Clé De Peau Teint Naturel Fluide Cream Foundation Review

September 15, 2011

Clé De Peau Teint Naturel Fluide Cream Foundation is a new member to my family of Holy Grail foundations. It’s the latest foundation released by Cle De Peau that was to replace their previous cream foundation . I have always wanted to try their foundations as they are famous for their base makeup. When I was in Hong Kong last time I took the opportunity to visit the  Clé De Peau counter and sampled all of their foundations, rather than risking ordering it online. The service was second to none as the girl who served me was extremely patient and not pushy. She pretty much did a free facial on me using their deluxe skincare products before sampling their foundations on me. In the end we both thought that this foundation looked the best on me – it also happened to be the most expensive foundation out of all, which set me back a record of AUD$128 (around USD$130) for a tiny bottle of foundation (25ml).


Clé De Peau Cream Foundation is the most finely milled foundation I have ever come across. It spreads and glides on my skin like the finest silk – the fingertips are the best way to apply this foundation because it doesn’t require any blending. It blends seamlessly and just melts into your skin like your second skin.


As opposed to their claim that it “gives a flawless coverage”, in my opinion the coverage of this foundation is sheer to medium.  It doesn’t fully cover any visible blemishes and pigmentation on my skin but it really enhances my complexion to the best it can whilst still looking completely natural. It provides a semi matte finish with a natural radiance that seems to come from within. It maintains for about 5 hours with a “just-applied” finish then it starts to wear off.

I have been extremely picky with foundations lately ever since I bought a 5 magnification vanity mirror. I really can’t detect any trace of foundation on my face when I look into the magnified mirror. Even around the edge of nose and mouth, it does not collect up.

Applied only the Clé De Peau Cream Foundation on my face – my shade is 010.



It still has some flaws as I noticed that it flakes a little on top of some gel moisturizers, so I had to switch to a lotion underneath it. The texture almost absorbs into the skin too well – I need to use a pearl size amount of it which is more than what I would normally use with a foundation (normally it’s pea sized). For such a tiny bottle  I can go through it within a months time which is really not cost effective.

Bottom Line: If you already have relatively good skin and you are after a foundation that gives “your skin but much much better”, then this is the one for you! When it is used in conjunction with their award winning concealer it almost warrants a flawless complexion. The foundation is available here and here.


{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Jamilla September 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

That foundation looks FAB! I’m with you – I put my makeup on in daylight, then I check my face in my DSLR monitor for good measure, so it HAS to be right!


Karen September 15, 2011 at 6:14 pm

wow! I love cle de peau. I recently tried their skin care line and it’s AMAZING. Got rid of my “white heads” (bumps formed by clogged pores) in 2 days!


Reika September 15, 2011 at 11:57 pm

wow really?! Is it the clarifying serum? I know this is one of their best sellers.


Karen September 17, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Yes, the clarifying serum. I also use their makeup remover (really good) and cleansing foam. 🙂


Katelyn September 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Have you tried their concealer? What are your thoughts, is it worth the hype?


Reika September 19, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Hi katelyn CLP concealer is my holy grail. It is expensive but worth every cent. Will do a review soon 😉


Jess September 16, 2011 at 1:27 am

Oh Reika, thanks a lot for this foundation! It gives you a very natural finish, which I like a lot!

It happens that I’ve also ordered some CdP base makeup items from the US, which should be here soon! To be exact, I got their famous Concealer, the Refining Fluid Foundation and the Smoothing Base for Pores. I’m so excited already!

A month back when I was on vacation in Taiwan I picked up their Powder Foundation (as I’m quite a powder foundation person). I quite like it, but since my skin is quite dry lately, I feel that I’m enjoying fluid foundations more.

Oh, and guess what? I’m a proud owner of 2 SUQQU brushes now! Hehe… 🙂


Reika September 19, 2011 at 12:54 pm

O..I am soo excited for you Jess! I know that the Refining fluid foundation is one of their new foundations as well. I didn’t get a chance to try it at the counter though… Would love to hear your thoughts on it 🙂

Cool..congrats! Hope you love the suqqu brushes as much as I do!!


Jen September 16, 2011 at 1:30 am

Wow that is gorgeous. I love that it blends so perfectly.


popblush September 16, 2011 at 5:19 am

I can really see that this foundation gives you a ‘second skin’ finish and enhances your complexion. I really like the semi-matte finish on you too.

It’s pricey, but since you only need to use a pea sized amount it seems well worth it!

When I look into a magnified mirror, sometimes I get so surprised at how blotchy and uneven my foundation is. Haha.


Elizabeth September 17, 2011 at 6:12 pm

uh-oh… i want that. my poor savings account! it really looks… well i can’t ‘see it’ per se, so that means it’s pretty amazing! do you find it to be significantly better than Vitalumiere Aqua? That’s my most recent favourite.


Reika September 19, 2011 at 12:56 pm

O..hard to say… I would say it’s better than the vitalumiere but perhaps not that significantly better! However I am biased towards CdP as it’s more exclusive 😛


Dovey September 17, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Wow, this sounds wonderful! Thankfully I can live vicariously through your post =)


Haru September 18, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Wow, it really looks like you’re wearing any foundation at all! Cle de Peau is so frightfully expensive but looks like it’s worth it.


Reika September 19, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Agree their prices are frightening! If you get a chance to go to HK, CdP is the cheapest at the Hongkong international airport.


popblush September 19, 2011 at 7:26 am

Oooh! So excited for you to use the YSL foundation! I you like it as much as I do.

Did you try it out at the counter? I could have sent you a sample of the foundation so you can try it out at the comfort of your home and at least more than once. Next time let me know and I will be more than happy to send you stuff that that I own =)


Reika September 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I tried it at the counter and absolutely love the radiant finish!
Thanks you so much dear! Would love to do a swap with you 🙂


Lisa November 1, 2011 at 4:39 am

Hi Reika, which store did you go to in HK for this foundation? I’ll be going to HK soon! Thankyou for your always great reviews. Lisa


Reika November 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Hi Lisa, sorry about the late reply. I completely missed it as it was for an old post. Cle De Peau is very common at many department stores, and I can’t remember the name of the department store, but I am sure you won’t have a problem finding it. You can also get CdP at the hong kong airport, they are about 20% cheaper than retail prices! I always stock up my CdP concealer at the HK airport, for only USD$65!
Have fun in HK 🙂


Angela September 12, 2015 at 6:35 pm

I’m going to hk soon and plan to get cdp concealer. What shade do you wear? I’m a shade darker than you, I think, nc 20. I’m a warm toned Asian. Would you ge able to recommend a shade? Thanks.

Oh, I read that you’re into Michelin starred restaurants like my husband and I. Please consider doing posts on your favorites. Please also consider posts on bags, cars, watches, hotels. That would be incredible.

Wishing you more of the best of everything.


Helena September 30, 2017 at 5:56 am


I am currently using this CDP foundation as well. I was wondering how does this compare to Chantecaille Future Skin foundation? You have reviewed it as being your HG foundation.

Cheers! xx


Reika October 6, 2017 at 11:53 am

Hi Helena, I still prefer the Chantecalli future skin foundation for the texture and the finish and it works really well for my dry skin. If you are after a long lasting foundation, then CDP is a better option!


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