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Foundations—Revealing Every Woman’s Beauty

Achieving flawless, radiant skin with face foundation

Clarins makeup does so much more than help define the beauty of your face. Our advanced range of makeup foundations has skin care benefits built right in—to leave you looking radiant and flawless. So, dial back the appearance of tired lackluster skin, conceal imperfections in seconds, and turn up the glow! Clarins skin foundation allows you to be you, only better.

Are there benefits to wearing a foundation?

Oh, yes! Gone are the days of heavy, wax-based pancake ‘base’ that covered blemishes but left the skin in a less than ideal condition. The best modern foundations deliver excellent coverage while being light enough to allow the skin to ‘breathe’ and express its very own unique skin tone. Your skin looks better than it was before—even after you’ve taken off your foundation!

Clarins’ foundations take skin care a step farther—using the success of our legendary Face Treatment Oils as inspiration for Skin Illusion Foundation. This is Clarins’ first serum foundation that combines the fluidity of pure plant oils with the right amount of pigments that never clog or sit heavy on the skin. Plant extract Red Jania reveals a luminous-looking complexion while Mary's Thistle Oil helps to soften the skin’s appearance. Organic Leaf of Life extract works to hydrate for up to 24 hours and as if that wasn’t enough—Clarins’ HD Light Optimizing complex—with pink pearls and soft-focus powders—delivers the immediate appearance of radiance for those days when Mother Nature could do with a bit of help. All this in a skin foundation!

What is the best foundation for my skin type?

When it comes to exploring makeup colors and texture, choosing a foundation that’s just right for your skin type requires some precision—but don’t worry—this isn’t nearly as complicated as it sounds! Clarins has made this process fun and easy with treatment foundations and a variety of colors to bring out the best in your complexion.

Oily and combination skin types benefit from an ultra-fine foundation that delivers long-lasting coverage that resists heat, humidity and perspiration for a flawless-looking, shine-free finish that lasts throughout the day. Clarins’ best full coverage foundation—our Everlasting Foundation+—helps to conceal and deliver a matte finish and natural-looking results.

Clarins will always choose a natural ingredient over a chemical one if it delivers the same level of effectiveness—this is the golden rule that Clarins researchers followed when designing our innovative foundation makeup. Our long-wearing Everlasting Foundation+ formula combines mattifying bamboo powder and the High Fidelity System+ technology for 18 hours[1] of carefree wear—while Organic Quinoa extract helps to keep the skin supple-looking and boosts the hydrating effect of the Clarins Plant Micropatch for all-day comfort.

Try Clarins Everlasting Compact Foundation for 15-hours of matte wear[2] your skin will feel good about. This non-transfer, long-wearing foundation helps to minimize the look of imperfections and uneven skin tone, thanks to its ultra-fine texture and Clarins’ pure plant extracts that help to enhance the appearance of your skin day after day. Now you can say goodbye to makeup mudslides forever!

Thirsty skin, on the other hand, craves a moisture-rich foundation that delivers buildable, long-wearing coverage while hydrating the skin. Clarins’ best moisturizing foundation—Skin Illusion—is a lightweight serum foundation that hydrates skin for 24 hours[3] while giving you a helping hand against environmental pollutants with Clarins’ exclusive Anti-Pollution Complex.

Can I wear a face foundation without first applying moisturizer?

A moisturizer is the perfect start to your makeup routine. Skin that is clean and moisturized prevents foundation from sliding off oily skin and helps foundation to glide easily onto dry skin.

How to apply face foundation

Foundation makeup can be applied in different ways, taking into consideration the foundation’s texture and your personal preferences. This could include a sponge and brush, or using your fingers when applying a liquid foundation—Clarins How to Apply Your Skin Illusion Foundation video, shows you in three simple steps, how you can achieve a flawless nude finish in just a matter of seconds.

If you prefer to use a makeup brush to apply your foundation, Clarins Multi-use Foundation Brush has been designed with flared layers of ultra-soft fibers to blend products with a feathery touch. Results appear translucent and flawless—without the look of excess—and the brush can be used to blend all types of liquid, cream, or powder foundations, concealers, and primers. The brush’s ultra-soft fibers are synthetic and the handle is made of sustainably-sourced birch.

You can use a light and refreshing mist like Fix’ Make-Up to set makeup and give it a longer-lasting hold. Enriched with aloe vera and allantoin, it instantly moisturizes and soothes the skin.

Keep in mind, that whichever method you choose, the objective is to even out the complexion for a flawless effect and skin that is comfortable and radiant-looking no matter how busy your day.

[1] Satisfaction test - 60 women - 18 hours.
[2] Satisfaction test, comfort and matte effect after 15 hours, 100 subjects. Individual results may vary.
[3] Hydration kinetics, 24 hours, 10 women.