Clarins • Beauty Flash Balm • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I got a sample of this from Sephora with my points. I am not a fan of the fragrance. It smells like "old lady" to me. I haven't had any miraculous results, yet no adverse effects either. It did help a bit to cover large pores, but not enough for me to want to buy it. The search for a primer continues..
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Straight, Medium Eyes: Grey
This broke my heart :(
Clarins is one of those companies that could sell me just about anything, and in this case it failed to live up to expectations.
It feels nice coming out of the tube, no complaints about fragrance or consistency.
Each time I used it my skin felt like it was suffocating.
It made my t-zone go into overdrive, so about an hour into it and my face was super shiny, like, mirror shiny. People could have used the reflection off my nose to touch up their makeup.
Plenty of break outs too, especially on my chin and forehead, big, painful ones that took ages of nursing and babying to clear up.
I'm swapping off my tube. Hopefully someone else can experience the magic this stuff supposedly works.
One MUAers magical glow could be another's acne nightmare.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Wow - this is a fabulous product that I am so pleased I was advised to use it - mainly as a primer - from my Clarin's consultant in New Zealand.
My skin has never been the same since I had a tough year on chemo, which really was bad for my skin and made me break out like never before - just horrible skin. I decided that I needed to get into a good brand, that was natural..... Clarins had everything I asked for.
It has been fabulous for me skin. I purchased the 30ml Beauty Flash Balm (I had read all the amazing reviews too). I use a very small amount and PAT it onto my skin - I do this after my normal routine and my multi active moisturiser. Once I have patted it onto my skin, I use my foundation over it. It is white in colour, and has a lovely fresh fragrance.
I put my foundation on immediately after - the Balm gives your skin that protection of a layer of natural goodness before smothering it in the foundation. It helps ensure an even & streak free coverage and keeps your face feeling fresh and alive all day! It helps retain the foundation all day too.
It has definitely lived up to its 'hype' and more for me. I am in my early 30's now and this is the best my skin has ever been (I have always had good skin - except during and after my chemotherapy - but Clarins has honestly cleared my skin up!) - and because my skin is so nice now I find I don't need to wear foundation daily, only for special occasions!
I love the fact it is all natural - as I am still fighting cancer, its nice to know I am only putting natural products into my body!
Will always re purchase Beauty Flash Balm & all my Clarins products - I have finally found 'MY' forever brand!! I know it may be slightly on the expensive side - but it is honestly worth it and because you are using just one pump at a time, it really is worth the money! Trust me!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Oh I love this stuff! Feels so luxurious!!! if you are having issues applying it then please please please look up how to apply it. I was having trouble too until I came across a YouTube video by Clarins showing how to apply the balm. Sits really nicely under my foundation. Much prefer this to other primers I've tried. Feels moisturising which is great for my dry skin :) don't mind the price because it lasts forever! one of my favorite makeup products!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Do NOT rub it in. What I do is, I squeeze out a bit of the product, slightly bigger than the size of a pea, and I use both handsIt to gently smooth it over my face. I do this for about 5-10 seconds. Then I immediately stop and put my makeup on. It forms a film (matrix) over your skin after it sets, so rubbing it too much after it already forms a film will just cause it to pill and not work.
It does have some color and added fragrance, so if those bother you, then don't use it. I've heard Lisa Eldridge (she also does several reviews where she shows you how to use it, FYI) say that she doesn't use it too much, as her skin gets used to it.
It kind of just feels like a lotion when you're just smoothing it on. I don't think it has any silicones in it, so if you're looking for silicone-free primer, this is a good option.
For me, it's hard to describe what it does, but mostly it just makes my skin under my foundation look really good. It doesn't really have any mattifying or oil controlling properties, but it's a solid primer and it makes my makeup look so much better. I have lots of other primers, but this is my favorite.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I use this after moisturizer and before the foundation. Once I've gently pat it all over my face I apply my makeup right away. I get tons of compliments on my skin glowing.. I think my makeup looks alot better and seems to stay on longer. When I get home and take my makeup off my skin feels awesome.. I have been trying Clarins serums, moisturizers and mask for the last 2 months and I will say I'm pretty blown away by how wonderful my skin feels. And it doesn't take much product.. On this particular product you are not to RUB IT IN. You pat it all over your face. Trust me, I rubbed it the first time and I also got the same result as some of you. Pat it and then put your makeup on right away... This stuff is awesome! :-)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Not really bowled over by this- it smells nice, does give a healthy glow immediately after applying- but give it 10 minutes and it makes me look a bit shiney- and I think it would effect the staying power of foundation (negatively). If you don't wear much make up and you have slightly dry skin anyway then this could be a great product for you. For me personally it just doesn't do enough to justify the price!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Not sure of the hype. Doesn't work under make up well at all. This is a bismuth (sic) like Pepto Bismal (the pink stuff) that tightens skin mixed with other stuff.
Doesn't seem to make me glow or so anything for me....
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was curious at first about this balm because there have been so many beauty bloggers discussing about it. So, I tried the 15 ml of this Beauty Flash Balm and I found out that this is my HQ product!
With a pea-sized amount of usage, it can entirely make my face look healthy, glowing, as if I just had a very good sleep (which I rarely do lol). I use it on my cheek bones, nose up to my forehead, a bit on the chin, and yes it only required that pea-sized amount for all that!
My friends complimented on what a healthy glow I had and asked what foundation I used for that look. FYI, I don't use foundation, and usually I use my Honey Bronze Compact Powder from The Body Shop. But when I use Beauty Flash Balm, I feel like my skin doesn't need any coverage from compact powder, so I dare go out with naked skin! And ahem...my face looks greater!
To enhance the no-makeup-look, I go with a little highlight and shading, plus natural shimmery eyeshadow from Lancome and Hypnose Mascara. I swear, I never felt that wow with my face until I tried Beauty Flash Balm.
I am tempted to use this on my daily basis, and I have been reading a lot of review here that they cannot use it that often. So, perhaps I should control my new addiction to this awesome balm even though so far it does not break me out or whatever and I have been using it for 2 weeks. I will try to lessen the usage to 2-3 times a week then. I will try. LOL.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I'm not sure what all the hype is about...I have naturally dry, sensitive skin and this did nothing but make me oily, my pores looked huge, and I broke out.
I've tried it several times but it just doesn't do much...yeah my skin looks more moist and plumper, and I look a bit less deathly, but it doesn't improve things enough to justify the cost.
Plus like someone else said, you try wearing this under makeup (like it says to on the bottle) and you will be sorry--My makeup was everywhere but on my face within a couple of hours...and I'm very careful about not touching my face or messing with my makeup.
Since they let you talk about packaging on here, lets talk about the tube...It's basic. Like not glam, not new and improved, just basic, plain utilitarian. You'd think they'd update their packaging to give it some 'wow'. All the celebrities and models use this stuff after late night parties and red eye flights--so you'd think it would look more upscale--but it's just like a tube of toothpaste--very expensive toothpaste.
Overall, this is something you either adore or can live without...I can live without....I'm better off rinsing my face with cold water and slathering on my moisturizer.