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All about that base... Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation Review

Tuesday, 20 January 2015


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Okay, so when I created this title it was pretty original, I even chuckled to myself at how witty I could be. Then, in the time between me writing it and revisiting it in my drafts, it had been done a zillion times. But who cares - I like the song and this post is 'all about that base'.... Clarins Extra Comfort to be exact.

 Believe it or not I had no idea this foundation existed. I seriously must have been living under a rock, as I've since found it's probably one of the most blogged about foundations of.... 2013 - Oh. A little late to the party I may be, but totally in love with this foundation I am.

After some colour matching at the Clarins counter, I decided on shade 110 / Honey. I find that Clarins products generally tend to be a little pink toned for my complexion, so it's not 100% my colour but its still a fairly good match. 

That is my only gripe. Actually, that and the ridiculous pot it comes in. Clunky, heavy glass that's totally unhygienic and impossible to carry around (V annoying when the main reason I purchased was to wear on flights) But pretty on your dressing table none the less.




I was drawn to this foundation by its moisturising promises. Comforting foundation? It sounded like a hug for my face - and I wasn't wrong. The foundation is creamy enough to cover all imperfections, whilst leaving the skin with a radiant, almost plastic like glow. I'm probably not selling this very well, but I quite like a plastic looking complexion! Id say it's easy to build, and errs on the side of full coverage but with a beautifully natural finish
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The first few times I used this I wasn't sure if I liked the consistency. It's on the creamier side of creamy and favours a light dusting of translucent powder to fully set. It's the kind of foundation that would rub off on somebody if you gave them a hug, so setting is essential - unless you have particularly dry skin which should drink it up or perhaps like leaving orange smudges on people ;) 

it's worth the extra effort though, as once on it easily lasts a good 8-10 hours with no dry or uneven patches. It genuinely looks as fresh 8 hours later as the moment you applied it. I find it works best when applied with a dampened beauty blender, it seems to melt into the skin this way and is best stippled on, rather than rubbed in. I've also tried it with a densely packed stippling brush and that worked equally well.



I find this foundation absolutely perfect for flying, and I can imagine it would be especially brilliant for people with a drier skin type or mature skin. The cabin environment is obviously very drying, and no amount of moisturising can counteract it - not when you have to work in a full face of slap anyway.

The foundation cost £46 from House of Fraser, on the pricy side but you get a really decent amount and a little goes a very long way. I already know this is a foundation I'd repurchase, and if your in the market for a new foundations I suggest you try this out! And here I am wearing the foundation, so you can see the flawless base it creates. In the first photo I have all my eye make-up etc but no foundation, and in the second I've applied Clarins Extra-Comfort and contoured. Voila!

Have you tried Clarins Extra Comfort? What were your thoughts?

x

11 comments:

  1. I like that it has a moisturising quality too, sounds like a really nice foundation :)

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's great for keeping skin moisturised, il be sticking with it during the winter for this reason... I do wonder how it will perform in the summer though....

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  2. This sounds like an amazing foundation :)I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm following you, great blog and I love your dress on your latest post! Can't wait to read more. Thanks for stopping by xx

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  3. This sounds like a lovely foundation!

    Emily x // EmGrace

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    1. You should try it! I love it even more since writing this post!

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  4. Your skin looks incredible! Clarins do such amazing foundations don't they? xxx

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    1. Thank you! I love a plastic skin look, and Clarins seem to do it well. It was the first Clarins foundation I have tried actually...

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  5. Your skin is incredible and that foundations makes it even more flawless x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you ! I'm not having such a good skin week this week, so this stuff is being plastered on!! :)

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  6. It is a little pricey but I might buy it...it look worth it, your skin looks flawless :D

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