17 October

WIN: The Perfect Foundation

Competitions

Now that summer is here, we all want that perfect, natural looking make-up glow to take us from day to night. We’ve been chatting to our friends at Clarins for advice on the perfect foundation and here’s what they had to say:

Everlating Foundation

How do you choose the perfect foundation?

Foundation must even, illuminate and enhance beauty without creating a mask effect. To find the one that suits you, choose:
1. According to your skin type : If you have oily or combination skin, choose an oil-free formula. If your skin is normal or combination, opt for a liquid texture. For dry or mature skin, choose a richer, more comfortable cream texture.
2. According to the natural colour of your complexion: Apply a little foundation on the top of the nose or the base of the thumb, where you will find the exact colour of your skin. Choose the foundation shade closest to your natural skin colour and preferably a shade paler. If you have a dull complexion, a shade with a touch of pink or apricot will restore a healthy glow.

How do you apply foundation?

STEP 1: Prepare your skin.
Cleanse and thoroughly dry your face, including the neck. Apply a Clarins day cream adapted to your skin type. Your foundation will hold even better if your skin is perfectly moisturised.
STEP 2: Apply your foundation
Use the fingers or a brush for medium coverage and a sponge for a more transparent result. Delicately smooth foundation from the middle of the face to the sides, not forgetting the sides of the nose and under the eyes, then blend in towards the ears and neck.
STEP 3: Powder.
No shine in any circumstance! Loose Powder matifies the complexion, sets make-up and visually minimizes small skin imperfections.

Clarins are giving FOUR readers the chance to WIN one of their best-selling foundations ‘Everlasting Foundation’ in your choice of shade PLUS a gorgeous make-up purse to take all our beauty bits on the go with you.

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To enter simply comment on this post to let us know which number shade from the picture above is best suited to your skin tone.

Terms and conditions here.

The winner/s of the competition will be determined on 25th October 2011. The winner/s will be notified via e-mail and/or sms and/or telephone on/before the 27th October 2011. The rules applicable to the competition can be obtained from the Head of Marketing at Truworthsโ€™ Head Office at any date and time during business hours or by going to www.truworths.co.za.

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  1. Varsha 17 October at 1:22 pm #

    My perfect shade is 117- hazelnut — I think or 118 sienna… my email add is naidu.varsha@gmail.com

    • Linda Jansen van Rensburg 22 October at 4:20 pm #

      I have heard a lot about Clarins, and my friends told me that your products are fantastic. I am almost 50 years old and could never find a foundation that suits my skin. I will be honoured to try this and give you feedback as well and also to introduce a few of my other friends as well. 107 will fit my skin just well!!

  2. Genene 17 October at 1:23 pm #

    110

  3. Liza Hausberger 17 October at 1:23 pm #

    Sand

  4. Denise 17 October at 1:24 pm #

    No. 117 Hazlenut, e-mail addy: denisesimons@yahoo.com

  5. Adrie 17 October at 1:25 pm #

    number 107 shade from the picture above is best suited to my skin tone.

  6. Sylvia Botha 17 October at 1:26 pm #

    110 – Honey

  7. hilda 17 October at 1:26 pm #

    my beautiful perfect shade is 119..much looooove

  8. Sylvia Botha 17 October at 1:27 pm #

    Lasting coverage

  9. Sylvia Botha 17 October at 1:28 pm #

    110- Honey

  10. Lameez 17 October at 1:29 pm #

    No.110 Honey..

  11. Kayla 17 October at 1:29 pm #

    107 – Beige

  12. candice 17 October at 1:29 pm #

    110 honey

  13. nirvashi singh 17 October at 1:30 pm #

    114

  14. Hazelnut 17 October at 1:36 pm #

    Thx finally sumthng for us…:-)

  15. Alicia 17 October at 1:37 pm #

    109

  16. Nastassia 17 October at 1:38 pm #

    109

  17. nevani pillay 17 October at 1:41 pm #

    117

  18. Ethel 17 October at 1:41 pm #

    Hazelnut

  19. veno pillay 17 October at 1:43 pm #

    114

  20. Astrid 17 October at 1:45 pm #

    My shade is 118 – Sienna

  21. Nelmari 17 October at 1:54 pm #

    110 Honey โ™ฅ

  22. Serisha Singh 17 October at 1:55 pm #

    114

  23. Chere 17 October at 2:01 pm #

    #109 (wheat) will be my perfect color foundation!

  24. Dawn W 17 October at 2:03 pm #

    110 Honey

  25. Nabeela Suliman 17 October at 2:10 pm #

    114 Cappuccino

  26. Jaimie 17 October at 2:28 pm #

    108 ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Charmaine 17 October at 2:29 pm #

    Toffee 111. Smoldering and oh so decadent. Perfect for my skin!!

  28. Cathryn 17 October at 2:30 pm #

    110- sweet as HONEY!

  29. Lindy 17 October at 2:31 pm #

    108 Sand

  30. Tasneem 17 October at 2:39 pm #

    The shade that best suits me is number 114- Capuccino.

  31. Yagadhesi Pillay Steven 17 October at 2:44 pm #

    I think 117 is my colour never used foundation so hard to tell the colour.

  32. 114 capuccino 17 October at 3:17 pm #

    This will suit me best.hope I get the chance to have this one on my face

  33. 114 capuccino 17 October at 3:18 pm #

    Can’t wait

  34. kubeshnie maistry 17 October at 3:25 pm #

    114 I think

  35. 07 17 October at 4:00 pm #

    kabelogroup10@yahoo.com

  36. Letisia 17 October at 4:22 pm #

    109

  37. Livonia Govender 17 October at 5:07 pm #

    112 – amber.

  38. Livonia Govender 17 October at 5:10 pm #

    112- amber

  39. Livonia Govender 17 October at 5:11 pm #

    112-amber

  40. samantha 17 October at 5:21 pm #

    My perfect shade is 119. Super excite!! Have yet to find a perfect shade.

  41. samantha 17 October at 5:22 pm #

    My perfect shade is 119. Super excited!! Have yet to find a perfect shade.

  42. debbie viss 17 October at 5:53 pm #

    i think its between 114 and 117

    • debbie viss 17 October at 5:54 pm #

      its between 114 and 117

  43. Roanne 17 October at 8:32 pm #

    114 Cappuccino : roanne_naidoo@yahoo.com

  44. Salochana 17 October at 8:33 pm #

    Cappuccino (114) … salochana@ymail.com

  45. Tharishia 17 October at 8:34 pm #

    Sienna 118 tharishia@mweb.co.za

  46. jeanne schreuder 17 October at 11:09 pm #

    108 sand thank you !

  47. Nirissa 18 October at 6:37 am #

    I Think its 117

  48. Wendy 18 October at 6:42 am #

    110 โ€“ Honey … absolutely wild about the Clarins foundations.

  49. Maria Farelo 18 October at 9:09 am #

    109 = wheat

  50. marlene 18 October at 9:09 am #

    108

  51. Jenna-Lee 18 October at 9:10 am #

    108 Sand Oh please I have to buy make up real soon so this would be a blessing

  52. Lieze Gie 18 October at 9:10 am #

    110 – honey

  53. julie govender 18 October at 9:12 am #

    114 looks like my shade – would love to try this foundation out so far all clarins products are fantastic. my email jgovender11@yahoo.com

  54. Michelle 18 October at 9:13 am #

    I’m 117, thanks to cosmo I also got the exact colour of the sample in the magazine

  55. Heidi 18 October at 9:13 am #

    I am a # 7…

  56. shaheeda loofer 18 October at 9:13 am #

    My perfect shade is 114 – cappuccino. Sums me up perfectly.

    shaheeda

  57. Angelique 18 October at 9:15 am #

    Hazelnut looks just perfect! Would love to win this beautiful product!

  58. Heather Rossouw 18 October at 9:16 am #

    108 I think would probably be my best shade

  59. monique 18 October at 9:16 am #

    114

  60. Annabel Biggar-Davids 18 October at 9:17 am #

    Ive been told i have a yellow undertone – so i think 110 honey would work best for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Danel 18 October at 9:17 am #

    114 ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Renee Volker 18 October at 9:18 am #

    My perfect shade is Beige – 107.

  63. jackie 18 October at 9:19 am #

    Number 114 is the best its gorgeous n suits me the best

  64. Janis 18 October at 9:24 am #

    I think I’m 114 Cappuccino.

  65. Lindette 18 October at 9:29 am #

    No. 108 ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Bronwin Marsh 18 October at 9:33 am #

    I think it would be 117 or 118 ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. Mini 18 October at 10:09 am #

    Definately 117 Hazelnut

  68. Karyn Pretorius 18 October at 10:31 am #

    My perfect shade is # 107 (beige), is exactly one shade lighter than my skin colour, and has the perfect amount of pink/peach undertones to make me look great this summer ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. adele basson 18 October at 10:34 am #

    I think my colour will be between 109 and 110

  70. Des 18 October at 11:07 am #

    107 ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Marna 18 October at 11:12 am #

    I use Sand 108 – It is perfect for my skintone

  72. Jackie 18 October at 11:17 am #

    I think Im a sand 108 or a wheat 109

  73. Padmini 18 October at 11:41 am #

    117 Hazelnut is perfect for my skin!

  74. Maricel 18 October at 11:45 am #

    108 Sand I would love to try it, I am struggeling to find the pefect foundation that would last me through a 12 hour shift as I am working for the SAPS.

  75. PETRO 18 October at 11:51 am #

    108 – and

  76. PETRO 18 October at 11:52 am #

    108 -sand

  77. Belinda Burdett 18 October at 11:54 am #

    108 !

  78. Shelley 18 October at 11:58 am #

    I’m either 112 or 114. ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. Patricia 18 October at 12:06 pm #

    114 Dark and lovey for my skin.

  80. AISHA ZAHID 18 October at 12:24 pm #

    108 is perfect for my skin shade.

  81. elaine 18 October at 12:31 pm #

    Perfect Shade – 107 Beige

  82. nombulelo 18 October at 12:55 pm #

    i think it would be hazelnut..117

  83. Tolu 18 October at 1:31 pm #

    119 – Coca

  84. Rosa 18 October at 2:39 pm #

    Mine is 110 – honey

  85. Marina 18 October at 3:51 pm #

    My perfect shade is no.108 sand

  86. Nirana 18 October at 6:13 pm #

    114 Cappuccino ๐Ÿ™‚

  87. SIRESHA SUNSHINE MAHABIR 19 October at 7:21 am #

    I simply love these new foundations , cant wait to try them out !!! 3 cheers for CLARINS ! 118 HAZELNUT ๐Ÿ˜‰

  88. adele basson 19 October at 7:33 am #

    I think my colour will be no. 109 or 110 email is adele@srvalley.co.za

  89. OCTAVIA 19 October at 8:24 am #

    i think 118 will do the work for me

  90. OCTAVIA 19 October at 8:25 am #

    my perfect shade is 118 is nice for me

  91. Rholdah Isaacs 19 October at 8:40 pm #

    114 cappuccino is my “new” perfect colour! Although it’s lighter than my original favourite cafe glacรฉ cappuccino no 09 true radiance foundation, it seems to still blend wonderfully.. there is NO other foundation on the Market that compares!

  92. carlinn 20 October at 8:12 am #

    Wheat ๐Ÿ™‚

  93. Joss V 20 October at 8:25 am #

    114

  94. Monique 20 October at 10:05 am #

    108 Sand would be the best color for me as we are coming out of winter and my skin has not bronzed up yet ๐Ÿ™‚

  95. Charmaine 21 October at 7:21 am #

    108 Sand is the perfect foundation for me ๐Ÿ˜€

  96. Juanita De Villiers 21 October at 2:36 pm #

    112 – Amber

  97. Saamiya 24 October at 11:42 am #

    *HONEY* 110

  98. Lisa Huang 24 October at 2:42 pm #

    #114 for sure! Especially after spending the weekend in the sun..!

    • Tanya 24 October at 8:25 pm #

      I would love to spoil my friend Adrie with a Clarins foundation. Her shade would be around 108. She’s been through a tough time and could do with some spoiling…

  99. Rachel 25 October at 10:53 am #

    Coca for me

  100. Theresa Els 26 October at 6:45 am #

    107 beige or 108 sand will do! I can not use any foundation, but Clarins works perfect. Thank you for all your wonderful products!

  101. Retha Kessell 30 December at 9:36 am #

    Why are you still running this competition – it closed on 27/10/11! Saw your website at the back of my Truworths account, then I got so excited just to be let down!!!

    • Gabi 5 January at 8:16 am #

      Hi Retha
      When a competition ends the blog post remains on the Love Fashion website. The terms are linked at the bottom with the start and end date. We will have further competitions this year so keep a look out and sign up to the news feeds to get regular blog post updates.

  102. Thandokazi Dinge 13 March at 9:47 am #

    I have had allot about this make-up, my suitable one wil be 114

  103. Mpumi 31 July at 2:29 pm #

    I had been struggling since the Radianace Ginger (for dark skin) was discontinued. Could not find the perfect match even with other brands. Thank God for the Everlasting Foundation I have found my match 117 hazelnut. Just love it. Thank you:-)

  104. Tanita 10 August at 5:50 pm #

    114… cappucino

  105. Julia 13 October at 2:03 pm #

    i know the perfect shade for my skin colour will be cappucino because i have tried it in few brands and it suits me very well, i never tried clarins but i hope it should definately blend well with my skin and plus i am a makeup artist i would really like to try it on my clients as well…