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Monday, February 09, 2015

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm Review

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

I have tried Clarins Beauty Flash Balm several times over the years and never fully understood the fuss, a multi-functional product that plumps lines, smooths the skin and hydrates. Great on paper but not so much on my then oily skin. The problem was my skin type, this was simply too moisturising. No my complexion is dried out I finally understand why this is a cult product.

"An exceptional beauty booster which immediately eliminates all signs of fatigue: facial features appear rested and smooth. The cream in contact with the skin remains soft and pliable to fill out fine lines, while the cream in contact with the air sets to a firming film which gives skin a radiant glow. It promotes a radiant complexion and long-lasting, incredibly luminous make-up. The ideal treatment before a busy day or an evening out. Skin Type: All skin types".

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

Originally I thought Clarins Beauty Flash Balm was a primer but like I said it can be used in a multitude of ways, it can be applied as an primer to prolong make-up wear, it can be used alone as a facial moisturising product that illuminates the skin and fills out any fine lines or it can be used as a face mask. The first thing I noticed about this product is the scent, I personally found it to be a little over powering and artificially floral in terms of scent but once applied to the skin it disappears. The consistency is thick yet light, almost gel like instantly cooling, hydrating and calming albeit a little greasy - on my now dry skin this is absorbed instantly. n the past the texture was a little too heavy and sat on top of my skin.

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

As a mask (apply to the skin, leave for up to 15 minutes and tissue off) this left my skin feeling softer, smoother and after a few uses I had a light glow. As a primer I don't find it helps to prolong make-up wear but it does have a plumping effect on any frown lines on my forehead and also ensures an even application of any liquid product applied on top. In my opinion this is best used as an extra moisture boost be it after your day cream or night cream. I personally use it after I have applied my day cream but before my SPF, this way my skin has a few thin layers of moisture and my dry skin is constantly hydrated throughout the day. I find by doing so I am less prone to dry patches, my make-up doesn't cake and when it comes to make-up removal my skin isn't as parched as it once was. I finally understand the hype.

In a nutshell Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is certainly more suited to dry/normal skin types than oily. If like myself your skin is all over the place, save this for the dry/dehydrated phases - then you will fully understand the hype and cult status.

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm £22.50/50ml via Escentual - link.
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16 comments:

  1. Great review ^_^

    I would love to try this product.

    I have been using Reviva Labs Glycolic Acid cream as my night cream and it has done wonders to my skin.

    Products like these are definitely a must especially for people who have acne prone skin.

    I also use vitamin C during the day to prevent hyper-pigmentation.

    I hope they sell this product in the U.S.A.

    Makeup, Skin Care, and Hair Care

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  2. I would love to try this one out!

    Kelly | www.Elegantic.nl ♥

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  3. I would like to have this for my kit, but as I'm quite normal-combination I just don't think I need it myself. I have enough 'glow' as it is lol!!

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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  4. I have this, I tend to use it on no make up days to give my skin a 'glow'. Really love it, but I seem to be loving everything from Clarins just now.

    Jen www.tartanbrunette.co.uk

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  5. I have this, I tend to use it on no make up days to give my skin a 'glow'. Really love it, but I seem to be loving everything from Clarins just now.

    Jen www.tartanbrunette.co.uk

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  6. Great review! I loved the sample I had of this but it is pricey for me to justify repurchasing right away... soon. Love this on my normal/dry skin too.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  7. I have oily skin and still love this stuff! Although I prefer their mattifying collections!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  8. I have dry skin and used to work for Clarins, but have never got the hype of beauty flash balm. Im obvs not in the know!

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  9. I love the idea that this is multipurpose, but I think my oily skin might hate me if I tried it!

    babbleswithbeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. perfect
    http://sofikasthoughts.blogspot.gr/

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  11. I agree. I have a combination skin and never really noticed the 'big glow'. But using it as a mask is what I would try now!

    http://imyownmuse.blogspot.com

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  12. Thanks for sharing, that's really good to know. I've tried the eye cream version of this before and I did like it but hadn't tried the full skin version. I think I probably will now that I know a little more about it, as my skin is mostly dry too!
    Jessie | Ivory Tower Diaries

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  13. Wow, this sounds really interesting - I'm searching for a new primer and this just sounds brilliant, even though my skin is oily and blemish prone!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  14. Thanks for the great review! I have tried this product in the past myself, but was always so confused how to do it and unsure of it's purpose. I will definitely have to give it another go!

    xoxo Nicole

    http://www.brazenbrunette.com

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  15. To be honest I'm really not keen on products that don't have a specific purpose because they tend to confuse me! I much prefer for a product to say to me 'I'm for this' otherwise I'll more than likely just end up putting it in a drawer because I just don't know how to use it x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  16. Would you perhaps do a post on which SPF you use for your face for everyday use? Thanks :) x

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