Similar to all Clarins products, the foundation comes in a red package with gold letters. Inside the package is a frosty glass jar with a beige pump. I love Clarins' attention to detail with the small C logo on the side of the cap as well as the red accent inside the top of it. This is consistent with Clarins' red and gold color theme.
To dispense the product, simply twist the pump clockwise to open and counterclockwise to lock. The locking mechanism is perfect for traveling purposes.
Here are the ingredients listed on the outside box.
The color I received to share with you is 110 Honey, which fits rather well for my NC25-30 skin tone. It is yellow based, but is a tad lighter compared to my neck. The foundation has a pleasant fragrance but doesn't linger after application. It has a liquid consistency that glides on effortlessly, not tacky or overly creamy. I also like the included SPF15 to help with sun protection.
After blending the foundation completely into the skin, you can see from the picture below an idea of the coverage. I usually use 1 pump for sheer coverage and 2 for medium. It does a good job to even the skin (redness, dark circles) and provide medium coverage for light acne scars. For those with very dark pigmentation, I would recommend using a concealer if you want heavier coverage. I find the best result is by using MAC's 109 brush or a flat foundation brush.. This foundation does cover more compared to Burberry's Sheer Fluid Foundation and Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer.
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Have you tried Clarins Extra Firming Foundation? What is your trustworthy long lasting, good coverage foundation?