Monday, October 24, 2011

Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Natural Radiance Foundation

I have never tried any liquid foundation from Clarins so I was pretty excited to try out the product when I received my very first Clarins Liquid Foundations from the lovely ladies of Clarins Singapore. I was intrigued by the product name - Skin Illusion (and the first thing that came to my mind was "can this foundation really gives my not-perfect skin the illusion of better skin?")

Something about Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Natural Radiance Foundation:

It is a light-reflecting, hydrating foundation that perfectly combines mineral and plant ingredients to create a naturally radiant complexion. The unique blend of ingredients continuously hydrates and protects the skin resulting in an incredibly comfortable, beautifully radiant and perfectly even complexion. This foundation is formulated with skin care benefits, taken directly from the nature.

The Unique Ingredients Used In Clarins Skin Illusion SPF10 Natural Radiance Foundation:

  • Anti-pollution and antioxidant complex - composed of white tea extract and succory dock-cress extract that help support skin's natural defences. It also helps to reinforce the skin care action while neutralizing free radicals.

  • 100% natural SPF 10 sun filters - ensure a level of daily protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays for our skin.

  • Pink Opal Powder - A powerful radiance-booster that evens the complexion and gives it unrivalled radiance. It is extremely fine in texture and able to fill in wrinkles and fine lines, to minimize their appearance.

  • Pink Algae Extract - has an energizing and stimulating effect on the skin. This stimulation of skin cells provides hydration and softening effects, making skin even toned, supple and comfortable.

Full Ingredients List of Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Natural Radiance Foundation:

Price: $60

Contents: 30ml

Shades Available:

Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Natural Radiance Foundation comes in an internation range of 11 shades* that have been created by Clarins Make-Up Artists to meet the needs of all women across the world.

Trying It On...

Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 foundation comes in an elegant, crystal pump-bottle with a light gold cap stamped with a stylized leaf delicately etched with the signature C. I just need to use 2 pumps of product on my whole face.

Swatches of shades 104 (cream) and 105 (nude):

Applying it on my face:

I have to say the very first time I used this foundation, I layered like 4 pumps of product over my whole skin which was prepped with a tinted primer and the result was not ideal-  it sort of made my skin look dull and appeared much darker than my skin tone. - And I figured something must be wrong somewhere...

So I used back my trusted face primer - Clarins Instant smooth line correcting concentrate which melted into my skin, creating a smooth canvas before I applied just 1 pump of foundation on one side of my skin using just a sponge.. And Voila! The result was fabulous and I could see my not-perfect skin instantly transformed to a much better skin! (Picture as shown above) It is pretty magical that the trick is to use less of the foundation yet it is able to even out skin tone, making skin look radiant, and smoother in just seconds. Thanks to the amazing Light-Optimizing+ Complex! I love how this lightweight foundation melts into my skin to give a better skin effect as though its my second skin, with just 2 pumps of product for my whole face.

Did I mention that the foundation is pretty lasting too? my makeup can last throughout the evening/night (about 6-8 hours) without the need to touch-up..

I took this picture after 8 hours of wearing Clarins Skin Illusion SFP 10 Natural Radiance Foundation, just before I went to remove my makeup. (Ignore my horrendous looking marks on my forehead)

*All Makeup used in this above picture include Clarins Instant smooth line correcting concentrate , Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Natural Radiance Foundation, Clarins Instant Light Brush-On Perfector (01) , Shu Uemura Face Powder Sheer (Colorless), Clarins Barocco Face Palette as blusher, Averine Cover Spot Concealer (Light), Majolica Majorca Brow Customize Eyebrow Pencil, LipIce Lip Balm, Coastal Scents 88 eyeshadow palette, Double eyelid stickers, No-Brand Fake Lashes (#217)

Just drop by any Clarin counters to try out this foundation and hopefully you will love the after effect as much as I do ~ the illusion of having better skin!!

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