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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

clarins beauty flash balm

clarins beauty flash balm review swatch tested
clarins beauty flash balm: john lewis (£28)*

Worth the Years of Hype?

I've been wanting to try the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm out for ages, I find Clarins a bit overwhelming and I never know where to start when I approach their counters! Even though I've really want to try this product I never seem to remember about it when I get close. I was given this in my goody bag the John Lewis Beauty Hall Launch and forgot about it. Thanks to a re-jig of my stash I rediscovered it and tried it out asap!

Described by Clarins as the "Ultimate Pick Me Up" it's been a best selling radiance booster for years. I apply Beauty Flash Balm before I put my makeup on as a primer. You can use it as a moisturiser or as a mask for a intense weekly treatment. Using it as a Primer  my skin feels tighter and brighter instantly after application.  It's been perfect for perking up my dull, sallow natural skin tone and really gives my skin a good boost! I feel it gives me a glow without looking shiny or dewey, which is hard to explain on paper but it looks really lovely! I dont know what I really expected when I tried it originally, but I couldnt believe how different my skin looked after applying it. As a makeup base it leaves the skin very satin like finish, which I also really like. I don't find it keeps my oily skin completely at bay but it does keep my makeup in place fairly well. Overall this is totally worth all the hype around it, I think the one I have is a mini but I think it will last a fairly long time! Very excited to have this as a new addition to my Makeup bag!


  1. This is one of my must haves! Its the only primer that doesn't irritate my combination skin which is surprising since I find it to be quite a thick product. You have to try it as a mask, perfect for post night out skin!

  2. ooo iv always wondered about this product/never really understood it! this sounds perfect my skins got quite oily recently but i like my skin to still be glowing but not shiny so maybe this will work well xo

  3. Ooo my mum uses this so i may have to try this next time i go over to hers. x

  4. This sounds really lovely! I've tried a few Clarins bits and bobs and was really impressed, maybe this is one for the wishlist! x

  5. Sounds lovely, I'm definitely going to have to check this out. But the price is scary to me!xx

  6. I haven't used thus for years but used to absolutely love it! I also used it as a primer, never as a mask xx

  7. i really want to check this out xx

  8. I've heard amazing things about this, may have to try it x
    Sirens and Bells

  9. Would you recommend this one over the Benefit The Pore-Fessional?
    Sounds lovely though... Ahh I don't know which new one to get! :)

  10. Sounds amazing but I have extremely oily skin so I'm not too sure abut this..

  11. I love this stuff! I picked it from Duty Free when I went on holiday one year and it lasted me such a long time!



  12. I really want to try this now, sounds like a winner! - especially as I have oily skin too and it sounds like it would be suitable.

    Rachel from x

  13. I am so tempted by this but I was worried because I get slightly oily skin and this is brightening! I know you said it doesn't keep your oily skin at bay but does it make it any worse? :) x


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