foundations before from your usual high street brands i.e. Maybelline, No.7, Revlon (which I have used for as many years as I can remember), to your little more expensive Estee Lauder Double Wear.

      However, after shopping in Debenhams, a nice lady from the Clarins stand offered to colour match my skin tone to the never-ending foundation shades they had to offer. Finally, she picked "Wheat" which blended in really well with my natural skin tone.

      There are many foundations available these days which range from a light coverage to a medium-thicker coverage, as well as the length of time they claim to stay before needing re-applied. I tend to go for a foundation with medium coverage as I prefer the flawless look and also like a foundation that will last at least 12 hours and wont budge in the hot weather. Well, RESULT! I have found one.

      Before trying this foundation, my favourite was Revlon ColorMatch and Estee Lauder Double Wear. However, I found Revlon to be quite drying on the skin and by the end of the day, I still got that dreaded "patch look", which is never a good look. As for Estee Lauder, I did like the foundation, but it is incredibly expensive and I never found a colour that matched my skin tone quite as much as this one by Clarins.

      So, what exactly is this foundation like?

      It comes in a glass bottle with a pump to apply your foundation without any fuss or mess. I find that 3-4 small pumps of this foundation supplies adequate coverage which lasts all day. It goes on lightly and can be built up by applying more if you want a thicker coverage.

      In the recent heat wave, I was lucky to find that the foundation still stayed in place and I didnt experience the dreaded "foundation slip" that happens so often with cheaper brands, so there was no need to re-apply during the day, making this foundation last longer in the long run.

      The cost was £26 which I think is fair, considering many high street brands cost around £10 and do not give you near enough as good coverage or a flawless look, do not last as long as you need to re-apply and even better, this foundation has an SPF 15, so whilst looking good, you are also protecting your skin!

      I havent experienced any negative effects using this foundation, like skin breakouts etc. I guess this is a risk with any foundation product and it depends on specific skin-types. But until I find a better foundation, I will be sticking to this one and would highly recommend it!

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
      • More +
        01.04.2012 11:12
        Very helpful
        (Rating)

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        A lovely base that I would recommend to almost anyone.

        I have been using Clarins' Everlasting Foundation 030 for about 2 years now and I still haven't found a base that compliments my skin as well as this. I have freckly combination skin, where the my cheeks are dry and my t-zones get very oily throughout the day. Most foundations in the past have been too heavy for my skin so it looks caked on or they have been too sheer so doesn't cover enough of the freckles on my face.
        Everlasting Foundation doesn't cover all the freckles but has done a real good job and it makes my skin look healthy rather than completely made up.
        The smell is really pleasant too (it reminds me of watermelons) so that helps when applying it on.
        Another thing I have problems with when finding foundations in the past, was that there didn't seem to be a shade that matched my skin properly because they were either too yellow(I end looking jaundiced) or they were too pink(making me look ridiculous). I have very pale skin too so being able to find a tone that suited me was such a relief.
        As for the lasting effect, it could be better but then they would have to make it thicker etc. If you are going to be blowing your nose constantly, then no it will not stay on all day. But I had this on, worked a 12hour shift, then went to Body Combat(where i worked up a great deal of sweat) and when I went home, there was still foundation on and it wasn't patchy so i wasn't looking ridiculous.

        Comments

        Login or register to add comments
      • More +
        28.11.2011 14:53
        Very helpful
        (Rating)
        1 Comment

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        A lovely product that is going to be perfect for some, but not good for others.

        Through revisiting some of my hoard of Clarins skin care while writing reviews I have discovered that this brand which I once thought was old fashioned and over hyped is actually really good. My aunty would buy any Christmas or birthday gifts for me from this brand, but it's only as I've become older that I've really started to appreciate the quality of the products. Looking at their website (http://www.clarins.co.uk/ ) will show you what an ethical ethos they have. They are committed to sustainability, giving back to communities and they have a strong stance against animal testing, using only plant derived products in their ranges. All this has served to make me much more likely to buy their products myself when I can afford to. However this 'Clarins Everlasting Foundation' was a gift from my daughter.

        This foundation costs between £19 online and about £24 in store (this price taken from Boots)

        I really like the packaging on this foundation, it's heavy and feels like quality in the hand, the squared satin look bottle topped with a gold cap the whole thing looks subtle but classy. The pump action feels solid and one pump is a little too much for my face most of the time, but it's not too difficult to adjust the pressure to release the right amount.

        What Clarins say about this foundation: "This foundation offers 15 hours of impeccable coverage and total comfort. Formulated with a "high-fidelity system," a light, invisible veil sets your foundation, leaving it looking perfectly even, and gives a long-lasting wear. Clarins exclusive Light-Optimising Complex instantly captures, diffuses and magnifies light. Fine lines and small imperfections are visibly minimised" The foundation also has a spf of 15 which is good compared to those foundations which don't contain any, but I would prefer it to be higher. The formula also contains white tea, which acts as an antioxidant and they say helps slow down the formation of lines.

        I'm inclined to agree with most of Clarins claims for this foundation, although some do not seem to apply to me. Hopefully I'll cover most of what works and what doesn't here.

        The product is creamy with a pleasant silky texture, there is a light scent which is quite fresh and a little bit fruity and in my opinion characteristically 'Clarins', but isn't noticeable for long once on the skin.

        I've tried applying this with fingers alone, and with a 'traditional' foundation brush but the method I've found that works best for me with this product is to apply a tiny amount at a time using a 'flat surfaced' stippling brush and buff it into the skin. Finishing with pressing my warm fingers and palms to my face which seems to warm the foundation further and allow it to settle into the skin more quickly for a natural look. I do sometimes blot a little straight after application with some tissue to make sure there are no areas where foundation may sit in a thicker layer, around the nose for example. This technique works for me because despite the silky texture the foundation can be a little 'clingy' and difficult to blend out leading to a too thick application which can end up looking cakey despite the 'invisible veil' and light bending properties. This tendency to cling to the skin while blending is a good thing as I assume it is what helps it to stay put for up to 15 hours.

        Because the foundation is highly pigmented and has all the bells and whistles mentioned above it really does cover any blemishes etc up very well without clinging to dry areas or sitting in pores, dips etc too much. The result for me is that I need to use very little to no concealer when wearing this foundation, it is buildable so if I'm experiencing a problem with a blemish I can add a little more as I would with concealer.

        I can even use this under my eyes which is somewhere I normally avoid like the plague with foundation or powder as it can end up making the area look much worse than it really is. I don't apply it under the eyes at the same time as the rest of my face as I use a slightly different method here, I mix the foundation with a small amount of eye cream to thin it a little, and spread a small amount using a concealer brush and then blend gently with my fingers. I wouldn't say it minimises lines but it certainly doesn't emphasise them which most foundations used here would, and it usually covers up any darkness I have without having to use additional concealer. Though if my under eye area is very dark for some reason it will need a little bit of extra help.

        The finish this gives is nice and matte but because of the way it 'reflects' light it doesn't look flat so those little light reflecting thingies must be doing their job. I do feel though that it can give a sort of flawlessness that can be a little doll like and artificial looking. If I'm wearing this out in the evening that look works, but I don't usually wear much if any make up during the day, though I can still use this for daytime if I want by applying as mentioned earlier, this gives a lighter look but still with good coverage where needed.

        I am surprised how long the matte look stays on my oily skin especially as this is a moisturising formulation. I usually use powder to set my foundation but with this I don't need to. Though I will add a very light dusting as the oil starts to become apparent after several hours wear when blotting is no longer enough.

        Though this foundation lasts better than my usual one on my skin, it lasts nowhere near 15 hours. I do need to blot my face a few times during the day and on me it does sometimes 'lift' a little after a while around the nose, and forehead.. I don't think this is the foundations fault, but simply a case of the wrong foundation for my skin type. I think this foundation would be really nice on dry skin.

        This comes in 10 shades, the one I have is 103 Ivory, the colour is the main plus point for me about this foundation I have terrible trouble finding foundations that are pale enough with a pink not yellow undertone to match my pasty milk coloured Celtic skin. This one actually pretty much matches. I could do with one shade lighter again to be honest, however this is good enough so that I don't have to worry about getting a 'tide mark' on my jaw line, or worrying that my face is a different colour to my neck and chest. This makes up for the extra fuss with application as it means I only need to use it on my face blending it out to almost nothing at the jawline, and don't have to spend ages blending it out half way down my body.

        The formula is supposed to be non transferable, and I have not noticed any marks on my clothes or anywhere else they shouldn't be. However once I have been wearing this for several hours If I sweep a tissue over any oily areas of my skin some foundation will come off, though not as much as with most other products I have used.

        The foundation also doesn't oxidise and turn orange on my skin once it has been worn for a few hours as some do, the colour stays true right up until I remove it. Which I do with my normal cleanser (a foaming one that washes off). I do find that my skin benefits from some exfoliation or use of a toner after cleansing as the product proves its staying power by needing that final step to get every trace off. My cousin does find this oxidises on her but not to the extent that it's unwearable, it also starts to look a little blotchy and 'slides' off the skin fairly quickly. Her skin is very oily though, so whether it changes colour and stays put for a long time or not is probably down to the balance of our individual skins. So I would recommend trying to blag a sample of this before buying.

        While wearing this I didn't notice any irritation or that it cause break outs of any kind, which I was surprised at as it feels a little mask like to me. I only wear foundation when going out so only wear this a few times a month, if I was wearing it everyday I feel it might lead to some breakouts because of the slightly heavier formulation.

        I've enjoyed using this foundation and must admit that my skin looks good while wearing it. The high price (for my bank balance anyway) does seem to be justified in a more luxurious feel on the skin, and although it doesn't last the 15 hours claimed on me it lasts much better than other foundations I've used (including other higher end ones I bought when more flush). However I don't like the feeling on my skin very much and like a lighter texture. It's too moisturising for greasy skins, and not quite moisturising enough for very dry skins. My youngest has 'borrowed' mine a few times and feels it goes to look a bit patchy and chalky on her dry skin, so perhaps best for 'normal' or slightly oily or dry skins. All in all a lovely luxurious product that gives a beautiful finish if you don't mind a slightly heavier feeling formula.

        Also available in an attractive compact in a solid wet/dry format for about £27

        Comments

        Login or register to add comments
        • More +
          05.10.2011 12:27
          Very helpful
          (Rating)

          Advantages

          Disadvantages

          A good foundation but not for my skin

          I am a huge fan of Clarins skincare products but the same can't be said for their make-up range. I have tried a few of their make-up products over the years and have mostly found them to be average with the exception of a few which I liked.
          The everlasting foundation is one that I liked but only bought the once as I didn't think it was good enough to warrant its price tag.
          It costs £24 a bottle which I don't mind paying but for this I want it to be perfect and unfortunately whilst the everlasting foundation was good it was let down by a few little niggles.

          Finding the correct shade was easy enough as it comes in quite a large selection of shades to choose from. I ended up going for honey as this matched my skin tone really well and looked quite natural with no horrible orange tint.
          The actual foundation is nice and silky to apply and I found that it blended fantastically and left no tide marks on my neck and jaw. The coverage was quite good whilst being natural and although it did let through a little redness my skin was much more uniform and even.

          On the skin the foundation felt really lightweight and didn't feel like it was heavy and clogging up my pores which is important for me as I hate my make-up to be too rich as it ends up making me breakout.
          Because it is really creamy it felt moisturising on my skin and didn't highlight any little dry patches I had and in fact seemed to make them less noticeable.
          I also really liked the fact that it contained an spf15 as I think this is really important and is something I try and look for in my facial products.

          As for its claims of being 'everlasting' it is actually only supposed to remain fresh looking for up to 15 hours. This is where this foundation let me down as I didn't find it to be long lasting at all and I had to reapply in the afternoons if I was at work for the whole day and there was no way I would have been able to use this in the morning and then have it still looking good at night if I was going out after work.
          I think one of the main reasons why it didn't last as long as it should was because it seemed to make my face greasier than normal perhaps because it was so creamy.

          Because it made my skin greasy I was forever having to blot and the foundation would just slide off my skin. It is a shame as the actual foundation was really good but the greasiness just meant that it was too expensive and awkward to buy again as I was continually having to blot or powder and if I am spending £24 on a bottle of foundation I want to know that I can just put it on in the morning and forget about it.
          I would only recommend this to people who don't actually have greasy skin and I think it would be especially beneficial to those people who have dry skin.

          Comments

          Login or register to add comments
        • More +
          26.09.2011 19:27

          Advantages

          Disadvantages

          great

          After looking for a foundation for a while i came across this one at the Clarins counter in Boots. The Foundation can come in either a compact or liquid form, me myself bought a compact foundation. It came in a cute quite expensive looking small rectangular gold box. When opened there was a large mirror which is handy for on the go touch up's. As well as this there is a sponge to apply the compact with however i found it didn't blend as well with my skin so i had to use a powder brush instead. At a price of around 30ish pound it is quite expensive however it claims to be a skincare product as well containing vitamins and such as well as this it's supposed to last 15 hours which fortunately it really does even through harsh weather conditions and exercise which is rare in foundations.

          When first applied to the skin the foundation feels really light which is great as i hate it when makeup cakes and looks heavy. Even though it feels really light it still give a medium matte coverage which i love. However when i first applied it it did make my skin look quite dry but if a good moisturizer is applied before hand it gives a great finish. Although it is expensive it is worth it although i wouldn't recommend it to people who want heavy coverage as this isn't the right foundation for you. Overall very happy with product.

          Comments

          Login or register to add comments
        • More +
          13.09.2011 21:17
          Very helpful
          (Rating)

          Advantages

          Disadvantages

          Flawless look

          I like foundation for fixing and covering my imperfections leaving my skin blemish and blotch free. Foundation is one of the most important part of my make up regime yet its something i struggle with. I have tried many foundations since my teen years, No7 Max factor and Maybelline were firm favourites in the past but as the years went on i also grew fond of the more expensive make up brands such as Mac and Clarins.
          I was desperate to try the Clarins everlasting foundation and after establishing what colour suited my skin with help from the beauty therapist i made the purchase.

          Clarins everlasting foundation costs £24.99 , you can buy it from Debenhams, John lewis and Boots. It comes in a glass bottle, its pretty heavy and should not brake, it has a gold lid and for dispensing the foundation it has a pump. The bottle is very plain with the product and colour clearly stated on it.

          There is quite a few shades of the Clarins everlasting foundation and i found my perfect shade with help of the Clarins lady who held a colour swatch card against my skin and tried two shades on me both looked the same to me but Nude was my prefect colour. I recommend asking for this before purchasing as its so easy to buy shades you think are fine and turn out to be to dark ot light and wasting money. Clarins everlasting foundation have shades from very light for the palest of faces to very dark for the olive coloured skin.

          Clarins everlasting foundation is a matt finish foundation. The bottle contains 30ml the bottle lasts around six months if used mostly everyday , i am now on my second bottle this year. It has a creamy texture and can be applied with finger tips, brush or sponge, i prefer using my Mac foundation brush because i found the sponge made my face look cakey around my nose and eye area where as the brush covers evenly. It smells very fresh like moisturiser smell.
          I can get at least eight hours out the foundation so it has staying power, it is waterproof so rain will not ruin it and if you happen to fall asleep with the foundation on it wont rub of on clothing or bed sheets, i have tested this on my pure white pillowcase and nope not a mark fantastic.

          Clarins everlasting foundation takes some blending and brushing to get an even coverage, it takes a full five minutes for me to get it blended in and looking good. It applies to the skin nicely and after applied it really does hide my dark circles, blemishes and blotches any imperfections apart from actual scars will be hidden. I love the fresh flawless look this gives and anyone looking would believe i have perfect skin.

          The only thing i don't like is that the Clarins everlasting foundation does feel like a mask or film is on the skin but for the look its a minor thing i can put up with.
          It has an spf of 15 and gives protection of the sun in summer.

          My skin is oily and this covers no problem and takes away the shine my skin gets. This really is a great foundation and one i highly recommend.
          I give the Clarins everlasting foundation 5 stars.

          Comments

          Login or register to add comments
        • More +
          11.09.2011 23:33
          Very helpful
          (Rating)

          Advantages

          Disadvantages

          Couldn't pay the price myself.

          Being a huge make up fan I was delighted when my OH aunt walked through the door with a box of make up and offered it to me, of course I didn't refuse and was soon upstairs rumaging through all the make up, I was shocked to see that most of it was very expensive, Clinique, Dermalogica, Clarins! Estee Lauder..I couldn't wait to try out everything because I know that with some products you really do get what you pay for.

          £24.00.
          Yes, very expensive when you think about how much I usually pay, £7.00! and you get 30ml, same as my usual foundation, its shocking the prices of some foundations, but again I was excited to be using this. Again if you would like to try this but can not justify paying the high price tag look around on Ebay ect..I am sure glad I didn't have to pay for this.

          The appearance of the foundation is sleek and elegant, quite middle aged woman looking foundation bottle, I know that sounds weird but it is not a bottle which is quite 'young'.
          The bottle is a quite thick glass, which is mostly clear so you can see the foundation.
          It has a lovely thick gold rim just under the pump and the pump itself is nude in colour, the foundation also has a lovely long gold top.
          Over the front is some information along with the Clarins logo which is wrote in a white font.
          Its very expensive looking, and I think your paying around £10.00 of the £24.00 for the bottle itself.

          There are 10 shades available, all ranging from very light to quite dark so your bound to find one which works for your skin tone. The shade which I got was Sand which was a bit too dark for me but when I have my very dark fake tan on it matches perfectly so had no problems what so ever just using it for nights out ect..

          So what is the foundation like your probably wondering..well its meant to be a very creamy textured foundation which gives long lasting coverage, you can build it up from medium too quite heavy and it stays put for 15 hours looking perfect, it is also transfer proof.

          The foundation sounded great for me because if you have read some of my other foundation reviews you will know I suffer from acne and I need a full coverage foundation so it was good to be getting one which was the type I would usually go for.

          The pump of the foundation works perfectly and gives out a good amount, I used around 2 pumps too start of with, I usually would use more with my normal foundation but the texture of this foundation is a lot thicker and creamier and I felt like it would spread more easier around my face.
          The foundation has a slight fruity and fresh scent too it which is quite nice cos my usual foundation smells like paint! The foundation is easy too apply and doesn't dry to fast so you have enough time to work it in.
          I found the foundation left no streaks but with 1 layer of foundation on the coverage was quite light so I proceeded to put another layer one, which was still very light, to get a full coverage I used about 8 pumps and when I got to the stage I wanted coverage wise, it just wasn't nice too look at as I had so much on it felt like I was wearing a mask and also looked extremely cakey and seemed to transfer very easily.

          I found applying this with a brush gave me a better effect, it didn't cover my acne fully but it was fine to go out with just to general places and looked no where near as cakey.

          I honestly though couldn't justify paying the price for this as I found with heavy coverage comes a quite cakey face and plus it looks awful in photos as it contains SPF, your face looks very white even though its a very dark coloured foundation.

          Comments

          Login or register to add comments
        • More +
          25.08.2011 01:04
          Very helpful
          (Rating)

          Advantages

          Disadvantages

          Good coverage, good staying powder, an expensive winner.

          I am at that funny stage of life, inbetween being a teenager with horribly oily skin, just now coming into my 20s where the moisture drains from your face from long commutes and working. I have always had sensitive skin since birth with the emergence of ezcema and this product really works for me in this inbetween stage, without compromising.

          The bottle is nothing special, it is a press down soap dispenser pump style bottle which can get very annoying towards the end, as you are praying for that day you use it to not be the day the pump stops pumping and then having to tear off the top, splatter foundation everywhere and paste the foundation on the straw on my cheeks.

          Despite this, when trying on, this I must say out of all the mousses, all the superdrug bought foundations and even expensive Givenchy foundations was the lightest I have ever felt on my skin. My pores felt rejuvenated instead of clogged, which is really strange for my fickle skin! I believe this feeling comes from the fresh smell it has that smells of cucumber (not that I like to eat cucumber, it just smells fresh like a facepack) and it doesn't smell chemically.

          I then decided to road test this foundation, and the best way I knew was to commute in the rain- it still did not rub off

          I then went to my boyfriends for a vigorous session and it STILL did not come off- this had me sold, no other foundation stayed on during physical activity. So if you want to look good at the gym to impress that someone special- wear this! It stays on! And its a liquid?!

          Clarins do offer a good selection of shades, and I am hopeless choosing it for myself, so I advise to ask the Clarins lady to choose and match for you. My skin changes colour quite drastically in the summer... so I am not sure whether to buy two different shades and mix in a palette.... oh the cost! But it just so tempting....

          Comments

          Login or register to add comments
        • More +
          08.08.2011 14:53
          Very helpful
          (Rating)

          Advantages

          Disadvantages

          An amazing foundation that seems to have it all!

          I love this foundation, I bought it online for £19 after trying a tester and I just love it!

          It's packaging is as pictured above and it has a pump action top, which I like because I don't have to worry about squeezing too much out. One pump seems to cover my whole face and sometimes I wear it blended with moisturiser so it becomes just a tinted moisturiser for when i want a bit less coverage.

          The texture of this foundation is really light and non-greasy and it smells delicious, a bit like watermelon. It didn't look caked on when I used it, just a nice glow and what is more it lasted all day, still looking good and not needing a touch up when I headed out for post-work drinks!

          As if this product couldn't get any better it has SPF 15 included in it, so I look good, feel great and am protected from the sun.

          Finally I can report I've had no breakouts using this product so it doesn't clog up your pores or anything!

          Comments

          Login or register to add comments
        • More +
          04.07.2011 12:28

          Advantages

          Disadvantages

          Nice lightweight product

          I first tried Clarins products through a friend who works on one of their make up counters and for my prom, I asked her to do my make up for me.
          This product would be good for people with oily or combination skin types. I never wear foundation normally because I think it feels too heavy but this lightweight formula. My friend used this foundation on me in colour 107 Beige which matched my skintone perfectly. Using Clarins Beauty Flash Balm as a base for the foundation she put two pumps of the foundation on the back of her hand and blended it on with a make up brush. Applying from the centre of the face outwards blending toward the hairline, ears and neck is how this product is recommended to be applied. This provided a flawless cover that stay put the whole night which had no orange under tones but for £24 for only 40ml I think it is quite expensive but on the other hand it is a premium brand so is to be expected.

          Comments

          Login or register to add comments
        • More +
          15.12.2010 15:52
          Very helpful
          (Rating)

          Advantages

          Disadvantages

          Love it!

          Clarins foundations have been designed to work alongside their range of skincare, so essentially, its make up that cares.

          The Everlasting foundation SPF15 is a protective foundation which is said to last for upto 15 hours.
          It costs £23 for a 30ml Bottle, which is beautifully presented in a distinctive rectangular glass bottle with a gold lid.

          The foundation is dermatologically and allergy tested, non comodogenic so should be suitable for sensitive souls and it also has a very subtle watermelon fragrance just to make it even more pleasant to use.

          There are 10 shades available ranging from ivory to chesnut. I must say the shade range is not the widest available of make up brands and really only caters for european skintones.

          This is a foundation which defenetely delivers. I have been using it for 3 months now and it stays put all day. I work in retail so my face needs to be shop floor ready all day long and with this foundation one its on, its on until i cleanse my face at night. It provides me with a medium to full coverage, covering my rosy cheeks perfectly as well as any minor belmishes. It reflects light and gives a satin effect, not too shiny but not a dull matte finish. I am very pleased with this product and happy that it contains SPF15 so that I can wear it all year round.

          Comments

          Login or register to add comments
        • More +
          06.10.2010 17:37
          Very helpful
          (Rating)
          3 Comments

          Advantages

          Disadvantages

          My new favourite foundation

          I have to admit I'm a bit of a foundation junkie really, over the years I've tried most of the medium to full coverage foundations out there. I've sampled pretty much everything that Estee Lauder, Clinique, MAC, Dior, MUFE, Guerlain and most lower end brands have to offer. I've found some pretty decent formulas but none of them have been perfect. I've either had problems finding a shade match, problems with length of wear or issues with the ingredients breaking me out. My skins a bit of a pain in the ass really, it's sensitive, clog prone and oily and tends to break out and scar quite easily so finding a foundation that conceals and still looks natural can be a bit of a mission.

          The most recent addition to the foundation collection was Make up for Evers Mat velvet + which is a medium to full coverage liquid mattifying foundation. I actually really liked it, it ticked quite a few of the boxes on the list of what I want out of a good base but it's a total nightmare to get hold of in the UK so when I finished the bottle I went on a search for something else. My search led me to a forum that I use and when I asked for recommendations it was suggested that I try the new foundation from Clarins. To be honest Clarins is not a brand I actually purchase a lot of stuff from, it's not that their products aren't good because they've never disappointed when I've bought things in the past. I'm just not attracted or drawn to the brand really, they are so many others out there that I turn to before Clarins. I looked up the details of the new everlasting foundation on their website and toddled off to my nearest counter to get matched.

          There are ten shades on offer in the line, ranging from Ivory for very light skins to chestnut for darker skins. Two were tested on me, cream and Nude and out the two Nude seemed to be the best match so I purchased a 30ml bottle for £ 23.00. The price is pretty average as far as higher end foundations go and I'd been shelling out £33.00 for the Mat velvet that I'd been previously using so it seemed quite reasonable.

          I don't normally pay much attention to packaging when it comes to foundations, if the product works then I don't really care how pretty the packaging is. Everlasting comes in an expensive looking, heavy glass bottle with a gold top/lid and a pump which I love. It's simple and functional (as long as you aren't travelling with it) and it looks pretty on my dressing table which is an added bonus.

          The actual foundation is a thick ish liquid that smells slightly of watermelon. One pump of this stuff is enough for me to do my whole face. I use slightly more when I use a brush to apply but I normally use fingers anyway. It's easy to apply and blend and gives you plenty of playing time before it dries so no issues with streaking. It manages to cover any marks or blemishes I have without looking cakey or heavy and it feels really light weight on my skin. The problem with full coverage foundations is they normally feel like a thick layer that's suffocating skin and tend to look a bit mask like. This stuff is completely different; it actually blends in instead of sitting on top of my face and doesn't settle in to pores either. I'd say it gives me a pretty natural finish that actually looks like skin instead of just make up.

          Lasting power has been great so far. It is actually described as a long lasting, long hold foundation and obviously the name everlasting suggests that this will be the case too. I get a good six hours wear out of this before I have to blot but as I already mentioned my skin is very oily so someone with normal skin or maybe just an oily t zone would probably do a lot better in this department. Another thing that I love about everlasting is I don't get any problems with oxidation/face turning orange throughout the day which can be a bit of a pain. The colour stays true and I get no nasty surprises when I look in the mirror a couple of hours after application.

          So far so good in the break out and skin irritation department, there's been no change in either of these areas since I started using. I've actually found it quite easy to remove though, I don't feel the need to use a deep oil cleanser with this stuff like I have done in the past with Estee double wear or Revlon colorstay, it comes off easily when I want it to with my normal cream make up remover.

          All in all I think Clarins everlasting is an excellent foundation and it has in fact become my new favourite for now. If you're looking for a full coverage base that looks natural and stays put then Everlasting might be a good product for you.

          Comments

          Login or register to add comments
          • More +
            28.04.2010 19:35
            Very helpful
            (Rating)
            5 Comments

            Advantages

            Disadvantages

            love itttttttt

            Having combination skin makes finding a foundation that little bit difficult because you have to pick a foundation that won't dry out your skin or make it look too oily.

            I had heard that clarins everlasting foundation was a good formula for combination skin as it is lightweight and doesn't look greasy after a few hours of application nor does it dry the skin out.

            I decided after having trouble finding a perfect match for my skin tone to ask for help from one of the Clarin ladies at Manchester boots. The woman was very helpful and removed all my makeup and applied this foundation to my skin. The first thing I noticed about the foundation was how lightweight it was. Even though I had been told it was lightweight I didn't think it would be so lightweight but still have such a great coverage.

            If a foundation has a funny smell I usually stop using it unless it's exceedingly good. The smell of this foundation is really nice it smells of cucumber and has a really fresh smell unlike some foundations that I have used that smell way heavily fragranced.

            The packaging of this foundation is also nice it comes in a frosted glass bottle with a gold rim around the pump.


            The foundation claims to last up to 15 hours. I can see why they claim this as today I have used it from 9am till 5pm and my make-up looks exactly the way it looked when I left the house this morning which has never happened to me before. Usually my foundation comes off a little especially on my t zone because I have combination skin my skin can become very oily in the afternoon despite the fact it is dry in the morning and therefore my make-up can slide off. However, this time it was very different my make-up stayed on and didn't look greasy it had a nice dewy glow but far from the greasy look I usually have after a long day of studying.



            Clarins offer quite a good selection of shades. I use wheat which is for people who have medium coloured skin. The claims lady said that wheat is one of their most popular shades and I can see why because the shade isn't orange looking like most medium coloured- dark foundations look its very natural looking so even people with pale skin could get away with wearing it as well as those who have dark.

            The coverage of the foundation is excellent. I wear very little concelar with this foundation. In fact the only place I put concelar with this foundation is under my eyes as I have dark circles. Other then that I don't have to cover any other discoloured areas because this foundation covers any flaws on my skin perfectly without looking cakey or unnatural.

            Clarins claim:

            A creamy, fluid foundation that delivers extra long-lasting medium to full matte coverage that's non-transfer, and stays super comfortable and fresh looking for up to 15 hours at a time. How? A new adherent microfilm, a super hydrating plant-based micro-patch and the latest light-optimising pigment complex.



            Do I agree?

            Yes! It looks very fresh looking and I'm sure it does last up to 15 hours because it lasted a very long time on my combination skin.

            I really love this foundation and I have a feeling I will be buying another bottle after this has been used.

            Comments

            Login or register to add comments
          • Product Details

            Clarins Everlasting Foundation SPF15 / 113 Chestnut is a flawless hold day-long matte foundation which melts into the skin leaving light texture with exceptional comfort / The new Clarins High Fidelity System delivers impeccable lasting coverage / up to 15 hours / whilst the SPF15 shield made up of 100% natural minerals shield your skin from harmful, and aging UV rays that help maintain the even texture of the product / '