Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is a product I've heard a lot about, especially from the UK bloggers that I follow. Though I haven't really been into skincare before, I'm starting to get into a basic daily regimen. I have normal skin, I rarely break out, and redness/oiliness isn't really an issue for me. For a while I naively figured that if I had such great skin I didn't really need to partake in cleansing, toning, exfoliating, etc. but I'm slowly learning that the more I take care of my skin now, the better it will be in the future. 

Beauty Flash Balm can be used two ways: as a primer/base for makeup or as a  10-minute mask. The directions (for the base/primer) say to smooth onto the skin — don't rub — and immediately apply makeup, so that's what I did and the results were pretty fantastic. Almost immediately I saw my skin go from normal-dull to dewy and the addition of my liquid/créme foundation only made it better; I was basically glowing. My makeup lasted all day without needing any touch-ups so I'm pretty thrilled at the results. I'm interested to see the effects it has on my skin over time and if it really does "minimize signs of fatigue/stress" because god knows we all need a little help with that sometimes!

Have any of you tried this before? What other Clarins products should I check out?


  1. I have not tried this before. I've gone through a few beauty products since I'm older now and I want to take better care of my skin. I personally have found Neutrogena to be the best. I think it's different for everyone based on their skin. I will give this a shot.


    1. You should definitely check it out. It's a bit pricey but get a sample if possible (also it's worth the money. I put it on after a night of not much sleep and I looked like I had just woken up from the best sleep of my life. It's pretty fantastic! x


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