Having an actor boyfriend who is even more vain than I am has it’s perks. He spends a fortune in Clarins (the women’s section I might add!) and when he comes home he palms off all of the free samples of the products he buys to your’s truly. A couple of months ago, sifting through a bag of goodies, I came across one of the Clarin’s Best Sellers. The ‘Beauty Flash Balm’ claims to brighten and tighten the skin. Early morning’s are not my forte so I was hoping for something that would make me look a little more sprightly for the day.
I was pleasantly suprised by this product. You are advised to layer it on like a mask and leave it on for 10- 15 minutes without rubbing it in then wash it off or, if you have very dry skin, you can apply it as a cream after your regular moisturiser. I now tend to use it as a base, rubbing it in, waiting for five minutes then applying my makeup. This is one of those rare product’s that actually work and really makes a difference to the look of your face. Not only does it feel creamy and soothing, it also made my complexion look a lot more even. The cream itself feels really wholesome and gives a nice matte finish to your skin too.
Suffice to say, my boyfriend swears by it and uses it without fail before he goes to a casting. It’s not cheap at 18-26 quid for 50ml, but it’s well worth the buy if you’re going somewhere fancy in the daytime and want the occasional ‘pick me up’. Five stars!
WRITTEN BY LONDON BEAUTY PRINCESS XX