Monday, 19 January 2015

Clarins/Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch

Primers are so important, I have sworn by Benefit Porefessional for years but I've grown to loathe the texture of it this past 18 months, I'm going to be trialling lots of different primers this year, starting with this one, and I have to say after a week of use and not a single breakout I am impressed!

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch* has become a real cult product from Clarins and bloggers and beauty editors rave about it, I can certainly see why.  The formula is a lovely light whipped texture and it makes your skin feel like velvet, without making your skin feel cakey. It's oil free and the pastel pink shade evens out the dullest of complexions, without any added shimmer, great for oily skinned beauties.

The little pot will certainly last you a long time as a little really does go a long way,in fact a pea sized amount is enough to cover your entire face. As with all the Clarins products the packaging screams luxury and I really do like the little spatula for scooping out the product meaning no bacteria from your fingers will get into it, what a fantastic idea.
My skin is oily and I have large pores, this seems to have helped improve my skin condition and as I mentioned no breakouts is such a big deal to me because so many products make my skin flare up within a matter of days. 

It gives a real airbrushed effect, blurring out imperfections and blemishes. It plumps the skin and fills fine lines, not to mention it sits really well around the eyes without creasing. Thanks to the Acacia Micro Pearls that absorb moisture, and the Vitamin E that protects the skin this one will be hard to beat on skin like mine as it combats all my concerns in one go. It smooths over any dry areas meaning you wont have to worry about make up 'clinging' and looking flaky. It also stops foundation slide and this stuff locks mine in place from 6am-7pm easily. Even through a hot and sweaty gym workout.

I've taken a few shots to show you how it looks applied on the skin, the left hand side shows my bare skin,  I apologise I know it's awful! The middle shot shows my skin with the Smooth Perfecting Touch applied on it's own, straight to the skin, and the right hand shot shows the Smooth Perfecting Touch applied after being mixed into my foundation and then applied with a stippling brush. 
I'm very impressed, this one will be hard to beat and If you haven't tried it yet give it a go!

This retails at £26 for 15ml but it will last ages, head over to the Clarins Website to order yours now.

*PR Sample

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