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
What customers say
- Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
- First signs of ageing
- Normal to dry
- Normal to oily
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4.6 of 118 reviews
89% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
Amazing pick me up
Most Helpful Criticism
Not as I remembered
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.
Nice for overnight mask/moisturisationI 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
Great productAmazing pick me up
Good pick me upI 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.
Brightens and primesI 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
Just a nice extra product but not a mustI 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.
An old favouriteMy 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...Read More
A stayerverified purchaserAlways 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.
Perfect primer for GLOWI 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.
Face mask or primerI 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
Not as I rememberedI 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.
Great as a primerI 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
Loving this in summerI 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!
the perfect primerThis 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
Best skin moisturizerIncredible 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!
Interesting productIs 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...Read More
Instant Skin RefresherI 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!
miracle productI 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.
Gives a lovely glowThis 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!
The perfect primerThis 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!
great all rounderLove this balm as a mix for my foundation. Really brightens the skin. My favourite moisturiser by far.
Tightens and brightensI 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.
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!
Leaves skin looking glowySo nice. Leaves your skin looking dewy & glowing. Nice product to use when you want a no makeup day!
good in-betweenerLove 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.
Love this little beautyI 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...Read More
Best primerI 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.
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
A classic productIve 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!
Holy GrailThis 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.
Not for meI 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.
Old classicThis 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!!!
it does what it saysAfter 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.
Non-primer primerThis 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.
Not effective on meI 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.
Instant GlowIf 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.
must haveThis 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.
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
GreatThis 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.
great correctorProbably 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.
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.
Surprising free sampleI 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.
luxuryA 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.
Best primerAmazing 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.
Long time fanThis 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
Not as effective as I'd hopedI 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...Read More
Flakes once make up appliedThis 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.
New must-haveI'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.
LikeI 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.
Great primerI 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.
Party pick-me-upI 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...Read More
Perfectly Blurs my complexionI 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.
It's a reliable productBeauty Flash balm does what it says and it is good if your skin needs a pick-me-up
Excellent primerI’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 ...Read More
Still amazingThis 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*.
Leaves skin looking beautifulI 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
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.
Very good productI 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.
GreatSuch a great primer. Highly recommend
Pleasantly SurprisedAs 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,...Read More
MagicThis 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.
Hard to describe but it IS kinda magicI 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...Read More
AmazingBrightens 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!
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...Read More
Cabin crew must haveThis 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.
Didn't deliverI 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...Read More
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!
Holy cowI'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...Read More
Cult classicThis 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
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.
Quick pick me upAn 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
My beauty bag stapleI'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.
Feels very niceI’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.
No make up lookThis 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.
multipurpose wonderI 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.
Really great for low maintenance daysThis 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
An old favouriteI 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...Read More
FantasticMakes my skin feel brighter and less tired, also makes a great primer. Will always have this in my routine. Love
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!
Great product.Can wear as primer under foundation or alone. Will be re purchasing.
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!
A great pick me upThis 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!
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
Great makeup primerLove this brightens my skin, tightens my pores. There is a very good reason this is a beauty staple for many.
Great as a primerThis 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.
Cannot live without thisI have used this every day since I bought it a month ago, even on my pyjama days! It makes my face look so much fresher than it ought to, and the finish is perfect for under makeup. I apply my moisturisers first, then the beauty flash balm, and then my liquid foundation.
In love already!Only been using for a few days and I already love it! Leaves my face feeling so fresh! Perfect primer for my liquid foundation. I was using another popular primer but wasn’t seeing good results after applying the foundation. So glad I read all these positive reviews on this miracle balm to convince me to purchase! Will be buying again!!
Been using for over 20 years.I’ve used this product for over 25 years.
I’m turning 50 this year and look in my late thirties, whether it’s my DNA... I know that Beauty Flash is the only mask I’ve ever used...only now I’m trying other masks but I see no difference because I really need nothing other than beauty flash.
Been using this for 15 yearsI was introduced to this back in high school by a girlfriend who still uses this! I always come back to this for my under foundation cream. Its the thing to use on the plane, and it makes my complexion much better and very dewy. Its the ultimate moisturizer for a long time to come.
Second purchaseI first bought this product to use on a long plane journey. It was a success, and now, in need of some glow for my sensitive, older skin, I remembered how lovely this product was. Definitely worth the cost, and the luxury of Clarins products is lovely. Of course I also appreciate a multi purpose cream.
Absolute must haveIf I was stranded on a desert island and could only have one thing...At least I'd die pretty. This cream just makes you look better. I can't even pinpoint what it is, but I can tell the difference when I dont use it before applying my make up.
A must have!Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is a must have that makes my skin feel more awake and "glowy". Perfect if you are traveling and need a little pick me up, or as a base to makeup. Would definitely recommend.
Game changerI'd used this months ago but it'd been stuck at the back of my draw. After Whining about the state of my foundation mid way through the day, I decided to pull out my trusty BFB.
Wow this product makes all the difference! Why did i ever stop using it?!
Must-haveI'm not surprised that this product is so popular. I didn't really understand what it was when I first got it - is it a primer, is it a moisturiser? I still don't even know, but the best way I can describe it is 'skin refiner'. I feel like it airbrushes my skin and provides a great base for makeup while keeping the skin feeling hydrated and comfortable. I love wearing this product when I'm not wea...Read More
#1 best pick me up face moisturiserI've been using this product ever since I can remember and my skin always looks fabulous. I use it every morning to give my skin a quick pick me up
A great picke me up for the faceThis balm works really well to give my face a more awake, fresh and healthy look when I'm feeling a bit flat and feeling as though my skin is looking a bit dull.
I use it more so under my make up in the thin layer than I do as the short 10min wash off treatment. A clever product that I'm sure I will buy again.
one of my must have product for my make up routineI have a sensitive and prone to breakouts skin. I hesitated to go for it at the first time since it contains fragrance, but am glad i went for it, not only it helps to brighten my skin, its actually helps to calm my breakout down. It works wonder!
The contradiction of glowing and calmingI loved this product. It adds glow to my ageing skin, at the same time as it calms the redness. I will definitely buy it again. I think it deserves its reputation.
THE primer - full stop!While I disagree about the 'radiance' Clarins Beauty Flash Balm emits, I can certainly vouch for its quality as a primer.
For 5+ years I have used this over light sunscreen and under foundation, and I've never felt the need to change. Three reasons:
1. The biggest 'pro' is that it protects my skin from any chemicals in my beauty products (even mineral products) and everyd...Read More
OutstandingBeauty Flash Balm really does exactly what it says it will. It gives you this beautiful radiance without even trying!
I have been told that you can see more results when used as a mask, and I can't wait to give it a go!
Best primer ever!This product is amazing, I love the way it preps my skin for makeup, It makes me use less foundation and makes my foundation last longer.