While the advanced cosmetics world has already mastered the use of BB and CC creams, I’m still old-fashioned and prefer foundations and thick powders. But commercial advertising (and sales of course) is a convincing thing, you know. I couldn’t dare to try a Korean product, but eventually opted for a European brand Clarins.
BB Clarins Skin Detox Fluid SPF 25
✔ What does the product say?
For stifled skin starved for lightness. This fluid offers natural coverage with a breathable texture while:
- balancing skin- reviving the complexion- evening out, hydrating and protecting the skin
Result: a balanced complexion that radiates a healthy glow.
I don’t use foundations on a daily basis. I usually opt for thicker powders (or lighter, it depends on the situation), but sometimes I really do need a foundation.
Before this product I had a ВВ cream from Garnier and Missha brands. Both were sachets. The first product made me look as orange as a carrot and the second BB seemed to be too thick and heavy for my skin, that’s why I didn’t even want to try them ever again.
But still, I was too curious to give any other BB cream a shot, considering that my go-to foundation Lancome Air de Teint was already used up.
So, during sales I grabbed the hero of today’s review.
A sales girl helped me to choose the right shade, which is 00 the fairest from the collection (even though I was still a little bit tanned at that time).
It’s a standard Clarins brand cardboard cover with all the names, ingredients and expiration dates on it.
Inside I found a handy soft tube, which had an unusual pump dispenser, but not a nozzle, which I’m more used to.
There’s no need to store the tube strictly vertically, because it dispenses the product all the time, no matter if it’s standing or lying. The pump is easy to press, it always gives the needed amount of the cream for me.
For 3-4 months of use, the pump hasn’t balled up and there aren’t any dried stains on it either.
✔Color, consistency, application:
All the collection shades seem to have beige undertones. Even though my skin has more pink undertone, this BB cream still doesn’t look yellow-ish over me. (I know it happens sometimes).
The consistency is like of a lightweight moisturizer. It isn’t as watery as my previous foundation, but it isn’t thick either. The blending and application are fuss-free and I guess that the product has an adjustive formula which really matches my skin tone.
Here I applied a little bit of the product over my hand and pictured it in different lights:
I apply it only with my fingers. I can’t make myself use makeup sponges or brushes.
The coverage is minimal.
It’ll never conceal any severe skin blemishes, but it easily covers light reddening and dark under eyes.
Light, fragranced and barely there. It vanishes before I finish applying the formula.
My face before and after application:
It settles into pores a little, doesn’t it? But later it becomes more pliant and thanks to the glow (or maybe oily shine) this boo-boo doesn’t look so obvious.
No mattifying effect from it. So make sure to apply the lightest veil of powder over this BB cream.
In my case there’s no difference in color between my neck and face. Or maybe I just don’t want to be too picky. The color of the product seems to be mine, but I guess that it’ll be too dark for Snow Whites. Unfortunately, the collection doesn’t have a fairer shade.
A total look without a powder or a blusher on my skin within about an hour of application. (Sorry for my mascara, I know it doesn't look its best, because I used one of my old ones). Within 7 hours
and a gym workout (I took this picture the other day)
. I used some powder as well. You can see that the coverage looks as though it was “eaten” by my skin and the product settles into my pores in the nose area. I’ve never had a foundation product before to perform differently by the end of the day:
Dermatologically tested. Non-comedogenic.
Here, I 100% agree. At least I can’t say that my pores are clogged after removing the product with a bi-phase makeup remover and cleansing oils.
✔ DETOX - why do they state it? What does it have to do with detox?
For me this word means a complex of procedures for skin cleansing, moisturizing, and nourishing. An oil or a serum may be called that, but surely not a foundation product.
For me, this product is a foundation with its drawbacks and good sides.
+ pleasant by touch texture and easy application
+ it matches my skin tone
+ it doesn’t clog pores or provoke irritation
+ convenient packaging
+ size (I’ve been using it for 4 months and it still feels as though a half of it is still left, judging by its weight. By the way, I don’t use it every day. 3-4 times a week are enough for me)
- no mattifying effects
- the oily shine appears too quickly
- it settles into my pores and sides of the nose by the end of the day
- it really stains my phone and hats
Will I repurchase? Yes, unless I find something better.
Usage period - 4 months.
Price - $40 but I bought it with a 55% discount.
Thanks for your attention! What’s your favorite foundation, BB or CC cream? I’ll be pleased to read your comments and advice.