How do you select the right makeup foundation? And what do you look out for?
Personally, the beauty task of a good foundation is not so much of concealing my flaws but more of enhancing my skin’s natural radiance glow. A good foundation should also contains beneficial skincare ingredients that help hydrate my skin while having the makeup on and also to protect my skin from dirt, debris, harsh chemicals and harmful ultraviolet ray. My ideal finish has to be naturally translucent, dewy and long-lasting without appearing heavy.
2 weeks ago, I’ve received a new cosmetic product from Clarins Singapore and this round it is the latest Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Natural Radiance Foundation (in 2 different shades). My great first impression of this newest foundation is the natural fragrance scent which is pretty refreshing.
Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Natural Radiance Foundation – S$60 / 30ml
Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Natural Radiance Foundation, a mineral and botanically based foundation, is formulated with skin care benefits that are taken directly from nature. Its innovative formula which is rich in trace elements, helps provide skin a long-lasting hydration. It has this unique fine texture that provides a lightweight, barely-there finish.
Our skin is subjected to pollution and other environmental effects every day which harm its balance and well-being. To stay beautiful, it must be protected from these damaging effects, which can cause dehydration and speed up skin aging.
Clarins Laboratories created an anti-pollution and antioxidant complex which is comprised of such as white tea extract, flavonoids and succory dock-cress extract to help support skin’s natural defenses. This unique complex reinforces the skin care action while neutralizing free radicals.
Exposure to UVA and UVA, even for short periods, is another major cause of premature skin aging. This botanical -based foundation, formulated with 100% SPF 10 sun filters, ensures daily protection to the skin.
It is also formulated with an unique combination of minerals and botanicals, exclusive to Clarins make-up such as pink opal powder, a mineral silicon and pink algae extract to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and to create a radiance and luminous finish. The complexion is smoothed, even and looks incredibly youthful.
Pink algae extract, one of exclusive ingredients in the formula, has an energizing and stimulating effect on the skin. This stimulation of skin cells provides hydrating and softening effects. The skin is progressively toned, supple and beautiful every day.
A Clarins exclusive, this plant micro-patch forms a hydrofilm on the skin, acting as invisible protection against skin dryness and as a moisture reservoir.
The texture is pretty light and I actually like its translucent finish. The pigments are claimed to coat in an amino acid of plant origin that give the color radiance, a long-lasting and natural-looking complexion.
I’ve received 2 shades which are very similar to each other – 105 (a more yellowish tone) and 104 (a more pinkish tone).
I’ve applied a very thin layer of shade color 104 on the right side of my face. This shade 104 seems to appear very close to my natural skin tone. It looks pretty transparent and natural with a tinge of rosy pink. I actually like the natural coverage and my complexion looks more even-toned and radiance. The undereye dark circle and nasolabial fold on the right side of my face are beautifully concealed and the finish is pretty natural actually.
And then I applied another shade 105 which is slightly yellowish tone on the other side of my face. After a quick comparison, I actually prefer 105. The complexion with shade 105 somewhat appears brighter, fairer, fresher and luminous. Do you agree? If you happen to have similar skin tone as me, you can choose shade 104 for a rosy, radiance and subtle look or shade 105 for a luminous, youthful and glowing finish. There’s this healthy natural glow on my complexion with shade 105. Love it to the max!
I extremely like the texture very much as it is so light and I can hardly feel it’s there. Love it!
This new Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation perfectly eliminates the appearance of those fine lines under my lower eyelid and wrinkles on my nasolabial folds with just one single stroke. The instant result is amazing! My skin actually stays hydrated and refreshed all day long. My complexion looks smooth and soft, with a silky feel. The overall finish is super natural and dewy! It feels super light on my skin and my skin’s natural healthy glow is beautifully enhanced. Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation has naturally became my new favorite foundation!