NEW Clarins Skin Illusion Loose Powder Foundation w/ Mineral & Plant Extracts

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Quite some time ago, I was delighted to receive a surprise parcel from Clarins Singapore and it contains the new Skin Illusion Loose Powder Foundations (received 2 shades, 103 and 105).

A year after the successful launch of the fluid foundation Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Natural Radiance Foundation, Clarins is proud to introduce this new addition to its Skin Illusion makeup line.

My first reaction upon receiving them was “A loose powder foundation? WoW! Interesting!”. The packaging is sophisticated and interesting too!

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Clarins Skin Illusion Loose Powder Foundation – S$62 / 13g

Launched on 1st September 2012

Skin Illusion is now available as a loose powder foundation, offering the coverage of a foundation and the lightness of a loose powder, with pure, mineral radiance and the skin care benefits of plants.

Formulated with pink opal mineral powder that gives an incredibly beautiful, smooth complexion with a transparent finish. Light-Optimizing+ complex and Clarins exclusive Plant Micropatch® for a comfortable and radiant skin. Also enriched with skincare benefits such as pink algae plant extract to provide energizing and hydrating benefits; extracts of white tea and succory dock-cress to protect skin from free radicals all day long.

The light-reflecting pigments are coated with an amino acid of plant origin. The oil-free powder feels super fine on the skin.

It is available in 4 shades 103 (left), 105 (right), 108 and 110 that provides light to medium coverage. 103 is the lightest shade.

The built-in (built into the lid) blending soft brush let you control the amount of powder to be used.

I’ve tried out the shade 105 on half of my face. This unique powder foundation feels super light on the skin. It feels like a loose powder that gives a light foundation coverage. It’s definitely a great alternative to my current loose powder since I usually skip wearing foundation during work day.

It creates a matte finish and a natural, bare and translucent skin effect. However it can only superficially conceal the dark pigment spots and skin discoloration around my cheek bone areas. I reckon I may need to use a highlighter or concealer prior applying this loose powder foundation.

My skin doesn’t feel cakey at all. What I like about this Skin Illusion Loose Power Foundation is its light, fine powder that gives a super natural and translucent skin effect yet radiant at the same time.

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