For the longest time, I was a liquid foundation type of girl. I only had my eyes locked on liquid foundation because that was all I knew back in the days and some MAC sales assistances shoved it down my throat many moons ago. As I am exposed to more options throughout the years, I have learnt to love cream, gel, powder and mineral types of foundations.
Clarins has done quite a few amazing foundations in the past especially the Skin Illusion liquid foundation, this time around they have released a loose powder version of this foundation and it comes in 6 shades to choose from. For those who wants a matte finish, this mineral loose powder is infused with mineral and plant based ingredients that helps to illuminate skin despite it being a powder foundation.
Packaging - Comes with a retractable in built flat round brush that surprisingly buffs the powder foundation really well. The foundation comes with two compartments a plastic cover to prevent the loose powder to get messy when closed and a plastic sieve to get a proper amount of powder at a time.
So far with these two plastic trays in place, I find them helps to keep everything in place and not messy at all. Packaging wise, this is unique and definitely a well thought out product.
Coverage – Depending on how you apply this, I find the coverage can be sheer to medium and can be full if need be when you buff more in. I use the brush that comes with this powder foundation for application and be sure to prime my skin with a silicone based primer like Dermalogica’s AgeSmart Skinperfect Primer.
This is where the foundation won my heart over, it covers my pigmentation, uneven skin tone and acne scarring perfectly well. It also reduces the look of my pores and controls oil well.
Texture – Quite fine & silky texture that doesn’t feel heavy on skin.
Finish – I love the smooth, matte finish with a hint of radiance. The foundation feels really natural and lightweight on my skin and the shade #109 Wheat matches my skin tone perfectly without making me appearing too pale. Best of all it doesn’t oxidise on my skin or smudge throughout the day. It’s just the way the foundation settles onto my skin that really stood out for me.
Needless to say I am calling this my HG powder foundation!
On Clarins counters today