Tuesday, 13 November 2012


Clarins Instant Smooth

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch review photo
Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch review photo

primed and ready….

I needed a new primer, so a few weeks ago and after a bit of umming and ahhing I decided on the Clarins Instant Smooth Pefecting Touch. I've been loyal to the Benefit Porefessional for a while but I used my last dregs and decided not to repurchase it. I'm always looking for something that is going to give me a flawless base, longer lasting makeup and a soft, matte finish. Instant Smooth creates a really lovely flawless base by smoothing over the pores, blurring imperfections all to give a nice flawless look. It's really similar to Benefit Porefessional but it feels less greasy, pinker in tone and doesnt leave my skin feeling as tacky. As my skin is combination at the moment (darn change in weather!) So this has been the perfect primer. It doesn't make my drier areas look flakey or just sit on top of my skin and enhance oil. All in all, I think that this is an outstanding primer and I really wholeheartedly reccomend it. I love it just as much, if not more as Porefessional. It makes my skin look gorgeously smooth and keeps my makeup from sliding off my face. It gives the skin a soft focus look without blocking my pores and makes the skin look incredible. I can't recommend it enough!

32 comments:

  1. Never heard of this before, how do you think it would work with normal skin, not oily?

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    Thankyou!
    xo

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  2. I didn't really like Porefessional, it was so disappointing after reading all the reviews about it! This Clarins primer looks interesting though, I'll deffo be having a look next time I'm at a counter!

    L x

    www.xloulabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. That sounds like a really good primer! x

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  4. How much product do you get in the Clarins in comparison to porefessional?x

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  5. sounds good, may have to try this! xx

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  6. oh gosh, no way?!
    i was so close to picking this up at the trafford center on saturday then decided againt it and have been thinking about it since, now i really regret not going for it!
    i'll definitely be getting this next time i hit the shops though so thank you for setting my mind straight :)

    laura x

    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I've never tried the Porefessional but I'm a Clarins fan so I may just have to try this. Sounds lovely! x

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  8. I have the same criteria for primers and I really want to try this one! Benefit's porefessional didn't really do much for me though x

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  9. I've heard this is good, I've read some rave reviews.
    X

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  10. i like the look of this, especially because i've always found that porefessional makes my skin feel tacky. i may have to give this a try! x

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  11. I have a sample size of this and haven't tried it yet. But after reading your review, I think I may start using it now. xx

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  12. Hmm saw it at the airport, and was on the edge of getting it. Kinda regretting not getting it now :-( x

    Raves 'nd Ramblings

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  13. You might have got me sold! It sounds great! xxx

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  14. I've got the one of these that adds some fake tan to your face at the same time as priming, it's amazing! I'd definitely recommend it.

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  15. I have this and i couldnt agree more with everything you've said! I'm combo/oily and it really helps the foundation last longer whilst giving a really velvet feel to the skin!
    Great review Lily!

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  16. thank you so much for this review, I also use the porefessional but I definitely want to try this one now that you say it's not greasy :)

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  17. Amazing review think i'll have to choose this over my mac next time!
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    S xx

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  18. I've heard so many amazing things about this primer recently. Might have to try this one when I run out of the one i'm using!

    xx

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  19. I've seen loads of people reviewing this, really tempted to try it out xx

    srslylou.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I really like the look of this - I'm currently using the Smashbox one, but I still don't know what I think of it! x

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  21. Never heard about it before, it reminds me of nivea one! <3 xo

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  22. I'm looking for a new primer and I think I'll be trying this now!


    Sarah,
    takemyscars.blogspot.com

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  23. This sounds gorgeous, I can't find a primer that my skin likes its so frustrating!x

    http://luxenoirbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. I have this and I am really really sad, because I so wanted to love it, but it makes me break out like crazy... I have pretty much clear skin and nothing makes me break out so bad... guess maybe I am allergic to some ingredient...

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  25. This sounds the perfect primer for me...it's definitely on the wish list.

    Katie xo
    http://sugarfixxbeauty.blogspot.com
    http://youtube.com/user/katiefawcettxo

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  26. amazing xx

    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Ooooo I absolutely hate benefit's porefessional (I think I'm the only one that feels that way though, haha) so I'll have to give this a try sometime!!

    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  28. definitely buying this when my current primer runs out! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

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  29. new addition to my wishlist!

    http://immisarah.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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  30. neeed to add this to my xmas list :p
    http://kemples.blogspot.co.uk/

    xoxo

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