Not so long ago, in the near distant past, the Muse was every so delighted when she heard about Clarins Everlasting Foundation. This brand new foundation is dubbed “everlasting” for a reason as it promises 15 hours of staying powder. For the Muse finding a foundation that doesn’t oxidize and lasts on her face for 15 hours is equivalent to discovering the holy grail and owning the Hope Diamond. I mean imagine it…you put your foundation on in the morning and it lasts and lasts and lasts. Never again will your foundation slip away, melt off, or just disappear. Yes, indeed this sounds like what I need in my makeup life.
Jump ahead for my take on the Clarins Everlasting Foundation.
Clarins Everlasting Foundation is formulated with an SPF 15 and the promise of 15 hours of wearing and tearing, yeah boy, likey! It’s non-transfer formula has a high fidelity system which allows it to smooth on and even out skin tone while enhancing your complexion. Light optimizing complex helps to minimize and blur fine lines and imperfections while the formula protects against free radicals, pollution, and UV rays. This foundation packs just about everything one would want!
The real question is does it work….
I can’t go 15 hours without a touch up but it lasts at least 12. I choose to wear it on two separate occasions when I knew I’d be wearin’ and tearin’ around for a good long while. At around four hours in it still sticks around my face which is the norm for foundation on my skin. Half way in at around six hours my face still looks fresh and gorgeous. Eight hours in I’m shocked and amazed that my face still looks good, my blush is wearing out so a quick touch up on my blush, a little gloss and I’m golden. Twelve hours and my face still looks good but definitely needs a little powder to battle the oily forehead. Hour 13 and I’m just beginning to see my foundation wearing away. Clock hits the 14th hour and foundation is definitely gone at this point.
Honestly, count me impressed it wore that long!
The formula is super creamy, super moisturizing, and super pigmented. Coverage is sheer but can be built up to medium or heavier if desired. As most Clarins foundations typically sport a fresh, floral scent this is no difference. I love the fragrance but realize some may not.
The texture of the foundation allows for super easy absorption. It feels like a cool glass of water for your skin. Upon contact with your face it almost feels as if the foundation bursts into tiny drops of water and as you blend. Sadly, Clarin shades are always a toss up for me as they are always so beige but thankfully they seem to adjust accordingly.
The final finish of the product is dewy and slightly moist but it dries down quickly to a flawless, airbrushed looked. Very natural, very fresh over all.
In my experience with the foundation it almost feels like they crossed Make Up For Ever Elixir with Clarins Foundation. The hydrating effect of the foundation is what I felt kept it fresh and long wearing while preventing it from oxidizing on my skin.
Overall, the foundation was a win for me. It could possibly change my mind about using BB Creams daily as that’s my go to product for coverage. At $35 for a higher end foundation it’s afford-ably priced as well. If you’re seeking a long wearing foundation I’d suggest checking this out, particularly if you suffer from foundation that oxidizes super quickly on your skin.
Clarins Everlasting Foundation, pretty fantastic stuff as deemed by this Muse.
Available now from Clarins.
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