Oct 10, 2012

Makeup day - a new foundation discovery


 
OUTER BEAUTY
I am slightly obsessed with foundation, as I told you before. Much because I still can´t get over that I waited so long to start wearing foundation and taking it seriously. It makes a great difference I think, even for those with almost flawless skin. Well, I sort of make up for that lack of foundation today...
As much as I love a liquid foundation I do find myself drawn to powder ones more and more. Mainly because it is so much easier to apply and quicker in the morning. I first tried the classic one, Bare Minerals. It was absolutely ok, although I found it too dry for me, being 40. That lead me to Mac's creamy compact mineral foundation which is an ok one, but I won´t buy it again. So I am so happy to have found the new Clarins Skin Illusion Loose Powder Foundation. You know I'm a big fan of many of Clarins products, so trying this was a must. It didn´t disapoint. The applying is easy and the loose powder almost melts into your skin, looking velvety. It comes in ten differents shades so choose carefully. I also find it staying on great during day, I even went to the gym in the evening (yes, I do excersise with makeup, I´m happy to have the time to just get there:) As Clarins themselves says about this product: "Silky, loose powder foundation—with light-reflecting pigments, minerals and plant extracts—creates a radiant matte finish and a natural, bare skin effect." I totally agree. If you want a matte finish and great coverage this does the trick. There have never been so many great foundations on the market as today, and this is one of the new and really good ones I would say.
 
 
Have a beautiful WEDNESDAY!
 
 
 
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11 comments:

  1. If I would like you to visit my TV show, what would you talk about my dear? Tell me asap... Love M

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    1. Hmm...even though I have many things to say I don´t know if I am TV material like you...we have to talk about that one dear... Love C

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  2. I want to run out and buy it immediately now if it gives me skin like yours! Love R

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  3. Clarins is a wonderful line. I haven't tried their powder foundation however I'm sure it's wonderful. I agree, we all can use a little foundation to give the skin a flawless look. Here in the pacific northwest we are fairly pale and the foundation is helpful in evening out the skin tone.

    xx
    leslie

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    1. I am rather pale myself Leslie:) We can use the help of a great foundation:) xo Caroline

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  4. Åh, jag borde kanske börja tänka lite mer på vad jag använder, har aldrig haft probemhy så jag har inte varit så noga med vilka produkter jag använt utan tar bara något från hyllan. Tack för inspiration och tips! Kram Jennifer

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  5. I wish I could wear foundation, I have become allergic to anyone that may have a trace of sunscreen in it.. I will have to check these out and see if they have it or not! Go figure just when I need to wear sunscreen the most I cannot tolerate it!!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Karolyn

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    1. Oh no, that must be hard Karolyn! I´ve checked Clarins site and it says nothing about SPF, so probably not. It is also mineral and plant based, which sounds very natural (and good) to me. Maybe ask for a test at a Clarins counter? Good luck. xo Caroline

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  6. Den måste jag prova. Jag har precis köpt Estee Lauder foundation men som du säger, puder går ju lite fortare.
    BM har jag bara blivit sminkad med i butik och jag märkte ingen skillnad. Men Clarins tror jag på

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  7. Nice! A good foundation makes wonders! It is so worth it to invest in one. I'm currently very happy with CD, but I am open to try a new one. Thanks for sharing! xoxo

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