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How do I choose the right Clarins foundation for me?
For a second-skin effect, your foundation needs to perfectly match your complexion and melt away into your skin. Our Foundation Finder has been designed to make things easy for you, matching you with your perfect high, low or medium coverage foundation to cover imperfections and enjoy a flawless finish, from shine-free perfection with the new Clarins Tinted Oleo-Serum to an Insta-ready matte look with Clarins Skin Illusion Velvet. Whether you prefer a silky liquid foundation such as Clarins Everlasting Foundation or a moisturising, dewy foundation formula like Clarins Milky Boost, choose the texture that's right for you and your needs. For a photo-ready look, follow our beauty experts' advice. Hide every imperfection!
What foundation formula should I choose?
If you prefer a natural, makeup-free look, Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid is a great option for luminous skin. For a gorgeous airbrushed look, Clarins Everlasting Foundation guarantees long-lasting perfection that won’t budge. If you prefer a made-to-measure formula that’s adaptable from day to night, try the new Tinted Oleo-Serum’s tailormade buildable coverage or Clarins Skin Illusion. Whether in liquid foundation or powder foundation form, Clarins foundations provide flawless coverage and a perfectly even complexion, for fans of a natural make-up look as well as those looking for night-time glamour!
How do I find out my skin’s undertone?
The undertone of your skin isn’t the same thing as skin tone! Your skin tone is the colour of your skin, while your
skin’s undertone can be either cool, warm or neutral. If you’re not sure how to find out your skin’s undertone, try
holding up a piece of white paper to your face. If your skin looks yellow or peachy, you have a warm undertone. If your
skin looks rosy or pink, you have a cool undertone. If you’re undecided, you may have a neutral undertone.
To see the best results from your foundation, apply a beige or pinky beige foundation to skin with pink or red undertones. If you have a sallow complexion or skin with yellow undertones, colour correct with a pinky beige or neutral foundation. And finally, reach for golden beige shades if your skin is olive or dark. Still not sure? Our Virtual Try On Tool can help!
What does foundation coverage mean?
Coverage refers to the appearance of your finished make-up look. Opting for a foundation with light coverage, such as a tinted moisturiser, a buildable formula like Clarins Tinted Oleo-Serum or a BB cream like Clarins BB Detox Fluid, will give a barely-there natural complexion. Other types of foundation, such as Clarins Skin Illusion Velvet’s matte formula, offer heavy coverage to conceal blemishes or create a fully even skin tone. Meanwhile, foundations such as Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The coverage you’ll choose will depend on your finished look—you may prefer a light texture that allows skin to breathe, or heavy coverage for a flawless, Instagram-ready look. Opting for a liquid formula with buildable coverage, such as Clarins Tinted Oleo-Serum, will help you customise your look from day to night for the perfect complexion.