|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
UPDATE: wow, some weird bug on MUA doesn't let me give this 2 lippies XD
When I first bought it and tried it out for a while, I absolutely hated it and gave it one lippie. My initial review was:
Didn't like it. I asked the lady in the store for something that lasts long and has light natural coverage. This is not light coverage at all!! And this isn't because I use too much, but it just doesn't spread easily. This is a heavy mask-like and sticky foundation on me. Also there wasn't any colours that were yellow enough - it oxidized to a pinkish orange. It also made my face very "flat". I usually wear MAC Pro Longwear, and even if I cake that on with a lot of powder, it doesn't look this flat! Didn't like the heavy scent. The only positive things I have to say about this that it actually lasts well and hasn't broken me out.
I tried this again a year later, with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (I have a review up for it) and with my yellow Kett colour adjuster, reviewed here: http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/ItemId=151847/Kett-Cosmetics---Hydro-Proof-Color-Theory-Yellow/Unlisted-Brand/Primer/-Corrector
What I still agree on is that the colours are bad - there were absolutely no colours for me - I had to colour-adjust this foundation to be able to use it. I will therefore not be talking about the colour that fits me as it is far from what it was to begin with. I still agree with myself: this DOES oxidize A LOT.
This isn't a light foundation - when I think light it means thin and runny, and gives medium coverage at max. I consider foundations like this pretty fool-proof for me to use. This is quite thick and creamy, and yes, a bit sticky. It can be compared to Estee Lauder's Double Wear, BUT: BIG DIFFERENCE: Double Wear has more powders in it than this foundation and suits oilier skin. I have pretty normal, but on the drier side, non-flaky skin. Double wear looks very powdery on me - no matter how thin I apply it, while Everlasting can actually look slightly more natural.
What I have changed my mind about is the flat, dry and powdery look of this. I'm all for light, very natural makeup that looks like skin. I don't actually need to moisturize my face more before this foundation than any other, but I only use one pump, and even that might be too much, and use my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to apply this foundation. It requires a little bit of work an sets quite fast, but this brush does what fingers can't do. I have never managed to apply the Everlasting foundation well with fingers - it seems to look... waxy somehow when I do and I just can't apply it evenly - it blotches when I apply with fingers.
This foundation can cover quite a lot, but, as I've recently managed, it can also be applied quite lightly. In general, it's quite easy to overdo this foundation by using too much - then you may get an unnatural powdery, waxy, flat or caky look. At the same time, it's important to find a good application technique - as said, This absolutely didn't look god on me when applied with fingers - only a brush could make this decent.
For those who may not be aware of this: this is a long wearing foundation and there is a great possibility that you will only get this off properly with on oil cleanser, followed by a regular foaming wash.
Why only two lippies? Even if I apply tihs in avery thin layer and it looks good, by the end of the day this is caky -_- I have no clue how it does it...
I had a serious addiction to buying new foundations all the time a couple of years ago. I have owned over 45 foundations till now and all, except for 3, were bough the past 2.5 years. I have now thrown a lot - there are some foundations that have gone bad and there are some that I can't use, no matter what I try. I'm now working hard to figure out ways to use the foundations I haven't yet given up on, and luckily, I'm succeeding quite well :) I hoped my tip helped at least a few of you, and a tip for all of you that are just starting out with foundations: don't just blindly follow sale assistance's (SA) suggestions. They might say that a foundation fits you perfectly, but you may come home and discover that the colour is totally wrong, that it's hard to work with the texture without the tools they used, that it looked much better in the store, that you break out from the foundatoin. Please ask for samples when you want to buy a foundation - it might save you a lot of money! The SA's where I live don't want to give out samples, blaming it on that they have no pots to put the foundation in. If you have this problem too, buy your own pots. They can be annoyed at this, but just let them be - buying foundation without trying can be very expensive, especially if you don't have a good return policy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
After reading some comparioson with my fav ELDWL foundation.. and it was supposed to give me more satin finish and natural "glow". It;s fuul covearage foundation, It's staying power is really good (apx 8-10 hours) but it oxidize really fast and makes my skin look really orange. It doesnt look natural at all. It shows my fine lines and enlarge my pores.
Won't repurachase it again
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got this as a gift and I have used it only three times with terrible results. The coverage is not bad but there are three things that bother me:
-Colors. Clarins is not color friendly. Everything is too pink or too yellow.
-Oxidation: This foundation oxidizes if you are oilier and it flakes if you are drier. So i found that is wasn't great for combination skin.
-Lasting effect: I have worn this with smashbox, sephora and urban decay primers and none of them could keep it in place for 8 hours.
I think there are better foundations out there for the price...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Probably the best foundation I have ever used. I've been using this for a year now and love it.
The coverage is brilliant - it gives you a medium to full coverage and an almost matte finish.
I use it in the amber shade and it matched my skin tone pretty well.
It also doesn't break me out unlike the Clinique superbalance foundation.
The only downside in my opinion is the price. They've raised the price to £26, when I first bought it I paid £24.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this foundation! It is medium-full coverage so I wear it when I want to look flawless (functions/nights out etc) and it makes my skin look amazing! I was colour tested in the summer and wheat was the perfect colour for me, best
Match ever, but it's ever do slightly too dark now I've lost my tan. Covers all uneven skin tone and blemishes, doesnt oxidise or go patchy, never looks cakey, and really does last all day! Looks as good at the end of the day as it does when first applied, I do make sure I do a double cleanse when I've been wearing this foundation just to make sure that it's all removed. It's not the cheapest at £24 but a bottle lasts me over 6 months with daily use so it's great value for money.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I saw this at TJ Maxx for $14.99. There was only one bottle, in #105. I thought it was meant to be. I was wrong. I read reviews here and thought that 105 would be a good match for my NC15 neutral/warm skin. However, it was much too yellow upon application. The coverage was amazing, and I only needed a little to get a wonderful full coverage I have only ever seen with the revlon color stay. I left the foundation on to test it, and it oxidized to an orangey yellow, definitely not my color at all. Even thought the foundation has great coverage, it seemed to make the bumpiness of my acne more visible if that makes any sense. Some foundations seem to blur it, but this one looked really unflattering on top of my spots. I will be returning this, and continuing my quest for an hg foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Wow, I can't believe this product has a high rating on here.
-It is impossible to wash off.
-It has a very strong old lady perfume fragrance (and synthetic at that).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
So far so good. I had be using lancome's photogenic lumessence which is a BEAUTIFUL foundation and the best color match I've had since wearing makeup. (suede 0/N) It would totally oxidize mid day so that would get on my nerve.
I started looking towards the drugstore and found that the Revlon Colorstay was AWESOME at 1/3 of the price. All day wear, didnt transfer on my clothes, a doozy to get off though, but BEAUTIFUL. The problem with that was the color chart. Nothing close to my complexion. I had to use Caramel which was about 2 shades darker and blue undertone.
So I searched further and found the maybelline super stay makeup. In caramel, it was about 1/2 shade too dark and still had the blue undertone to it. Neither had the yellow/orange that I need. Plus, the maybelline transferred to my clothes badly.
Still searching, I was buying some of the Clarins Pure Melt Gel and asked if they had a long wear makeup, and voila, I found it. it was funny that when I got it home, it was pumping out as watery liquid. That kind of scared me. But this was a good thing because I discovered that the top screws off!!! Yes!!! So I can get all of the product when the time comes. I also found that it was not mixed, so probably sitting on the shelf too long. I shook it up and it became a creamy lotion. Wonderful texture.
It goes on somewhat matte, but brightens up in about an hour. Great coverage, buildable. Satiny, flawless finish. Stays on about 15 - 16 hours...YES!!! AND it has a PUMP!!!! The color is really nice but, sometimes I wonder does it have a drop too much yellow, but I'm pleased with it.. I have an ELF bronzer in #2 so it looks great.
So happy with this foundation. I believe it will hold up in the summer as well by the way it wears. Very nice. Oh, and very affordable, just need more color within the chart.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
this is the best foundation I have ever used I have some major acne scars and an extremely oily face even mac studio fix can't solve my oiliness but this foundation is the best I am using 105 nude for my fair skin it has a great coverage but just because my scars are big and red I am using makeup forever full cover concealer under the foundation.I set the foundation with a transluscent powder.Normally I need to touch up after 4 hours.Not anymore!! this is really everlasting it deserves the name (maybe not 15 hours as it claims but 10 hours at least)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Very nice basic foundation, good coverage!
Rather expensive and the packaging is really heavy, not advisable for traveling.
Smells great but the formula dries almost instantly so its better to use fingers than a brush.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Blue
Stays 24 hours +
Very good application
build able medium to full coverage
good for your skin
I used to use mac foundation all the time but found it was clogging my pores this doesn't do this and is very gentle to the skin. It is a very high quality foundation, I do not however believe it is worth the money and am sure theres a cheaper equivalent.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Lovely foundation, a little goes a long way and it smells amazing! Full coverage but also not drying at all, suitable for most skin types I would imagine.
Gorgeous packaging, the pump screws off so you can get every last bit out of the bottle. Also clarins foundations smell incredible!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is my first review of anything on this site! So here goes!
I have acne-prone skin but its is quite dry and very red from scarring. I used to work for Clarins and was so pleased when this foundation came out. I like a full coverage but hate it to feel heavy on my skin (like I have found with Double Wear). So when I tried this I was very pleased with the texture. Although it gives a matte and luminous finish I find it has enough glow to make you look healthy (probably the hydrating ingredient all new Clarins foundations have) but not at all shiny. An oily skin would be much better off with Ever Matte from Clarins, in my experience.
It has been very hard for me to find a foundation that will cover my redness without building up lots of layers or using concealer too. With this I don't, if anything I use a primer for nights out but the coverage is perfect for me. I do sometimes add a little more to my cheeks, with a flat stippling brush, where I have most scars but it doesn't need a lot more.
In terms of staying power, again I think it does exactly what it says on the tin! I work in a department store beauty hall which is very dehydrating on your skin and this foundation stays put and feels comfortable all day, I rarely have to touch up during the day. I have also even been stuck in the rain and apart from blobs of water on my skin the foundation still looked perfect!
I think its a sign that although I do not work for Clarins anymore I have still bought this foundation (twice!!). I use a number of the colours depending on the time of year and occasion, I much prefer yellow tones as I feel they are more flattering.
I'm still finding my way around this site but I will try and upload a picture of my skin pre and post foundation application.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Best foundation I have ever tried! A full pump is almost too much product for me, so it definitely lasts a long time (I bought my bottle 5 months ago, and still have over half left with daily use) It is full coverage, goes on silky smooth with a nice matte powdery finish and makes my skin look great. Love it!
I got so many compliments on my skin, my Sister and Mom have both purchased it now as well :)
(I purchased this for $42 Shoppers Drug Mart)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought this foundation after Lancome changed the formula of their Teint Idole Ultra. For reference, I am 25 years old with acne prone/sensitive skin and a fair complexion. I like full coverage foundations with a matte finish. I had read good things about Clarins foundation and went to Dillards to try it out. I ended up buying the lightest shade as this foundation does not have a great selection of shades. I did not have a chance to try this foundation in store so I had to do so at home. As for applying it, it went on pretty smoothly and definitely works best with a light hand. I liked the smooth finish and the color while not perfect was decent. I figured this foundation would be a good replacement until a few days later. My whole face started breaking out like mad. I broke out all over my chin, forehead and cheeks. My skin is very irritated and red. I know the culprit was this foundation because that was the only thing I changed in my routine. I really wanted to like this foundation but it's just not a fit for me!
Lack of color selection
Caused breakouts for me
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
High price and not worth it. Nice packaging. Heavily scented (which I actually like) Do not like the matte cakey finish or the lack of 'everlasting' staying power :(
(Spend much less and get a better product with Ben Nye creme foundation!)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Just bought this today at duty free. This stuff goes on amaaaaazing. I usually use a sheer layer Mac Studio Fix over a BB cream. Decided to splurge on this +new YSL primer for a few weddings I have coming up. I decided to get this based on reviews on here. I glides on sooo nicely and blends in so nicely with fingers, although I am keen to try it with a 187 Mac brush. The Cappucino suits my oily/combo olive skin perfectly. The only thing I don't like is the weight of the glass bottle, which is a pretty small thing. Oh and it smells nice too!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Wow, best foundation I have ever tried.
I need a foundation that lasts for 6 hours a day (I'm in 6th form and am ashamed to retouch in class) and covers imperfections. Also my skin breaks out in shine a lot so I often need powder over foundation and I live in a country with a very humid climate. This foundation gives a full coverage (Which sometimes isn't really my first option for school, but is great on weekends and at parties) and I never really need to touch up, only on blemishes. I'm so glad I discovered this foundation, will definitely not hesitate to purchase again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Comparable to Estee Lauder Double Wear Light but nicer finish and easier to apply (more spreadable). Love both foundations but the undertones for Clarins better suit my complexion.
Lasts all day (I apply at 7am and IT STAYS until I take it off at 11pm). Finish looks as fresh and dewy as it did 16 hours prior...amazing!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a very good foundation in terms of quality. Full coverage without the "cakey" effect. The only drawback is that there is a poor selection of shades. I am MAC 25, and they gave me 112 amber which i find dark for my skin tone. My perfect shade is Estee Lauder Double Wear 2c1 pure beige.