Beauty Flash Balm
I can see why this is a treasure island product...
I was in need of a new primer and having engaged in some youtube beauty blogger research, Clarins Flashbalm was consistently raved about and considered a cult product.
Having previously only used Clarins cleanser and toner I had no pre-conceptions of the brand as a 'make-up brand'.
I followed all the tips and tricks for the Flashbalm and I soon learned and saw for myself the reason why it is such a well loved product.
I personally consider this product to be part of my daily skin routine - When I forget to pack it (this is very rare... I learned my lesson!) I noticeably see a difference in my skin - both in it's radiance and the product's primer qualities. I would consider this product more of a skin-care and less an item of my make-up collection - the fact it acts as a primer is a bonus to me!
The consistency of this product is wonderful - as with all my other Clarins products one of the things I love is the subtle scent - 'The Clarins smell'. I apply this product straight after cleansing, toning and moisturising. I apply it with my fingers and apply it all over my face and neck. As suggested I apply my make-up immediately. It is not sticky, nor do you need to wait for it to 'dry' before applying make-up. It smooths on brilliantly and acts as an excellent base to my bb cream/foundation.
I really do feel like my skin is glowing when I apply this. It is a fantastic multi-product and I will continue to re-purchase!
13 August 2013
I got this as a free sample with a purchase and wasn't going to use it, however I tried it one night and now I use it all the time! I find it especially useful for using the morning after a night out, after a stressful day at work or just when skin is looking tired and dull and this definately gives my skin an instant pick me up! Helps my make up to stay on for longer and even though it feels greasy when applied after a few moments it instantly melts into skin and even for oily skin creates a matte look!
22 May 2013
Wow, i was really quite skeptical when first buying this, as i have very very dry skin that inflames pretty easily. At first use, i didn't get much result but that's my own fault (applied it completely wrong, woooops) but now after a week or so, my skin craves it. Its great under make up, creates a fantastic base for my foundation (clarins everlasting in ivory, another great product!). I also use it as a mask before night, it really seems to flush out oils and make up in the pores. However, with my nightmare skin i have to moisturise thoroughly after using the mask, but as i say that'd just my skin. I can imagine this product is great for those with oily skin also, as the texture is very thin and lightweight, it smoothes on like a dream. Will definitely be buying this again!
22 February 2013
I was sceptical about using this initially, as I have oily skin that is quite prone to break outs. Not only did this not aggravate my skin at all, but it keeps my make-up on far longer than any other primer I've tried (about 6 hours, which for me is amazing! It took a little practice to apply - don't rub it in, just smooth it over and apply make-up immediately), but now I've got the hang of it I can't see me ever needing to try anything else. Absolutely brilliant product.
20 February 2013