Fighting the shine with Clarins

Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Foundation

Happy Monday everyone! I don’t know about everyone else but one of the things I really struggle with is finding a good mattifying foundation. Especially now the weather is getting a bit warmer. While I prefer a dewy look in the winter, it’s all about the matte for me in the summer. Which is why I was really keen to get my hands on the new Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Foundation and compact.

Now this is just about to launch and if you’re a fan of mattifying foundations then you need to give this a go. Trust me you will not be disappointed! Not only it is incredibly lightweight to wear on the skin. But it also blurs imperfections and minimises lines and pores thanks to the acacia gum mircopearls. There’s red clay in there as well which helps to eradicate shine. And the soft focus peals add luminosity for a truly flawless complexion.

Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Foundation

There are currently five shades available. And I had two of them to try – 01 Nude Ivory, and 02 Nude Beige. 01 is perfect for my skin right now as I’m incredibly pale. But 02 will be perfect as we move into summer and I hopefully get some sort of a tan! The other three shades are 03 Nude Honey, 04 Nude Amber and 05 Nude Cappuccino.


Along with the new foundations, Clarins are also launching a Pore Mattifying Kit. Which features a super-fine translucent powder and refillable blotting papers. To ensure you stay shine free throughout the whole day! I love using both of these together and they worked brilliantly at keeping my skin matte during the recent warm weather.

Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Foundation


The Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Foundation (ยฃ28)ย and compact (ยฃ33) both launch on 9th April. And you can see more of the Clarins summer collection next week, so stay tuned!

What do you think of this combination? Are you a fan of mattifying foundations?


  1. hannah
    April 3, 2017 / 10:05 am

    This sounds like a good product. i’ve never tried any makeup from Clarins

  2. April 3, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    My makeup has been sliding off my face within seconds it seems, especially as I have oily skin! I need a good matte foundation and Clarins does great products as well x

  3. April 3, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    I used to be a huge fan of matte foundations but my skin just doesn’t agree with them anymore ๐Ÿ™ I absolutely love Clarins though, their skincare range is my all-time favourite x

  4. April 3, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    I have used mattifying foundations in the past, however I’m now at the point where they are just not right for me. This Clarins one sounds like a great one, especially in that it also blurs imperfections and fine lines x

  5. April 4, 2017 / 12:00 am

    I really liked the sound of this foundation. And price is also good.

  6. April 4, 2017 / 7:59 am

    I tend to stay away from Clairns in favour of Kat Von D and other trendy vegan products, but this looks like it could make a great gift!

  7. April 4, 2017 / 9:23 am

    ooooh this is a treat i would love to have in my bag looks fantastic x

  8. April 4, 2017 / 9:31 am

    I absolutely swear by blotting papers, I’ve wanted to try the Clarins foundation for a while but I need to finish up some of what I have first x

  9. April 4, 2017 / 9:35 am

    The foundation sounds great for summer, I’d love to try it!

  10. April 4, 2017 / 9:49 am

    I use clarins everlasting + but did not know they did this…make up counter visit!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  11. April 4, 2017 / 10:45 am

    This sound like a very lovely product to try out. I might buy this for myself. xx

  12. April 4, 2017 / 11:24 am

    As someone who doesn’t really wear makeup, some of these things are like reading from a science book for me! I wish I had been that female who loved makeup and perfected it but I just haven’t! I do love the sound of the foundation though!

    Emmie xo

  13. April 4, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    This is a must have for me! I’m like you, during the summer I don’t want to look too dewy as I end up just looking like an oily, sweaty mess lol. xx

  14. April 4, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    I don’t suffer with oily skin and matt finishes aren’t for me but i love Clarins and this looks like a good addition to their range

  15. April 4, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I love clarins products. I just wish that I could afford them all of the time! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  16. francesca
    April 4, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    The pore matifying kit looks great and sounds like it would work a treat!! I love the look of the foundation it sounds really lovely applied!

  17. shannon ritchie
    April 4, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    This kit looks great! I am a massive fan of matifying foundations, especially in the summer!

  18. April 5, 2017 / 10:45 am

    I love Clarins products and they suit my skin perfectly. I love the sound of the mattifying powder with refillable papers. I will add this to my wishlist

  19. April 5, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    Im a big fan of clarins products so I will definitely be giving this a try.

  20. April 5, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    The Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Foundation sounds really good I would probably try it when it launches. I love that it minimises lines.

  21. Dannii
    April 5, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    I have oily skin, so this seems like it would be great for me. I have never tried clarins before.

  22. April 5, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    I’ll have to pick up a sample of this next time I’m passing a counter. As the summer heat finally begins to hit us I prefer to use a mattifying foundation to avoid excess shine

  23. Rachael
    April 7, 2017 / 11:33 am

    This sounds perfect for me! I will definitely have to give it a go. I adore Summer but cannot stand the idea of having that 12pm shine!!

    Rachael xox

  24. April 7, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    oh I have so many pores and my skin is quite shiny so this sounds like a perfect product for me to try out

  25. April 24, 2017 / 11:24 am

    I used to love clarins though I haven’t bought it for a while. This sounds like a lovely summery product

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