Monday, 30 July 2012

Clarins Ever Matte Foundation Review

I believe I have a problem, I think the diagnosis should be called a foundation-aholic.  My motto about foundations at the moment is you have to kiss a few ‘frogs’ to find the perfect one.  After kissing some ugly frogs I think I may have found my prince!

I have popped my Clarins cherry as this is my first ever purchase from the brand and I feel like I have struck gold.  The non-pushy sales girl was so helpful when it came to trying out the Clarins foundation line up.  We talked and discussed my skin and found out its wants and needs and I was suited with the Ever Matte in the shade Ivory 103.  As she said to me this is perfect for you oily skinned girls and the shade matched me perfectly.  Almost so perfect you couldn’t actually see where she’d applied it, something which I love.

The bottle

The packaging is lovely, very sleek and I love the fact the tube isn't at all heavy.  It is a thin tube, unlike the big bulky bottles of MUFE HD and Benefit Hello Flawless.   It's very 
inconspicuous and handy to travel with.  I regularly put my makeup on whilst travelling, so a light bottle is perfect!  

The foundation itself is amazing.  It's very light in texture and when you apply it to the skin it gives you a beautiful flawless coverage.  It is matte from the moment you apply until you remove it.  The coverage is light to medium and you don't need much at all to cover the whole face.  What is great about this foundation is you feel like your skin can breathe.  It doesn't clog pores, it just feels like your own skin.  Exactly how a foundation should be!


It is oil free which is great, as I don't want add oils to my already oily skin.  It contains SPF 15, which protects the skin from the harmful sun rays.  This foundation is know for its 'skin balancing' properties - helping with regulating oil production and purifying the skin.  It tightens the pores and absorbs oils on the skin like a sponge.  It also has a noticeable scent - which i like but some people may not.  You only notice it when you first apply it, then it disappears.

So have I found a new holy grail?  Would I repurchase this once I’ve finished the tube?  Definitely!  I will admit I am thinking this has replaced my beloved Make Up For Ever HD as holy grail foundation.  I recently dusted off my HD and used it and it felt thick on my skin.  I’m so used to this light feeling foundation now, it is something I really want to stick to.  Also the bonus is I can walk into a store and pick up Clarins in the UK unlike MUFE HD :-(

Have you ever tried the Clarins range?  What is your favourite foundation?

Angela xox


  1. LOVE this foundation, I agree with everything you say, its light but gives a good coverage. xx

  2. I never think to try Clarins! I am a matte foundation lover, so my MUFE HD foundation has taken a back seat this summer too xx
    - Boho Vanity -

  3. your posting is very good about Clarins Ever Matte Foundation Review

  4. So far, I like this foundation, except for the color. The lightest shade they carry in stores is Cream(104) and it is a bit orange on my skin. Do you have any idea what the difference in color is between the Cream and the Ivory? Would love to know! Thanks!


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