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Clarins Beauty Flash Balm 50ml

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Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is secret of instant radiance. Beauty Flash Balm is ideal for a quick "pick-me-up" before an evening out or whenever you want to erase signs of fatigue.
  • Sulphate Free

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  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • First signs of ageing

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  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily

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Clarins Beauty Flash Balm Reviews

4.6 of 132 reviews

90% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Not surprising the reviews are so positive

Clarins best product IMO

This was the 1st product of Clarins I ever used.In the 90's it was the most expensive product I ever bought & I sure made sure I scrimped to be able to pay for it for years. BUT, I found it best to NOT apply this too thickly, if you need more - of course,go for it, but it just wrecked my foundation if there was too much to begin with.The next point of care was NOT to leave it too long on the skin to absorb once it became a little older,I found it'd make my foundation peel & it really looked messy.Its best used when its brand new,l,it can also be used as a face mask also, so when it became "older"thats when I'd use it for that....new,its unbeatable - seriously.So,ultimately I'd have 2 tubes of it - that solved all my problems :)

Most Helpful Criticism

Not sure


Ive used this product a number of times & have noticed EVERY time that it works well when its new & becomes very "cakey" or "flakey"when its a few days old. The problem is that it becomes cakey once you apply your foundation - so your foundation becomes a mess - because of that product.When this has happened I have had to start again with make up & not use that, to use it up I use it as a face mask of sorts & its okay used that way - but I really believe a person could be very disappointed with this. For the same money I'd buy estee Lauder - it'll last longer too :)
  1. Not surprising the reviews are so positive

    Clarins best product IMO

    This was the 1st product of Clarins I ever used.In the 90's it was the most expensive product I ever bought & I sure made sure I scrimped to be able to pay for it for years. BUT, I found it best to NOT apply this too thickly, if you need more - of course,go for it, but it just wrecked my foundation if there was too much to begin with.The next point of care was NOT to leave it too long on the skin ...
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  2. Best Pick-me up


    This product has seriously changed my life. It gives my skin a beautiful natural glow without making me look greasy and when I apply it under makeup, it makes my foundation look incredible. Would recommend this product to anyone who wishes to look more refreshed and youthful.
  3. Gives skin youthful glow and is non greasy! A must have

    Great for dull complexion needing a boost

    Love this stuff! I received a sample in a package for Christmas and I had to repurchase. My skin is often dull and dry yet also oily, it immediately made my skin look so radiant and over night I feel it hydrating. In the morning I look more awake and refreshed. Must try!
  4. My booster balm


    I love this baume which can be used as mask or booster prior to makeup or moisturiser. It is scented but it doesn’t bother me. I love this versatile baume which settles my dry skin post treatment.
  5. Not sure


    Ive used this product a number of times & have noticed EVERY time that it works well when its new & becomes very "cakey" or "flakey"when its a few days old. The problem is that it becomes cakey once you apply your foundation - so your foundation becomes a mess - because of that product.When this has happened I have had to start again with make up & not use that, to use it up I use it as a face ma...
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  6. Multipurpose Balm - Great to have on hand


    I have a small travel size of the Beauty Flash Balm and I find it so useful to have on hand to use as either a hydrating mask, a barrier cream to lock in moisture when traveling or as a makeup primer. It isn't too heavy as to cause breakouts but still gets the job done. I think this full size would last a long time and be worth the price.
  7. My go-to for great results


    I have been using this great product on and off for years! It never fails me and is my go-to for an extra boost to my skin, particularly when I went out. Its moisturising, light and no fail. Love it!
  8. Flashy skin


    its reallyyyyyy a good..due to long hrs of job its my go to product..apply a thin film before any party and voila u r ready to go
  9. My skin is Brighter and fresh looking


    It’s really great if your going away somewhere tropical as it gives you a beautiful glow and freshness and helps hydrate your skin I use this under my makeup and it holds my makeup in place all day long.
  10. Nice


    This is a nice balm that firms up instantly. It is quite strong smelling and I felt over-perfumed, so I use it once a week or so instead of a primer.
  11. Secret weapon


    I don't wear make up or anything but do like to take care of my skin. THis is my go to product when I just want my skin to look better and it honestly works. I get why all the girls at work rave about it now. Improves skin texture instantly.
  12. Best of the best


    Got a sample size of this brilliant moisturiser and I will definitely be purchasing a full size version now I’ve tried it. Even with young skin I feel that it evens my skin out and brightens and firms. I love using this product before applying my make-up to give an extra youthful appearance.
  13. Bees knees


    I love this product, I use it as a primer or base for foundation. It makes my skin look smooth, glowing and more of an even skin tone. love It
  14. Fabulous!


    Always my go to when i want firmer glowy and a beautiful finish under my foundation.
  15. Beautiful beauty balm


    I got this product as a free sample and it is so amazing I will definitely purchase it in the future
    It makes my skin feel soft smooth and silky and Provides a perfect base for my makeup
  16. Good product but not for me


    I got a generous sized sample of this and have enjoyed using it. It has a very nice texture to it, quite light but still occlusive enough to be a good moisturizer.

    The only thing is that the smell is quite strong for me to put on my face, so I use it on my neck. I wish I can use it on my face but my nose is quite sensitive to scents that I can easily be put off even by my own perfume...
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  17. Nice for overnight mask/moisturisation


    I used to use this as a primer back in the day. I think if you have oilier skin it would still do the trick, but I have found better products for my normal-to-dry skin for this purpose. Still nice as an overnight mask if your skin needs a pick me up, but there are better products on the market these days
  18. Great product


    Amazing pick me up
  19. Good pick me up


    I like to use this on its own. Definite improvement in skin, instantly! Ideal when you are just feeling and looking bit tired but can't be bothered with base make up.
  20. Brightens and primes


    I use this as a primer some days if I haven’t got much sleep or my skin is really dehydrated. It’s really great if your going on holidays somewhere tropical as it gives you a beautiful glow and freshness and helps hydrate your skin
  21. Just a nice extra product but not a must


    I use it as a primer, mainly around my eye area; didn't notice much of a difference really, just a nice little touch on the skin. It's good, but you probably won't need it in your makeup/ skincare routine.
  22. An old favourite


    My Mum introduced me to this product years and years ago, and so I always have a tube of it on hand - mostly for the days when I'm tired (or hungover!) and my face just needs a pick-me-up. I really don't understand how it works, but I do always notice that my face always looks so fresh and more awake when I put it on. I use it in place of a primer and I gently tap all over my face after applying...
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  23. A stayer


    Always come back to Clarins Flash Balm. I like it either for an under foundation base for a healthy glow on those bad days or just as a highlighter when you're feeling great.
  24. Perfect primer for GLOW


    I don't know what it is about this product but it is a miracle worker. I use it as a primer over sunscreen and it never fails to give me a luminous glow and healthy finish. Because of this, I don't usually use a high coverage foundation over it - just a tinted moisturiser over it gives a lovely polished and healthy look. Love it so much.
  25. Face mask or primer


    I use this as a primer daily or when I skin needs an extra pick me up I just as a face mask.
    It’s very nourishing but not oily
    It actually tightens the skin and makes it glow
    I’ve been using it for five years and it will always be my holy grail primer
    I have oily skin that sometimes can get dehydrated
  26. Not as I remembered

    Beauty Queen

    I used to use this years ago and thought I'd go back to it. However, I found it dried my skin and made it flaky and itchy, not what I remembered at all. I think it's better for younger skin and particularly oily skin, mine is too dry.
  27. Great as a primer


    I use this as a primer before makeup and it’s really nice. Makeup sits ontop of it well and it leaves my skin feeling hydrated
  28. Loving this in summer


    I have been using this for a couple of weeks and I have found that it really is a great pick me up for these hot, summer days!
  29. the perfect primer


    This is my favourite primer. In the morning, it wakes up your skin and foundation goes on beautifully. It really smells gorgeous and makes your look fresh and radiant all day
  30. Best skin moisturizer


    Incredible texture with subtle scent which is perfect for everyday use. My skin absorbs the formula quickly and leaves my skin hydrated the whole day. Highly recommended!
  31. Interesting product


    Is it a moisturiser? Is it a primer? I don't think I've ever really 'got' this product. I still have it on my shelf but rarely reach for it. If I use it on its own, it's a decent light scented moisturiser. I don't really notice any particular brightening effect, but it does make skin look a little firmer I guess. If I use it as a base/primer, it sinks in quickly, provides a smooth canvas for makeu...
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  32. Instant Skin Refresher


    I used to not understand this product when I was younger. Now that my skin is a little older, a little dryer and a little more lack lustre I can appreciate its wow factor.
    It's an instant pick me up for my skin, when I need a little oomph (most days). love it!
  33. miracle product


    I use this everyday and it makes me feel ten years younger. I used to use it on its own and that works well but as I lightened my hair, I felt I needed to wear make up so Now I mix it with foundation and it is still serving me well.
  34. Gives a lovely glow


    This balm is great! I usually use on makeup free days on top of a light moisturiser and it gives the skin a beautiful dewy finish! It also works as a primer in a pinch, although there are other primers out there that make your makeup last longer and look fresher. I had my mum try it on too and her skin looked instantly better! I highly recommend this product. Clarins is a fantastic brand!
  35. The perfect primer


    This is my favourite primer to use under make up, which was recommended to me by some friends who always have flawless looking make up. Makes my skin look smooth and maintains my make up for the entire day!
  36. great all rounder


    Love this balm as a mix for my foundation. Really brightens the skin. My favourite moisturiser by far.
  37. Tightens and brightens


    I was really surprised at how well this product works. I makes my face look brighter & tighter, which I love! It also works as a primer. It's quite pricey so I only use it for special occasions.
  38. An all time favourite!


    I’ve purchased this in the past, and forgot how much I loved it, it’s such a great all round product and really handy as I travel a lot. So I can use as a mask or primer and it rehydrates my skin especially after flights. Plus, it’s kind of the OG primer.. I’ll keep purchasing!
  39. Leaves skin looking glowy


    So nice. Leaves your skin looking dewy & glowing. Nice product to use when you want a no makeup day!
  40. good in-betweener


    Love this product for a quick and easy morning routine, but as a moisturiser it's not as nourishing / hydrating as some other products, and as a primer it's also not as good as some other primers, but if you just want to slap something on quickly rather than use a 2 step it's a good bet! It's beautifully scented but I prefer a non-scented product so not sure its right for me.
  41. Love this little beauty


    I first started using Clarins in my late teens and I've been a fan ever since. They have good, classic products that deliver the goods. This product is no exception - always have to give my skin a 'pep up' and doubles as a perfect primer for makeup. I also love to layer it on thicker in the evening to give my skin a dose of hydration and glow. Only issue I've ever found is if I get a little ov...
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  42. Best primer


    I was given a sample of this product and will definitely be buying it. It is by far the most effective primer I've used. It really allows your makeup to set in nicely, giving you a nice glow. This primer just makes your overall makeup look more natural and flawless.
  43. Such a classic!


    I remember my mum using this!! It is such a classic product that is so reliable and smells and feels great on skin. Definitely do think there are better primers that will make your make up sit and last longer
  44. A classic product


    Ive used this Beauty Flash Balm for many years now, always keep some in my makeup kit, as its a beautiful creamy mask that feels and smells wonderful, deeply moisturises and leaves skin dewy. Highly recommended!
  45. Holy Grail


    This is actually my fav product from Clarins. It's a beautiful primer underneath makeup. It helps to brighten my skin and makes me look less fatigue.
  46. Not for me


    I bought this due to all the great reviews as something to wear on no makeup days. I was hoping for it to give me a bit of a glow and even my skin but unfortunately I didn’t see much difference. I really wanted to love this product as I’ve used others from Clarins and loved them but I just don’t think this product is for me.
  47. Old classic


    This balm has the ability to calm your skin and give you s glow. It’s a thick lotion kind of substance, has a little fragrance but not overpowering at all. I don’t use it everyday but just when I need a boost. Although I could buy a big tub and use all over!!!
  48. it does what it says


    After reading reviews i bought this one and it worked wonders on skin..what a instant glow it gives..due to long working hours i need something to give me instant glow and this is what gives me the glow i need..mostly i use it as a mask but it works as a primer too..really good product highly recommended.
  49. Non-primer primer


    This is such a beautiful product for adding glow and life to your skin when you're tired or a bit dehydrated. Pat this onto your skin, leave for a minute, then a little foundation over the top and your skin should have a nice soft luminosity. It's also nice on its own for a dewy finish.
  50. Not effective on me


    I have combination skin that was a little tired to due long hours, and purchased this product based on the positive reviews. I found it too drying under makeup and so have been using as a mask. I find it irritates my skin and I don't get result I'm after like I do with a particular product from Japan.
  51. Instant Glow


    If u are after instant glow..this is the one u need..2 in 1 property this one has u can use it as mask n a base too for makeup..i have used in both ways and it worked well for me..leaves your skin glowing n supple soft.holy grail.
  52. must have


    This is awesome, it has so many uses!
    A daily brightening moisturiser or a daily primer! or even mix with my foundation to create a more dewy look.
    It has so many uses, it is very versatile and. must have in my make up bag.
  53. great!


    This is a great base for makeup, or works just to brighten skin. I love all the ingredients that help my skin glow, just wish it was more suitable for oily skin
  54. Great


    This remains one of the all time great Clarins products. It feels great on my skin, hydrates well and is a perfect base for my makeup. I would highly recommend this product.
  55. great corrector


    Probably the best clarins product!!!!
    I use it as a primer and it is great, it has a brightening affect and its not too light or heavy its the perfect consistency.
    It gives my skin a brighter complexion and more even skin tone. I have oily skin and I use this and it is not too oily at all it just glides on.
  56. Not for me!


    There are a lot of great reviews for this but it just wasn't for me, no matter how hard I tried to like it. I tried patting it on but right when I put my make up on, it starts to ball up. I eventually used it as a face mask to finish the tube but it didn't do anything for my skin as I didn't notice any difference at all.
  57. Surprising free sample


    I received a sample size of this product as a part of the Clarins promo. It smells divine and has definitely improved the texture of my skin. I will agree with other reviews that say it does have a tendency to flake if layered with other products, but this isn't really an issue for me as I seldom wear makeup. I will be purchasing this again.
  58. luxury


    A little bit of luxury. My skin feels fantastic when I use this. It illuminates the face and helps make up stay on longer. I find if you pat it into your skin, rather than rub it just smooths your skin out and makes a perfect base. No need for primer with this. You can also mix it with liquid foundation or bb cream. This is especially good in winter too. What a great product.
  59. Best primer


    Amazing primer sets my makeup perfectly. I actually cant live without it and refuse to try anything else. Its very hydrating as well without making me oily.
  60. Long time fan


    This is one of the first skincare products I started using more than 20 years ago. I generally use it as a primer. I love the texture and fragrance. It is a bit sticky but once you apply make up I feel the result is perfect for me. I've also used Dermalogica and Jane Iredale Primers over the years but Clarins BFBis still my fav
  61. Not as effective as I'd hoped


    I have been using the Beauty Flash Balm for a little while now and pop it on after moisturising and before make up application. I find it does have some brightening effects, but these are not particularly pronounced - they're only subtle and certainly not as much as I'd expect from a product like this. I'm not sure I'd purchase this (I was using this as a gift) in the future considering that the r...
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  62. Flakes once make up applied


    This cult product is so overhyped. I love the smell but I find this comes out in little flakes after I use my foundation. I tried different foundations to no avail. I have pale combination dry skin and this doesn’t work for me.
  63. New must-have


    I'm a bit late to the Beauty Flash Balm party at 44 years of age, wondering how I lived without it! Best primer, with lovely moisturisation and firming action. I wear it every day under makeup, and it still looks fresh at the end of a long day. Great consistency, and lovely fresh smell.
  64. Like


    I have tried a lot of primers over the years, and this is one of the few that both hydrates my dry skin whilst also making my makeup last. It seems like with others you either get one of the other.
  65. Great primer


    I use the beauty flash balm as a primer under my foundation and it works great. I have oily skin that looks very dull and this balm brightened my complexion and gives me a smooth base for my foundation without making my look oily or disrupting my make up. It smells great and goes on very easily, it has a great balmy consistency.
  66. Party pick-me-up


    I first started using this about 14 years ago, it's an excellent pick me up and I used it after cleansing and toner / essence but just before moisturiser and sunscreen. Helps brighten my complexion when feeling dull and tired, smells great and you only need a pearl sized amount each time. I haven't repurchased as I really only use it in 'emergencies' as opposed to being part of my daily routine bu...
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  67. Perfectly Blurs my complexion


    I just love using the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm under my foundation whenever I feel like I need extra help to smooth and brighten my complexion. I add a small amount to my foundation on my fingertips and blend evenly across my face. This product really helps to blur and even out my skin tone. I will definitely repurchase and can highly recommend.
  68. It's a reliable product


    Beauty Flash balm does what it says and it is good if your skin needs a pick-me-up
  69. Excellent primer


    I’ve been using this as a primer for about 6 months and I’ve found it’s one of the only products that leaves my makeup looking fresh at the end of an evening. A bonus is that my skin looks and feels so soft when I remove my makeup. The key is to not rub it in too much. I apply it by dotting it on my cheeks, forehead, undereyes and chin and then I smooth it out until my skin becomes tacky and then ...
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  70. Still amazing


    This is one of the first beauty products I ever owned, and more than 15 years later it's still fabulous. It plumps up my skin, makes it glowy and dewy and gives that wow factor. I used to use it on it's own, now i struggle with more redness than I used to so I need at least some powder on top and it works beautifully under minerals. 5*.
  71. Leaves skin looking beautiful


    I really wish this was more affordable because it makes my skin glow and look absolutely amazing. I agree with the other reviewers here, this is better used as skincare rather than a primer under makeup. And the way it plumps up my skin and leaves it glowing, i wouldnt want to cover it with makeup
  72. Love it.


    There is a reason this has become such an iconic product. It does brighten and tighten and is so luxurious. A beautiful product that makes my sensitive skin feel amazing.
  73. Very good product


    I tend to use this at night as face mask that can washes off in the morning. You can use under makeup but I find it better suited as a mask. Awesome product overall.
  74. Great


    Such a great primer. Highly recommend
  75. Pleasantly Surprised


    As someone with combination/oily/sensitive skin, this type of product is something I would usually avoid. I received a sample of it and decided to give it a try.

    As I applied it for the first time, I was still skeptical as it feels quite sticky and thick. I left it to absorb and was wonderfully surprised by how nice it felt on my skin. I didn't get the slick mess that I was expecting,...
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  76. Magic


    This is one of those holy grail products - it brightens, tightens and firms, smoothes and make up stays on longer and goes on easier. I absolutely love it. I should use it everyday really! Its worth the price. I have combination skin - dry with an oily t zone and use this as a primer before make up and a mattifying powder and have no issues with oiliness.
  77. Hard to describe but it IS kinda magic


    I go through phases of not using this but whenever I come back to it, I always think to myself 'I should use this every day.' I don't know how it works but my skin looks brighter, smoother, and at the end of the day I look less tired. Make seems to stay fresher throughout the day. I was very hesitant to repurchase but ultimately I do like this product and appreciate having it in my arsenal of make...
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  78. Amazing


    Brightens and tightens as it promises, I definitely get more compliments on my skin the days that I wear it! Works well on its own (under moisturiser and sunscreen) or under my Clarins BB cream or tinted moisturiser. Love it!
  79. I love it!!


    This is honestly one of my favorite skin care products I have ever purchased! It is so versatile! I have rather dry to sensitive skin which isn't problematic except a few pimples here and there. I use this product as a primer mostly and it gives me the most stunning dewy skin when I put foundation on just after I've applied it to my face. I'll even use it as a face mask on .myself or on my boyfrie...
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  80. Cabin crew must have


    This is my go to when I fly.
    I use it as a mask as a primer and as a glow booster.
    Use it before bed for a pick me up or when u wake up ur glowing this cult product stands the test of time for a reason.
  81. Didn't deliver


    I tried this product a while back and it just completely failed to impress me. I'm not even completely sure what it's supposed to do exactly?! I don't think it really makes a lot of impact as a primer and a beautician friend of mine said to add more product and leave it on as an overnight mask, but even then...I didn't see massive results. Maybe it's my skin type - I'm oil-prone - or perhaps it...
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  82. Bloody fantastic primer!


    I use this as a primer and holy moly it’s awesome! I can use it with any foundation or concealer and it looks so pretty! I have oily and acne prone skin and it doesn’t cause any flare ups or breakouts or make me look oily! I also just wear it over my skincare on no makeup days after applying spf!
  83. Holy cow


    I'm with the lovers on this one. While dubious about the miracle claims, and having been burned by primers before, the reviews on this product won me over, or lulled me into a little product-buying trance, or something. incredibly, I wasn't disappointed. After watching a few tutorials I used a pea sized amount to prime my face before immediately applying my lightweight foundation and baby I was in...
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  84. Cult classic


    This product has stood the test of time and for good reason. Recommended to me by my mum, I either wear it as a glowy moisturiser or in with foundation to give a fresh natural glow
  85. Didn't notice a difference?


    I apply this cream as per instructions, but didn't notice a significant change in my complexion. perhaps suited to more youthful skin types? disappointed as it was quite expensive. also smelled like the inside of a old lady's purse, which didn't help much.
  86. Quick pick me up


    An amazing product in that it can be used as a brightening mask or a primer . I mostly use it as an everyday primer and it’s wonderful . Seems to immediately have a brightenening effect and my foundation glides on beautifully . A little goes a long way so well worth it . My skin is normal to sometimes dry in cold months
  87. My beauty bag staple


    I've been recommended this since i was in uni by a classmate and I've been hooked since then. Its an amazing makeup base, makes my skin dewy. Also an amazing moisturizer on long flights.
  88. Feels very nice


    I’m not sure I agree with the utter hype of this product, but it is good. I feel as if it’s great to dab on my cheeks before applying foundation as it makes the foundation go on beautifully and look nice and hydrated.

    I’m prone to break outs but this hasn’t caused any break outs as yet.
  89. No make up look


    This product is great for days when you don't want to wear make up. It gives the skin a nice healthy glow ready to take on the day.
  90. multipurpose wonder


    I have found that this balm is perfect for so many uses. My skin feels smoother and more hydrated almost instantly, which I have not found with another product. Although it is expensive, it is worth it in my opinion.
  91. Really great for low maintenance days


    This is my go to for days I dont want to wear a full foundation. It makes my skin look plump and hydrated while just help to even out and perfect the color slightly. It is such a classic
  92. An old favourite


    I used to use this product religiously YEARS ago, but had then moved onto other products in the intervening decade or so... However, I recently rediscovered Beauty Flash Balm and remember now why I always loved it so much - it really is a fabulous "pick me up" for my skin whenever I need to give it some extra plumpness or moisture, and can be used either under make-up as a kind of moisturising pri...
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  93. Fantastic


    Makes my skin feel brighter and less tired, also makes a great primer. Will always have this in my routine. Love
  94. A great product!


    You will notice visible results after using this every time. It brightens and tightens my skin and gives a more youthful appearance - a skin savior when you need a little extra help!
  95. Great product.


    Can wear as primer under foundation or alone. Will be re purchasing.
  96. Great with or without makeup!


    can be used as a primer or on its own to make you look more awake. makes your skin feel nice and soft!
  97. A great pick me up


    This product is perfect for those days when you need to look brighter and fresher. It tightens my skin and minimizes the look of pores. Perfect under foundation!
  98. Amazing!


    Great product, i use this under makeup as a primer and also on my makeup-free days as i feel like it makes me look a little more "alive" and fresh
  99. Great makeup primer


    Love this brightens my skin, tightens my pores. There is a very good reason this is a beauty staple for many.
  100. Great as a primer


    This is great as primer. I've used it a few days only but so far love it. Feels so light to use and makeup sits perfectly over.
  101. Review & Earn
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