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Great all round foundation for combination skins! After reading several online reviews about the clarins ever matte foundation I decided to take the plunge and purchase it, and am very happy I made the decision to! I wear the lightest shade available and this is a perfect colour match for me (for reference I am a 01 in Clinique anti blemish and an NC20 in mac!) I can see how people could find this to be slightly too yellow toned; something I find works well to counteract redness of blemishes- no need for concealer just a dab more of the clarins. The foundation has a lovely fresh scent, it smells like their skincare, and light texture. This also manages to maintain a matte t-zone up to 6hrs in my case and still looks somewhat natural due to not being a totally matte finish, February 3, 2014
Could be lovely, but... My initial impression with this foundation was good... It smells gorgeous and has a lovely texture, goes on smoothly with a matte yet slightly luminous (not dewy or shiny) glow, which I love because other matte foundations I have tried have a very dry appearance, which made my skin look dull. I also like the promise of it balancing my problem skin, though I don't think I have been using it for long enough to see any benefits yet. The coverage in my opinion, is light to medium and isn't really buildable. Unfortunately, Ever Matte doesn't stay matte as long as other foundations I have used and isn't as long wearing, but nothing a quick touch of powder won't fix Now, here's my problem, and it's big enough for me to write off this foundation and all others by Clarins too... I selected the lightest shade available and, in spite of my 'fairness' being nowhere near the levels of Nicola Roberts, this foundation is just TOO dark. Not just a smidge too dark, so dark that it appears orange on my face. Sorry Clarins, last time I checked 'Ivory' is not the shade of orange I preferred to be in high school. I believe they did once offer a shade lighter than Ivory (looking at Clarins' foundation reviews), but decided to discontinue it, and god knows why. While I'm on a colour rant, their shade range is extremely limited at the other end of the spectrum too, there is absolutely no offering to dark skin tones whatsoever, which I'm sure everyone will agree is just wrong! Sorry Clarins, your foundation formulation may well be beautiful, but I doubt I'll be back. January 6, 2014
Good for oil skin This foundation is really suitable for oil even extremely oil skin. Keep my skin clean, and hide my shining face perfectly. It is a little bit light, and the coverage is normal, but it is absolutely right for absorb excess oil. October 22, 2013
Brilliant I recently used a sample I had of this (clarins counter offer these for free). I had been using revlon colourstay but they changed the formula and it just wasn't as nice. I tried the sample which lasted me 3 days, you don't need a lot. I found my skin less oily, it looked brighter, pores were minimised and my skin didn't feel clogged up. My skin also looks better for using this. I'm quite pale and use ivory which does look dark but once applied it blends beautifully and gives me a nice glow. I would recommend this to anyone with oily skin, I do blot around lunchtime, and to someone who wants a light foundation. It is buildable as well if you need to cover blemishes etc. October 4, 2013