Clarins Extra-Comfort Foundation Review and Swatches. Rave

I have already reviewed Clarins  Instant Concealer  which is pretty awesome. But what about the foundation from the line?

Clarins Extra-Comfort Foundation (£35 for 30 ml) comes in a glass jar which is very chic and luxurious to look at,  but not very practical (especially when you are in a hurry) in so many ways. But that is the only thing that’s not my favourite in this foundation, everything else I adore.

Clarins Extra-Comfort Foundation Review and Swatches

“Anti-Ageing, Replenishes, Illuminates.” This is how the brand describes the product, and I would agree.

I have dry skin, and I love everything [yes, I do realize that I’ve already said that] about this foundation, it is so good! I don’t even know where to start…

The Illuminating claims? It delivers! I was sick at home for a week and this foundation instantly (yes, the name speaks for itself) transformed my skin from dull  into a glowing and polished version (of course, with the help of the right skincare). Seriously, I was very impressed.

The finish is dewy, luminous, and radiant, and since I don’t like matte on myself, this is love. Plus I like how smoothly it applies ( it contains Brown Algae extract, Acacia gum, Organic Argan Oil and White Tea) and the fact that it doesn’t enhance any dry patches.

The coverage is medium-to-full.  I personally don’t need concealer with this foundation, as  it covers all the (nothing serious, luckily) imperfections that I have and perfectly evens out the skin tone.

Clarins Extra-Comfort Foundation Review and Swatches 1

Here is how the shade Nude 105 looks like applied but not blended in properly, hopefully you can see the finish and the coverage.

I have been using this foundation for several weeks on myself, and I can’t wait to try it on a mature lady to see the results.

Clarins is available from,  Nordstorm,  Sephora, Bergdorf GoodmanSelfridges,Harrods.


  1. wow… it seems very interesting product ! I’m fan of the Dior one (fluid nude) but I’m always looking for a better one… of course 😉
    I have “mature” skin (I’m 54) dry and also deshydrated… let us know as soon as your try it on a similar skin of mine !!!
    ciao ciao

  2. I have a couple drugstore foundations I’m trying to use up at the moment, but when I run out, I think I’ll go straight to Clarins (and not YSL, despite their very popular offerings)! Thanks for this post Marina!!!

  3. Hi Marina,

    I am looking for this foundation but can’t seem to find it. Where did you purchase yours?



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