Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid, since arriving through my letterbox, no other base has touched my face. That doesn’t happen that often lads. When I find a foundation I love, I get tunnel vision and now I have a bottle of Charlotte Tilbury Wonder that’s gathering dust in my stash! Maybe it’s because it’s a new year and I want to appear all fresh faced, but I can’t get enough of the Skin Detox Fluid and haven’t had as many compliments on my makeup ever since starting to use it! While Craig Revel Horwood has his catchphrase of “Fab-U-lous” when he loves a performance on Strictly, I have my own one now when talking about this beaut! And it’s in written form too!
With bases, I want something that’s going to give me a decent amount of coverage, that’ll hide any redness around my nose, that doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and that doesn’t look cakey. The fact that this gives me the softest sheen to the skin without feeling wet is the icing on the cake. Nobody wants a wet looking face, especially an oily t-zoned bridie like me. Everyone wants cake though…. In the face, not on the face. The squeezy tube means it’s perfectly travel friendly and the pump applicator means there’s no product wasting. Clarins’ original BB cream also comes in a red tube, so make sure you’re getting the one you want. Clarins are touting this BB cream as half skincare, half makeup and I’d have to agree. I feel like this actually moisturises my skin and doesn’t just sit on top of it hanging around. Acerola seed extract “contributes to good oxygenation of the skin exposed to harmful factors”. Ah, that must be what the whole detox label is all about.
But what does it look like on the visage I hear you ask!
The first time I applied it, I used by Beauty Blender and felt that it sheered it out a bit too much for me. So since then, I’ve been using my Nima Brush Round Top Kabuki brush to buff it into my skin and the application is flawless. It looks like it’s my skin! Because it is! Kinda… For me, my aim is to pretend like I’ve flawless skin, when I’ve anything but, hence the before and after photos. I’m using shade 00 Fair, which is the lightest of the four shades on offer, and I think they could’ve gone with an even lighter shade because I know there are lots of people out there who are paler than moi. But Fair suits me only grand. It also has a really light, delicate scent to it that I love and that only hangs around for a couple of minutes tops. The formula is easily buildable and on days where my cheeks and nose need a little extra somethin’ somethin’, I can apply a bit more and keep the pretence of flawless skin going.
I always like to set my foundation with a powder and to see what I’ve been using, keep an eye out for my monthly favourites video. Those with dry skin won’t need to powder, but oilier people might need to give a light dusting over the schnozz and any other oily bits. The combination I’ve been using means that I look the same at the end of the day as I did at the start! So the good skin fakery continues well after work is finished. Result! I was sent this bottle to try and at €34.50, which is decent for a foundation that performs really well on me, I will most definitely purchase a tube myself when I run out of this, or maybe before so I’m not without. I love the fact that it has SPF25 so as summer approaches, I’ll be giving my face a little more protection than the usual SPF15 that comes with most bases. In a nutshell, I love this stuff. It’s on counters now along with the rest of the spring collection from Clarins that I’ll be talking about soon. *PR sample*