[sample/affiliate] I like the new Clarins Milky Boost very much indeed. I think it’s part of the brand’s push to bring on board younger consumers but it’s perfect for someone like me who doesn’t wear full foundation every day.
Milky Boost is a bonne mine coverage that gives moisture and softness as well as a light tint to the skin. It comes out of the bottle white and once you start to move it around your skin the colour appears. I’m somewhere between 02 and 03 but can very easily wear 02 at the moment while I’m super pasty.
The slightly alarming and unexpected thing is that it smells quite strongly of a kind of peachy-melony-strawberry mix which is why I suggest that it’s aimed at a younger customer. I find that quite funny because I love a melony smell and I’m not sure quite why there is a perception that if you’re over a certain age you’re not in the market for fruity scents. Sigh. However, I wasn’t expecting it and it was a surprise – but not a horrible one. If you possibly can, have a try at counter first because it won’t be for everyone.
02 is below and 03 is above. The texture is smooth and, yes, milky and the coverage is warming and lightly perfecting in that it gives some coverage but still allows your natural skin to show through. The obvious omission is SPF but I like Milky Boost for those low sun days where you need something rather than nothing – I’d even suggest it for your early morning run or walk if a completely bare face is a no-no because there’s nothing about it that feels heavy on the skin. It’s £30 for 50ml – a little goes a long way – and is part of the spring 2020 make up collection so is limited edition. Clarins always goes early on their spring make up and this is the right time of year in the UK for this product. You can find it HERE, non affiliate link is HERE.
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This looks an interesting product, but I’m always weary of these formulas that change colour on application. Being super pale I end up with an orange face most of the time! Thanks for the review.
Oh wow I love the packaging! It seems odd to make a foundation limited edition though?
I thought that too – maybe they’re testing it out to see if it has the legs to go permanent.
I can’t wait to try it. But I thought there are 5 shades. Maybe in some countries.
Yes, so sorry for not making that clear – I was sent two shades to try but you are correct that there are 5.
But why does it come in dofferent shades if it adapts to your skin colour? Also how can one know which one to choose?
Well, there are only two and one will give you marginally a deeper tint although to be honest, I’ve used both and don’t really see a great deal of difference. If you were very pale, you’d choose 1 and if you were warm you’d choose 2. There isn’t an option for very deep tones.