Hello friend! Lately I’ve been using the Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation, a product I received to review from Octoly. It has quickly become a favorite, thus I wanted to share it here with you. To see the rest of my makeup routine, check out my 5 minute face.

What’s a Cushion Foundation

A cushion foundation is a type of foundation that is found in a compact. Is is still technically a liquid foundation; the liquid is just all soaked up inside a sponge in the compact.  Because it is liquid, the compact has a tight seal and shouldn’t be left open.

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How to Apply a Cushion Foundation

A cushion foundation comes with its own puff. To apply, you simply pat the puff into the sponge and then pat the puff onto your face.

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Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation Review

I had stayed away from cushion foundations because I had heard most of them are dewy. While a dewy finish may sound lovely to most, when you have oily skin like me, it can be an oil overload! However, when I saw that the Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation claimed to be long wearing, I was intrigued. I quickly put in an order and then excitedly waited for its arrival.

Clarins everlasting cushion foundation review on Polished Whimsy fashion and beauty blog. Everyday style | foundation routine | beauty over 40
No makeup

When I first applied it, I loved the coverage and finish. It provides medium coverage with a natural skin-like finish.

Clarins everlasting cushion foundation review on Polished Whimsy fashion and beauty blog. Everyday style | foundation routine | beauty over 40
Right side with the Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation, Left side no makeup

The only thing I noticed is that the foundation feels tacky for a while. Therefore I had to powder. While I powder over every foundation (remember I am oily), I had to apply a healthy dose of powder to set this foundation. I used my favorite oil control powder, MAC blot powder.

Clarins everlasting cushion foundation review on Polished Whimsy fashion and beauty blog. Everyday style | foundation routine | beauty over 40
Full face with Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation
Clarins everlasting cushion foundation review on Polished Whimsy fashion and beauty blog. Everyday style | foundation routine | beauty over 40
With full makeup done

Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation Longevity

To test the longevity of the Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation, I wore it all day during work. While I had some oil breakthrough, the foundation lasted all day. My redness stayed covered all day. Furthermore, the foundation didn’t break apart at all. Even at the end of my day, the color was even. Also, it helped keep my blush put all day.

Clarins everlasting cushion foundation review on Polished Whimsy fashion and beauty blog. Everyday style | foundation routine | beauty over 40
Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation after 7 hours of wear

To test how it lasts through touch-ups, I quickly blotted (with my Blotterazzi) and powdered some more. The results were still gorgeous. It didn’t look cakey or overdone.

Clarins everlasting cushion foundation review on Polished Whimsy fashion and beauty blog. Everyday style | foundation routine | beauty over 40
After 13 hours of wear
Clarins everlasting cushion foundation review on Polished Whimsy fashion and beauty blog. Everyday style | foundation routine | beauty over 40
After blotting and re-powdering

So now I am sold on cushion foundations, well at least on the Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation. I have been wearing it non-stop. Do you have any other cushion foundations you enjoy? I’m curious if others perform just as well.

 

2 comments on “Beauty Beat: Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation”

  1. hi, thank you for the post ! I am currently interested in this cushion but i have some questions i’d like to ask ( i will order it online) , which color do you use ? and does this cushion comes with a refill like most of korean cushions? thanks a lot !

    • Hello! I’m glad it helped you. It did not come with a refill, bummer I know! 🙁 My color is Sand 108. I am a light-medium skin tone with yellow undertones. In MAC I were NC 20-25. I hope that helps! Please feel free to ask any more questions!

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