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on 10/17/2006 7:43:00 PM
More reviews by micha224
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
While not perfect, I think this product does exactly what it says. While in my early 20s with nearly no lines, I do have large pores and imperfections. Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch puts a sort of 'soft focus' on your skin so imperfections are less noticable (and this is the only product that claims to do this that actually does!). My one complaint is that it makes my skin look a little more matte than I would like, but other than that I love it!
on 10/12/2006 5:03:00 PM
More reviews by Lara_L
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I can't believe this stuff! I live in Australia and had wanted to purchase this for a long time, and i was overjoyed when i finally received a sample! i mean, its had the best reviews, and sounded really great. When my boyfriend saw it, he was like 'it would be a whole lot cheaper if i just bought you some spakfiller!', and when i got around to using it, he was totally right! it was really thick and solid and sat on my face like a big smothering layer- i hate to think how it must block up pores! when i went to put my foundation on over the top, it wouldn't go on like it usually does! it just sat on top of the primer like an oil slick, and wouldnt absorb into my skin like it should! This prouduct was one of the most overhyped pieces of crap i have ever had the misfortune to use! I will never purchase- i'm so glad i only got a sample!
on 10/12/2006 3:45:00 AM
More reviews by InColor
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This product really does what it claims to do. I don't really have a problem with wrinkles considering I'm only 21, but it does hide my pores quite well. The trick is to wait a few minutes for it to set before applying your foundation or powder. However, I do have small bumps appearing on my cheeks but I can't tell whether if it's from the fact that I've been lazy or because of this product. I'm going to assume all primers that claim to smooth out your wrinkles and pores are pore-clogging but I will wait a few more weeks to conclude on that.
on 10/7/2006 9:05:00 AM
More reviews by moorkitty
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I had a Clarins makeover, including this product. I have very large pores. I was impressed at how imperfections disappeared once foundation was applied. (By the way Clarins True Comfort Foundation is great). This may be a bit heavy for summer if you are oily. As someone said, this is similar to EL Idealist but only $30 in Canada vs $60 for the Idealist. This also seemed to fill in the fine lines around my lips and eyes. One of Clarins best products, IMO. If you're curious, I'm sure the Clarins SA would spoon out a small sample, they are great for their sampling policy.
on 10/4/2006 7:14:00 PM
More reviews by lorraineg
I just can't get the hang of this product. I'm used to using the Monistat with a mineral MMU over top. After being on here reading reviews last night, I figured I'd give it another shot. To be fair, I did try a new foundation today also (Age Perfect) which probably didn't help matters any. Anyhow, by mid-day when I'd touch my face, I didn't like the way it felt at all. Not greasy, but not powdery soft either which is what I'm used to. It also didn't stay matte on me. I also noticed the beginning of two pimples and I rarely if ever break out unless it's product related. I have dry skin and I can't stand feeling "slick" in any way shape or form.My face did look "softer" when I first put the Clarins on, but when I put the foundation over top, it looked like I had little pink dots on my nose as you could see where the Clarins sat in every pore. I ended up wiping my nose off and reapplying the makeup there with the monistat underneath.It's too late for me to return this one. Live and learn.Lorraine
on 10/4/2006 12:16:00 AM
More reviews by karinc713
Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure
this make my pores less noticeable. I use this without foundation and my skin looks smoother w/ smaller pores.this is similar to lauder's idealist but much cheaper at $26.
on 9/17/2006 2:54:00 PM
More reviews by AddictedShopper
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Unlike many people who have reviewed this product on MakeupAlley, I didn't read any reviews before purchasing. I was in my local chemist and was walking around as I do looking at all the new products that had come out. I had read about this in a mag before launch so went up to the counter to try. I have to say, I was very skeptical before testing, as that many products say they are miraculous and instant. However, I have one frown mark next to my brows (a remnant of shingles 20 years ago!). I tried a small amount out of the tub and the line disappeared before my very eyes. I walked around before purchase for a few hours to see if it would last. I've used Estees Idealist and Loreals collagen filler, but neither have given me the same results. Also, I used this on holiday in Malaysia and Singapore which is one of the hottest and humid climates you can get, with no breakout (I have combination skin). My advice is to try to test it on your own skin as everyone is different. It's the first clarins product I've bought and I am converted. Also, the price of £20.00 sterling in the UK is very good value for Clarins and this type of product. Would definately repurchase and hope they never ever ever dare to discontinue this product.
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on 9/14/2006 6:09:00 AM
More reviews by ayuwibisono
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This product become one of my staple. I put it after moisturizer, wait for awhile and apply foundation. Amazing ! My skin look great and I don't use any concealer. Even my stubborn dark undereye vanished. One day, I only use powder foundation and still look great. My only cons is the tiny spatula. I lost it, so I must use my pinky finger. Overall, definitely buy again !!
on 9/8/2006 12:43:00 PM
More reviews by westcoastgirl
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Just AWFULL! THIS STUFF IS LIKE THICK WALL PUDDY! My skin could not breath, and started to break out something awfull. Also, when I used it in any area where my face moves (under eyes) etc... throughout the day when I smiled I could see the primer separate and made any fine lines look worse. If I could give this product 0 lippies I would. Never again.
on 9/7/2006 11:46:00 AM
More reviews by Cland
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I really love foundation primers and it's a toss-up for me whether I like this better than the Smashbox Photo Finish which has been a staple in my makeup bag for a while now. The Clarins is great because it is thicker and has heavier coverage and doesnt just fill in pores but also smooths out areas on my face that seem kind of rough to me. It does FEEL a bit heavier too, though, so I alternate between my two types depending on what I am doing. Itypically don't like things that come in small pots because i have long nails but Clarins at least includes a little spatula with your purchase so it doesnt get my goat like other products. Overall, I think this is a great primer and will definitely purchase again.
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