13 January 2013

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

The Clarins Beauty Flash Balm has become a staple in my routine. And for me that's actually saying something. I once had a teeny tiny sample of this but I had it in my head that it just wasn't right for oily skin, so I gave it away. After that all I heard was everyone absolutely raving about this product. It seemed to be a massive hit with a lot of people, even those with oily skin. 


The Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is advertised as the ultimate pick-me-up for tired, stressed skin. It's one of Clarin's best-selling products and is a radiance booster which eliminates signs of fatigue in a flash (hence the name!) It moisturises, brightens and tightens facial contours so that your skin is left rested and relaxed. It contains Olive and Witch Hazel extracts which help to smooth the skin's surface, diffusing the look of lines and wrinkles, as well as soothing bisabolol which helps to restore skin's youthful glow. It's also a handy skin prep for makeup application and provides hours of luminous wear. 

There are two ways you can use this. One of the ways is to leave it on as a facial mask for 10-15 minutes. I haven't tried this yet myself, because for me I like applying this just because I apply my foundation. It's a cream product which is slightly peachy in colour and when I apply it to my face it just makes my face look a teeny tiny bit flawless before I even apply makeup. On suggestion from my tattooist who loves this product, once I have put this on I apply foundation straight away and I find it makes my foundation settle perfectly. I actually don't know how I used to put makeup on before this product because the difference this makes is phenomenal and I genuinely don't think I have gone a day without using it since I got it. 

The Clarins Beauty Flash balm comes in a 50ml tube and is going to last you a really long time because you need just a pea sized amount for your whole face and neck. It leaves a lovely silky, polished finish, isn't greasy, is pretty scentless and I've also noticed since using this that my makeup lasts longer too, without getting as oily either. This product is suitable for all skin types and costs £28. 
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  1. Its one of the only things that looks like I've a decide nights sleep (when I've been up to 3am!). I do find it makes my foundation last longer on the skin and smells yummy as well :)

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    1. I really like the scent too, very pleasant! :) xo

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  2. I never understood the fasination with this, until I stopped using it!
    I like to use it now and again but as a primer
    Charli @ Charli-dot-dot-dot.blogspot.com

    x

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    1. I didn't understand the fuss until I tried it! :) It's a fab product I think xo

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  3. That sounds really amazing, exactly what I need for my sore skin.

    xx

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  4. I've not tried it yet but have a few deluxe bottles I'll be trying out asap. Might give the mask option a whirl as I'm a huge lover of masks! x Gem(wwwblackstarrynight.blogspot.co.uk)

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    1. Definitely try them out! I think I will try the face mask option soon! I just love using it before foundation xo

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  5. I didn't quite understand what this product was for before this post but now i do i really want to try it!

    Zoe | zozeze.com
    x

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    1. Well I am glad to have cleared up any confusion Zoe! :) xo

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  6. I read another review on this not to long ago and added t to the (very, very) long beauty wishlist of mine, but that post was nowhere near as in depth as yours! Think I'll need to bump it up the list a few notches! Xo

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    1. Oh, I shall take that as a compliment! :) Let me know if you try it xo

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  7. I think you've just sold this to me,damn you sophia haha xx

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    1. Never a bad thing! It's a wonderful product well worth it xo

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  8. i really want to try this. think i will treat myself at the end of the month :)

    fashionistaface.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh definitely treat yourself and do let me know what you think to it once you've tried it out xo

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  9. I had a tube years ago but didn't like it, but that may have been because I didn't really know what I was meant to do with it!xx

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    1. If you can get a sample of it, try it again! :) xo

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    1. Me too, a real staple in my routine now xo

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  11. Ive been umming and ahhing over this for so long, for every positive review there seems to be a negative. I think its high time I picked up a sample.x

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    1. Definitely, a sample is the way to go, that way you can see whether YOU like it! :) xo

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  12. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for this :) Not used any Clarins before :p

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    1. Clarins is actually one of my favourite brands. I've loved everything I've tried xo

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  13. I love Clarins skin care products, I swear by their cleansers, toners and moisturisers! This sounds fab, I've also steered clear in the past because my skin is quite oily, but I'm definitely going to invest in some in the future!
    Rosy x
    http://rostinted.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Clarins is an all round wonderful brand I think :) xo

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  14. Oh I have this and never really knew what to do with it. Your review has helped with that so thank you! Do you apply it with your fingertips or do you use a brush? xx

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