bh’s Astrid reviews Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
1. Had you heard of this product before? What were your expectations?
Yes, and I do love Clarins products, so my expectations were pretty high. I’m a sucker for anything that promises to brighten my skin, and given this is such a hyped up product (how good can it really be?!) I was eager to give the Beauty Flash Balm a good go.
2. What were your first impressions upon using the product?
Reading the instructions, I found there were two ways to use it: as a primer before applying make-up, and as a mask left on for around 10-15 minutes. I went with the mask route first, and as someone who likes a heavy cream, I thought the consistency would have been thicker. I watched as the product absorbed into my skin, and by the time it came to rinsing, there were hardly any signs of it left on my face! After gently washing, my face felt really smooth. The second time, I used it as a primer, and I prefer using it this way. It’s very nourishing (I don’t like matte primers), and you don’t need to use that much, as opposed to when you’re applying it as a mask.
3. After continued use of the product what did you notice about the quality of your skin?
I haven’t noticed a huge amount of difference in terms of brightness (granted, I’ve only used it a few times), though I am determined to persist. My skin feels super smooth, and I do love that it makes my make-up look more radiant.
4. Do you think this product has earned its status as iconic – why/why not?
I’m yet to decide if it’s worth the price of $60, but that’s only because I haven’t had a huge amount of time to trial it. I think it’s certainly an impressive product, I’m pretty happy with the results so far, and I have every intention of using the balm until the very last squeeze.
Have you tried Clarins Beauty Flash balm? What did you think?