Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm: Review and Pictures


Hi lovelies! I hope you had a great start of the week! :) Today I am super excited to share with you my thoughts on the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm!

I got this as a sample a while ago and to be honest I wasn’t super pumped to try it out, because I hadn’t considered myself a Clarins girl at all. Until last week! For some reason, I haven’t been able to get enough sleep lately and I am feeling and looking super exhausted and tired! I had an important meeting last week and I had to do something in order to make myself look a bit more decent haha :). As I was looking though my beauty cabinet I saw the Clarins’ Beauty Flash Balm and I remembered that this stuff is supposed to make the skin look rested and relaxed, so I decided to give it a go!  Well, I fell in-love with it pretty much in a flash lol! :))

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
This product is incredible! It is designed to use as a face primer for tired and stressed skin, which you apply right before you put on your makeup. It moisturizes, brightens and tightens the skin, leaving it feel really sooth and soft. It eliminates the signs of fatigue and really energizes the skin. What I’ve noticed is that it also gives the prettiest youthful glow to the skin, but it certainly doesn’t make it look oily or greasy in any way! Its non-greasy formula makes the product perfectly suitable for people with oily complexion. The Beauty Flash Balm absorbs into the skin (without leaving residue) really quickly and prepares it for the application of your foundation creating an even, moisturized “canvas” and also helps the makeup to last on your face for hours and hours. The balm is also supposed to minimize the appearance of wrinkles but honestly, I don’t have wrinkles yet (thank God!) and so I can’t tell you how it performs in that department, sorry! 

You can also use the beauty balm as a facial masque. You just apply medium layer (as the assistance lady at Sephora told me) and leave it sit for about 10-15 minutes. Then just rinse it away. This is meant to moisturize deeply the skin and to energize it. Now, if I have to be 100% honest, I did this the other day, but I didn’t noticed any difference in my skin. I don’t know, it may be just me, but from now on I prefer to use this product only as a face primer where it shows its true strength :)! 

clarins beauty flash balm

I like to use the Beauty Flash Balm mainly when my skin needs that “pick me up” when it’s tired and dull. What I do is - I cleanse my skin really well (which I do every time before I put on makeup) and then I gently apply the balm. You should be very careful how you apply it though, cuz it has its tricks. Basically what you wanna do is - put on thin layer of the product and then gently, using long strokes disperse it into your entire face. Don’t rub in the product because it’s supposed to work like film! Sometimes when my skin is really dry, I’d put moisturizer underneath the beauty flash, but typically the balm itself is moisturizing enough for me! :)

One thing that bothers me with this product, though, is the smell! It has quite heavy artificial, almost perfume scent to it which I don’t like at all. On a brighter note, the smell doesn’t linger so it’s generally fine! :)

In a nutshell, I adore this product so SO much and when my sample run out I’d definitely purchase the full size tube! It makes my skin so soft, smooth and luminous and I love it! It also helps my foundation to stay on longer and it doesn’t peel or flake! This is a fantastic primer, which really does perk up the skin and I highly recommend checking it out! The product retails for £29 for 50ml. or $45 for 1.7 oz.

Thank you all so much for reading and please don’t forget to let me know if you’ve tried this product before and what you think of it if you did! :)

Have a wonderful week! <3

XO,
Andrea
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  1. This seems like a really great product! Looks awesome :D

    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks dear! It really is a great product and I love it! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  2. Great review, and I like the tutorial on how to apply the product. Very helpful! :)

    I was looking at this Beauty Balm over the weekend and was considering purchasing it. I always love Clarins! So thanks for the review. :)

    http://stephsbeautyboutique.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you darling! I'm so glad you found it helpful! :)) Let me know if you end up buying it! <3

      XO,
      Andrea

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  3. great review, I've seen this product but never tried it, it sounds amazing but the fact its perfumed I'd be afraid of it as I've sensitive skin and I'd be afraid it would irritate me..

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    1. Thanks lovely! <3 My mom used this product a couple of times and it worked like charm on her and she has really sensitive skin. But I don't really know.. every skin is different and if your skin tends to react to fragranced products you probably should be careful with this one..

      Kisses,
      Andrea

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  4. Great review! Clarins Beauty Balm is one of my all time must-haves!

    Lovely post xx

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    1. Thank you dear! <33 I see this product really becoming a staple in my makeup routine, I love it so much! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  5. thanks for the comment on my blog love. followed you straight awway! need new beauty blogs to follow and yours is great :) would love you to follow me back xx

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    1. You're very welcome hun! <33 And thank you so much for the support! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  6. Sounds amazing! I got some Clarins samples at the weekend so I'm excited to try them now :) xx

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    1. Ohh please let me know what you've tried and how you like it! I am really curious to try some new Clarins products! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  7. sounds super interesting. will def. be trying a sample of this when I can get my hands on it. I have heard such great things about clarins but have yet to try a single product! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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    1. This was my first Clarins product that I've tried and I am in-love! I am determined to go and buy other stuff from the brand! Please let me know when you try some stuff, I'd love to know what you think! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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    1. Thanks dear! I feel like I am starting to fall in-love with Clarins myself! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  9. I might just have to try this. I borrowed one of my friend's concealers one time, and it smelled like poo AND it lingered for about 2 hours, so I'm definitely one for a more perfume-y scent! xx

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    1. Hahhah I laughed so hard on this one! :D This balm definitely has a nice smell, I'm just not a huge fan of scented products! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  10. hi thanks for dropping by in my blog.You have a lovely blog. I followed you in gfc, bloglovin, care to follow back? thanks.

    xoxo from Dubai,
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    1. You're welcome darling and thank you for the support! <33

      XO,
      Andrea

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  11. Great review! Really need to try this, I've not been sleeping well or much and my eyes are suffering, need something to combat that... and sleep too of coarse!
    xxx
    http://jaymieocallaghan.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ohh yes, I think I need sleep more than anything at the moment, but unfortunately it's not happening for me :( So I have to combat the fatigue signs and this product is doing a marvelous job! :))

      Hope you'll get a nice rest asap!! <3

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  12. Hello dear :) thanks for stopping by my blog! nice your blog and great review :) I will follow you with pleasure, you'll look for me if you like;)

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    Kiss Tea.

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    1. Hi dear! Thank so so much for the support and the sweet words! <33

      XO,
      Andrea

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    1. Thanks hun! It really means a lot! <3

      XO,
      Andrea

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  14. I love clarins products and enjoyed your full review :) might have to see if i can get my hands on a sample ;)

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    1. Aww I'm so glad you enjoyed it dear! I hope that you'll like this balm as much as I do once you get a sample! <33

      Kisses,
      Andrea

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  15. It seems great!I will try it;)

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    1. Ohh please don't forget to let me know what you think of it when you do! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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    1. Yeey! I hope you'll like it! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  17. This sounds like the perfect product!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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    1. It really makes a huge deference on my skin and it's perfect for me! Minus the scent hehe! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  18. Hi sweety, thanks for your kind visit, great blog following you now. Thanks for this excellent review, here in Safrica we've juts been introduced to BB creams and this one sounds really good.

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    1. Thank you so much darling! <3 This is actually not a BB cream, it's more like a primer, which you put directly underneath your BB Cream or Foundation and it makes the skin look incredible! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  19. Great post dear, thank you for the review :)

    I invite you to participate in my WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY (due 28th Feb !!)

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    1. Thank you so much hun! I will go check out your giveaway now! <33

      XO,
      Andrea

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  20. Great review!! I really like Clarins products..
    xox
    My online beauty store: http://beautybymissash.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks dear! I can't wait to try some other products from Clarins! This one really did impressed me! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  21. Great post!

    Kisses,
    Silvia

    http://rock-and-roses.blogspot.ro/

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  22. Seems like a pretty great product! I like products that help skin on those days you need a "pick me up"! I could've used that a earlier this week when I was sick + tired = not looking so nice.. or healthy ahhahaha

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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    1. Hhaah yes lovely! We all have those "not so great looking" days and this balm is a must-have for them! It seriously perks up the skin beautify! <33

      XO,
      Andrea

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  23. i really love how detailed your review is! it's so helpful :) that product sounds really amazing, i definitely would want to try it! and gosh,i'm so obsessed with your blog, it's so pink and cute!! =D

    I hope you're having a beautiful day ~ XO
    NEW POST: www.chriissydollxo.com

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    1. I am so happy like this review dear! I am always trying to give as detailed reviews as possible, because I want my lovely readers to get the full idea of the product! :))

      And thank you so So much darling! I am so glad you like my new layout! <33

      Have an amazing day full of smiles!

      Kisses,
      Andrea

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  24. I've never tried this product before, but I LOVE Clarins so much! Their foundation is the best =D I'll have to check out this balm as well! LOVING the new layout girl!

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    1. Aww I want to try everything from Clarins now heheh! Everyone is saying such great things about them! :)) I hope you try this balm cuz it's seriously amazing! <33

      Kisses,
      Andrea

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  25. omg!!! like you read my mind, ahaa.. was looking for a good review on this clarins flash balm, i am buying this for real. thanks for sharing your thoughts.
    we need to keep in touch, i love your blog.
    i am following you, i hope you do the same, kisses.
    rock4less.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hehe I am glad this review helped you and thank you so much!! <3 Please let me know how you like it if you end up buying it! :)

      XO,
      Andrea

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  26. I adore Clarins :)

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    1. Ohhh looks like I would finally have to try more products from the brand! Everyone seems to rave about it! :))

      XO,
      http://www.rosychicc.com/

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  27. Благодаря за милия коментар!Много ме зарадва,хубаво е да видиш сънародници в блого-пространството:)Аз следя блога ти,защото много ми хареса(особено сладурските снимки!) и ще се радвам,ако и ти следиш моя блог в случай,че ти е допаднал разбира се:)
    Успех!
    Веси :)

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    1. Няма защо! :)) И на мен винаги ми е много приятно като виждам български блогове, хубаво е да видиш, че и тук това се развива!

      Мерси и успех и та теб! <3

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  28. I've been wanting to try out this product for a good while now. Glad to hear it works well on you. will pick one up one of these days! xoxo

    www.roxysun.com

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    1. It really works wonders for me, so I highly recommend you to pick it up or at least get a sample! :)) Let me know what you think if it when you did!

      XO,
      Andrea

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  29. I need this! I'm definitely tired and stressed a bit. I mean my skin is.:D Great review, very detailed.;)

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    1. Thank you lovely! Glad you like it! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  30. Love the design of your blog. This is a really good review. I've never tried Clarins before but I always see it. I definitely might give it a shot now when I run out of primer. I'm going to pin this so I don't forget. :)
    xo
    Tiffy
    http://www.CuteLA.com

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    1. Aww thank you so SO much, the layout is new and I am quite loving it as well! :)) This was my first Clarins product and I'm highly impressed, so I'll definitely try more products from them!

      When you get this let me know what you think! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  31. Nice review!

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  32. Thanks for your comment! =) nice blog

    xx

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  33. You have a nice blog. Now i need this;)
    I follow you, hope you follow me. Kisses

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    1. Thank you dear and trust me - you do need it! It's outstanding! <33

      XO,
      Andrea

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  34. Lovely to discover your blog and many thanks for visiting me.
    I always enjoy Clarins products as they are natural.

    Happy weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. You are welcome hun! And yes, I agree - this is always a plus! :)) Can't wait to get more Clarins products! <33

      XO,
      Andrea

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  35. I LOVE THIS POST <3
    YOUR BLOG IS FANTASTIC!
    I'M FOLLOWING YOU,CAN YOU FOLLOW ME PLEASE??
    THANKS, KISS GRETA!

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    1. Aww I am so glad you like it lovely! <33 It really means the world to me!

      XO,
      http://www.rosychicc.com/

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    1. Do it dear! I'm sure you won't regret it! <33

      XO,
      http://www.rosychicc.com/

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  37. A really interesting review :) I guess I'll try it sometime!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog! If you like here is the link to my latest post: MODEOGAMY

    xx

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    1. Thank you sweetie! Glad you found it interesting! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  38. Really. Does it works? I adore Clarins, is a serious brand. I will buy it when I finish my old primer.
    Thanks for this post.

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    1. Yees! It really does! Definitely give this a go dear! It's fantastic :))

      XO,
      http://www.rosychicc.com/

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  39. nice review !!! :)

    xxx
    M.

    butterflyeffectweb.blogspot.com

    Happy Spring time my darling !!! :)

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    1. Happy spring dear! I am so happy that it's getting warmer again! <33

      XO,
      Andrea

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  40. This sounds amazing, I definitely need to pick one up! Thanks for the review :)

    http://andini-ria.blogspot.com

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    1. Ohh let me know if you end up buying it! I'd love to know how you like it! :))

      XO,
      Andrea

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  41. NICE REWIEW

    I follow you now! and I will wait for you :)
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  42. nice post
    Maybe we can follow each other !?
    Just let me know :)

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  43. I haven't tried this but I really want to - I've read so many good reviews!

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  44. It has a lot of uses actually, can be a primer, mask, lip plumper and foundation mixer! See http://williamspromakeup.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/battle-of-balms-clarins-beauty-flash.html

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  45. Great post! I love your blog :-)

    XO,

    Steph

    http://beautyhitsandmisses.blogspot.com/

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