Monday, October 28, 2019

Clarins | Everlasting Youth Fluid Illuminating & Firming Foundation: Review and Swatches

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Clarins | Everlasting Youth Fluid Illuminating & Firming Foundation: Review and Swatches
New from Clarins comes a plumping, firming foundation designed to restore the skin with a youthful glow. Available in 24 shades, the Everlasting Youth Fluid ($56 CAD for 30 ml) contains extracts of chicory leaf and Jania seaweed to boost collagen production and maintain hydration. I've got a detailed look at this foundation to share with you today. To read my review and see some before and after swatches, click......
Clarins | Everlasting Youth Fluid Illuminating & Firming Foundation: Review and Swatches
Clarins | Everlasting Youth Fluid
Packaging:
The Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid comes in a sturdy glass bottle paired with a pump dispenser. Due to Canadian SPF regulations, the foundation is not advertised to provide any SPF protection so the bottle is re-labelled with a rather ugly plastic wrapper which I tore off completely because I wanted to capture the packaging in its intended form. I personally really like the design here. The round, chubby bottle is super cute while the heavy, reflective lid provides an added touch of luxury.
Clarins | Everlasting Youth Fluid Illuminating & Firming Foundation in "100 Lily" & "103 Ivory": Review and Swatches
Clarins | Everlasting Youth Fluid in "100 Lily" & "103 Ivory"
Formulation:
In addition to the chicory extract and Jania seaweed extract, the Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid is also formulated with argan oil, oat kernel extract, sodium hyaluronate, and tea leaf extract. With a light floral fragrance, the Everlasting Youth Fluid is creamy and easy to apply. There's minimal streaking and the coverage is buildable to full. Despite providing a very glowy and brightening effect, the finish of the foundation is not super dewy. I like how it feels instantly hydrating while giving the skin a smoother, more healthy appearance. I have here a couple of the lighter shades. "100 Lily" is a pale ivory with a pink undertone and "103 Ivory" is a true ivory with yellow undertones.
Clarins | Everlasting Youth Fluid Illuminating & Firming Foundation in "100 Lily": Review and Swatches
Clarins | Everlasting Youth Fluid in "100 Lily"
According to the ingredient list, the formulation also contains titanium dioxide (a physical sunscreen) for sun protection and on international markets, the foundation is advertised to provide an SPF of 15. However, due to the restrictive Canadian regulations on SPF, the same claim is not made in Canada.
Although I like just about everything with the Everlasting Youth Fluid, the wear is quite lackluster. I didn't experience any excessive shine or creasing but at the end of the day, there was significant fading. It appears that the formulation does not truly set so the pigments easily transfer from contact and general exposure to the elements. On my cheeks and the tip of my nose, in particular, there were barely any color left. What's left behind all settled into the pores, resulting in a rather unflattering finish. Overall, this is not the foundation for me. Perhaps it's my oily skin that it didn't jive with but I would not recommend it unless you have normal to dry skin.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Isododecane, Butylene Glycol, Methyl Trimethicone, Titanium Dioxide [Nano], Peg-9 Polydimethylsilox Yethyl Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dimethicone/Peg- 10/15 Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Ethylhex Yl Palmitate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Silica, Ci 77492/ Iron Oxides, Stearic Acid, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Parfum/ Fragrance, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ci 77491/Iron Oxides, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ci 77499/ Iron Oxides, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Disodium Edta, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Dimethiconol, Dipropylene Glycol, Trihydroxystearin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Citrate, Algin, Sodium Benzoate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Jania Rubens (Red Seaweed) Extract, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Leaf Extract, Furcellaria Lumbricalis (Red Algae) Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis (Tea) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Lapsana Communis (Nipplewort) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Maris Sal/Sea Salt/Sel Marin, Glucomannan.

Availability:
Clarins is available at SephoraNordstrom, Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Clarins.
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