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Clarins Ever Matte SPF 15 Foundation

I’ve come to believe that Clarins are the producers of base make up Holy Grail items. Fact. I waxed lyrical about Skin Illusion. I raved about the Colour Breeze Face and Blush Palette (I was sent one to review and immediately bought another as a back up). I declared my love for the Ever Matte Mineral Powder Compactย and I’m about to swear I’ll never cheat on the Ever Matte foundation (except it’s lies because I adore foundation and just have to try new ones all the time but I do love it!). The review of this has been a long time coming because I was sent the wrong shade, but now I’m colour matched and ready to go. I am a Shade 103, which is nigh on perfect for me. I think Clarins are the first brand I’ve ever found where I can match myself perfectly instead of just settling for near-as-damn-it.

So, the foundation, as with the powder it promises to keep shine at bay, be oil free, have a SPF 15 and come in a great range of shades. It also claims to regulate the production of sebum and tighten pores.

So I’ve already mentioned in my Ever Matte Mineral Powder review that I tend to avoid matte base products for fear of looking powdery and flat. This isn’t the case with these Clarins Ever matte products. What I find they do is keep the oil at bay for several hours (used together with the powder they are a force to be reckoned with) but they maintain a natural slightly dewy finish.

On the hand….

Clarins Ever Matte SPF 15 Foundation

Clarins Ever Matte SPF 15 Foundation
Looks pretty matte there I know, but enlarge the picture, you’ll still see glimmers of life in there ๐Ÿ˜‰ A little goes a very long way and it blends easily both with fingers and a brush, my preference, as always, is the ELF Flat Topped Powder Brush.

I have found that my pores are looking smaller these days but I can’t hand on heart say that the foundation is responsible, it could be the Clarisonic, either way, I’m happy with this.
Clarins Ever Matte SPF 15 Foundation

Above is the foundation, topped with the powder, 5 hours after application. I’m not matte, but I’m no oil slick either. Good work (again) Clarins! Ever Matte foundation is ยฃ24 and I give it the Charlie seal of approval.

*Disclosure – PR Sample*

10 responses to “Clarins Ever Matte SPF 15 Foundation Review”

  1. Yu says:

    I’m still waiting for Clarins to expand their shade range – their formulas (when I get samples) are always amazing but the range just never lets me actually get any!

  2. I reviewed this too, I love it. In fact both this and Skin Illusion are fantastic foundations. Bettina also having a love affair with Clarins ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Paperbacks and Postcards says:

    This looks amazing on! Might have to check it out xx

  4. Ladymoonlight says:

    I’m foundation obsessed… It seems I need to add another one to my wishlist! When am I gonna use them all up?

  5. ihavemostlybeen says:

    *sticks fingers in ears and refuses to be swayed from recently found HG EL DWL foundation (even though this looks fantastic on you & I want to try it right now!)*

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