Clé de Peau Beauté Silky Cream Foundation is the newest addition to their existing range of base products. Retailing at S$180 for 25ml of product, made in Japan.
I have been playing with this foundation for several months and I am really loving it. In this post, I will share my thoughts about this foundation, application tips, how I wear it and a little comparison with two other foundations from Clé de Peau BEAUTÉ that I own. I hope you enjoy the following review.
An exquisitely rich cream foundation that combines unprecedented moisturizing benefits with light-diffusing technology to create a silky smooth and dramatically luminous finish.
Launched towards end of last year, it’s a foundation that offers a lustrous coverage that gives a smooth and sheer inner glow. This foundation also features an exquisite radiance by diffusing soft light using its new Diffuse Reflection Ultrafine Powder. The new double moisturizing technology offers intense and deep hydration with a unique gel network that breaks down and smoothes evenly over skin.
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The Silky Cream Foundation has a very discreet floral scent and it smells slightly different to their Refining Fluid Foundation and Cream Foundation. The texture of this foundation is soft, silky (like the name suggests), smooth and creamy. The consistency of it is firm and has a certain hold, similar to Chanel Vitalumiére Aqua and Estée Lauder Double Wear Light is slightly thinner.
Both the texture and consistency of the Silky Cream Foundation is very similar to its elder sister from the same family, the Cream Foundation which has also been re-packaged. The Cream Foundation now comes in a fuss-free tube just like the Silky Cream Foundation – light, handy and sturdy. Used to come in a twist-up bottle which is messy. The tube packaging also features a slightly narrower tip which allows you to gain control of the amount of product dispensed. I find it extremely helpful because for both cream foundations, you really only need a tiny amount for the entire face.
I have put together a simple comparison chart below for easier reference.
The Cream Foundation is harder to work with as it dries a little faster than the other two. I usually apply in sections. It provides full coverage and lasts throughout the day with a semi-matte finish. Great for oily and combination skin types in my opinion as I feel that this foundation offers the best oil-control.
The Refining Fluid Foundation is more watery, think along Diorskin Nude and Lancôme Teint Miracle. It is infused with micro-shimmers which creates a very luminous finish. If you have extremely oily skin and dislike shine on your face, the chances of you liking this foundation is quite slim. Because of the light and fluid texture, this foundation is easy to apply. And due to the nature of this foundation being lightweight, it offers very minimal coverage. Works better on those with good skin or those who doesn’t require much coverage.
The Silky Cream Foundation is like filling the gap between the other two. The texture is perfect to work with, you can use your fingers, a sponge or a brush to achieve an even finish. The coverage is medium but adjustable and buildable. Very easy to blend and feels extremely smooth on the skin.
I tested the Silky Cream Foundation on several occasions in the past couple of months (I also did a few looks with this foundation for this blog) and I managed to document them in the following sets of pictures.
Pictures above show how the foundation look right after I have finished my makeup, before heading out. I usually set this foundation with their Translucent Loose Powder which offers very little extra coverage but helps to mattify the foundation. This loose powder is ultra light and very finely milled. This pairings gave me a very natural, healthy glowing sheen.
And the pictures before show how the foundation looks after 7.5 hours of zero blotting and zero touch-ups. Most of the foundation is still intact but shine is peeping through on my T-zone and cheeks.
First impressions I am very impressed with the texture and how smooth it feels on the skin. It is very easy to apply and blend. And the fact that it costs S$180, a little goes a long, long way. This foundation is able to take away the redness on my face and conceal certain spots instantly, leaving my skin tone looking even.
After 3 days No break outs occurred.
After 2 weeks Formula didn’t break me out or irritate my skin.
In the morning, due to time constraint, I apply this foundation with fingers. When I have more time to get dressed, I like to apply this foundation with brush and Shu Uemura 18 does a great job. The set of application pictures above shows how I usually apply this foundation.
My skin has been quite sensitive recently which explains the redness. Because this foundation has a dewy finish, I like to pair it with Shu Uemura UV Under Base Mousse or Make Up For Ever HD Primer for oil-control on my T-zone. If you need more oil-control, you can opt for a mattifying base or loose powder to set.
In the following set of pictures, on the left is the finished look with rest of the makeup. On the right is taken during mid-day while driving under natural sunlight.
As we all know, Clé de Peau BEAUTÉ is a luxury skincare and makeup brand and this Silky Cream Foundation is a form of lavish investment. I had very dry, flaky skin for a couple of weeks last year and this foundation helped moisturized my skin. It didn’t enhance the dry patches on my face – around my forehead, my mouth and chin.
It has a dewy finish which might not be to your liking. It also has great coverage for my skin with a very light texture – almost feels like not wearing any makeup. However, if you have combination skin like I do, you would have to pair this foundation with an oil-control or mattifying base. I also like that this foundation does a good job at smoothing out my pores and imperfections.
This foundation is listed as one of my favourites in 2011 here.
I would recommend this product to
I think those who have dry or very dry skin will appreciate this foundation like no other because it is rich, smooth and extra moisturizing. It has a beautiful and flawless finish for a natural, glowing and radiant complexion. However, if you have very oily skin, this might not be for you.
Thank you for reading.