I’m pretty practical—if I’m spending money, it better be worth my while. Sure, that $125 an ounce perfume smells divine, but so does my favorite $20 BPAL scent. A $200 blowout? Lasts just as long as the one I get from my favorite stylist and doesn’t come with that perfect side of wicked gossip. If it’s gonna be fancy, it better be fancy AND get the job done. Segue to my new best friend Clarins Everlasting Foundation + ($40).
This French luxury brand was one of many beauty counters I spend dodging in the mall as a child while I tried to drag my mom through the department store to the toy store. But, oh tiny me of yore, you had no idea that you’d be missing out on, hands down, one of the best foundations I’ve ever tried.
Clarins Everlasting Foundation + uses a “high-fidelity system”, which allows the foundation to form an invisible veil with your skin, leaving it matte and giving the it the staying power of up to 15 hours. The form is medium to full coverage, so fine lines and skin damage are banished and skin looks flawless. It’s available in 14 shades.
Like most full coverage formulas, Clarins Everlasting Foundation + is probably best for normal to oily skin; the heavier pigment will highlight unwanted patches of dry skin. While I got hours and hours of coverage with little to no transfer, I did have to touch up with powder throughout the day, but no more than usual.
The packaging is gorgeous, all sleek gold lines and frosted glass, with that classy hint of red underneath the cap. Application is via a pump, which doles out just enough product and allows you more control over how much it dispenses.
At $40 a bottle, this ain’t your drugstore brand; but with one to two pumps giving me nearly full coverage for an entire workday, my drugstore brand isn’t even in this league.
As I said, this is one of the absolute best foundations I’ve ever used. I’ve always tended to be pretty vocal on my brand loyalty when it comes to foundation, but…I’m sorry, baby. I think I’ve found someone else.
Check out the Clarins Everlasting Foundation swatches…
Luxury doesn’t tend to have a place on my bathroom counter unless it proves itself. Clarins Everlasting Foundation has proven itself, won the case, cashed the settlement check and bought a home in Boca. If you want medium to full coverage for your normal to oily skin, give this product a try. You won’t be sorry, and might even find yourself feeling a little more fancy too.
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Alyssa is kinda geeky, kinda girly and all the way in love with her cowboy husband who can say words like, “ornery” with a straight face. She live in Texas and is working on her Masters, being a good cook and the art of looking cute in the morning AND being on time for work. Visit her blog Kind of a Mess.
skin tone: NC42
skin type: oily to normal
favorite beauty product: nail polish and mascara