Sunday, 10 February 2013


Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning

Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tan review swatch photo
Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning review swatch photo
Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning review swatch photo

I don't ever fake tan my face as it's just does nothing for my skin, I'm always left looking spotty and patchy. However I recently got hold of the Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tan so I thought I'd give it a go.  My sensitive, combination spot prone skin loves the formula of the Original Instant Smooth Primer so I had high hopes for this one. It's a silky lightweight formula and has a really nice luminizing feel to it. Overtime it does leave the skin looking natural and tanned without being to heavy or breaking me out. It smooths out my fine lines, pores and any other nasties leaving a flawless base for foundation. The formula is pretty much the same as the actual primer with just added tanning benefits.

It's the perfect makeup base with a sun kissed glow with minimal effort. Perfect for the transition back into spring summer as you skin gets naturally darker. I think it also smells a bit like Cherry Bakewells which I absolutely love!

33 comments:

  1. Ooh I've been meaning to get this!

    - Tabitha at scaredtoast.com x

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  2. This looks absolutely great on you! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I really like the look of this. I usually steer clear from self tanning the face for the same reasons but theres something about this that looks and sounds like it could do the biz! Great review Lily!

    Becky
    beckys makeup

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  4. This looks lovely, I really like the look of the consistency. This might have to be a Summer investment.

    www.dusterknuckles.blogspot.co.uk | I'm Having A Celine Giveaway

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  5. I have to buy this one! excited!
    <3

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  6. May have to get this!
    Might give me some extra glow
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  7. I need this in my life! Great review, this is the ideal product for my horrid winter skin!


    http://lovefayexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

    LoveFaye xoxo

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  8. I love the idea of a separate facial tan, I get spotty and patchy if I use my body one on my face too. This isn't that unreasonable at £17 either.

    Great review!

    Made In A Cup

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  9. I love Clarins tanning products but haven't tried this. Sounds worth a try though!!
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  10. this looks great, and i really want to try it though!

    www.okfashionbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I love the Clarins facial bronzers so I will definitely be giving this a go! :) ♥
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. I love the look of this, amazing packaging:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  13. I love the instant smooth one so this is really something I am excited to try out!!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  14. I've been looking for something like this for ages now!xx

    thread-through.blogpost.co.uk

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  15. I came across this a few weeks ago and really want to try it! love the sound of a primer and tanner in one! X

    http://aztecdoll.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I have this and absolutely love it! Most face tanners break me out too but this doesn't and neither does the other Clarins face tanner, they're both fab!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  17. This sounds really nice and something great to invest in! :) xx

    www.charissarae.com

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  18. This sounds like everything i've been furiously searching for and more!

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  19. I have the clarins liquid bronze and really like it. I've had my eye on the original formula of this for a while, but not having to tan and prime seperately would be lovely! x

    www.lamourjosie.com

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  20. I always fake tan my face and this sounds amazing and way better than what Im aready using!

    eyelashwishes-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. ooh this sounds amazing! I hate having a tanned body and pale face, so I'll be checking this out :-)

    burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  22. If it smells good, I need to try it. I have a problem with self tanning lotions, They all smell so bad to me...

    http://mymakeupcompulsion.blogspot.com.es/

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  23. This sounds like a great product!

    I've just posted a February Wishlist on Black & Gold, check it out for some fashion and beauty goodies! :)

    Laura xx

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  24. £17 is a very good price for this, I was expecting something in the £26-30 range. Looks like a nice addition to a summer make-up routine!

    Hetty

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  25. will definitely be picking this up in the summer! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. This sounds fab, and you can never go wrong with a cherry bakewell scented product! xx

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  27. This looks stunning. I love products that can give you a subtle hint of tan whilst working to make your skin amazing. And not a bad price either, wonderful! :)

    Victoria at In the Frow xx

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  28. I never even fake tan my body or face but this sounds really interesting! <3

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. This looks really lovely, I've always heard great things about the Clarins tanning products :)


    Katie xo
    http://sugarfixxbeauty.com

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  30. Sounds really good! Nothing like a good pre glow for spring/summer Xx

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  31. I bloody love this stuff! It used to make my first itch when I first got it though! And I'm not sure I can really call it fake tan as it DOES come off with the removal of make up too - But then again, its an awesome tinted primer and costs less than other primers that are awesome soooo.. Its a win win, right? :D

    Have you tried the body version in a similar tub?! Best fake tan EVER. Hands down!

    Heres my little reviews if you want to have a little looksie:
    http://www.fridayisforeverblog.com/2012/10/clarins-lisse-minute-autobronzant.html

    Lorra love Lils! xx

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  32. I recently tried this stuff. It is great! Have you tried the new Irish Fake Tan Karora. Best tan ever and smells great.

    Have a look on my blog: http://beautinomics.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/top-tanning-tips/

    Tina x

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