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?!
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 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!
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?