Hello! Since my March 2012 Favorites post I have had a lot of comments on how radiant and glowing I was looking in the pictures of myself at the end of the post! I think that it was mostly due to the Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector.
The color that I have is Champagne Shimmer.
What Clarins says about the product:
The gliding, lightweight, fluid texture instantly melts into the skin to leave the complexion smooth and even. Imperceptible on the skin, it illuminates the complexion which stays flawless and satin-smooth in any lighting.
It fixes make-up, giving a natural, long-lasting result.
A radiance-boosting complexion perfector that smoothes and even skin tone for a more luminous glow and a fresh, radiant, healthy-looking complexion. This lightweight texture glides on effortlessly, illuminating the complexion and promoting a long-wearing natural finish. Can be used alone or under your foundation.
A modern magic make-up base with innovative line-filling technology that instantly smoothes away lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores to reveal a complexion that's practically perfect.
A truly ‘miraculous’ product that ensures a flawless complexion. The Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector can be used under makeup or on bare skin.
There are many factors about this product that I adore.
(a) Packaging - This is packaged in a sleek white tube that has a pump. The pump allows control over the amount of product that comes out as well as lets you get every bit of the product out of the tube.
(b) Texture - It feels much like a nice foundation. It smooths on nicely and blends out effortlessly while feeling nice and moisturizing. It doesn't have a wet/greasy feeling to the touch--I would say that it oddly feels dry (which I LOVE because if my oily skin).
(c) Illumination - The sparkle in this product is not overpowering. It is super fine shimmers that give a finish of hydrated skin. Very natural.
(d) Multi-funtionality - The Complexion Perfector can be used in many different ways. It can be applied to clean moisturized skin as a primer, mixed into your foundation to add luminosity, and it can also be applied to the high points of your face to act as a highlighter.
(e) Long Lasting - I find this actually helps me control my natural oil production and extends the wear of my foundation. I have actually worn this on its own and it lasts all day by itself.
(f) Skin-Smoothing - The product actually fills lines and pores to give the appearance of younger radiant skin.
As you can see from the swatches above, it looks very natural but very much so illuminated. I also included my FOTD from my March 2012 Favorites post. You can actually see how my skin is radiating. :) This is really something that has worked it's way into my staple products.
I also found Clarins' YouTube channel and decided to post this video for you all!
My Newest Addiction Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ (5 out of 5)
This is by far the BEST primer I have ever used. Not only does it give me the dewy look that I have always been after but it does so while also helping me control my oils. I have nothing bad to say about this product. It really intrigues me and makes me want to try more and more from the brand. Simply amazing! Nice shot, Clarins!!!