Clarins Skin Illusion Loose Powder Foundation, €38
It’s been very warm and humid over the last few weeks so the last thing most of us feel like doing is wearing layers of make-up.
Clarin’s latest offering may be the answer.
While you might be understandably wary of powder foundations, this one is very finely milled and light-reflecting so the end finish is velvety but not cakey and skin is left matte but not dull.
Pared with a bit of concealer, I found this to be a great alternative on muggier days when a full face of foundation is the last thing you want.
And when you can’t be parted from your liquid foundation, a light dusting of this sets your make-up while also adding a little bit of extra coverage.
Be careful not to overdo it, especially on older faces, as it can make the skin look crepey.
The sleek silver packaging is nifty, with a retractable, unbelievably soft brush, magnetically fitting into the lid.
Only problem is it’s quite bulky — not one for popping in your bag.
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