Thursday, August 15, 2013

Clarins Extra-Comfort Foundation review - before and after photos

In all the foundations I've tried, and I've tried a lot in my quest to work through every single one on the market it seems, I've never tried a cream foundation.  So when I got a pot of Clarins Extra-Comfort Foundation to try last month, I got stuck in.


First of all, the packaging is dinky but not very travel friendly unless you decant it into a smaller pot.  But it's one of those pots that you can proudly display on top of your dresser as it looks very posh altogether.  Speaking of packaging, I only found the little spatula that comes with it yesterday as I was getting rid of the box.  I was wondering how I was supposed to get the foundation out, so just to let you know it's in a little envelope at the bottom of the box!


The foundation itself is thick, rich and has a beautiful scent of cucumber when you apply it.  It blends effortlessly over the skin and feels really hydrating on my face.  This is thanks to the argan oil which helps keep dehydration at bay while keeping skin supple and plump looking.  I'm all for anti-ageing skincare and this foundation has an anti-aging combination of plant extracts and tripeptides to help keep skin firm.


I was given shade 109 to test out and it's a touch too dark for me, but still wearable once I blend it down my neck.  It gives a smooth, even finish to my skin and the Light-Optimizing Complex which contains soft focus pigments, really does help minimize imperfections which we like.  Throw in an anti-pollution and antioxidant complex and you've got yourself a pretty fantastic foundation.  It lasts all day on me once I powder my t-zone in the morning and it's the first foundation in ages I've worn and gotten compliments on my skin with!


Extra-Comfort is a medium coverage foundation that gives me a flawless finish without it looking like I've a mask on.  In the past, I've found when I've used heavier foundations, they can cling to dry patches and cake a bit.  Not a bit of cling-age or cake-age to be seen.  My skin looks the same at the end of the day as it did at the start.  It would suit dry skin beautifully, so I want Joanne to try it next but we might have to invest in a lighter shade with it coming into Autumn.  And I think I'll be fighting off the mothership too so shhh, don't tell her I have it.

It's quite expensive at €43 but if you think about how it has skincare benefits built in to it, the justification process becomes a little easier.  It's making me want to fake tan the rest of my body constantly so I can wear it all the time.

Keep an eye on counters next month for this beaut.
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  1. Your skin looks REALLY REALLY great in this foundation!! I will definitely have to keep an eye on this one :) Thanks for review!

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    1. Aw thanks Eva, it's amazing what a nice foundation can do for the aul visage!

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  2. It sounds amazing and the results in the photos are brilliant. I think I will buy this when my current foundation(s) run low! x

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  3. It looks so nice and creamy, does that sound weird?! Not sure how I would get on with the packaging, I'm so use to pump action foundations.

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    1. I know, the packaging is a bit messy but the foundation is too gorgeous so I can overlook that ;)

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  4. This looks lovely on you, may hve to try this!! I really love Clarins at the moment xx

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    1. Thank you! Clarins have really stepped up their game over the past couple of years haven't they?

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