Clarins NEW Skin Illusion Foundation

I love a new foundation, and I love Clarins, but I don’t love the post right now, as I am still waiting on my press sample of this to arrive, and I am itching to try it.

EDIT: My foundation arrived and I am going to stick my neck out and say it’s great. This is not a foundation for you if you like a full coverage.It’s a sheer foundation, which might seem an odd autumnal base, when we usually want a wee bit more coverage, but it has everything you need to protect your skin against the elements. No need for a thick layer of base anymore. 

Once on, you won’t feel it. I tried shade 106 Vanilla, which at first glance I felt might not be pale enough, but it blends in beautifully and seamlessly – just like skin. It’s naturally hydrating, and it hasn’t dried my skin out at all. I think in the evening, I’d go for a little more, but as an everyday foundation, I’m enjoying this so far.

The new Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation launched this week, and is the first foundation from the brand with a serum texture, and a unique bare skin finish. Clarins say you won’t see a thing – except the difference.

The new generation formula contains just the right amount of pigments in a blend of silky, non-greasy oils, with different evaporation speeds. This leaves the complexion even and luminous, with imperfections visibly reduced. I can’t vouch for this, having not tried it, but I will update once IU receive it.

The new foundation comes in 22 shades. Cream, Ivory, Beige, Cashew, Auburn, Chestnut, Coffee, Chocolate, Linen, Nude, Sand, Wheat, Amber, Cappuccino, Hazelnut, Porcelain, Vanilla, Organza, Honey, Sandalwood, Cognac, and Sienna.It is in a glass bottle with a dropper.

The key ingredients are Red jania extract which encourages the elimination of dead skin cells to promote a translucent complexion, Mary’s thistle oil, whcih has been expertly selected for its lightweight, serum-like texture, and Organic leaf of life extract which stimulates the skin’s capacity to hydrate itself, giving natural radiance.

The foundation also has triple protection against UV rays, pollution and free radicals, with an SPF15.

Once I have tried it out, I will post a full review. It’s on counter and online now if you want to try it.

Clarins NEW Skin Illusion Foundation, £30, counters, and clarins.co.uk