Monday, 14 November 2016

Clarins Haul - Beauty Flash Balm and Pure and Radiant Mask Review

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

I may, or may not, have gone a little Clarins mad in John Lewis. Oops.

In fairness - a large chunk of the haul you see before you was actually the incredible JL gift with purchase. Amazing. I got to pick four cult products from a minis collection after buying two recommended products - not a bad deal. This deal has sadly ended, however Clarins have some really beautiful gift sets coming up for the festive season - definitely worth a peruse next time you're in store!

First up - Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. I admit, I'm pretty late to the party on this bad boy. Multi award winning; and promising instant radiance, refreshment, and fatigue-minimising; this has quite a lot to live up to. It's a lovely, light-textured balm, and acts as a really lovely makeup base for foundation or powder. I wouldn't put it in the primer class per se - no improvement in longevity for me - but it is smoothing and brightening overall. I've been using this as a speedy de-exhaustion-er (?) after work before sticking some foundation on, and it is really lovely. I'm super oily, and I find that this imparts a bit of healthiness without stickiness or shine.

Clarins Beauty Flash BalmClarins Pure and Radiant Mask


My other investment piece was the Pure and Radiant Mask - targeted more specifically for oily/combination skin. This is a really nice clay mask - I mean, at the end of the day, it's a clay mask - but it doesn't do that cracky, faux-tightening thing, and doesnt suck every last drop of moisture from the face. A little goes a long way, and the complexion looks really fresh and bright afterwards - more matte, yes, but not dry. Using this mask, then a dollop of Beauty Flash Balm, is my new pre-night-out go-to for a really brightened complexion.

John Lewis Clarins Gift With Purchase

Oh, and that massive GWP? I chose the Exfoliating Cleanser, hand cream, eye makeup remover and Super Volume Mascara. So far, I am loving the mascara, and the cleanser is excellent and just the perfect size for travelling.

Have you tried any of these products before?

Some links above are affiliate links. All products mentioned bought with my own money.

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