Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation

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If you're a regular reader of this blog, you'll probably be aware that I like a full coverage foundation. Estee Lauder Double Wear has been my Holy Grail for a while now, and I'm always looking out for good drugstore alternatives. (So far, Revlon ColorStay comes out on top for me. You can read my review of it here.) However, there's another high end base that's been on my wishlist for a while - Clarins Extra Comfort. I felt like treating myself after moving house, so I picked it up a couple of weeks ago. It comes in a glass jar with a gold lid. Possibly not the most practical packaging, but isn't it pretty?

Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation

I've seen a couple of bloggers talk about this foundation, most notably Laura from Buy Now Blog Later (one of my all-time favourite blogs). If I hadn't, I might not have considered Clarins when looking for a foundation, as I tend to think of them primarily as a skincare brand. The power of the blogosphere, eh?!
 
Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation
 
Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation swatch
 
In fact, aside from the full coverage, what really intrigued me about this base is that it claims to be makeup and skincare in one. It contains nourishing Argan oil, as well as some rather more mystifying ingredients. Don't ask me what a plant-based micropatch is, but according to Clarins it boosts hydration and increases the suppleness of skin. Sounds good to me! It also contains a "global age-defying complex" designed to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Even better! (Not that I have any, of course, cough, cough.)
 
The foundation feels beautiful to apply. It looks quite thick in the jar but doesn't feel that way at all. It feels like applying moisturiser, and has that pleasant, plant-based smell that I associate with Clarins skincare. It's targeted towards dehydrated skin, which makes it good for me at this time of year, when cold weather and central heating tend to dry my skin out. While I do love Double Wear, it can sometimes look a little patchy towards the end of the day when my skin is dry. I haven't had that issue with Extra Comfort, although I have to say that the longevity isn't quite as good as Double Wear.

The other main difference between the two is the finish. Extra Comfort is dewy and natural looking, whereas Double Wear is matte and quite flat. I never used to like dewy bases on me, but I've actually been loving it for a change. While I don't think anything will ever match the coverage of Double Wear for me, this one definitely doesn't disappoint on that score. Coverage is my number one priority when it comes to foundations, so this puts Extra Comfort firmly in my good books!

Here it is on my face.
 
Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation FOTD

I don't really know how useful face shots are when talking about foundations, but I've included this one because I think you can kinda sorta see the dewiness as the light hits me from the side. I'm not wearing a highlight and I've powdered over the base. My shade is 103 Ivory, which is the lightest they do.

So, to conclude, I really like this and can see myself wearing it a lot!

Have you tried Clarins Extra Comfort? What's your favourite high end foundation?

Kate x
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  1. This foundation looks amazing on you and it's amazing that you're so pleased with it, Kate :)

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  2. You look so stunning! I think it definitely looks like a great foundation. And I actually love the packaging, super cute.

    XO naomi @ Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. Aw, thank you. I like the packaging too, it's so pretty. x

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  3. This sounds so nice, I also love Revlon Color Stay and my foundation needs to have a good coverage so I think I'd like that Clarins offering. I've just picked up a sample of the latest Long Lasting Clarins foundation, but I haven't had the chance to test it yet, we'll see if it's as good as it claims to be :) x

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    1. I think I'm addicted to trying out different foundations! Haven't heard of that other Clarins one. Sounds interesting! x

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  4. The foundation looks amazing on you!

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  5. I love how amazing you look! The foundation seems great, awesome review!

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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  6. That looks amazing! Seems like a great product.

    xoxo

    Kaley

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    1. I'm certainly impressed with it! x

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  7. Baeutiufl result on your shiny face.

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  8. Really gorgeous on you Kate, it looks flawless against your skin tone. The gold detailing is absolutely beautiful and I definitely think it's great that you ventured out and tried a Clarins foundation, especially like you mentioned, as you associate them more with skincare. <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  9. Hello Kate! It's always fun to try different brands and formulas! I am glad this new one did not disappoint you. I thought there was a highlighter, that was a surprise! And thanks for sharing your beautiful face! hihi.

    I am about to finish up the bottle of my MAC Pro Longwear foundation. I also love full coverage bases! I am eyeing to get the one from Guerlain! Let's see!

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  10. I do love products that have multiple purposes especially skin benefits, Ill check it out x
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  11. Hi Kate, I love reading your blog so much so I've nominated you to for the 'Versatile Blogger Award'. It's a great way to increase your followers and grow your blog's presence online. Check out my most recent post to find out what you have to do!
    Tamara :)
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  12. The foundation looks really good on the skin!

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  13. This product sounds amazing! Beautiful makeup look! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  14. I definitely see the dewiness. It's as though you have a glow upon you. I've never tried Clarins foundation, or anything other than skin care.

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