Monday, 20 April 2015

Review: Clarins Everlasting Foundation & Instant Light Lip Balm Perfectors

Clarins are a name always associated with high quality, and so when I was recently given the opportunity to try a few items from their current range I was excited to see how well they lived up to their good reputation.

I was sent two of the new Instant Light Lip Balm Perfectors (£18.00 each) which are ultra-absorbent balms designed to illimunate the lips.

They contain nourishing mango and shea to leave lips moist and soft, Vitamin E to protect and a natural peptide to help leave the lips looking fuller.

There are 6 shades available in the range, I was sent the Rosewood and My Pink.

Rosewood is a lovely neutral and natural looking discreet shade which I think works perfectly for a day-to-evening look.

The shade I was most excited to try was My Pink - this is created using sensitive pigments which react to the PH level of your lips creating a bespoke pink shade just for you!

I really love the idea of a shade that is exclusively yours, and I found this to be a really lovely natural look - I have worn this every day since it arrived and not only does it feel pretty but it has certainly helped my lips to retain moisture more and feel generally healthier.

I was also given the chance to try the Clarins Everlasting Foundation (£27.50) which promises to maintain coverage evenly for 18 hours!

It contains bamboo powder which has a mattifying effect on the skin, while also minimising the appearances of dark spots and skin imperfections.

I found this to give fantastic even coverage, and I was very impressed with how long wearing it truly was - I wouldn't say it lasted quite the full 18 hours but then I probably put it to the test more than most as I spend my days with a toddler pawing at my skin and I have a tendency to touch my face a lot throughout the day meaning I rub my make up off a lot...but it lasted very well, in fact much better than my usual foundation and so I would not hesitate to switch permanently to this foundation in future.

A little goes a long way and provides great coverage, so the bottle would last for quite a while...I found the foundation to be impressively light on the skin too, which is a welcome change for a foundation providing such good coverage.

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Have you tried any items from Clarins current range that you'd recommend? As always, I'd love to hear from you.

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