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Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation & Instant Concealer

Let’s just cut to the chase –  it was mad, passionate love at first sight with this foundation. I blame the beautiful heavy glass packaging and super creamy formula nestled inside, along with the fact that it smells yum. It’s brand new from Clarins and specifically designed to plump and comfort the skin while slowing down the signs of aging. It provides a high level of hydration and a soothing comfortable feel to the skin plus long-lasting full coverage with a radiant, dewy finish.

I’ve used it every single day for the last ten days and honestly, I think this is the one. I know that sounds dramatic but truly, this is hands-down one of the best foundations I’ve ever used, if not the best. Although the texture is gorgeous; creamy and super smooth on the skin, it appears to look and feel better the longer you wear it. I like the finish when I apply it first thing in the morning and my skin feels nice, but by afternoon my skin feels even more hydrated than it did in the morning. Amazing, right? I think this is down to its star ingredient; organic argan oil – the first foundation I’ve ever heard of to have this.

A new concealer has been released alongside it which promises to illuminate the eye area and reduce pigmentation to create a brightened under-eye area. I’m very impressed with this also, it has a beautiful silky texture with good coverage, very little creasing and it leaves the eye-area looking slightly dewy: which I love.

Both are available now from Clarins counters – the foundation is available in nine shades and the concealer in four. Honestly, I can’t recommend the foundation enough. If you’re in the market for a new base, give this a go – you won’t regret it!

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  • Reply Talisa

    That foundation sounds divine, simone!

    October 14, 2013 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Luxxmint

    Sold! As soon as my ysl runs out I’m there, the fact you mention it hydrates more throughout the day sounds a miricale in itself!

    Are you wearing it in the photo a couple of posts down with Charlie? If so it looks amazing on, such a lovely finish x

    October 14, 2013 at 10:08 pm
    • Reply Simone

      Yes! I’m wearing it in those pics. I’m completely obsessed. If you do buy it, there’s a little spoon thing at the bottom of the box for scooping it out. I binned the box before I realised, whoops! 🙂

      October 20, 2013 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    I have been so tempted to try it and this photo just makes me want it even more! Gorgeous! x

    October 15, 2013 at 12:46 am
  • Reply Makeup Over Mind

    Been seeing quite a few posts on these, and they seem so amazing! Loads of interesting foundations coming out at the moment – spoiled for choice!

    October 15, 2013 at 9:05 pm
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  • Reply Nina L

    My skincare range is from Clarins and I tried their BB cream which was pretty disappointing. Good to see great reviews of the foundation & concealer. Definitely giving it a go once I’m done with my YSL (the only foundation that seems to work for me at the moment).

    October 20, 2013 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply Maria Gillespie

    I don’t think this is available in the U.S. yet! Boo!

    October 26, 2013 at 6:05 pm
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  • Reply Amy

    This sounds so nice Simone! I wonder if it would suit combination skin though as maybe it might be a little too hydrating. I might still try and get a sample though 🙂
    Amy x
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    November 9, 2013 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Niamh

    Can I ask what skin type you are? I’m combo/dehydrated so the hydrating properties appeal to me massively but I suffer from Shiny Face Fear and think this might be too dewy for me. Thanks!

    November 21, 2014 at 6:05 am
  • Reply Shana Parsons

    What shade are u in the clarins foundation?

    December 22, 2014 at 6:17 am
    • Reply Simone

      Hi Shana, I use 105 Nude 🙂

      December 22, 2014 at 8:52 am
  • Reply lisa m

    Do you prefer Clarins Extra Comfort foundation over Clarins True Radiance? I don’t know which one I better. I’m fair skinned, blonde want some radiance but also coverage

    I did buy Extra Comfort Foundation but I live in Michigan and True Radiance isn’t available here so I was going go order it from the UK because I used to use it in the States years ago and it was discontinued.

    April 9, 2015 at 10:27 pm
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