Clarins Everlasting Foundation+ Review: Hit or Miss?

I've been curious about Clarins foundations for sometime now, perusing my local Boots I saw and tried out Clarins Everlasting Foundation+ which I have briefly mentioned in THIS POST. I had mixed opinions about this foundation not only including the shade i was matched but also about the finish, so I went back to the Clarins counter for a second attempt at the foundation but this time at House of Fraser at Westfields.

I was shade matched a second time and this time, it was 109 Wheat. I think is the perfect colour match for my NC25-NC30 skin. It was 3 shades lighter than the previous (112 Amber). Still undecided about the finish, the lady at the counter kindly provided a few sachets of samples. Now I've had a few goes at the foundation, here are my thoughts.

As with the previous shade, this one applied pink toned at first but with time I felt the shade transform to match my skin, which was interesting.

Clarins Everlasting Foundation+ Review Amber
Clarins Everlasting Foundation+ Review
The coverage is definitely medium to full, it covers a reasonable amount of redness, scarring and hyperpigmentation. It sets to a comfortable soft velvety powdery finish.

On my combination skin, it lasts about 4-6 hours before my skin begins to eat it up and tear apart the foundation. I found that using a primer before and setting powder on top definitely helps the wear last longer on the skin.

There is one unforgivable downside to this foundation however - it transfers! Onto clothes, cups, fingers, faces. Everything your skin becomes in contact with. Setting the foundation with powder seems to reduce the amount of product transferred but it still does transfer.

Clarins Everlasting Foundation+ Review in Amber
Clarins Everlasting Foundation+ Review in Amber

Because of this, I have made up my mind not to purchase this foundation. While the finish is comfortable and it looks great in photos, the transferring pigment is a bit of a shame and not something I would appreciate in a foundation. I will be sticking to my favourites from NARS and Giorgio Armani...

I have not given up on looking for a Clarins foundation that suits me though... I have my eye on Clarins Skin Illusion Natural Radiance Foundation next. Have you tried Clarins foundations? Any of these you recommend?

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  1. No I haven't but I am always curious about it. I just tried the new NARS All Day Luminous FOundation and while I LOVE it so much i hate the fact that it transfers on anything my face touches hahaha I have to set it well with a powde. Great post btw xx


  2. Thanks for your comment. I hate it when foundations transfer, I have the NARS All Day Luminous Foundation as well, which I always set with powder. It transfers less after setting. Clarins transfers with and without setting. It makes you self conscious about bumping into things throughout the day!

  3. Awww no :( Too bad it transfers BUT the coverage is amazing! Doesn't look thick (in the pictures) at all :)

  4. I highly recommend it. Let me know how it goes!

  5. The Beauty Highlights21 March 2015 at 15:59

    Finish looks nice but disappointed to know it transfers. Nice review.

  6. It actually looks nice and natural, just a shame about transferring.


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