The foundation for oily skin – Clarins Everlasting Foundation+

If I’m going through my fourth bottle of the same foundation, I think it’s safe to say it’s amazing. Clarins Everlasting Foundation is one of my all-time favorite foundations – and even though I have briefly mentioned it on my blog before, it needs a bigger spotlight.

This foundation is good in every way: it offers a great coverage, it’s easily blendable and buildable, it lasts the whole day, it looks natural and beautiful on the skin and it comes in a beautiful packaging.

clarins everlasting foundation 108 sand

Clarins Everlasting Foundation+ Review

My skin has always been a bit problematic, when it comes to foundations. I’ve found that when you put a little extra money into your foundation, it usually pays back in quality. If I compare this foundation to some drugstore foundations I have, I find that the consistency and longevity is better. I still use other foundations too, but when I want the best possible result, I grab this.

The coverage in this foundation is really good. It’s not necessarily a full-coverage, but it does hide redness, blemishes and imperfections. It doesn’t hide all of my acne scarring, but to be fair, my acne scarring is pretty bad. Even the most full-coverage foundation that I have, doesn’t hide that and even though I pack concealer on the scarring, it somehow always shows through.

The foundation comes out as a fluid. Not too thick, but not too watery either. I like to apply it with a damp sponge, that also thins it out a bit. I always apply thin layers and build it up from there. Obviously if you wanted a heavier coverage, you could use a foundation brush and pat it on. The finish of this foundation is semi-matte. It’s very natural looking and beautiful on the skin.

Even though it covers so well and lasts all day – it doesn’t dry out the skin. Besides the mattifying properties of bamboo extract, it also contains nourishing quinoa.

To sum it all up together, Clarins Everlasting Foundation is definitely made for normal to oily skin. It’s perfect for anyone, whose problems are oiliness, impurities or even acne. Or for someone with normal skin, who wants a bomb foundation.

And since we’re on the acne-topic once again, we get to the next great thing about this foundation: it doesn’t clog pores! Having mixed/oily skin, some foundations – especially full-coverage and long-lasting ones – tend to break me out. This suits my skin perfectly and I don’t have to worry about making my skin worse wearing this. So I would definitely recommend this foundation for problematic skin.

before after clarins everlasting foundation
Before & after of the Clarins Everlasting Foundation+ in the shade 108 sand. This is my skin situation at the moment.

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Here is an older picture of me wearing the foundation.

So there is one of my favorite foundations – I think we can say it’s a holy grail product for me.

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What is your holy grail foundation? Have you tried this one?

Fun and effective skincare – KOCOSTAR

kocostar slice mask sheets

kocostar korean beauty

K-beauty. Most beauty innovations seem to come from Korea. I’m fascinated by Korean beauty products, because they are innovative, they use interesting ingredients and they are usually pretty affordable. I’m always up for some new exciting things, although I usually seem to be late to the party (I just recently gave in to string shirts, which have been in fashion for what, two years already).

The latest brand I’ve explored is KOCOSTAR. I got some products as pr to try out and today I’ll be talking about them. Here are quick reviews for slice mask sheets, eye patches and Spot treatment patches. These products are suitable for all skin types – even acne-prone skin – since I used these even with my acne being super bad. Actually I used these particularly on those times, so they might come in handy if you’re dealing with breakouts or problematic skin.

KOCOSTAR SLICE MASK SHEET Watermelon & Kiwi

kocostar slice mask sheets

There’s nothing new about sheet masks, but having them sliced actually does make a difference. I’ve been using sheet masks for a long time now and I absolutely love them. Sheet masks are an amazing way to moisturize and soothe the skin, no matter the skin type. My skin is mixed and it has a tendency to oiliness, but I can still use sheet masks. However – if you have inflamed acne, your skin might not enjoy sheet masks or any other ‘excess’ products. But that’s when these sliced sheet masks come in handy! Even with acne I could use these, since I could just go around the acne and apply the slices where my skin was normal.

It makes sense to have the mask sliced, because then you can focus the mask where it’s needed and skip the parts, you don’t want to be masked.

Also: these masks are super fun. Skincare shouldn’t be boring, right?

KOCOSTAR PRINCESS EYE PATCH

kocostar princess eye patch

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Kocostar princess eye gel patches.

We all know what age does to your eye area. All of a sudden your eyes take their time to wake up and they look puffy, tired and dark. Taking care of the skin around your eyes is super important – a good gentle routine helps, but there are products like these, that help to go that extra mile. These gel patches are packed with moisture and they refresh the eye area. Obviously I never suffer from hangovers, but if I did, these would go perfectly with those days. I love the packaging and I like that the masks are biodegradable.

If your eyes are super sensitive, these might be too much for you. My eyes are pretty sensitive, but I can still use these for a shorter period of time.

Pro tip! Keep the jar in the fridge, so you can get extra fresh with cool gel patches.

KOCOSTAR FACE SPOT MIRROR PATCH

kocostar spot treatment patch

kocostar spot treatment patches
Here I have three Kocostar spot treatment patches on my skin. Can you see them? They are pretty invisible.

This might just be the most interesting product out of these three. This package contains 36 patches for spot treatment. They contain tea tree oil and salicylic acid, which help to heal spots and reduce inflammation. The patches are transparent, so you can use them day or night – they don’t really show on the skin. You can even apply makeup on top of them! I actually use these either at night or at day just by themselves. Even though they are transparent, they kind of reduce the redness of the spots, so they don’t look as bas as they would without any product. I love these on a no-makeup day on the worst red spots, to hide them and treat them at the same time.

The only downside to these are that they really stick to the skin, so you might want to use water to remove them. I’m also a bit undecided on the fact, that I am ‘suffocating’ my spots and skin with these things. My brain says, that it would be better to let the skin breathe, but then again they do contain ingredients to help the inflammation and they prevent the skin from bacteria, that would otherwise get to the spots.

Also: the packaging includes a small mirror, so you can keep these with you and treat the spots even on the go.

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Kocostar transparent spot treatment patches.

Have you tried any of these products? What interests you the most out of these three?